OK, so I've pulled all the 30 year old wiring out of my trailer (85 Uhaul). I also removed the 15 amp gfi plug which was the only 'circuit breaker' in the trailer (it showed signs of having overheated in the past). There is a battery
holder (w/battery) and the original converter battery
charger (still works). The only electrical
plug in trailer was the gfi plug that I removed.
I've installed a new 30 amp power inlet on the trailer to replace the old pull-out type of power cord. Now I want to put in a 30 - 50 amp power panel so that I can run AC electric. I might consider installing some sort of combo (12v/ 110v) control panel to make use of battery
and the converter that already exists in the trailer, but I really don't want to camp rustic, so don't know if it makes sense for the extra work and money to set up an alternative 12v system. (The RV panels that I've found seem pretty expensive.)
I'm also having a problem finding a 50 amp panel that has 4 circuits. I've been told that I need one with a main lug that I can put a GFI main breaker into, with 3 additional circuits but I can't find a 50 amp that has this setup. (If I try to set up ac/dc combo system, I have no idea what to get.)
The idea is that I want to keep camping simple. I don't want to bring electric coffe makers, microwaves, curling irons, or things like that. This is going to be weekend camping, single person in the trailer (with a small dog). The only major appliances I will use will be heater (1500w) and a small (5000btu) window air conditioner. I want the conditioner and heater to share one dedicated circuit (15 oe 20 amp?) with the idea being that I would be either heating, or cooling, but never both. The other 2 circuits would be used for 4 dulplexes and the lights
Any advise, links, recommended reading would be appreciated. Does this sound like a job that a newbie can accomplish? (I can rewire a lamp, install duplexes/switches, so I understand some electrical
basics) Even if I decide to have this work done at a trailer place, I want to go in prepared and informed. Thanks to you all in advance, and sorry for the long post!