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Old 09-04-2017, 11:22 AM   #1
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Single 15,000 btu verses dual A/c in FC 25'

All you Airstreamers with 25' FC please help me out. We live in a warm climate and tend to head south in our travels. Does a single unit keep your Airstream comfortable in the summer?
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Old 09-05-2017, 09:26 AM   #2
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This isn't a direct answer to your question. We opted for the dual AC in our 25'. The dual cools it off quickly, then we turn one unit off. In the unlikely event that one unit fails, we have another up there.

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Old 09-05-2017, 11:12 AM   #3
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This isn't a direct answer to your question. We opted for the dual AC in our 25'. The dual cools it off quickly, then we turn one unit off. In the unlikely event that one unit fails, we have another up there.

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What he said, plus, you also get 50 amp service, so you won't have to scrimp on power needs.

50 amp is 12,000w. while 30 amp is 3600w.

Better to have more and not need it than to need it and don't have it.
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Old 09-05-2017, 06:15 PM   #4
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My single ac freezes me out and I use the fantastic fan more than the ac, both in the south and in the southwest.... I have never once wished I had a second. However, I am not as heat sensitive as most humans appear to be. Depends on your needs. Also if ya plan on dry camping a lot like me, you will not be able to use your ac as much anyways. Especially two of em.

So it depends on your needs. Some wouldn't give up the 2nd ac and I would give up the second fan.
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Old 09-05-2017, 08:06 PM   #5
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It will barely keep up.
I would get the dual if you regularly travel south even in the summer.
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Old 09-05-2017, 08:18 PM   #6
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All you Airstreamers with 25' FC please help me out. We live in a warm climate and tend to head south in our travels. Does a single unit keep your Airstream comfortable in the summer?
I'll give you our recent experience. We have a 25 ft with a single AC and recently traveled between CA and OR for the eclipse. When we camped on I-5 with the temps ~100F, the 15K AC could not cool us off until sundown. This due to heat soak from traveling without the AC running.

Last weekend, we were camped in Marin County, just north of SF, with temps ~102F. We started the AC in the morning to prevent heat soak but still,
by the late afternoon, the dinette was ~90F and we were not happy campers.

Some are less sensitive and have no problem with that. But we'd prefer to keep the AS below 80F if it's 100F out and the AC has been running all day.

BTW, we just bought a 27 FB with two AC's. Picking it up tomorrow.
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I can't imagine that the new Airstreams are that much less insulated than my 1992 26 foot Land Yacht (Squarestream). We have camped in Texas, New Mexico, Arizona, et c in temps as high as 110 degrees. Week before last here in central Texas we had two 106 degree days. I have never run the fan of my 13500 BTU Dometic above the low setting or set the temp below the mid-point; keeps it mid 70's easily. My opinion...save the expense and buy something you really need.
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I think it may have a lot to do with how you were raised, cause I never had ac as a kid so now it feels real cold to me when it's on, even on hot days in summer. I always feel like I'm in a hotel when I have the ac on cause that's what I remember about hotels when I was a kid.... They were huge and they had freezin air.

My house here in Virginia has a window AC in the bedroom but we hardly ever run it.
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Week before last here in central Texas we had two 106 degree days. I have never run the fan of my 13500 BTU Dometic above the low setting or set the temp below the mid-point; keeps it mid 70's easily.
You sure about this? I have a weather station with indoor and outdoor temps and there's no way our 2017 will stay that cool. Here's a picture I took last Fri showing 103F out and 88 in. We ran the AC from early morning to fight off the heat but by 3 PM our AS could only manage a 15 degree delta. We were fully exposed in the sun so no shade for us.

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Dasams sometimes there are other factors like if ya have awnings deployed or if you're in the sun, whether ya leave the curtains and skylight open, humidity level and also how clean the intake vents are. I have experienced both jonmdons scenario and yours. I was able to keep it at 75 (which is as low as I set it) in the California desert at 105 but in Kansas at 115 it would only go to 80 or so. That was plenty fine for me though.
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Dasams sometimes there are other factors
Agreed. We have the awning package and all three were deployed, we were fully exposed to the sun, no clouds, it was a dry heat, vents were clean, there was no wind and our single AC was rated at 15K BTU's. That's my experience.
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