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rlw999

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Posted: 04/23/21 03:54pm Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

kfp673 wrote:

pennysmom09 wrote:

The only time we use our second AC is to initially cool down the 5w after set up. The other use is to run the bedroom AC instead of the lower one in the evening so we can heat the tv. So, convenient, but not necessary


Curious about your "heat the TV statement". What do you mean by that. First I have heard of that. Thanks!


Typical LCD displays have problems operating in cold temperatures (below 30 - 40F is where you can start to see problems, though you probably wouldn't use an air conditioner to heat it -- even if it's a heat-pump/AC, those usually aren't very effective below 30-40F either.

Though judging by the context, pennysmom09 most likely meant "heaR", not "heaT". Our only AC is near the TV, and with the AC on, the TV is pretty much unusable.

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ScottG wrote:

The OP didn't ask whether or not to have a second AC. He asked for a recommendation for "something quiet with its own controls and thermostat".


Yes, but sometimes the best answer to a question is "don't do it" or at least "are you sure you really want to do it?". It's valuable to hear alternate opinions about questions. Even if the OP is 100% certain that he needs it, someone else reading this may be on the fence about it.

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Posted: 04/23/21 04:10pm Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

We discovered that our TT only comes with a 30amp service.

The second AC will most likely be used at night when we sleep if needed.

I do have a related question. If I have 30 amp TT with a 15k AC, can I run a 15K AC in low and a 13.5K AC at the same time? I am assuming both at high together won't work.

One solution I heard was to run a plug to the storage bay from the second AC and use a 20 amp circuit at the campsite. This is a last resort but probably doable with patience.

Please note that we camp in AZ a lot. I tried to avoid hot days but when you go boating and want to camp, the heat here in unavoidable.

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Posted: 04/23/21 04:15pm Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

kfp673 wrote:

Curious about your "heat the TV statement". What do you mean by that. First I have heard of that. Thanks!

Guessing that is a typo and he meant HEAR the tv.


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Posted: 04/23/21 06:47pm Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

30amp, you probably want to install an Microaire EZ Start unit on the AC. It works wonderfully well!

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Posted: 04/23/21 08:11pm Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

ScottG wrote:

The OP didn't ask whether or not to have a second AC. He asked for a recommendation for "something quiet with its own controls and thermostat".


Lol.... Can you go over to the tow vehicle forum and remind people of that courtesy when someone asks "can I tow this with a F-150 gasser", and they get 20+ responses saying "go buy a F-350 diesel" or "Your insurance won't pay for a wreck"?



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