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lacofdfireman

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As I search for a Trailer that can be pulled by my 3/4 ton Dodge Cummins I keep finding myself looking at smaller and smaller trailers. One thing that is a huge deal to me is that the trailer "MUST" have 2 air conditioners. I live in a a very hot climate and 2 airs is a must. The thing I find though is it seems that the smaller 5th wheels and even bumper pull trailers is that they come with an Onan 4000 genny instead of the 5500. My question is, "Is this enough generator to run 2 generators, microwave and tv's etc at the same time or are you gonna have to switch stuff off to keep it running? Anyone have any experience with this?

I'm really liking these Attitude FL28AKLG trailers and think my truck would do great pulling it. But most the one's I see for sale only have 1 A/C and the smaller generator..


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I haven't seen a 4000W run 2 A/Cs. All of the wide bodied Warriors have come with 5500W gennys. I have seen plenty of those run 2 A/Cs.


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The smaller trailers have 30 amp wiring and can't run two a/c's. The 4000 genny's are for 30 amp wiring, the 5500 gennys for 50 amp. There are several threads here where people have over come 30 amp wiring for 2 a/c's, but it involves having a separate plug for the 2nd a/c so that it is plugged into the 20 amp recepitcle along with the 30 amp regulr service. If boondocking, you would need a separate genny to plug the a/c into.


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Well t guess the 28ft Attittude is out then. Bummer. I really liked that trailer.

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lacofdfireman wrote:

Well t guess the 28ft Attittude is out then. Bummer. I really liked that trailer.
i would talk to eclipse ,may do a special build


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tom cav wrote:

lacofdfireman wrote:

Well t guess the 28ft Attittude is out then. Bummer. I really liked that trailer.
i would talk to eclipse ,may do a special build


I agree, call them and ask.

They have done some custom work for me and it has never been a problem.

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tom cav wrote:

lacofdfireman wrote:

Well t guess the 28ft Attittude is out then. Bummer. I really liked that trailer.
i would talk to eclipse ,may do a special build


Tom, How do you fit all your toys in your toyhauler? You have about the exact toys I have. Do you have any photo's of your RZR XP4 in your toyhauler? I wanna see some pics... Show that thing off..

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lacofdfireman wrote:

As I search for a Trailer that can be pulled by my 3/4 ton Dodge Cummins I keep finding myself looking at smaller and smaller trailers. One thing that is a huge deal to me is that the trailer "MUST" have 2 air conditioners. I live in a a very hot climate and 2 airs is a must. The thing I find though is it seems that the smaller 5th wheels and even bumper pull trailers is that they come with an Onan 4000 genny instead of the 5500. My question is, "Is this enough generator to run 2 generators, microwave and tv's etc at the same time or are you gonna have to switch stuff off to keep it running? Anyone have any experience with this?

I'm really liking these Attitude FL28AKLG trailers and think my truck would do great pulling it. But most the one's I see for sale only have 1 A/C and the smaller generator..


Are you really planning on running both A/C's off the generator? We have a 5500, in a 30Amp rig with 2 a/c units. If its that hot out, (over 90f seems to need both) we generally just find an electrical hookup! Running the genset all day long would suck.

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kpconnell wrote:

lacofdfireman wrote:

As I search for a Trailer that can be pulled by my 3/4 ton Dodge Cummins I keep finding myself looking at smaller and smaller trailers. One thing that is a huge deal to me is that the trailer "MUST" have 2 air conditioners. I live in a a very hot climate and 2 airs is a must. The thing I find though is it seems that the smaller 5th wheels and even bumper pull trailers is that they come with an Onan 4000 genny instead of the 5500. My question is, "Is this enough generator to run 2 generators, microwave and tv's etc at the same time or are you gonna have to switch stuff off to keep it running? Anyone have any experience with this?

I'm really liking these Attitude FL28AKLG trailers and think my truck would do great pulling it. But most the one's I see for sale only have 1 A/C and the smaller generator..


Are you really planning on running both A/C's off the generator? We have a 5500, in a 30Amp rig with 2 a/c units. If its that hot out, (over 90f seems to need both) we generally just find an electrical hookup! Running the genset all day long would suck.


We did it all the time in our 05 WW FS2600 and also in our 06 Rampage 360. We dry camp alot in the summer and sometimes it's well into the 100's. Out of all the years I ever owned a trailer we had hookups only once that I can think of and that was at Mesquite NV in the middle of the summer with heat of over 115 degrees and our rear air in the Rampage was not working. We had everyone crowded up in the front bedroom that night and it was no were near enough cold air. Dual A/C is a must for me. Looks like I will have to look into a 34ft 5th Wheel. I have been searching around and it seems that anything shorter has the Onan 4000...

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Posted: 08/22/12 08:31pm Link  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

Can't you order your trailer "genset ready" then install a 5500?

We used our a lot on our recent trip through very hot weather and ran 2 ACs all the time even when dry camped.

I have blocked the AC vents in the garage - the toys can take the heat!

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