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Old 09-06-2016, 08:01 AM   #1
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Took out the 312bhds Freedom Express LE on it's maiden camping trip. I have zero complaints. Sooooooo much better then our old 2003 Gulfstream Conquest 295bds. I was surprised that the AC fan turns on when the heat is selected on the thermostat, the dealer never mentioned that. It makes sense for keeping the inside all at the same temp though. Had to re situate stuff for setting up and breaking down but wasn't a big deal. The family we went camping with were tent camping and it didn't take long continually hang out at our site and in the trailer. Kinda awkward at times. LOL.
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Old 09-06-2016, 11:27 PM   #2
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We bought ours about six months ago and have about twenty camping days so far. Added the 2nd AC. We love it. What is your TV? An F250 in the picture?
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Old 09-07-2016, 12:43 AM   #3
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We bought ours about six months ago and have about twenty camping days so far. Added the 2nd AC. We love it. What is your TV? An F250 in the picture?

That's a Ford Excursion.




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Old 09-07-2016, 05:48 AM   #4
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Yes what Timfromma said. 2005 Excursion 60. turbo diesel. Was the 2nd ac worth it?
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Old 09-07-2016, 06:07 AM   #5
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It's a good thing to have if you ever head south or west. Later RJD
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Old 09-07-2016, 06:12 AM   #6
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What does something like that cost? IS it a DIY thing? I didn't get the 2nd ac prep, is that an issue?
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Old 09-07-2016, 07:50 AM   #7
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Congrats on your 312bhds Freedom Express LE. If you don't want the AC fan to run when you use the furnace select the AUTO fan setting.
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My dealer installed cost was $850 and they did it before we picked it up new. I bet you could do it yourself for less. I am not sure how big of a deal it might be to wire. Mine was pre-wired. So does your unit have 50 amp service?

Here in Missouri I consider it absolutely necessary in parts of June - early September at times. There is an entire thread on this subject. I guess it depends on what one wants or can tolerate. Once it gets above 90 and humid a single unit can struggle to maintain even a 20 degree differential during the day. We normally set the AC at about 75. It also really helps in cooling the entire unit off much faster when we arrive and setup. It can take hours for the single unit to cool it down initially since the entire inside of the unit is hot (i.e. walls, ceiling, stuff - basically a mobile solar-heated oven on the road).

I sleep the best in the 312 with my wife's snoring than at home. The 2nd unit completely drowns her out. I will always run the fan if not the AC at night.
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tbln930- No it wasn't upgraded to the 50 amp service. We don't typically use the ac much. During the summer months we camp up in New Hampshire. We are planning a cross country trip in a couple years during the summer so I am a little concerned that there will be places where the one unit will not be enough.

Wiscampsin- I didn't see an auto selection on the thermostat. It has a Dometic digital thermostat installed.
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Does it look like this? Push the On/Off/Mode button until it gets to fan, then the +/- until it goes to AUTO.
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