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Old 06-02-2021, 08:21 AM   #1
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97-100 degrees in MInnesota

We have a camping trip planned this coming weekend with some friends. It looks like temps are going to be in the upper 90ís & humid all weekend. just an FYI, we had lows in the upper 30ís this past weekend...gotta love MN! We have a 2021 FC 30Bunk with both 13,000 & 15,000BTU A/Cís w/Dometics version of the Easy Start. Unfortunately, when I reserved, 30amp was the only available option. Iíve heard it is possible to run both A/Cís off of 30amp by pre-setting the 15k very low. Then starting the 13k, once the 15k is up and running. Is this accurate? Anyone out there with good experience doing this? I plan to run my fridge on propane and no lights during the day. The temps drop into the 70ís at night, planning on running only the 15k at that time.
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Unless thinks have changed over the years, my 15K unit uses between 18-20 Amps of power The variance being whether the unit is running on high cool or low cool. If you are going to be camped under shade, I dare say the 15K unit should be comfortable. With awnings deployed all around, I've never been in a situation where I've considered my single 15K unit to not be able to keep things comfortable. Now if I was in the deep south I probably would have had a second unit, but I've been in the upper 90's with no discomfort. I have blown 30 amp breakers at campsites however when the fridge and water heater are on electric, and the air is running full tilt. At that point firing up the microwave will press the limits of some site 30 amp breakers.

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