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Old 12-17-2013, 04:24 AM   #15
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I won't be opening the hatch again until spring (brrrr!) - but every single time I've done it in a campground, it draws a crowd.

I use a 1 foot tall folding stool to step up and down through the hatch. It doubles as my coffee table once I put my chairs under he hatch. Still haven't decided how to make a mosquito netting for the open hatch. It'll probably be mesh and elastic though.

Stowing the table top is more of a PIA in the 25 FB. Quite often I simply fold up the dinette benches, and lean the table top against the bigger one. Next time I travel I'll probably just bungee it in and go rather than fighting to get it under the bed.
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Old 12-17-2013, 08:38 AM   #16
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As a comment on the second A/C with 50 amp power service option, there is only one power connection usually near the rear on the street side. The front auxiliary power connection does not get installed nor is it an option due to the need for an automatic double pole double throw switch rated for 50 amps. (The inexpensive factory relay on 30 amp service has been know to fail and thus some folks install a switch with actual contractors inside) The 50 amp power connection on the trailer actually has four wires and none of the 30amp cords will match without an adapter pigtail.

An example pigtail is here:

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Old 12-29-2013, 01:19 PM   #17
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Unless you think that you will really need the second AC (didn't the OP say that it was for use in northern climates in the winter), I would suggest that the 30a service provided on the front and the side us far more useful than just the single 50 at the rear ...
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Old 01-06-2014, 11:22 AM   #18
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Regarding the awning package, I think the usefulness depends a bit on the model trailer. We have a rear bed 28' and love the awnings. The rear is over our bedroom window and port side is the length of the trailer so it provides a lot of shade for the backside of the refrigerator. Would order again with out hesitation.

We did the solar package and intended on buying a pair of Honda 2000 watt generators. However, we did fine with just solar all summer including a fair amount of boon docking. It was never that hot so it was a never an issue with A/C. The inverter worked out well to keep the phones and computers charged along with a little bit of TV.
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Old 01-06-2014, 11:53 AM   #19
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The 50 amp power connection on the trailer actually has four wires and none of the 30amp cords will match without an adapter pigtail.

An example pigtail is here:

FP5530-SY
Hi I follow the link and I saw only 3 wires,,,
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Old 01-06-2014, 12:03 PM   #20
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I allmost allway boundock, I use this, with paper filter
http://www.amazon.ca/Faberware-Class...rds=parcolator

so my need in electricity is minimum, I got solar, 2 x 85W, a lighter plug inverter for my cell and computer. The gene (eu2000) is for cold temperature because the heating blower is the worst.
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Old 01-06-2014, 12:50 PM   #21
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I just tried that link and it brought up the image of the short pigtail cord.
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with 3 holes in each and,
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Old 01-07-2014, 01:41 AM   #23
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I have one of these back in Arizona.

The fourth conductor in that drawing is the black radius on the edge of the plug as a ground (would be the green wire inside the cord) and makes contact with the matching conductor with the inside edge conductor of the trailer socket. For 240VAC the three conductors are typically (in the states) white as the grounding for 220 or neutral wire for 110 VAC and red and black each with 110 VAC which could be 240VAC or just the second 110vac leg for the second A/C unit only. I have not yet been allowed inside my trailer coming down the Jackson Center assembly line to see how the factory connects the wiring in the trailer.

The other end of the 120Vac pigtail would properly have the green ground, the white neutral and the black hot leg in the twist lock plug.

The second 110vac leg is not connected into the plug.

It would seem to me the independent 110vac leg must somehow provide the intelligence to the thermostat to allow the operation of the second A/C unit whether it be front or back at the time.
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Old 12-10-2014, 11:24 AM   #24
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So, WannaEB - how do you like it?
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Old 12-13-2014, 09:38 AM   #25
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Thanks for asking. Both of our "shakedown" trips were cancelled, so all I can say at this point is that it looks great in the garage.
My only regret is that I did not know about the ducted air. Clearly I would have waited. It looks like you have owned both - big difference?
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You will really like the EB; but to answer your question about ducted air ... yes, there is a big difference in reduced noise level as well as air distribution.
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