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Old 09-14-2014, 06:47 AM   #1
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2015 Ducted dual A/C 30 amp vs. 50 amp

So... I dove in yesterday at the Harrisburg RV show and purchased a 27' Eddie Bauer FB. It has solar and dual A/C's. I had really only intended one A/C so I could run them off of a dual generator set like I've seen so often... With two A/C's, I want to be able to turn one off so I'm only a "30 amp" hookup even though I'll have a 50 amp plug. Same goes for when I plug in at different parks.

Is there a simple way to disable one of the A/C's so that you can use a 30 amp service?
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Old 09-14-2014, 07:03 AM   #2
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Yes, there is.
There is 1 thermostat for both a/c units- zone 1 and zone 2.
You simply set one of the zones to off on the thermostat.
You will also need a 50 amp plug to 30 amp plug adapter.
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Is it too annoying to ask in this thread if anything inside the trailer is powered/functional while connected to the vehicle power? I have a substantial dual battery system in my Land Rover so I'm used to having power alternatives whether engine running or not such as my ARB freezer fridge working for weeks via the Odyssey 2150 battery, etc.
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I was disappointed that there were no Classics or Land Yachts on the assembly line when I took the factory tour yesterday. I guess I'll never get to look inside one of those-
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I was disappointed that there were no Classics or Land Yachts on the assembly line when I took the factory tour yesterday. I guess I'll never get to look inside one of those-
While looking at a new 28' with 50 amp, dual air set up, had similar concerns about only using 1 AC at a time...thanks for that update...while there, we had the opportunity to tour a 28' Land Yacht this past weekend at Bay Area Airstream Adventures, in Northern CA. Looks "very pretty", with some "interesting" features--for instance: 3 way fridge included, power adjustable dining table, nice sleek, cabinet finishes, and special lighting. What we found "odd" was the fridge seemed smaller then our 25' FC, and freezer access inside main fridge door, plus the fridge was hidden behind a cabinet door; you have to first open the cabinet door, then the fridge door, to get to the freezer door if you want ice...looks nice....hidden....I guess. Also, no oven in the unit, nor microwave....Not sure $140-$180K is worth all these "features" , but that's just me. Dealer said they make 1 per month, and buyers have been paying list price and adding expensive options....must be nice!
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Gypsy...you will impress the folks at the RV store if you ask for a "dog bone" 50 to 30A adapter ...
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Is it too annoying to ask in this thread if anything inside the trailer is powered/functional while connected to the vehicle power? I have a substantial dual battery system in my Land Rover so I'm used to having power alternatives whether engine running or not such as my ARB freezer fridge working for weeks via the Odyssey 2150 battery, etc.
You should have that capability, but check with your dealer. I found out over the last 3 "new" TV's (2 Tahoe's and an F150) that they generally only have the electrical hookup for brakes and lights...they leave the relay (fuse) out of the slot which will allow charging your trailer while driving, so you need to check that out. Annoying for sure, to get to a place and find out your batteries did not charge.
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mefly- guess that would be fun! Like the 28' twin we saw with dual air, but also had a chance to operate the new 25' FC twin w/ ducted air....very quite compared to my 2014 FC...got me wondering if I really need to go to the 28' anyway. Sales guy and my wife are now thinking 27' would be enough but I like the separation of L shaped couch and separate dinette the 28'. I need to stay away from these new showrooms!
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mefly- guess that would be fun! Like the 28' twin we saw with dual air, but also had a chance to operate the new 25' FC twin w/ ducted air....very quite compared to my 2014 FC...got me wondering if I really need to go to the 28' anyway. Sales guy and my wife are now thinking 27' would be enough but I like the separation of L shaped couch and separate dinette the 28'. I need to stay away from these new showrooms!
Are you saying that with the 2015 models, the Eddie Bauer is available with "ducted" single AC? When there are two units, do they still install what sounds like much quieter ducting?

Too many sales people seem to actually "know" very about the model changes and features, with accuracy.

I'm having trouble finding what the real changes/new options are for 2015 EB.

There must be a thread on here specific to that but I didn't come across it yet.
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I'm having trouble finding what the real changes/new options are for 2015 EB.
Ducted A/C standard
Airstream Logo Letter Set in Black Chrome on rear of trailer
Drawer Grabber catch upgrade from 3lbs to 5 lbs
USB charging stations added in the radio lockers and bedrooms
Memory foam pillow top mattress
Clarion Radio/Speaker package replaces sony.

At least that is according to a pdf outlining changes to 2015 Airstreams.
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Ducted A/C standard
Airstream Logo Letter Set in Black Chrome on rear of trailer
Drawer Grabber catch upgrade from 3lbs to 5 lbs
USB charging stations added in the radio lockers and bedrooms
Memory foam pillow top mattress
Clarion Radio/Speaker package replaces sony.

At least that is according to a pdf outlining changes to 2015 Airstreams.

Where are these changes outlined for each model? Something you can link to?
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Congrats on your new EB.
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Old 09-18-2014, 07:31 AM   #14
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Is it too annoying to ask in this thread if anything inside the trailer is powered/functional while connected to the vehicle power? I have a substantial dual battery system in my Land Rover so I'm used to having power alternatives whether engine running or not such as my ARB freezer fridge working for weeks via the Odyssey 2150 battery, etc.
I'm sure that you can find more detailed answers in other threads, but to answer your specific question, regardless of what capabilities your tow vehicle may have to generate and put out a lot of electrical power, the amount of power coming through the umbilical cord to the trailer is minimal, basically a trickle charge. Thus you will not be able to run the AC or other AC outlets in the trailer off power coming from the tow vehicle. If you trailer has an inverter, you will be able to get AC power via any inverter outlets you have, but still not for the AC or fridge.

If your tow vehicle has a 30 or 50 amp power outlet (I've never seen this by the way) then I suppose you could plug your shore power cord into the outlet on the tow vehicle and then you could run whatever back in the trailer. I'm not sure that this would be advisable while towing however since the shore power cord connection is not meant to be used while underway.
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