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Old 08-18-2016, 04:23 PM   #11
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If the second unit was a 13.5k or even a 11k all by itself, with nothing else on the circuit, couldnt it plug into the standard 20amp outlet that is in most campground posts? Say you ran a 12 gauge wire from the a/c unit to the wall of the camper, used a pass through plug to go through the wall, then used a SHORT 10 or 12 gauge ext. cord to reach the campground post. My 13.5k unit runs on about 1350 watts in 90 degree heat, less when it's cooler. 20 amps from the plug on the post should do that easily. I am going to run an extra outlet inside the unit to a pass through the wall plug so that we can run an extra 1500 watt portable heater in the cooler months without using up all the 30 amp service. The same thing could be done here off a small breaker box. A/C for the summer an extra outlet (or2) for the winter. Jay
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Old 08-20-2016, 08:58 PM   #12
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I am going to run an extra outlet inside the unit to a pass through the wall plug so that we can run an extra 1500 watt portable heater in the cooler months ...

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Lots of folks just run a heavy extension cord through one of the slide out seals. That's what we do, makes the location of the heater (or whatever else) more flexible.

As for removing round ceiling vents, on my 5ver a few ordinary screws and they come right down, no big deal.
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If there is a closet or cabinet adjacent to the bedroom 14" vent, then you can easily fish a wire into that closet and then either outside with a flush 20 amp plug or on through the floor? This will hide the wire and allow you to have a full 20 amp power from the pedestal in addition to your 30 amp.
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Old 08-20-2016, 09:25 PM   #14
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We went through the floor added a breaker box and another plug like the main plug on the outside wall. The second AC plus three 110V outlets inside. One of the outlets is for the second refrigerator. We now run two 30A cords to the campground pedestal. One to the 30A outlet one tho the 50A outlet. Our camper is a 30A camper.

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Old 08-21-2016, 12:03 AM   #15
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Radio, I actually never thought of running a cord through the slide out seal! I allready have the parts, so I will probably go ahead with my plan to use a pass-through plug and outlet. There is always good info here and nice people. Yesterday while fixing a very bad water leak in the pass through, I looked closer at the a/c vents in the ceiling of my camper. It looks to me like someone sprayed foam filling up or at least blocking off the ends after the last ducts. There are no visable screws to remove on my a/c vents. Because my "box" is only about 22' long there are only 3 vents on each side of the a/c. Maybe I am just lucky. Jay
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We went through the floor added a breaker box and another plug like the main plug on the outside wall. The second AC plus three 110V outlets inside. One of the outlets is for the second refrigerator. We now run two 30A cords to the campground pedestal. One to the 30A outlet one tho the 50A outlet. Our camper is a 30A camper.

We also use a splitter on the 50 amp pedastel at the campground and plug the 2 power cords into it.
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