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Old 08-14-2013, 09:29 AM   #15
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Just Curious what you run while parked at home ? just connected my 50 amp service at home and im running AC and refrig what do u do ?
Just like you! I keep the A/C set on 80 until the day before we are to leave on a trip, then set it down to 72. Works for me!
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Old 08-14-2013, 09:38 AM   #16
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Just like you! I keep the A/C set on 80 until the day before we are to leave on a trip, then set it down to 72. Works for me!
Same thing here,rained here for last 2 months and need air to keep humidity down.
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Fridge & front A/C unit set to 85.
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Old 08-15-2013, 05:31 PM   #18
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We run as little as possible while stored in the pole barn - only the battery converter to keep the batts. toped off. 1-2 amps of 120vac. 2 days before we go we turn on the fridge.
That's exactly what we do.
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Solar powered for battery maintenance and run a couple fans to circulate the air in the hot months.
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Old 08-15-2013, 08:53 PM   #20
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what dehumidifier do u use ?
A Kenmore large size.

If you're buying a dehumidifier, look for one with the old style (non electronic) controls. The Kenmore with electronic controls works great until you have a power failure, then it does not restart until the power button is pushed again. I've had mine be off for several days without me knowing about it.

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Old 08-16-2013, 01:17 PM   #21
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My mh might go 30-50 days without use in a covered garage with shoreline only at 30 amps. Freedom 458 C/I on and Profil checked for tight bulb every 30-40 days. I, like many, turn on refrig before trip but I turn at least one ac on to approx 86 because of high temps in NETX. I also run a couple of fans just to circulate some air. I like someones comment to suggest to me alternating ACs. I did see a mention of someone who leave Fantastic fans on, are they not DC and if left on 24/7 might be eventual strain on batteries/charger?
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I keep the 5er plugged in to the 50 amp recep on the house. I keep the main a/c & fridge on. High heat or extreme cold can't be good on anything. In the winter time, I have a couple of small, oil filled radiant heaters I keep on low in there, so I don't burn up my propane.
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If I'm not going anywhere for a few weeks nothing but battery charger. I turn on the fridg. about a week before I head out.
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On our soon-to-be-gone 30A Itasca, we kept the A/C's on in an alternating mode using the PulseAir. The converter runs, keeping batteries charged. Primary fridge runs all the time. Secondary fridge (small apartment size) is run only when we get on the road. Everything else is available when we are working out there.

Our new-to-us Southwind is 50A, but we plan to adapt-connect it to the 30A outlet in the garage. I understand the EMS will alternate the A/C's when connected to 30 A service. I've got a lot to learn about the Southwind.
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I keep the 30 amp plugged in. refrigerator on, AC set at 80; ready to roll;
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We keep it plugged in to 50 amp all the time, 24-7 with the fridge never shut off since new. Don't run the AC or heat as the shop has its own year round.
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We keep it plugged in to 50 amp all the time, 24-7 with the fridge never shut off since new. Don't run the AC or heat as the shop has its own year round.
Nice "Shop"
Mine is kept in a more modest garage and we use it for our "Visitor Bedroom" Plugged in to 50A, water/sewer if needed but normally just the fridge and power for the TV, computer etc. Kinda like a Man Cave.
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Any input on whether in a high humidity area, what would be the fallout of not running anything in my motorhome? I know some fellow RVers run air on 80+, and I know that will keep the humidity down, but what do you suppose the build up of humidity might cost me by not running the air? In other words, pros and cons of running the A/C in high humidity areas when the coach is unoccupied?
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