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Old 06-09-2020, 08:09 PM   #1
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looking to downsize to a sunseeker 3040ds

Wife and are really looking hard to downsize from our 40 foot bus to a class C, we found a sunseeker that clicks most of our boxes, except for the weird small magic chef convection micro

and how does the load shed work with 30 amp service and 2 roof top a/c units, seems odd they didn't just wire it for 50 amps.


sooo any good bad or ugly we should look at?
its a 2020 year model

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I've never seen a Class C 50 amp, nor one with two factory AC's. The previous owner may have added a unit in the bedroom and simply plugs it into 120V outlet

The Class C 30 amp is easily overloaded. If we are running the AC, microwave, and one other appliance, the main breaker will pop on the shore power post.
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Old 06-10-2020, 07:40 PM   #3
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I've never seen a Class C 50 amp, nor one with two factory AC's. The previous owner may have added a unit in the bedroom and simply plugs it into 120V outlet

The Class C 30 amp is easily overloaded. If we are running the AC, microwave, and one other appliance, the main breaker will pop on the shore power post.
yep it has two a/c units from factory its brand new but has a load shed built in,
i know i have run our present coach on 30 amps and it was horrible, only one ac at a time and if we used convection oven i had to really watch anything else .
i included the build sheet
i have seen a few in our travels that added a 15 amp separate circuit just to run a second ac unit
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There are several threads on the dual A/C class C. This thread below includes comments on the load shedding from the Forest River engineer that designed the system, beginning at post #17.

https://www.forestriverforums.com/fo...cs-190033.html
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There are several threads on the dual A/C class C. This thread below includes comments on the load shedding from the Forest River engineer that designed the system, beginning at post #17.

https://www.forestriverforums.com/fo...cs-190033.html
thank you, that was an excellent read and having the engineer explain it, makes perfect sense.

my other concern is running close to 30 amps, in the past when we did it, really heated up the 30 amp plug and wire. 50 amp service must really add substantial costs. i was also looking at a coachmen Concorde, only 30 amp service, just seems weird
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We have 30 Amp and 1 AC that cools us easily but we are only 28ft. Only blew a circuit once with electric heater, hair dryer and tv but thars the only problem we have had.
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we went and spent a few hours in it in the hot sun, and really tried to get a handle on if it would really be in our needs and wants fulfillment zone.

we do more than quick meals and the kitchen appliances are just not going to pass muster with what we have now.
the bedroom slide with the fold up mattress is a no bueno, i can use my sleep number bed and deflate it to a low pressure and i think it would be fine.

it was 92F outside and the coach was pretty decent at comfort with both a/cs running, but the front window needs am insulated shade.

have much to think about now,
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