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Old 09-25-2007, 01:00 PM   #15
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Every time the thermostat tells the compressor to cool again the A/C tries to draw 21-22 amps thru the 15 amp outlet. It does pull lower current once it's running. Are you popping a breaker ever? The heat should tell you something -- saving the compressor -- priceless. Well, $2000....

I looked at an Overlander near Chicago whose PO ran the A/C in his driveway off a standard 15A plug. He burned out one A/C unit, replaced it and burned out the 2nd unit. He told me it just needed refrigerant ... . The A/C is the only reason your Argosy has a 30A plug. You should have an electrician put in a 30 amp circuit if you need to run the A/C in your driveway.
Thanks! I did not know that and it's a brand new unit. It was only running for 15-20min. Hope I didn't damage it.
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Old 09-25-2007, 01:17 PM   #16
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Hope I didn't damage it.
Probably didn't. It's a strain on the compressor. I don't know that it would last a summer's use as a guesthouse. I suspect experiences are variable.
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Old 09-25-2007, 01:34 PM   #17
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Thanks gang.

I went in yesterday and realized I had a mold problem.
Lets get back to the original problem. You say the trailer was showing mold. It had to have a humidity source for this to happen. If any of the windows were open I would assume with the heat in Fl that normal daily humidity would have dried off each day. If the trailer was closed tight and there was a leak or other moisture source then the humidity could not get out and mold would start to form.

See if you can account for the humidity source. If you do not have roof vent covers consider getting them so you can leave the trailer with a air exchange.
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Good point Howie. Wardster, I also have a '74 Argosy. Check around the aluminum battery pan. If there isn't a good perimeter seal with the plastic interior enclosure I know that there would be a moisture problem there. Take enough of the front gaucho out to look around the perimeter of the water tank -- I had a window seal that let enough water in to collect under the tank and rot the floor there too. Fix the sewer vents if you haven't already.

Back on driveway electricity. If you install a 30A circuit, make sure it is 110V and not 220V -- an electrician might naturally assume it was the latter. I plug into a 15A outlet with an adapter all the time -- I just never use the A/C that way. You can't leave a Univolt equipped trailer plugged in all the time -- the crude Univolt will kill the battery.
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Old 09-25-2007, 02:51 PM   #19
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Boy do I hope you live close to the fire house.

Yes he most likely will not melt the wire to the trailer but that same current is being drawn from the house and is most likely on a 20 amp braker. The house wiring is also getting hot and is not rated for 90 C.

Warn wiring is what starts Christmas fire.
The aforementioned house could be either 60 degree or 90 degree wiring depending on the method used. Type NM has a 90 degree rating for derating purposes only. It should be calculated at 60 degrees C. That said, Voltage drop on a said circuit is what causes start up problems and shortened compressor life. As long as voltage can be maintained in the 115V range no problems should be encountered.

With my 11,000 BTU a/c running my voltage drops to a respectable 118V. This is all on a 20 Amp branch circuit #12 Type NM wire at a 55' run.



As stated above it would be best for continious load, to have a 120V/30A insatlled. For ocassional use I use my 20 A circuit.


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The MOLD.....

It was sitting in a field, all closed up, for 2 years. No mold.
Moved it to the driveway to begin my renovations and decided to leave all windows cracked. Within 6 months... mold.
Tampa is very, very humid and I thought leaving the windows open would help vent, but that does not seem to be the case. I have one leak on the closet side of the bathroom. it's a 6 meter. I think it's due to the vent cap missing and the caulking around the cover is worn.
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Pay attention to any potential leak. I've spent a lot of time in Hawaii and know how dark growth happens in a few short days. There are many mentions on the Forums (use Search) but many of us use DampRid inside when our units are shut up in sticky weather. Your local ACE hardware and other places will be sure to have it.
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Old 09-25-2007, 03:59 PM   #22
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it's a 6 meter. I think it's due to the vent cap missing and the caulking around the cover is worn.
Are you saying you have an 18ft. crack in the side of the trailer, If so the insulation is most likely saturated and the source of your moisture. Once the insulation gets wet it is tough to get the water out.
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I believe he means its a 6.3 meter Argosy.

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... Tampa is very, very humid ...
Member Sneakinup lives in Tampa, and I recall him telling me he keeps a dehumidifyer running most of the time. The unit sits where it can drain into the sink.

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