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Old 07-22-2015, 12:43 PM   #21
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Right now we are having trouble hearing back from the dealer. We are about 40 miles away and we are supposed to do our walk through tomorrow. Thanks for all advice

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Old 07-22-2015, 12:56 PM   #22
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Was that something you did yourself? Is the second a/c hooked directly to the 2nd 30 amp service? Installed simply for that one a/c unit? I wonder by doing that if it would affect the warranty in any way?

Actually it was the dealers idea. The second 30A we plug in with an adapter to the 50A on the campground pedestal. Use both the 30A & the 50A plugs on the campground pedestal. Put a small breaker box in the camper with two circuits one for the second AC the other has a couple of outlets that we use for an ice maker and a second frig, (large dorm size for drinks). As far as the warranty you will have to ask your dealer, we did it late in the warranty period and our dealer was in on it. They put it in as cheaply as I could (I have been dealing with him for years though). That's how they commonly add a second AC to a 30A trailer here without all the expense of converting to 50A.


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Old 07-22-2015, 07:42 PM   #23
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We have a 8280 with a15,000 btu ac that has no problem keeping up with the heat I New England . So if you can upgrade you should be ok .
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Old 07-23-2015, 01:42 AM   #24
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We have a new 8289 with the 50 amp additional AC, and if it's hot outside, you're going to need it. When we brought it home, all we had was the 30 amp recepticle to hook up to. A couple of times I turned the AC on during the day, and it struggled to try and keep up. Couldn't, as a matter of fact. Got the 50 amp rec. hooked up, and on the hottest day, starting in the afternoon, it took about an hour to cool down. Best thing we ever did was get the RV with the 50 amp upgrade. If you start the AC in the morning when it's cool, it might keep up, but if you have the chance, DEFINITELY go with the upgrade.
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Old 07-24-2015, 11:06 AM   #25
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Picked up our new 5th wheel and was able to find out even though it is a 30 amp it does have the 15. btu a/c. So we will see if that meets our needs.
I did get a quote on converting to 50 amp from a reliable coach repair place and they gave me a price of $1,000 for conversion and 850. for 13.5 btu a/c installed in bedroom.
We won't go that route right now, but good to know there is an option.
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Old 07-24-2015, 11:14 AM   #26
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You can upgrade. Better yet, get the second a/c if you do not have it.
X2 a 15K & a 13.5K in the bedroom is the optimal setup.

In really hot environments the single 15K A/C can barely keep up - it will run constantly from @ 0700-2200 daily. I know, we lost our 13.5K bedroom unit over the 4th of July last year.

I am not so sure how a single 13.5K A/C will function in hot weather.
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Old 07-24-2015, 06:51 PM   #27
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The real killer is the Diamond Package and the dark brown finish. The newer 2016 have a lighter brown finish that is better with the heat gain. If we roast this summer we would add and extra Front AC on a separate circuit. Just a single breaker and inlet on the side of the trailer. The only place I have seen 50 amp we camp at is Goshen 4H camp.

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Old 07-27-2015, 04:08 PM   #28
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We have the 2015 WJ 3006. set up in the sun and 95 to 97 degrees at the lake last week. It stayed approx 80 degrees inside all day evev as the kids were in and out. I used a fan bloiwing down the hallway but it was plenty bareable. Ours is white, the last white 2015 on the lot. The main reason I bought it.
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Old 08-18-2015, 11:19 AM   #29
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One thing I didn't see mentioned here was the capability of the bathroom fan. I'm not sure of the current 8289s but our 2012 doesn't have heat or air ducted to the bathroom. On marginal days with the air conditioning, we keep the bathroom door close with it's fan running. That pulls lot's of hot air out. It is a three speed fan.

I regret that I don't have 50A service with just my one, 15K BTU A/C unit. If the 30A shore service breaker is weak, with the A/C and microwave running, that breaker will trip. (Yes, I have a 50A to 30A plug converter) If it's not weak and the above combination are running, and the water heater is activated, the the camper's 30A breaker will trip.
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Old 08-19-2015, 07:59 AM   #30
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Well we are looking at getting the same 5th wheel as the should I make sure it at least has the 15,000 btu AC unit in it? Please forgive me if I am not hip to all the ratings as of yet. Do most camp sites with hook ups only have 30 amp service? The 5th wheel we looked at only had one AC unit installed.

I was telling the wife about getting two Honda 2000 generators and run in parallel for the AC units but she said we would always be going to places with hook ups. (in my mind that will not always be the case especially when traveling and stopping off the side of the road etc.) A buddy of mine was saying you would have to at least have that to run the AC and the microwave at the same time.

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