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Old 07-22-2016, 05:48 PM   #1
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A/C usage

We just bought a Crossroads Sunset Trail 29' in March. Now that it is summertime, what's the recommendation on running the A/C when not camping? I set the unit at 85 just to keep our RV at a moderate interior temperature between monthly trips(instead of 104 with no A/C). Is it ok to run A/C daily or just run it a day or two before our next trip?

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What amp outlet are you plugged into? I prefer to run my Fantastic Vent instead of A/C. I can be set to any temp, auto on and off and if it rains, it turns off.
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Old 07-22-2016, 07:44 PM   #3
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I have it plugged into a 20 amp. With the fantastic vent running, what is the inside temp?
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I leave it off. Turning in on for a few hrs every few days does nothing for average temp that the trailer experiences. But it really stresses the A/C. Just leave windows open and run the Fantastic Fan.
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These rigs sit on dealers lots thru all kinds of weather. You won't find any of them plugged in and the AC running.
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Thanks for the advice
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Fantastic Fan brings it down to upper 70's I leave a side window open to pull through. It's an awning window so it can stay open in rain.
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I have it plugged into a 20 amp. With the fantastic vent running, what is the inside temp?
Assuming you have a Fantastic Fan model with the thermostat, you might set it around 85-90 degrees. With one or two windows slightly open at the far ends of the trailer, it will keep inside temp close to outside temp during the heat of the day, then shut off after dark. Also assuming it has built in rain sensor, then it will shut off when it rains. If you just have a cheap manual fan, then upgrade to the Fantastic Fan.
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I've been letting it run, keeping it at 80 degrees these last few hot, humid months in SC. Plugged into a 30 amp RV outlet in my back yard. The extra electric bill is about $8/mo, and it keeps the unit cool and fresh. We're always out there for one reason or another and usually within 3 weeks of our next trip. AC guys, like one mentioned above, have told me that constant use is easy on the equipment. Easier, at least, than start/stopping.
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Marty, you must have pretty low electric rates if you can run that AC for $8 a month.
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