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Old 05-19-2014, 08:27 PM   #1
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Hey everyone,

I have a 96 22 foot T-22B

I have it up at a hunting camp. I have never power up the unit , and I don't have a generator for it yet. It has A/C in the trailer but I have never ran it either. I would like to test out the AC in the unit... does anyone have any pointers ? I know this might sound strange but I'm not good with this kind of stuff lol and I don't know how to hook it up.
Can anyone recommend a generator size for my ac unit ?

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Old 05-21-2014, 12:36 PM   #2
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30amp x 120 volts = 3600 watts...maximum your trailer will handle. Most people say a 2000 watt will start and run a 13.5 BTU A/C unit but it struggles and also won't run anything else.

Some people have adapted the Honda 2000w and 2000w companion. The two generators hook together for 4000w. They only carry the 2nd one when they know they'll need A/C. From what I understand costs of 3K and twin 2Ks are about the same, but the weight is the deciding factor, the two smaller gensets are easier to handle than one bigger unit and most of the year they only need the smaller one.

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For the genny, see this thread. The pro's and con's of large verses small are discussed.

If your AC unit has not been run in many, many years, the fan "might" be froze up from corrosion. During times of extreme cold, then it gets hot, condensation forms on the armature and corrodes to the stator of the motor.

If you want to see if this fan lock up has occurred, gently remove the cover on the roof unit and spin the fan by hand. If it spins, you are ahead of the game and odds are better it might run. If it is froze up, well you either have to attempt to fix the motor or buy a new motor. It might be better to see if the fan spins before buying the generator. It may change your mind.

Be careful on removing the cover. Bee's nests are common and the cover can be extremely brittle from sun damage. You may end up needing a new cover and be in for sticker shock at what a new cover costs...

Here are 2 threads on AC covers

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If you are going to keep it at and for just a hunting and or site trailer and you are not near any other people per say....Just get a open frame generator from Harbor Freight or Tractor supply. You will save a LOT of $$$$ and the noise won't bother anyone but you, which with some careful planning can be muffled.

This idea of mine works best if you aren't going to move the unit around much as they aren't light.
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