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Old 10-05-2017, 12:24 PM   #15
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Then where you do find 50 amp plugs they many only still be 30 amps on each side.
We stayed at a campground on a Reservation once that advertised 50 amp sites and had a standard 50 amp receptacle. BUT, they had a 30 amp breaker on one leg and a 20 on the other so instead of the 100 amps (2 50 amp legs) you normally get you only got 50. Didn't need the heat pumps so it wasn't a problem as the weather was cool that time of year.
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Ensure you get a 30 to 50 dogbone as many upcharge you for using the 50 amp outlet if they even have one. 50 amp is moot at most places I stay since there are only a handful of sites with 50 amp plugs even where they do have 50 amp available.

Then where you do find 50 amp plugs they many only still be 30 amps on each side.
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I have had to use one a couple of times, it's handy to have.
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Also keep in mind insulation value of the rig, got lucky with mine. 4 inches of foam in the roof, and 1 1/2 inches in the walls. Have gone into the high 90's very comfortably with no AC on. Older rigs with wood roofs/wall and fiberglass, you turn into a Dutch oven no matter of AC will cool.

Instead of getting a second AC, you could replace original with an "Air Command" (now owned by Atwood). That is 18,000 btu's, & very efficient for a 30 amp rig. Stock AC's are only 13,000 to 15,000 btu and not very efficient.

I am also impressed with the dual zone mini-split, they have come a long way. One condenser mounted on the back, then 2 -15K zones, one front one rear, almost dead silent.... Run the plumbing inside 2 inch PVC on the roof and duck right into locations.
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Also keep in mind insulation value of the rig, got lucky with mine. 4 inches of foam in the roof, and 1 1/2 inches in the walls. Have gone into the high 90's very comfortably with no AC on. Older rigs with wood roofs/wall and fiberglass, you turn into a Dutch oven no matter of AC will cool.

Wow!
I had no idea an 04 Tioga was so well insulated.
Salute!
To the OP, if you can see your way to the upgrade to 50 amp, you will realize many benefits to being able to hook up to the "big wire".
2 A/Cs, hair drier and microwave without dropping the pedestal breaker, and more.
I would do it just for a happy wife!
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Thanks all,

I already have a second ac, just cannot use both on 30amp.
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Thanks all,

I already have a second ac, just cannot use both on 30amp.
That would have been a deal breaker for me and was one of my mandates when shopping for a coach was that it had to be able to support running both AC's on 30 amps. Sticking to that mandate and not buying a coach that would not function on 30 Amps has saved me a lot of grief over the years. My 2001's Power Management allows both AC's to be used on 30 amps and has worked trouble free for many years now. Saved me a lot of up charges for 50 amp sites and gives me a greater choice of nice small Mom and Pop campgrounds and State Parks to stay at in the dead of summer. Only one AC at 30 amps would greatly limit destinations here where its usually still gets over 90 degrees out after Labor Day and those temps can start in April.

My wife does not like the limitations at times when power management sheds loads however she really hates it even more when having to pay extra for 50 amp service.
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That would have been a deal breaker for me and was one of my mandates when shopping for a coach was that it had to be able to support running both AC's on 30 amps. Sticking to that mandate and not buying a coach that would not function on 30 Amps has saved me a lot of grief over the years. My 2001's Power Management allows both AC's to be used on 30 amps and has worked trouble free for many years now. Saved me a lot of up charges for 50 amp sites and gives me a greater choice of nice small Mom and Pop campgrounds and State Parks to stay at in the dead of summer. Only one AC at 30 amps would greatly limit destinations here where its usually still gets over 90 degrees out after Labor Day and those temps can start in April.

My wife does not like the limitations at times when power management sheds loads however she really hates it even more when having to pay extra for 50 amp service.
I hear you on that.

We had only ever planned to use the coach in the north so 30amp was fine for us. But alas our employees has thrown a curve ball.

At least with the next coach I know what to look for.
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