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Old 03-19-2011, 08:41 PM   #1
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Intro from the Blue Ridge of VA-99 Excella 30

Linda and I just brought home a 1999 Excella 30 ft. Queen Rear BR. We are first time AS owners and working to learn the culture and community. We live in Central VA. We are planning a short shakedown soon, a medium trip to Wisconsin in late April, and a big trip to British Columbia in June.

As with all newbies, we have hundreds of questions, one of which is "should the AC work when on propane only?"
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Old 03-19-2011, 08:50 PM   #2
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Welcome to the Airstream family. Sounds like you have a fun summer ahead.
The answer to your first question is no. The AC (Air Conditioner) works on 110V AC only. So you will have to be plugged into shore power at a campground or some place similar. At some point if you want to run the AC elsewhere you will need a generator/inverter. The normal recommendation would be a 3500 watt or higher rated.
Next question.
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Old 03-19-2011, 08:58 PM   #3
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Old 03-19-2011, 09:45 PM   #4
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@ Carol: We do love it already. It must be a bit like yours, eh? Any tips, hints, guidance, suggestions for a quality AS experience?
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Welcome to ASs. Just a suggestion, if you buy a generator spend the extra money and get a good quality inverter type such as the ones sold by Honda or Yamaha. They are quiet and with the inverter technology will be safe for electrical circuits in computers, etc. Also, you won't piss off your neighbors. Nothing worse than a generator that sounds like a chainsaw next to you.
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Old 03-20-2011, 06:25 AM   #6
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Nice suggestion about the obnoxious people without consideration of fellow campers. I'll get a good one. Am I correct that the generator/inverter is a combination in one unit?
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The "inverter" is contained in the generator.

Yamaha Inverter EF3000iSE/B Home, information

Honda Inverter Generators

These two sites should explain it.

BTW...welcome.

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Welcome. Let us know if you need a place to camp, we're in central Wisconsin on I39.
There are also two really nice county parks close by. I don't think you'll have to worry about having AC here in April.
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Thanks, Randy, for the links. THAT explains a lot. I'm not sure I can life a 135-155 lb. generator out of the back of my truck. Where does one KEEP the unit while in motion?
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Thanks for the offer. We've got a site a Lake Farm County Park for the weekend near Madison. For this trip those are the only days we'll be in Wisconsin. More to come in the future, I'm sure.
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Welcome from a fellow Virginian. Hope to see you out there sometime.
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Thanks, John, for the nice Welcome. Can you help us learn what the TAC designation means? I see you are TAC VA-16, and the folks earlier, Steve and Beth, are TAC AL-4.
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You are in a BEAUTIFUL area. It's a shame the restaurant in the big house on the left on 151N closed. Hello from another couple in central VA. We're 1/2 way between Fredericksburg and Culpeper.
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You are in a BEAUTIFUL area. It's a shame the restaurant in the big house on the left on 151N closed. Hello from another couple in central VA. We're 1/2 way between Fredericksburg and Culpeper.
Yes, it is lovely here in the Rockfish Valley. We, too, liked D'Ambolas as a good night out for Italian. One of the best additions to the Valley is the Devils Backbone down here at our end. Sounds like you folks are somewhere of Rt 3, very historic road.
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