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Old 04-26-2016, 09:50 PM   #15
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Have not had the Discovery in the Florida heat yet, but I'm glad it came with 3 ACs. I know,you probably have a better insulated coach, but I like a meatlocker at night. We have the 8kw Onan and it runs 3 ACs no problem. I think the power Mgt control reads 66 Amps on generator power as opposed to 50 amps on shore power.
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We have 3 units, a must have if you are going to stay in very hot and humid areas.
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Old 04-27-2016, 04:56 AM   #17
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Ditto what Mike02 said. The third AC makes a huge difference.
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Old 04-27-2016, 08:41 AM   #18
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Since Coleman A/C's tend to be cheaply made and break, I'd get three and then if/when one breaks you still have 2 to keep you cool.
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Interesting - I didn't know the 8K was variable speed. I thought they were all constant. We have 3 ACs and the 8K so anxious to try it out. Pick up the rig today and supposed to get a little snow Saturday so I can try the heat pumps anyway.
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Old 04-27-2016, 09:31 AM   #20
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Thanks for all the great input everybody!

As it turns out, for 2017 3 ACs and the 10Kw aren't available. For '16 they are shown as options on the Dutch Star on Newmar's site, but it is not a standard-order option on '17s. I'm sure they could add it "custom" for a price, but I have a lot of faith in Newmar. If 2 15k units couldn't get the job done, they wouldn't option their coach that way. Again, I was a little bummed out and concerned when I got the news, but I don't think Newmar would build a coach without an option for hot climates (keep in mind, 2 x 13.5k are standard, the 2 x 15k is an option).

This means the 8Kw it is, sorry to have wasted everybody's time!

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Old 04-27-2016, 01:32 PM   #21
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I have 15K heat pumps on each end, and a 13.5 in the middle.

I cant tell the difference between them, in either heat, or cool mode !
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