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Old 07-25-2012, 08:04 PM   #1
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Can I turn A/C fan only on?

Brand new to Forum but have an "urgent" question. Introductions later! I just bought a 19 foot 2009 Surveyor Sport. I have it parked in my driveway & plugged in to a garage outlet 15 amp, 120 volts. I know I shouldn't turn the A/C on (needs 20 amps?) but could I run the A/C, fan only,to get some of the hot air out? Don't want to take a chance but surely just the fan without cooling doesn't draw more than 15 amp?

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Old 07-25-2012, 08:08 PM   #2
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Depending on what else (in the home) is on that 15 amp service, running only the fan shouldn't be a problem. The AC compressor is the power hog. But like I said, if the circuit your plugging into has other things running, you may have a problem.
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Old 07-25-2012, 08:48 PM   #3
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Don't you have a fantastic fan in the ba bathroom?

A/c fan doesn't draw from outside.
It will just move it a little .
If you have a fantastic fan open vent and a window at the rear to get some cross flow.
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Don't you have a fantastic fan in the ba bathroom?

A/c fan doesn't draw from outside.
It will just move it a little...
It also doesn't exhaust to the outside. Best way is to open the ceiling vents and set a box fan on 2 chairs with the fan pointed at the vent and turn on low. If nothing else, get a regular fan and set it on a counter, etc and point it toward an open vent. I would also open some windows a little.
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Old 07-25-2012, 09:49 PM   #5
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Run the fan, it won't hurt a thing. Moving some air, especially near ceilig level will help. I was in my trailer tonight doing some repairs and did the same thing you are asking. Within 10 minutes the temp was tolerable.
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Old 07-25-2012, 11:46 PM   #6
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Thanks for the info, will likely give it a try. Problem 2 has arisen but will start a new thread regarding pnuematic struts under bed
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