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Posted: 06/11/21 06:50am Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

Just have a propane company deliver an extra large propane tank (with a gauge) and use on board gen. Why spend $300 on something you don’t really need? Your on board will handle that ac just fine.

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Posted: 06/11/21 09:34am Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

lucy6194 wrote:

Will be dry camping next Feb in key west Florida so obviously will need AC. I have on board generator plus two Honda 2000s that can be hooked together, however they take up slot of space and my 3500 generator weighs to much for me to lift alone. The on board is propane and to refill would require breaking down camp to get refilled. Am considering a soft start for the AC. I am a single woman camper with little electrical knowledge. Who or were would I get to install this and is it worth the money?
Hhmm . . . dry camping in Key West? Any chance it's Sigsbee or Trumbo?

Feb temps in Key West are typically in the mid-70's during the day, mid/low 60's at night. Granted, having a/c when it's in the mid 70's is nice, but not IMO not essential. A couple of fans might suffice.

I've owned/installed a number of Micro Air Easy Starts. They absolutely, 100% work as advertised and worth every penny. You can run 95% of the 13.5 - 15k RV a/c units out there with a single Honda EU2000/2200 generator with a Micro Air installed. Without, you may run 10-15% of them.

As for the installation, you may find the install a bit intimidating if you have little electrical/mechanical experience. I'd suggest a having someone with some good electrical/mechanical skills on standby just in case. No need to pay big $$ for an HVAC guy. The install only requires splicing/rerouting 4 or 5 wires and mounting the Micro Air box.

Enjoy Key West! We hope to make it there in Jan!

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Best way to install Easy Start when you have a non walkable roof? Can not really reach AC unit from ladder.
I'm thinking plywood to spread out my weight. Any other ideas?

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Darklock wrote:

Best way to install Easy Start when you have a non walkable roof? Can not really reach AC unit from ladder.
I'm thinking plywood to spread out my weight. Any other ideas?


partial sheet of 1/2" or thicker plywood, laid over some towels or rags to make sure edges don't do any damage would be my approach.


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