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Old 05-22-2014, 12:00 AM   #15
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This is something I was thinking about too, and only someone with experience could answer. Is the insulation on a 2014 that much more superior that a single 15k btu AC would be sufficient in Las Vegas heat (in the shade)?
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Old 05-22-2014, 12:04 AM   #16
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I believe the insulation is better but I really have no idea if the 15 k unit, in the shade, in LV would be enough or not. Some people want it 70-72 no matter what, some can be happy with it considerably warmer. I don't think there is a one size fits all answer possible for you.
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Old 05-22-2014, 05:58 AM   #17
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My point was that this is a fairly straightforward installation one could do himself saving a heap of cash.
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Old 05-22-2014, 06:43 AM   #18
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I have used portable units with good results. Yes you need an exhaust hole and the units take up space, but it will plug into a standard outlet and does not pull yoo many amps. I used mine in a truck camper. Get the kind that does not need a drain. Jim
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Old 05-22-2014, 06:44 AM   #19
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We had a white box trailer with one a/c.
Our Airstream has 2.
The trailers with one a/c are 30 amp trailers.
The trailers with 2 a/c's are 50 amp trailers.
There are other benefits to a 50 amp trailer with 2 a/c's.
The microwave or a hair dryer will often trip the breaker in a 30 amp trailer with the a/c running. It is inconvenient to turn off the a/c to make popcorn or for the wife to blow dry her hair.
With 2 a/c's, 2 people can have different temperature zones. My wife is always burning up and I am always freezing.
The only downside to a 50 amp trailer is the bigger, heavier shore cord.
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Old 05-22-2014, 07:12 AM   #20
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If I were buying a new (longish) trailer, I'd definitely get two A/Cs. Our 30' doesn't do well getting cool air back to the bedroom with just one A/C if the doors are closed (there's an opening above the doors for this purpose but it has limited value).
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Old 05-22-2014, 07:31 AM   #21
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I added the 2d A/C to my 28' last summer. 'Nuff said.
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Old 08-23-2014, 05:42 PM   #22
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Get two. In the CA foothills, our 27 cannot keep up with the 95-100 degree heat at all with just the single unit.
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Old 08-23-2014, 10:26 PM   #23
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Go for dual A/C. You won't be sorry.
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Old 08-24-2014, 03:33 AM   #24
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It's more than getting a second a/c.
It is getting a 50 amp trailer instead of a 30 amp trailer.
Now, you can use the a/c and the microwave or a hair dryer at the same time without tripping a breaker.
I will never ever never have a 30 amp trailer again!
Regardless of which brand of trailer purchased, this is one piece of advice I wish everyone shopping for any RV trailer or motorhome would hear me out on-
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Old 08-24-2014, 04:31 AM   #25
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27 or larger and you need that second A/C unit!
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"Adding" 50 amp and second AC are not trivial to do at home. It is far better to have AS Factory install.
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In a newer unit, the cost of the second A/C will return itself at resale. And even in my 2009 27 FB International one A/C would not keep it below 80 degrees in almost any southern venue in the US.

The 50 Amp cord.... well at age 72 I handle this by simply being careful and not attempting to lift the entire cord at once. Maybe a minute or two more work, but the convenience of not having breakers trip, especially if one has an espresso machine, hair dryer, etc, which might do this in a 30 amp, more than makes up for the slight bit of work dragging the big cord around.

And, there is really no extra space in a trailer for a portable A/C unit, and this does not sound like good advice.....especially in a new purchase.


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The benefits of a 60 amp trailer far outweigh the one down side- that big ole heavy, unruly black snake-
He is even stiffer and harder to handle in the cooler months-
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