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Old 01-09-2013, 10:21 PM   #21
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We live in central Oklahoma. Here in southern areas a lot of house hold ac units are heat pump units ( we are all electric at our place- no ng or propane) - in the winter they work in reverse and can heat your house till temps get in the mid 30°s. I was wanting to add a second ac unit to our master bedroom and get the heat pump, so we could warm the trailer a little on electric if needed when it is just a little chilly.

Sorry I didn't mention, that it was adding a 2nd ac that was a heat pump
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Old 01-09-2013, 10:56 PM   #22
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I have a single A/C on my 20' TT and it will keep the trailer cool enough while running. I usually will use a table fan to move the air around while directed at me. I camp solo so I don't need to share.

I live in SoCal and avoid camping in the city or desert during during warmer months. Instead I will head to the beach where it's much cooler but the mountains would be another good choice.

A year ago on the 4th of July it was 104* and both campgrounds lost power several times including once for 18 hours. Surprising since I was staying in the new campground that was about a year & half old. Since the power was out the water play area was out of order too.
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Old 01-11-2013, 11:35 PM   #23
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We have the basicly the same settup. 32-34' 5er, 2 slides, 1-15k ac. Here the past 2 summers it has been over 100 most of the summer. Our ac would keep it in the 80s untill it got over 110, then it got up to 90-92, and we had a tower fan blowing all the time. We are adding a heat pump in the spring so we wont have this problem.
- our quick fix was to just stay in the lake or a pool in the afternoons & evenings
Do you have a 50 amp hook up? If not how is the heat pump powered? JT
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Old 01-12-2013, 02:02 AM   #24
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No I have 30 amp. You can have a dedicated 20 amp cord that you will plug into the pedastal, if you dont want ti convert to a 50 amp service.The dealers around here have been $1400-1700 and said they were adding 2nd acs every week the past 2 summers.

- I was thinking about basically converting my trailer to 50 amp, by installing a new breaker box that is wired for the 30 amp and a 20 amp, pulling my existing 30 amp cord out and adding a 50 amp shore cord to the breaker box. Then just hard wiring from the new breakers to the prior 30amp service and to the new ac unit.

-hope this isn't too hard to understand. Of course a dealer could get you taken care of- the dealer that quoted me the $1700 was going to do pretty much what I just said about adding another breaker box. The other one I think was just going to add a 20 amp extention cord to run the 2nd unit.
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Old 01-12-2013, 07:35 AM   #25
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No I have 30 amp. You can have a dedicated 20 amp cord that you will plug into the pedastal, if you dont want ti convert to a 50 amp service.The dealers around here have been $1400-1700 and said they were adding 2nd acs every week the past 2 summers.

- I was thinking about basically converting my trailer to 50 amp, by installing a new breaker box that is wired for the 30 amp and a 20 amp, pulling my existing 30 amp cord out and adding a 50 amp shore cord to the breaker box. Then just hard wiring from the new breakers to the prior 30amp service and to the new ac unit.

-hope this isn't too hard to understand. Of course a dealer could get you taken care of- the dealer that quoted me the $1700 was going to do pretty much what I just said about adding another breaker box. The other one I think was just going to add a 20 amp extention cord to run the 2nd unit.
$1400 to $1700 is a big chunk of coin but I will keep it in mind if the one AC doesn't work out. Right now I am just excited to get into a fiver. Our hitch just came into the dealership and we are scheduled to get it installed and pick up our new camper next Saturday. Thanks for all the great contributions. JT
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Old 01-12-2013, 07:52 AM   #26
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That's exciting! Have fun next sat., and have fun camping!
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Old 01-12-2013, 08:56 AM   #27
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The link in my sig will take you to pics of my 50A upgrade on the TT I recently sold. It's an in-depth undertaking, to do right, but not impossible. Having done it, I ordered the new fiver with 50A service and 2 ACs. It's not always the temp that overwhelms our units, sometimes it's the humidity. After the 2nd AC unit, I had no issues. I could get the trailer cooled in the heat of the day, even if neither AC unit had been on at all.
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Old 01-12-2013, 09:10 AM   #28
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$1400 to $1700 is a big chunk of coin but I will keep it in mind if the one AC doesn't work out. Right now I am just excited to get into a fiver. Our hitch just came into the dealership and we are scheduled to get it installed and pick up our new camper next Saturday. Thanks for all the great contributions. JT
Congrats! Enjoy the new 5er and happy camping!
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Yes congrats on the new 5er!! You are going to love it!! Hope you can show us a photo!
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Old 01-12-2013, 01:46 PM   #30
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JTant,
Hello from VA,
First keep in mind that anything over 70 is hot to my family.

First camper 31 tt with 30 amp service with 1 15btu AC.
In the summer couldn't keep the camper below 80.

Put a 13.5 ac in the bunk house where the roof vent was. Ran a seperate 30 amp cord just for the AC. With cheaters for 50 amp and 20 amp. Complete install for about $700. That was about 5 years ago thouogh

Camper was then nicknamed the meat locker!!!!

Now have a 43ft toy hauler and it had 2 ac and put a 3rd on it in the garage.
Her name is Bertha but she also a meat locker!!!

Good luck and Happy Camping!!!!
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