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Old 02-29-2016, 05:52 AM   #31
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Originally Posted by SailandPaddle View Post
The 30 amp cord is pretty thick, stiff and sometimes hard to put back. I imagine that a 50 amp cord would be more so.
You got that right!


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Old 02-29-2016, 06:18 AM   #32
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I made up a 30 amp cord that I use in place of the 50 amp most of the time. The 50 amp is miserable any time its cold and is no fun when its hot. The only time I use 50 amp is when I run both AC's. I hate that damn 50 amp cable!!!

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Old 02-29-2016, 07:51 AM   #33
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I like 50A service. I don't have to manage load with it. Make coffee, run the a/c, toaster, hot plate, electric heater and not worry about the breaker. If I have to I can operate on 30A but more and more CGs have 50 now. However, that big cord can be a bugger to handle. Especially when the temps are low.

Of course everything 50A is more expensive than 30A. A lot of folks don't realize that with 50A service you actually have 100A available to use but with 30A you only have 30A available.
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Old 02-29-2016, 09:07 AM   #34
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Up in Ohio almost all State Parks are 50 amp now. No brainer for me.
news to me, we camp mostly ohio state parks, and a few have 50 amp, most do not
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Old 02-29-2016, 11:02 AM   #35
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We used to pop the breaker all the time. Now we only use the gas for hot water, and never trip it.
Also, most every CG in Texas has a 50 amp area. The state parks for sure.
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Old 02-29-2016, 12:50 PM   #36
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Originally Posted by rjackson View Post
news to me, we camp mostly ohio state parks, and a few have 50 amp, most do not
I should have stated most around the Cleveland area do. We are at West Branch most of the time.
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Old 02-29-2016, 02:53 PM   #37
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Originally Posted by Spur View Post
No dual-pane window option yet.
I'm glad to hear that the AC was adequate.
Do you have any pictures of your insulation job? Sounds like a great idea.
Haven't got pics, Spur, but I'll explain how I made the insulating window inserts. One 4 x 8 foot sheet of 3/4 inch foil backed styrofoam insulation board was enough for every window in my 26BH.

First, measure each window for width and height. Carefully cut out the rectangles of insul-board with a sharp utility knife blade, using a carpenter square to keep things, well, square.

Find something that has the same radius as the window corners, like a pot or pan lid, or some other container. I think I found a large yogurt lid that matched. Use the edge of the radius guide to mark the curve of the corners. Again, cut carefully.

After cutting, I went around the entire perimeter of the inserts with duct tape. This prevents the styrofoam from breaking away, and makes the edge stronger. (do a test fit before adding the tape).

The insert should fit snugly into the window frame (foil side out is what I do). Over time, it will fit a little looser. To remove, I just use the point of a knife to gently pry one corner out.

For the egress windows, it's necessary to cut a notch out where the latching mechanism is attached. On my egress windows, I inserted the insul-board and taped it in place. I pretty much leave the insul-board in the egress windows full time.

Hope that gives you some idea on how to insulate your single pane windows. They do work great for keeping heat in or out, whichever you need at the moment. To hold in the heat and prevent condensation, I put mine in in the evening, and remove in the morning after it warms up a little. If a window is in direct sun, it really blocks out the heat well, too.
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Old 02-29-2016, 03:58 PM   #38
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Ok, good. What state do you camp in? I live in Texas and figured we'd be comfortable enough with just one AC unit.
I'm in your neck of the woods with a '14 28BHBE running one 15K A/C unit. It works HARD in the heat of summer (you know what August is like), but it works. You have fewer cubic feet to worry about than I do, so I would say it'll be okay.

That being said, I got the 2nd AC prep (50A service) with no second unit. Once or twice I've wished I had the 2nd unit on my trailer...

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Old 02-29-2016, 04:35 PM   #39
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Slides and large windows make the heat/ac work hard. Since the OP has neither on the 26BH I think he will be fine with the 15K.

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SmokerBill, I appreciate you taking the time to walk me through the insulation job. Sounds pretty straight forward and definitely something I plan on doing.

Yeah, I agree that I'll be ok with the 15k. Again, it's a big upgrade from a tent!

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