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Old 10-11-2014, 03:36 PM   #1
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2 ACs vs. 1 in 2015 Ducted Airstreams

Hi all, we are wondering before we buy our new Flying Cloud 27FB what you all feel is better, having 1 AC unit with the 30amp or 2 AC units with the 50amp? I know the ducted system is probably too new for anyone to have been able to really compare the two versions yet but if anyone has we'd appreciate any feedback you can provide.



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Old 10-11-2014, 03:47 PM   #2
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I think it's too early to know the benefits and pitfalls of each. Think carefully about the larger power source or generator(s) and heavy cable needed for 50 amp service, as well as the extra weight taking away from your Airstream load capacity.

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Old 10-11-2014, 03:58 PM   #3
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Oh you are gonna get a lot of help from people who do not know the answer...
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Old 10-11-2014, 04:06 PM   #4
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Well I think where you plan on Camping with your baby has a lot to do with it. I have a 2014 25 FC with one unit. I live in Texas and we found out the hard way that if we camp in the summer months we need to make sure we pick a site with lots of shade. One unit wont keep Up Picture this It's 97 to 99 outside not a cloud in the sky and no shade. Trailer skin very hot to touch. that very thing happen to us last time out and the unit ran 7 hours without stopping. It was 80 inside that's the best the one unit could do till that evening. Next day we mover to a site with shade and it was like night and day. Unit pulled temp down to our set point without any issues.

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Old 10-11-2014, 06:02 PM   #5
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Where do you plan on doing most camping?

If it were me, I would base my decision all the same as if it were a non-ducted, if you thought you wanted 50amp service with 2 AC’s if it were a non-ducted model...then get 2 ac’s with the ducted model. To say otherwise would be to assume that the single unit will provide a greater efficiency of cooling such to not desire the 2nd....and I am doubting anyone will make that leap yet...but I could be wrong?
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Old 10-11-2014, 06:56 PM   #6
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Oh you are gonna get a lot of help from people who do not know the answer...
And the help has started. Sorry don't know, don't have a clue so no advice here.
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Old 10-11-2014, 07:59 PM   #7
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Get the ducted. You can help them work out the "bugs". Some one has to!!

I like 2 ACs but we only have a 34' Excella. It initially only had ONE aC.. That was plenty AC up in mountains of New Mexico. When using in Texas, I added AC2 and upped to 50 amp. Happy happy happy. Momma can run Aaallll the Eeelectics she wants!!!! And we stay comfy. Momma happy, the world is right.
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Old 10-11-2014, 10:29 PM   #8
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Where we spend most of our time camping the ducted air allowed us to stay with the 25 length and one AC unit... rather than having to move up to a 27. However, if you are staying south most of the time, two AC units would likely better meet your cooling needs. No need any longer for ear muffs when the jet is taking off as the AC is turned on!!!

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