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Old 02-27-2016, 10:11 PM   #21
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You don't need a second unit in the 26BH. We have the 15k and don't even run it near full cold and are fine..,
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Old 02-28-2016, 10:18 AM   #22
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50Amp vs 30Amp service on a 26BH

Damn it, I didn't add the Thermal package either! I know better than to buy stuff with a hangover.
I'll have to add it in a few hours once they open up.
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Old 02-28-2016, 10:51 AM   #23
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Damn it, I didn't add the Thermal package either! I know better than to buy stuff with a hangover.
I'll have to add it in a few hours once they open up.
Just curious, but is there an option for getting dual-pane windows with the 26BH TT's now? That's one thing I really wish I had.

As far as the air conditioning goes, I have a 15k BTU unit, and it had no problem keeping the inside of the trailer at a comfortable 78 degrees while I was camping in full sun at Death Valley. Outdoor temp was around 110 degrees. The air conditioner didn't really struggle, either, as it cycled off regularly when it hit the set temperature on the thermostat.

Since I don't have dual-pane windows, I devised a cheat. I bought a sheet of 3/4 in insul-foam styrofoam insulation and cut pieces to fit snugly into the inside of the window frames. I place the foil side towards the glass, and it serves well to insulate both from direct sunlight and cold weather at night. To conserve heat overnight, I put them in place in the evening, when the temp starts to drop. Works really well.
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Old 02-28-2016, 11:08 AM   #24
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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.
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So I've decided against the thermal package. I'll be going to the beach a lot and I want to be able to access the underbelly to rinse off salt and check for rust. I also don't like the idea of a cover holding moisture in a humid environment. Maybe it's the wrong call , but I'm tired of thinking about it!
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Old 02-28-2016, 12:59 PM   #26
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We survived without it for many, many years. IMO, if you don't have and never will have a 2nd ac, then you can get by with minimum precautions.

Just remember to turn the wh to gas before turning on the coffee maker or microwave and survey your outlets to prevent plugging up high wattage appliances on the same breaker.
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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.
I will try to get some pics for you, Spur.
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Old 02-28-2016, 08:43 PM   #28
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You should do fine with 30 amps. We spent several winters in our 30 amp Eagle and did fine. You just need to keep in mind what's drawing power and maybe shut something off before turning something else on. We did run a heavy extension from the post's 110v outlet and used it for a toaster oven and a couple other things.

We do weekends in the desert and our 15k ac does the job, but just barely. Nights cool a bit so bedroom is okay, sometimes we need a fan though.

That being said our next one will have 50 amp service and a pair of ac units.
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We have only popped the pedestal breaker a few times and I attributed one instance to a CG with a touch 30A breaker. I dug out the 50-30A adapter and used the 50A feed in that instance. We tripped the pedestal breaker another time on a hot day running the 15k AC, water heater on electric and the coffee pot on. We solved the issue that day by running the water heater on gas.
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Old 02-29-2016, 05:38 AM   #30
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I live in Georgia and have 50 amps and 2 ACS. Hardly ever run the two AC's at the same time. But don't have to worry about kicking breakers. However, when it gets really hot, it is awful nice to be able to turn on two AC's and cool the unit down in no time.
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