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Old 08-19-2015, 08:54 AM   #31
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Originally Posted by PrinceValium View Post
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.
Of course, this all depends upon where you choose to camp. We've never been to a campground that didn't have at least 30A hookups. Most have 20A, 30A and 50A.

Even in upper 80 degree temperatures, our 15K BTU has trouble keeping up. Having a 50A service would be a basic choice for me, had I known what the combination of A/C. microwave and hair dryer/hot water heater/ toaster, or whatever higher draw appliance would draw.

I was surprised how such an advertised, insulated camper was seemingly, so poorly insulated. With the camper shut, the overnight temperature inside will only vary by one or two degrees. With heat or A/C running, closed cupboards/closets, are super cold or hot, respectively. I suspect if the camper had slide toppers, this wouldn't be nearly such an issue on the hot side.

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Old 08-24-2015, 10:46 AM   #32
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We have had the bedroom A/C go out on us every year for 2 years running (thankfully it was under warranty last year and replaced for free at the FROG Rally in Goshen this year.)

I say this because in both instances we camped in the Rig during some really hot days and never once were we uncomfortable. In 2014, it was over 4th of July (in AL ) with temps in the high 90'2. This year we were at the FROG Music City fest with heat indexes in the 100's.

I do agree with the poster who commented the cabinets get *hot*

Also I believe (but cannot confirm) that another difference between the 50AMP 2 A/C unit and the 30AMP 1 A/C is that the 50AMP puts in ducts for the A/C & we have an A/C duct in our bathroom.

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