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Old 12-16-2012, 09:24 AM   #15
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The old rule of thumb used to be: Under thirty feet one AC. Over thirty feet two AC's. Like most others, I'd rather have two.
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Old 12-16-2012, 09:45 AM   #16
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We purchased ours with one AC and it did well in a 32 footer. But there were days that it could not keep up real well. Ours was worded for 2 so last year I added a second and set it up on a separate 20 amp connection. We can run it on the gen or plug it into the 20/15 amp on the campground post. Well worth the investment.
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Old 12-16-2012, 10:52 AM   #17
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Both of my A/C units dump into a common Ceiling Duct System. If it is not too hot, we run the bedroom unit in the day for less noise in the front and the living area unit at night if the heat of the night will not allow us to use the fans and windows. We like it cool for sleeping and both of our A/C units are noisy. My back unit is acting up and if I have to replace it the noise factor will be a priority in the selection process.


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On the other hand, because I like to tinker, and experiment, I have removed my rooftop air con, and used that area for solar panels.

I did this because I have found that I can cool my 35 foot RV with a 9000 BTU window unit and the judicious use of small, but high volume, DC fans.

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Old 12-16-2012, 11:32 AM   #19
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we purchased a itasca 30t in may and it only has one ac unit. it could not get the temperature below 88 degrees on a hundred degree day. we are now getting a allegro 32ca with two ac units. lost a lot of money by trading it in in only 6 months but were very unhappy with the itasca and their customer service. in short don't buy any class a with one ac unit you will be very unhappy
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Old 12-16-2012, 12:39 PM   #20
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we purchased a itasca 30t in may and it only has one ac unit. it could not get the temperature below 88 degrees on a hundred degree day. we are now getting a allegro 32ca with two ac units. lost a lot of money by trading it in in only 6 months but were very unhappy with the itasca and their customer service. in short don't buy any class a with one ac unit you will be very unhappy
Hello from northern New Jersey. Very sorry to hear that you were not satisfied with Itasca's customer service. What other issues were there? Was the motorhome purchased new?
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Old 12-16-2012, 01:46 PM   #21
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two is the only way to go, and 50 amp service if possible so both can run if needed in the hot summer months. They can only cool so much and in summer they run a lot to try and keep up.
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yes we purchased new from colonial in lakewood. dealer was good itasca customer service gave us the brush off three times.
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two is the only way to go, and 50 amp service if possible so both can run if needed in the hot summer months. They can only cool so much and in summer they run a lot to try and keep up.
You can buy a Fleetwood product with 30 amp service and it will run both airs if it has the Ems system. I did not like paying extra for 50 amp service and I did not like fighting the 50 amp cord in the wintertime. We bought a 1998 Pace Arrow because it had this system.
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Thanks to all, this info is going to be very helpful. Someone mentioned chassis in their reply, I see there are the workhorse with two different transmissions and the ford with the 4 or 5 speed. Should there be any preference? I've always been a ford man and would probably lean in that direction but I'd not like to pass up a good buy because it has the workhorse chassis. I'm now looking at earlier years ( pre 2006 ) to see if I can find one with better features, it seems like the majority have the workhorse.
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Sorry. I meant to add. Should I even consider a diesel engine? I know absolutely nothing about them and wouldn't know if I had a good one or not.
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I have a 33. 2 a/c. Drives better than my previous shorter rigs. Is ducted air. 1 does well up to about 85F.
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yes you should consider diesel...i went with the older unit so i could get diesel and they have much nicer ride and i think handle better than gassers..you dont have kow anything about them really just do the required maintenence like gas and you are good to go..plus better milage but does cost a little more to change oil..jeff

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