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Old 08-21-2021, 12:46 PM   #1
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Default A/C Gaz or Electric in a 2012 rv

I want to know how to put on the ac on gaz.
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Old 08-21-2021, 01:34 PM   #2
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I don't think the air conditioning will run on gas. The fridge will, though.
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And of course by "gas" I mean propane.
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Air Conditioning only works when trailer is plugged into a 110-120 volt AC/30 amp source.
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Just fyi your A/C will run on 15amp but don't turn anything else on!

e.g. hot water tank or microwave, toaster, etc.
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The only way to get it to run on propane would be to get a 3000W generator that runs on propane.
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I once say a residential/commercial A/C that ran on natural gas .. had a big burner in it too. Then again, I think I was it around 1968 and it was old at the time.

However - they are still made: https://gasairconditioning.com/marke...-conditioning/


I've never seen nor heard of an A/C that runs on propane for a travel trailer.
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An absorption type AC unit would work much like the RV refrigerator. It would have to be huge, would use copious amounts of fuel and be very dangerous in a mobile operation.
A gen set or hookups would be better of course.
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Bottom line, OEM RV A/C units (at least in 2012) will need 110-120 volt via a 30 amp circuit to run properly AND I’m pretty sure that there are no FFs with propane A/C units. I’m not an HVAC or refrigeration engineer and I am always amazed the the refrigerator is able to function using propane but that discussion isn’t what the OP asked.
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I tried running mine on 110, 15amp….melted my 12 gauge extension cord a little at the plug
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Just fyi your A/C will run on 15amp but don't turn anything else on!

e.g. hot water tank or microwave, toaster, etc.
Egads I get away with a lot. I can't do A/C, microwave and hairdryer. But A/C and microwave with a Dehumidifier works except in really peak heat of the day


I use a Hughes Autoformerand it lets me get away with a lot on 30 amps.
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We run our water heater on electric. It's only about 450 to 500 watts extra but every little bit adds up.
Morning breakfast time: Air conditioner, microwave, water heater, coffee maker, electric skillet, toaster... first thing ya know you're using a lot of amps....
Surprise draw is a hair dryer. Little handheld devil will draw amps (almost) like an AC unit!!

Seriously, best friend is a volt meter. If the voltage is low, or drops during use, the amps will rise....
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