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Old 03-29-2016, 10:38 PM   #15
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Mr D you are correct. I hadn't thought of that, since most RV's don't have a 220V circuit like yours does.
It is rare! And I'm not sure I like it as a lot of times (when we can get away) we're in parks that only have 30 amp and at a friends house they only have 15 or 20 amps although then we use their washer/dryer anyway.
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Old 03-30-2016, 08:17 AM   #16
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I bought the plug adapters to fit my 50 amp connection. I have it so I can plug into the outlets in my machine sheds 110 or 30 amp at campgrounds. I just don't run both ac units together
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Old 03-31-2016, 06:34 AM   #17
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Our fifth wheel is 40 ft. If we run just one AC unit will it cool the whole camper? Just wondering.


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Old 04-04-2016, 04:51 PM   #19
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The simplest answer to that is--depends on how hot it is outside, and if your ACs are ducted thru the roof.
For ours (38') one AC does fine, but if very warm outside, it won't keep the bedroom comfortable, nor will the bedroom keep the living area comfortable.
But comfort is a relative feeling--if its 95 outside, and you can get it to 80 inside, might feel ok, might not.
Just have to find out for yourself.
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80 would probably be fine for me but not so for hubby. Of course, this time of the year we would likely need the furnace at night and nothing during the day.


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kwayRN,
Are you asking because you have only one, or wondering if you would need to run both if you have them?
Most ACs work on a temp drop of around 20d air in/air out--if your trailer were perfectly insulated, you could theoretically keep the ACs running til you get near freezing. Doesn't work that way as you are always fighting cooling lost to outside heating. In a 40' trailer, if you only have one AC, don't go to AZ in the summer...prob not even TX in the summer.
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To protect your electrical system....lots of folks buy the Progressive Industries EMS. You would want the PT-50C. Progressive Industries RV Surge and Electrical Protection industry lea
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Are you asking because you have only one, or wondering if you would need to run both if you have them?
Most ACs work on a temp drop of around 20d air in/air out--if your trailer were perfectly insulated, you could theoretically keep the ACs running til you get near freezing. Doesn't work that way as you are always fighting cooling lost to outside heating. In a 40' trailer, if you only have one AC, don't go to AZ in the summer...prob not even TX in the summer.
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Our fifth wheel has two ACs. I'm just curious whether one would be enough to keep the inside comfortable but I suppose as you've pointed out that is relative to location and outside temperature. We live in SW Tennessee and have hot summers. My guess is that spring and fall here would allow the use of one unit bearable. Not so sure about summertime though.


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To protect your electrical system....lots of folks buy the Progressive Industries EMS. You would want the PT-50C. Progressive Industries RV Surge and Electrical Protection industry lea

Thank you. I am ordering one of these today.


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Make sure that you order the EMS unit, NOT the one that just takes care of only Surge protection.

There is a BIG difference in usefulness between the EMS unit and the Surge Only unit.

This is the EMS version of the portable unit. There is also a hardwired version if that suits your needs better.

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kwayRN,
From that last post, sounds like you were wondering about running ACs on 30amp supply, in that only one AC could be run?
Having 2 ACs doesn't help a lot if you can only run one at a time, but I can relate that if you can stay in the area of the trailer where the AC is located, and close off the other area, it will be bearable in 100d heat. Unfortunately, that will allow the closed off part (usually bedroom) to heat up a lot before you move to that area for the night.
Tough to stay comfortable in a trailer unit in very hot areas...
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This weekend we are in a very old campground with only 15Amp service. It's pretty much one device at a time. We have to be aware of the hot water heater switch, which would normally be left in the On position. We have also set the current limiting feature on the battery charger to avoid too much draw on start-up.
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We are camping right now in a state park with only 30. We haven't run the microwave, washer or ACs. The temperature outside doesn't require air inside to be comfortable. We haven't had any problems. Knock on wood.


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