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Old 07-25-2019, 08:24 PM   #21
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Default Pleasure-Way is for Quality

We have owned Winnebago and Pleasure-Way MB Sprinter-based Class B's. Hands down the Pleasure-Way is the best for quality between the two.

If the noise of the AC bugs you, I'm sure that Advanced RV could provide that for you in one of their custom builds.

In all these cases, it's about price. You pay for what your are getting. If you dig into Rvtrader.com you will find the Winnebago can be had for less then the Pleasure-Way. To custom build with Advanced RV, it's more.

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Old 07-26-2019, 01:59 PM   #22
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The "older gentleman" measured 45 amps.
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Old 07-26-2019, 05:41 PM   #23
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Default AirXcel Mach NDQ

We just had the new NDQ AC installed here at the the Winnebago Grand National Rally. It’s an amazing improvement! Not as quiet as the ARV installed Houghton, but far less money and repair is easily available around the country. We’re very happy with the choice. Winnebago will soon be including these in new Travatos. BTW, Lance also has the NDQ now., not the Houghton. The price previously mentioned was a limited special deal on the NDQ. Future aftermarket installs will be done through dealers.
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Old 07-26-2019, 08:13 PM   #24
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I almost bought one, but the build quality was anything but quality.
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Old 07-27-2019, 02:43 PM   #25
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The "older gentleman" measured 45 amps.
Hallelujah - this older lady THANKS YOU for that information! (And I'm proud to call myself an older lady, BTW. I've earned my seniority).

45 amps x 120 volt = 5,400 watts.

We have a Xantrex 2,000 watt inverter that can handle brief surges up to about 4,000 watts.

We use an EasyStart to manage the inrush current with our present 11,000 BTU Dometic dinosaur a/c unit (my husband is re-pulling some numbers on it).

So, the remaining questions are -- can the Houghton be made to work with the EasyStart for those of us who have smaller inverters:

(1) Can it be made to work electrically?

(2) Can it be made to work physically? In a perverse twist, some owners of newer Dometics have found that they cannot incorporate an EasyStart because there's insufficient clearance for installing it. The sleeker modern designs in newer units have reduced void spaces. Here is my husband installing it in our dinosaur, which has plenty of available gaps by virtue of its relatively clunky design. Red arrow points to where the EasyStart was placed.

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Old 08-11-2019, 01:58 PM   #26
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How about using the generator to provide power for the AC unit, thatís what I do.
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