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Old 01-14-2014, 04:36 PM   #1
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50 Amp Prep option

We are looking at the JayFlight 32BHDS. We camp primarily in mild climates, therefore we will only order it with a single 15000 BTU AC, don't ever expect to add a second AC, however I am curious if the wise folks here think I should still go ahead and get the 50AMP prep package?

My thoughts...

PRO -- its much cheaper to do it now ($336 option) vs decide I want it later
PRO -- When the time comes to sell it the next owner may camp differntly and appreciate the ability to add a 2nd AC with out addressing the power
Neutral -- When we have an elec hookup, there is rarley a 50Amp circuit.
Con -- 50 AMP Power cord is much heavy to manage
Con -- My 30 AMP extension and 30-20 dog bones are vitually useless
Con -- My 30 AMP SurgeGuard EMS isn't as handy either

What are you thoughts?

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Old 01-14-2014, 05:16 PM   #2
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I would do it. $336 up against the total cost of the trailer is almost insignificant. Down the road it would probably make re-sale a lot easier.

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Old 01-14-2014, 05:47 PM   #3
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Old 01-14-2014, 07:06 PM   #4
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You can still re-use your 30amp extension and 30amp surge if you are planning to only use 30amps of service by using a dog bone.
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Old 01-14-2014, 07:56 PM   #5
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Would not even think twice about it, do it
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Old 01-14-2014, 10:03 PM   #6
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I got the 50 amp service option when I ordered our Eagle 284BHS. I have yet to use the 50 amp cord.

Knowing that I would seldom have need to use the 50 amp cord, I got a 50 to 30 amp adapter pigtail.

I don't have to wrestle with the heavy cord and I can still use use the longer and lighter 30 amp extension cords that I saved from our old camper.
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Old 01-15-2014, 06:34 AM   #7
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Don't think I would bother unless getting the second A/C or had plans to get it in the future.

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Old 01-15-2014, 07:48 AM   #8
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I always use 50amp where it's available. The reason is: The wife will run microwave, air conditioning, electric hot water and fridge all at the same time no matter how many times we discuss it. And I don't like it when everything goes off all at once and she starts in on how it should have been designed to work the way she wants to use it.
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Old 01-15-2014, 08:32 AM   #9
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I would do it if I were you, and in fact I have it on my trailer. $336 on that trailer in the big picture is nothing. I have it primarily because I MAY add a second A/C unit some day down the road. Of course you can get adapters, but it's sometimes nice to use the 50 AMP plug on a "well used" post where the 30 AMP plug is all beat up.

I will agree that the cord is somewhat cumbersome, and DW has trouble with it, but I don't really worry about it so much.

That, and I don't have to worry about appliance usage at all. I use whatever whenever, and I don't have to worry about overloading...

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Would not even think twice about it, do it
X2 Its necessary in a bigger coach or TT with multi ac and lots of electrical devices but for the typical TT, I just don't see the need. Have been camping in a TT for years and never felt under powered with 30A.

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