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Old 03-19-2017, 11:30 AM   #1
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First off I had to use yachts because im late to the party and all the cool names were taken

A little about us.

We are new the RV/Camping lifestyle however we lived aboard a 43ft boat for 2 years and now its time to try this full time while we build a house.

If anyone can throw some experience out it would be appreciated.
We are still camper less at this time but looking at a keystone carbon 35 bumper pull unit. We are drawn to it because the versatility that toy hauler versions offer. Being that we have lived on board a boat for some time we know that even if you think have everything you need some things you just don't know till you start using it. unfortunately our sales guy is green and
we had to explain to him the difference between 12v and 120v services

so being that he is just assuming everything will be perfect I needed some good ol timer expertise on the following...

Air conditioning (we camp and live in the south so temp 90-100 are typical)
The carbon 35 only has 1 15k ducted unit and im concerned it will not be sufficient for the summer heat. and based on the 30amp service I don't think we can add any later. when we were boating we had 3 16k units onboard.

on board generator.. Sounds like a great idea but pretty expensive option and the unit is directly under the master bed. this unit is equipped with a 4k onan . anyone know how loud these things are?

Other than that we are excited to get to know everyone here and thanks in advance for the pointers

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First off I had to use yachts because im late to the party and all the cool names were taken
Personally, I like the great name you chose. Tells a lot about you.

A little about us.

We are new the RV/Camping lifestyle however we lived aboard a 43ft boat for 2 years and now its time to try this full time while we build a house.
We lived in our Coach while the house was being built also. I had to remove the front "pilot's" seat so my wife could set the real live Christmas tree there!

If anyone can throw some experience out it would be appreciated.
We are still camper less at this time but looking at a keystone carbon 35 bumper pull unit. We are drawn to it because the versatility that toy hauler versions offer. Being that we have lived on board a boat for some time we know that even if you think have everything you need some things you just don't know till you start using it. unfortunately our sales guy is green and
we had to explain to him the difference between 12v and 120v services Funny!!. I guess everyone was a greeny once. But not knowing the difference between 12 volt and 120 volt is a bit odd. but then I have had sales people tell me some really strange stuff. Like the salesman who told me the coach we were looking at used gasoline. I told him it was a diesel pusher, and he said "well you can use either gas or diesel with this baby"

so being that he is just assuming everything will be perfect I needed some good ol timer expertise on the following... Everything will be perfect???? I thought you said you lived on a Yacht? If this is true, you will be the first person to experience this!

Air conditioning (we camp and live in the south so temp 90-100 are typical)
The carbon 35 only has 1 15k ducted unit and im concerned it will not be sufficient for the summer heat. and based on the 30amp service I don't think we can add any later. when we were boating we had 3 16k units onboard. My 35 foot coach has two 13,500 units, and I wish they were 15,000 btu ones.

on board generator.. Sounds like a great idea but pretty expensive option and the unit is directly under the master bed. this unit is equipped with a 4k onan . anyone know how loud these things are? We have a 7.5 Onan Quiet Diesel generator and it is 35 feet away from the bed, and still I feel it is too loud! But one gets used to it. We use the generator a fair amount of the time, and with 3 pets "aboard" we set it so the generator will automatically start if the coach was to loose power and the air conditioners stop running.

Other than that we are excited to get to know everyone here and thanks in advance for the pointers

Yachts
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