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Old 10-09-2007, 11:59 AM   #1
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FR A/C Complaints

Hiya,

I have a general question for anyone with the 13.5 A/C unit. We are looking at a WildWood LE 26TBSS and I have found a few complaints (though none here) that the A/C is not enough to cool down the coach. Has anyone else experienced a similar complaint and is the optional 15 BTU A/C unit worth it?

Any feedback good or bad on the WildWood LE series would also be appreciated. We are looking at moving up from an Hybrid TT to a hardside TT and I'm not familiar with FR products. Our current trailer is a StarCraft TravelStar 18SB.

Great site by the way, very useful when researching.

Thanks!
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Old 10-09-2007, 12:04 PM   #2
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Hi and to FRF!!

I'm no help but maybe someone else here can guide you along.

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Old 10-09-2007, 12:42 PM   #3
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13, 500 BTU's is plenty. The 15,ooo BTU unit will not work hard enough to make good cooling and remove the humidity from the air. My 2 cents.
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Old 10-09-2007, 02:18 PM   #4
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These A/C units are designed to remove 18-20 degrees from the outside air temp, so if it's 100 outside the best you could hope for is 80.
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Old 10-09-2007, 04:00 PM   #5
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My 13500 has had no problem cooling my trailer. I agree with hookmeup.

If you can get 20 below the outside temp it is working as designed. But also remember at the park under tress will help also rather than in the open sunlight.

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Old 10-09-2007, 06:29 PM   #6
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These A/C units are designed to remove 18-20 degrees from the outside air temp, so if it's 100 outside the best you could hope for is 80.
This goes for any A/C unit whether it be RV or home or car or truck.

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Old 10-09-2007, 06:56 PM   #7
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our coach has two a/c units, one ducted and one not
the ducted one has some issues in the high heat to keep coach cool... i spent a few days removing the duct registers and sealing the openings they cut in the ducts to add the registers, so the cold air would blow in the coach vice the attic area, this helped tremendously with air flow.


my 13.5 bedroom non ducted will flat run you out quick with cold air.
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Old 10-10-2007, 06:41 AM   #8
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In my house I can maintain 68 drgrease with a temp of 95 degreases out side, with no problem. My supply air temp is between 50 to 55 degreases. There is a lot more to figer when sizing a unit for a house. A " J " schedule is used to figure heat gain for AC and heat loss for heating. This has to do with the R-FACTOR ratings in building materials. The temp differenaces between supply air and return air is approx 18 to 20 degreases. As far as RV's they are very leaky, the manufactures are not concerned about any of this. It is ture, If your unit cools too fast it can not remove the humidity, you will be cool but clammy. I have the same problem with my 13.5. However I am going to install a 15000 BTU CARRIER HEAT PUMP on my camper. Rule of thumb, for every 550 sq ft, one ton is needed but other heat loads have to be added. Something to think about, for every person just standing in your camper on a 90 degrease day they are producing approx 400 to 450 BTU's of energy, Just think now hard your AC is working.
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Old 10-10-2007, 07:15 AM   #9
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We have this very camper (Wildwood 26TBSS) and it'll freeze my family out and have them complaining until I turn it off. This is in Georgia with temps in the upper 90's and sometimes lower 100's.

the 13500BTU unit is fine.

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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)
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