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Old 07-11-2019, 10:59 AM   #15
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You will wish you had two air conditioners the first time you are camped in a very hot climate. Like out west, or in direct sun.
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Old 07-11-2019, 11:05 AM   #16
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23 foot airstream. Two air-conditioners. As others have stated donít think so. We live in Southern California and have many of hot days and only have one air-conditioner for our 25 foot airstream. Never have needed it Even in the triple digits.
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Old 07-11-2019, 11:17 AM   #17
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In the great state of TEXAS...hell yes, especially in July and August when the THI gets up to 110 or better. Do it and you won't regret it.
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Old 07-11-2019, 12:36 PM   #18
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Our 27' has the 50 amp, two AC option, and I would not do without it. But I can't speak for smaller trailers . . .
I have the 27í and single AC. Have already had 93 degree days in MI where the trailer wouldnít cool below 76 sitting in the sun, which was OK but I need 68 to 70 inside.

For a 23í youíre probably OK but any bigger Iíd get two units.
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Old 07-11-2019, 01:02 PM   #19
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No, not with a 23í I have a 32í and definitely need 2 ACís.
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Old 07-11-2019, 02:12 PM   #20
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We ordered a 25 and had a thread on one versus 2 A/Cs. In the end we chose 2 A/Cs.

IMHO, with two A/Cs, the 50 amp power cord is a drawback (heavy and unwieldy)

However, as long as you only run one A/C, you can use a 30 amp cord.
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Old 07-11-2019, 02:47 PM   #21
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Then all you would have to do to run both units in a campground would be to access the 30amp service to power the trailer and then access the 20amp plug with a separate cord to power the second AC unit. Install would have been clean and you would have just needed a second cord to power both. .
Correct me if I am wrong but this may be problematic for a 30A pedestal. Some may be wired in an either/or configuration (using either 30A or 20A but not both) rather than wired for total potential draw (30A + 20A).

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Old 07-11-2019, 03:03 PM   #22
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Correct me if I am wrong but this may be problematic for a 30A pedestal. Some may be wired in an either/or configuration (using either 30A or 20A but not both) rather than wired for total potential draw (30A + 20A).

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Most pedestals Iíve seen have both 20amp and 30amp breakers so they should be able to carry the own load.
Non the less the pedestal has to be able to carry at least 50 amps to cover that breaker.
If the pedestal is just a 30 amp then you may just not be able to use the second AC. But in most cases I think you would work out fine.
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Old 07-11-2019, 09:45 PM   #23
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Old 07-17-2019, 09:13 AM   #24
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Hi

If you are still shopping and are not (yet) tied to a specific trailer ....

Does the 23' fit your needs? Is a 25' or 27' a better fit in terms of what you want to do? Only you can answer that sort of question. It's more core to all of this than the number of AC units on the trailer.

Assuming that the 23' *does* indeed fit your needs, then one AC is what you get (at least from the factory). Pretty much everybody out there running in a 25' or shorter trailer is doing it with one AC unit. 27' is the traditional "break point" for two AC units from the factory.

My guess is that the sales guy had 23 and 27' confused. Indeed the "make sure it has two A/C units" is very good advice .... on a 27' trailer. People do get confused from time to time .... it's even happened to me

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We live in the "Great White North" and have a single 13.5k A/C on our 25 + 2 Fantastic Fans ... during the Summer after we clean the snow off the roof when boondocking, we use the open the window technique to keep cool. The other day when the temp hit the mid to high 30's C (90's F for you folks below the 46th parallel) we found the single A/C to work great - no need for 2 A/C's
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Old 07-17-2019, 10:23 AM   #26
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I'm considering purchasing a used (2015) Flying Cloud 23'. A salesman at a nearby AS dealership (...not the dealership that has this trailer...) said to make sure it has two AC's, as a trailer of that size needs two.

Is this correct? Will one unit sufficiently cool this size trailer?
No you don't need two in my opinion and EXPERIENCE. I have a 1994 Airstream Excella 1000 34' and have a new Atwood 15K+ heatpump. It does very well in northern New Mexico and northwest Florida in temperatures in the mid 90's. It also uses much less amps than the other leading brands/models.
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Old 07-17-2019, 10:59 AM   #27
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My wife is sensitive to heat

So yes in my case as we had just one once and when it failed it was not pleasant for her. We could have limped by on the 2nd if we had one Now I have two. But then we have a 30ft unit
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