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Old 02-15-2017, 11:17 AM   #15
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Just ordered a 26u and faced the same dilemma.
I chose the twin AC and just cope with the monster-cable.
Reasoned that it's better to have it and not need it than to not have it and really wish we did.
Summers get pretty brutal here in the South.

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Old 02-15-2017, 11:18 AM   #16
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In our prior Airstream, a 27', we had one AC, and in hot weather and/or full sun it was inadequate to keep the trailer cool. We now have a 30', 50 amp, 2 ACs, and I would never own another Airstream with just one AC. I like options, regarding where I can travel and camp, and when.

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Old 02-15-2017, 11:20 AM   #17
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We have a 2016 25FB Flying Cloud. We have 2 A/C's. We are from Texas so my husband wanted the 2. On super hot days it certainly does help to have both. If you aren't going to be in areas that are scorching hot one A/C should be fine.
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Old 02-15-2017, 11:53 AM   #18
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We like our 30 amp service and single 15,000 BTU AC. There are times when it struggles (I recall a shadeless Kansas campground with 100+ degree air temps in June 2015... my wife was worried about leaving the dogs in the trailer while we went out... I was worried what she'd do to me if the AC failed while we were gone).

However, we like to go to out-of-the way places. Many campgrounds we pick don't have 50 amp service. We also Dry camp regularly and I have had to use generators for AC on occasion. So... there have been more times when we were glad we had 30 amp and could run 100% of the AC in the trailer than times we wished we we had more. That's a reflection of how we like to camp. Your tastes may be different.

Note that the strongest proponents of 50 amp service seem to be owners of 30' trailers. I would say their needs and experiences are different and it's totally possible that they have the right answer for them while 30 amp is right for the AlphaDog and me.
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Old 02-15-2017, 12:26 PM   #19
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You can run a 50amp trailer with an adapter on a 30amp connection. Just don't turn both ACs on.

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Old 02-15-2017, 05:27 PM   #20
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"You can run a 50amp trailer with an adapter on a 30amp connection. Just don't turn both ACs on." We've done that frequently. In June we'll be at a Wyoming campground that charges extra for 50A. We've opted for the 30A rate, so if we still have our Foretravel then (hope not) or have a 50A Airstream (hope so) we'll use the adapter.
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Old 03-26-2017, 08:58 AM   #21
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The local Airstream dealer here in Austin orders all campers 25' and longer with dual A/C.


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Future trailer: 25 - 27 ft. Airstream
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