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Old 09-07-2014, 07:08 AM   #253
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I would order the 2nd AC unit with it. Better to not have regrets later. I do not see any problems with 50 AMP, we had 5 motorhomes with it and had no issues at all.
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Old 09-07-2014, 07:40 AM   #254
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I am much of a minimalist as well, but very practical. As a civilized human living in 2014 as many, we have conditioned our bodies to comfort and convenience. I enjoy camping and have tent camped in almost all 50 states, but now as I approach 60 y/o. I demand comfort and convenience.

I purchased a 2011 25fb to keep forever. After 4 years with one A/C, the noise, my hearing is strange as I can hear that level better than average, and voice from people talking, TV or stereo less than normal, don't care with meters say, I know from my human body being there. Unless your were in the galley your not getting cold air, the rear and front were very hot. It would take until morning, after the 1st day for the cabin to get some what comfortable in the summer, until mid day again..... the $2100 option for the 2nd A/C and 50a service is a heck of a deal on my new 2015 27fb.

Having the 2nd A/C option at the time of sale will open your market for your unit to all of North America, it will bring top dollar at trade or selling for any reason... unforeseen or just want a newer style. Keep your options open. As MSRP approaches and even tops 100K this approximately 2% of the total cost.

It will cool the cabin rapidly after arriving at a 50a campsite. YES!

Ducted Air, makes the Airstream, more enjoyable for the human, LESS NOISE, and properly distributing the conditioned air.

2nd A/C adds comfort and value, no matter where you live.

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Old 09-07-2014, 08:07 AM   #255
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We ordered our 2014 Classic with the second air conditioner and 50 amp service. I purchased a Furrion 36' primary 50 amp cord plus a 14' extension and have used the total length twice. I also purchased a 50 to 30 amp pigtail and carry a 25' Furrion cord that can plug directly into the twistlok plug on my Honda 2,000 watt generator (I have the pair of Hondas). I also have the 30 amp extension pigtail so the 30 amp cord can plug into the usual 30 amp socket.

We have a Fantastic 12Vdc floor fan that can shift cooler forward or reward depending on the unit in use. We find running the unit at the other end reduces the apparent noise level to a satisfactory level.

Another option at ordering time with the second air conditioner is to leave in the skylight but add an additional rear fantastic fan in the roof. That can be done, but would be a squeeze on our 31' Classic between the bath exhaust fan and the rear air conditioner. I read somewhere here in the forum that the factory mentioned around $1,000 for the conversion at build time...
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Old 09-07-2014, 08:22 AM   #256
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switz, what is the length of the standard 50a cord that comes from Jackson Center on the unit? I had the factory not put in the front skylight and install a fantastic fan in place and also a little special order A/V work... all was $1K extra, worth it!
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Old 09-07-2014, 08:45 AM   #257
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Old 09-07-2014, 08:57 AM   #258
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OK, I stand corrected. Having options is always nice. Two AC's and 50 amp service is a nice option if you are starting from scratch. If you have a home, leaving the 50 amp cord at home when you do not need it, using a 30 amp cord and a pigtail would be attractive to me. I still have no desire to camp in beastly hot weather so I do not covet two AC's, even if I might covet ducted air.
Nevertheless, there are no enhancements that Airstream could offer that would induce me to sell my 2012 Serenity FB and buy a new trailer.
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Old 09-07-2014, 09:41 AM   #259
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Not everybody's needs are the same.

We only turn our air conditioner on four times a year to see if it works. I've thought about removing it to save the weight we drag around.
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Old 09-07-2014, 11:53 AM   #260
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We have the 27FB 2014 Eddie Bauer and opted for the two a/c units. NO regrets whatsoever. We live in Florida and our busy season is during the most desirable months to camp, so it is hard to get away - plus the northerns are down here and there usually isn't any "room at the inn". As a result, we end up camping a lot from April thru October. The two a/c units is nice when we take our grandchildren, as I love an extremely COLD room while I sleep. I can turn their unit up at night so they are not frozen blocks! If we are going for a few days and staying at one place, we know ahead of time which cord we need to take. I am very happy we have the two airs.


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Old 09-07-2014, 12:00 PM   #261
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Tell us more about this, sounds interesting.
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Old 09-07-2014, 09:26 PM   #263
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Take a serious look at the bulk and weight of a 50 amp shore power cord and see if you want to deal with that every time you camp, especially if you do not think you need two AC units for your style of camping. We do not camp in the summer heat because part of camping is being outside a good deal; we do not want to be forced into the trailer because it is too hot outside. 50 amp service would be a waste for us.
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You can buy a 15 ft 50 amp chord. I have one. It only weighs just north of 10 lbs. I got tired of the bulky and heavy 25 footer. Most of the time you are within a few feet of the electrical box and 25 ft chord is totally unnecessary.
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The dealer tossed a mediocre 30' 50 amp cord into the back of the trailer. It resides at home along with a 14' extension to take power from the house to the trailer when we are loading out for a trip.

I ordered the 15' 50 amp cord captioned above, but will also continue to carry the 36' primary 50 amp cord and the 14' 50 amp extension cord as we have been one place we needed that 50' length. I also have a 50 amp to 15 amp pigtail to use with a regular extension cord at the storage unit to keep the battery bank charged since the trailer is under roof out of the sun, but not the heat....

We carry several adapters to use a standard 30 amp trailer plug, or a split cord with two 30 amp plugs or one 30 and one 20 amp with an adapter.
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Old 09-08-2014, 10:01 PM   #265
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I want the 15 foot 50 amp cord! How much


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The cost was $129.99 on Amazon.

http://www.amazon.com/Conntek-14455-...15%27++rv+cord

With state tax and shipping via mail, it sucked $156.80 out of the wallet.
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