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Old 09-09-2012, 10:56 AM   #41
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The factory has one built-in LP generator-equipped trailer they use for special occasions. If enough people ask about this, they may offer it as an extra-cost option. That same trailer also had a power awning.
Thanks Overlander63! I just sent them an email and made this request
For others that are interested in making this request as well, following is their email address:
customersupport@airstream.com

As Overlander63 mentioned, if enough of us ask, perhaps they will offer this as an option
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Old 09-10-2012, 09:50 AM   #42
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Two Honda eu2000's run 15k AC no problem.This is what I have.
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Old 09-10-2012, 10:09 AM   #43
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I have a Honda 2500w contractor generator. I tried running the AC on my '85 Excella. It's a 15000 btu unit ( I think). If I started on fan then went to low cool then to high cool it would start the compressor and run ( and cool ). BUT, after about 20 min I found the plug ( 30a adapter to 20a ) was way toooooo hot. If the compressor shut off I doubt that it would re-start. So my scientific analysis is that the 2500w generator is NOT able to handle the load. I now have an '01 Excella and have not tried to see. Maybe one day I will. I'm wondering if the newer units are more efficient and less stress on the generator.
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Old 09-10-2012, 11:22 AM   #44
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I do believe a 15000 btu conditioner requires a 3500 watt unit for startup, even though the conditioner has a capacitor.

The demand for power on startup is the issue, as the conditioner needs much more power than after the compressor is started.

I would not use a 20 amp adapter. Wiring size (minimum) is critical. Wiring/connectors is not the place to cut corners ...
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Old 06-21-2014, 09:29 PM   #45
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We use a Honda 6500 to run our AC & everything else in the trailer and also run a second line to the trailer so that 30 amps is no longer a limitation via a dpdt switch isolating the curb side outlets. Next 'round to it' - add second AC in place of rear Fantastic Fan & isolate it so don't have to rewire trailer for 50 amps. Also have a Onan 2800 microlite but it will not start our 15000 AC. We used it on our previous trailer with a 13000 AC.

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