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Old 09-15-2015, 07:03 PM   #1
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2015 Jayco 40' Pinnacle...a/c's and generator?

Will two 15000 A/C's cool a 2015 40' Jayco Pinnacle in Texas ? The weather is often above 100 degrees...This year we had several 106 degree days. 97 0r 98 degree days are very common...

Will two 15000 A/C's run at the same time with a a 5500 watt propane generator?

Is a propane generator rated the same as a diesel generators...as far as what they will handle wattage wise.
ie: will a 5500 watt propane generator carry the same load a 5500 watt diesel generator?

How long will a 30 gallon propane tank last running a 5500 watt generator with two 15000 A/C's on..( and misc other power needs).

It getting propane a problem when traveling?

Thanks...
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I have a 38' HitchHiker and in temps over 100 have never had a problem cooling it, most of the time one AC cools it into the high 80's.
Can't tell you anything about the generator though.
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Old 09-15-2015, 08:18 PM   #3
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OK, we were in 100 degree plus temps last summer in a 41' Redwood with two 15K ACs and we could keep the inside in the low 70s provided we kept the shades closed to keep the sun out.
As for the Propane Genny, if it a 5500 Onan it will burn through 1.1 Gal of Propane per hour at full load, and both ACs running are close to max load. And your Propane tanks are 30 Lb tanks, not 30 gallons. A 30 Lb tank holds 7.5 Gal of Propane, so with dual full tanks you'll get approx 12 to 13 hours max AC run time, might be less as at the high usage rate the tank may freeze up and no longer vaporize the Propane.
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Hello Guys and could you both tell me what part of the USA your were in during the 100 degree weather?


I didn't mention that the Jayco will have 4 slides...how many slides are you guys cooling?

...and mhs4771, how much trouble do you have keeping enough propane when traveling or dry camping and using your generator? Is propane availaibility an issue?
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I am in a 37' not very well insulated 5th wheel. One A/C unit is not enough and two is too much. We toggle from 1 A/C unit running to two then one and continue this pattern in 97 hot muggy eastern Va. July.

A few salesman told me when I asked that a propane generator will use a lot of propane. You may be able to sift thru a 'google' search to find your answer.

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We were in Nevada about 75 Northwest of LasVegas, were there for 5 days with 100 plus everyday, but we were on a Full Hookup/50 amp site. We have opposing main slides (large Entertainment/Kitchen vs two smaller slides) and a large bedroom slide. Have only done limited dry camping, would run the Genny a few hours in the evening to cool things down till the sun went down. We have dual 40 Lb tanks and can run approx 8 - 10 hours on a single tank.
Finding Propane can be hit or miss, many RV Parks have refill stations, but not all. And it out in the Boonies who knows where you can find propane. Many places have those Blue Rino exchange deals, but think that is only 20 Lb tanks, plus I wouldn't use them anyway. I don't want to exchange a new tank for someones old piece of junk.
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Thanks very much everyone...I really appreciate the help.


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How heavy are the 40lb tanks when full? I know my 30lb tanks are great when not 100% full.

I have seen where 3 - 30lb tanks are used instead of 2 - 40lb tanks.
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