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    Red face 2600RB additional 15 Amp Service to Bedroom (Heat/AC/Whatever)

    2600RB Additional 15 Amp Service to Bedroom

    We picked up a new 2021 2600RB and quickly realized that most of the folks on the forums are right! Your third truck and third camper are probably the right ones! Note to self- try to skip number two of each.

    This model is a 4 season camper; We picked it up in sub-freezing temperatures and set out for our first adventure. Wow, can you burn through propane trying to stay warm at 22 degrees! 2 #20 bottles in 48 hours! (I assume they were full)

    Enter electric heater

    Next issue, 30 Amps goes quick! Donít plug in a coffee maker, two heaters, and the wiveís hairdryer!

    We need more electric service; I noticed some forum members say air conditioning may be an issue in the Southeast US, time to get proactive. It may require a small portable AC.
 Darn the guys on the forum were right about the 30 Amp service, here we go down the rabbit hole.

    The Idea:

    Adding a 15Amp shore service to the bedroom

    The well located in the 2600RB Convenience Center offered a reasonable entry once you get over the proximity of water and electricity (there is already a GFCI in there). Bonus: You can add a drain for a possible AC/ Dehumidifier.

    The Parts:

    1 AC Shore Power Plug
    https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B0...?ie=UTF8&psc=1

    1 Gang Old Work Box
    https://www.amazon.com/s?k=1+gang+ol..._1_10_ts-doa-p

    GFCI Duplex Receptacle
    https://www.amazon.com/dp/B08BZWYNGF...n_1_title&th=1

    12 Gauge Appliance Lead
    https://www.amazon.com/Pinfox-Replac...s%2C164&sr=1-7

    The Tools:

    Square drive bit
    2" hole saw
    Scrolling jig saw


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    BTW: Add some support to the Convenience Center while you are in there it is flimsy at best (two 15 1/2 inch 3/4 sqaure pieces of wood and a few kreg 1 1/4 inch sqare drive screws add's alot!)

    I will be doing a bumper upgrade with a boondock power kit in a couple weeks featuring thourogood Fabrications, Generatorbox.com and Hutch Mountain its going to be fun- I look forward to sharing. Then comes the solar. Hmm, suspension is questionable.

    Stay safe out there, and have a good time!

    Reading this Forum is getting expensive......
    Ex-Nihilo
    2021 2600RB
    2021 RAM Longhorn 2500 Cummins 6.7
    Chattanooga TN

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    nice and simple mod...so if I understand what your doing, you simply added a second 120VAC outlet in the bedroom that is powered by the 15amp shore power via a basic extension cord...correct.
    Jeff and Debbie
    2021 Imagine 2250RK
    2015 Ram2500 Laramie CC 6.7 Cummins Diesel w/air-ride auto leveling
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    Yes, with 12 gauge material.
    Ex-Nihilo
    2021 2600RB
    2021 RAM Longhorn 2500 Cummins 6.7
    Chattanooga TN

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    14 gauge is ample/standard for a 15A circuit. That said, no one ever got in trouble using bigger wire.

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    I bought the same shore power plug a couple weeks ago. Just trying to find time to install.
    Regards
    Ken & Margie
    2020 GD 337
    2018 Ram 3500 DRW 4X4
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    I made a very similar mod to our old TT for a portable air con unit. Ported the hot air through a small window and it worked great. There are always 15 or 20A outlets next to the 30A at the posts.

    Nice bulkhead shore-power connector too. I'll have to remember that one.
    Brian and Lisa - Longmont, CO
    2021 Solitude 310GK
    2019 F350 XLT 4x4 6.7L TD SRW Short Box
    Firestone airbags - WirelessOne Airlift
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