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Old 02-28-2006, 11:50 AM   #1
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fuse box replacement on older airstream

anyone replace their old glass screw in fuse box with a newer breaker box? I have to do this on my 54 safari, any tips? What type of breaker box did you use etc?

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Old 02-28-2006, 01:01 PM   #2
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I used a RV 50amp 240V breaker box from Progressive Dynamics that I bought from Randy at http://www.progressivedyn.prawnserve...?CategoryID=34

You probably want a 30amp/120V box. Those are available from the same place, but only as a combination box with 12V-dc fuse slots.

You can also buy a regular circuit breaker box at home depot, but I didn't find any that were the perfect size and capacity. If you do a 30a system you can only have five separate circuits, plus a main breaker, for a total of six spaces. You also need to separate the neutral and ground bars.

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Old 02-28-2006, 03:31 PM   #3
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Hi Mitch,
I'm getting ready to do the same thing on my '56. The fuses are
under the bath 'vanity' screwed to the back wall. I found a panel
at home's made by Square D , rated at 70 amps, and has
8 circiut capability. I don't need all of them but this is the closest
I could find in 'panel size and it cost a lot less than what they
(dealers) want for a 30 amp model!!!! Let me know if you need some help and I'll walk you through the process.
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