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Old 09-23-2014, 08:15 PM   #351
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Yea, I finally noticed the hump on mine when I could look down on the roof. The end caps are normal but then there is the hump right at the end cap seam to get the clearance for the ducts. It's not noticeable unless you can see the roof. No big deal. I like the ducted air.

I'm a little concerned about how the two "zones" will work together. Because of the placement of the front zone temp sensor (behind the living room TV next to the outside wall), the heat from the TV and the warm outside wall causes the temp reading to always be higher than reality. I will have to keep zone 2 (living) set on a higher temp than zone 1 (bed) to keep it even. As discussed, the ducts are continuous so you really don't have "zones" anyway. I can see issues getting the two AC's working together at the right temp.

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Old 09-23-2014, 08:16 PM   #352
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Mefly2, you must have climbed a tree to get that photo...


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Old 09-23-2014, 08:49 PM   #353
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Mefly2: off topic but is that a dash in your WBCCI number? I've never seen that before. Also is there a reason for the different color fan covers?


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Old 09-23-2014, 11:55 PM   #354
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OMG! The hump, the hump!

I can barely see it even from above.


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That's exactly what I have been saying ...hardly noticeable ... barely

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Old 09-24-2014, 10:28 PM   #355
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I would like to know from you 30''s if 2 AC's are necessary with the ducted air?
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Old 09-24-2014, 11:53 PM   #356
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Having had a 2009 Int 27 FB, and discovered in San Antonion, the single A/C was marginal, interior about 80 degrees at best in full sun, hot day, so I ordered the extra A/C for my new one. So far no real severe test, but as the 30 also has more glass, I suspect the use of two A/C in full sunshine may be required, albeit probably unnecessary in most cases.

Only time will tell. For me, to spend what these cost nowadays and not have adequate A/C was not an option. If one were never out of the northern climate, maybe one would do.
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Old 09-25-2014, 10:26 AM   #357
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The second air conditioner is like a spare tire, you don't need it until you do need it... :roll eyes:

If one quits, there is a spare that can cool part of the trailer....

The 50 amp service upgrade makes trailer operation a lot easier for load distribution. While 30amp 120Vac service can provide only 3,600 watts of power, the 50 amp 240 connection can provide over 12,000 watts of power. When connected to 50 amp power, we can use whatever we want when we want. When on 30 amp service, power management (like running the water heater and refrigerator on propane and using the propane oven to cook) has to be practiced all the time to prevent power loss by tripping the incoming service breaker on the pedestal.

I ordered a Furrion 50 amp 120/240 Vac female by 30 amp 120 Vac Twistlok male pigtail (part number FP5530-SY is on Amazon) so I can use an existing 50' 30 amp Furrion power cord with 30 amp Twistlok on both ends. That Twistlok fitting plugs directly into the 30 amp outlet on the companion Honda 2,000 watt generator.
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Old 09-25-2014, 11:24 AM   #358
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I have a 30 FC Bunkhouse with single A/C. I have not yet camped in temps above 90, but I can tell you that the cooling is substantially improved and doubt that dual is necessary. However, the spare tire logic and other benefits of 50 amp may be worth it to you, especially if you spend most of your time in the south...




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Old 09-25-2014, 04:39 PM   #359
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I have taken one of these
NU-SET RV dogbone adapter 30 amp male to 50 amp female locking connector - Rv Receptacles - Amazon.com
and spliced it on to a regular 30 Amp cord. This shows it with an adaptor for my 4,000 watt generator attached.
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The cord I had already, the adaptor was about $40. So, now I can plug into 30 Amp service, run off my generator, and if needed have one A/C unit running. But, mainly I want my espresso in the morning and do this with a Gaggia single serve unit which no doubt requires lots of electricity.
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Was just in the first 2015 Classic that was sold up at Gillette. With both AC's running you don't have to shout. It is considerably quieter. A decibel meter might tell a slightly different story so some of this lessening of the jet engine sound of the stand A/C might be the damping and different tonal range of the sound (if that makes sense).
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Huh? Run that by me again?

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Was just in the first 2015 Classic that was sold up at Gillette. With both AC's running you don't have to shout. It is considerably quieter. A decibel meter might tell a slightly different story so some of this lessening of the jet engine sound of the stand A/C might be the damping and different tonal range of the sound (if that makes sense).
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I think my second question was answered. You can run on 30amps with a adaptor kit? If so that is a good idea. Can't think when I really would need 50amps unless running 2 AC's.
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There were previous posts in the thread that a decibel meter had been used and the readings were very similar ducted vs non ducted. What I was trying to say is that the empirical scientific numbers might be correct but the my perception is that the ducted system is much quieter. That perception may be based on the tone of the air from the ducted system. It is a lower pitch than the non ducted.
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The sound level is highly subjective. However, when using the rear a/c and sitting in my recliner up front, the sound level is not noticeable. Maybe the two a/c units in combination with the ducting makes the units quieter. Whatever it is, IMO, ducted a/c is appreciably less intrusive.

At night, in bed, the decibel meter is around 50, less than human conversation. I do not remember my 2009 Int Ocean Breeze 27 FB ever being this quiet.


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