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Old 10-10-2007, 11:10 AM   #11
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I've had the 13.5 in a previous 26' trailer and it worked just fine. (Carrier)
I've got the single 15 in the Salem PT, and it also seems to do a great job...overall. The cooling can be a little uneven in the rooms on a hot day...but it is still good enough. (but I'm not in the South either)
Hey Jolly,

Sounds like you are on the fence about the 15. I'm looking to purchase a Wildwood or Salem 403fb PT (I had a previous post on which PT) an option is for a second 13.5 in the bedroom. Is that over kill? Would the ceiling fans be better to move the air with just the 15 only? Trailer would be in NE Ohio. By the way what is the difference between the Wildwood and Salem? Looks the same to me.

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Old 10-10-2007, 11:27 AM   #12
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Hey Jolly,

Sounds like you are on the fence about the 15. I'm looking to purchase a Wildwood or Salem 403fb PT (I had a previous post on which PT) an option is for a second 13.5 in the bedroom. Is that over kill? Would the ceiling fans be better to move the air with just the 15 only? Trailer would be in NE Ohio. By the way what is the difference between the Wildwood and Salem? Looks the same to me.

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The bedroom area remains a little warmer than the rest of the trailer on hotter days. My bedroom area is also less shaded by trees than the rest...and this may contribute to my uneven cooling. I need to leave the door open at night to allow for better cirrculation of air.

It's also a little warmer in the cool weather. Maybe it's just insulated better back there....
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Not sure about the difference between Wildwood and Salem.
I know my Salem is built pretty well...but none are really perfect.
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Old 10-11-2007, 12:34 AM   #14
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I'm not sure what the cooling difference is, but down south we figure bigger is better. We had the 15000 put on. The local dealer said all of the campers they order have the larger a/c.
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That makes good sense to me. Up hear we do the same with furnaces! (Fireplace option as well)
It's weird to use the A/C by day and then have to use the furnace at night! (it happens)
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Old 10-11-2007, 05:46 PM   #16
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15,000 BTU down here in south Louisiana and no complaints.

Isn't bigger, better?
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Old 10-11-2007, 07:13 PM   #17
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For a house no, but for a camper, I would because there is a large heat gaine and you don't all ways stay in the same part of the country when you retire. With RV's it better to have then not.
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we have the 15 and in a 42' trailer with three slides, two bedrooms and two baths it does the job... it seems a tick slow at cooling at times, but usually only if you really let it get hot first. The A/C with the fans works nice too.
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Old 10-12-2007, 05:50 PM   #19
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Not sure about the difference between Wildwood and Salem.
I know my Salem is built pretty well...but none are really perfect.
Thanks for the info, does anyone know the difference between Salem & Wildwood? I can't seem to find one! Seems they offer the same floor plans, etc. Is Salem a better version?? FR website is not very helpful.
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13.5 is fine. We have the Salem 26TBSS and works great. There is NO difference between the Wildwood and Salem with the exception of the graphics on the outside.
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