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Old 05-29-2013, 01:02 PM   #1
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Question How cold should A/C output be?

It has gotten real warm (ie hot) here in North Florida and it seems like my A/C can't keep up. I checked it with a instant read thermometer the other day and the output was 52 degrees. It seems to me the it should be blowing colder than that. I have 2006 Rockwood 8280SS not sure what A/C is in it I do know it is a 13.5K just now which brand model as it is at a campground nearby that we go to when we can sneak away. Is it possible to recharge the coolant in the A/C or is it a sealed system?
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Old 05-29-2013, 01:08 PM   #2
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Heard that anywhere between 15-20 degree cooler than incoming air is about normal, anymore than that is a plus.
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Old 05-29-2013, 01:10 PM   #3
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52 degrees ? WOW thats awsome !
shade plays a big part on keeping your rv cool.
I would say your camper will mostly hoover around 10 degrees below outside ambiant temp while maintaining low levels of humidity.
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Old 05-29-2013, 01:23 PM   #4
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52 degrees ? WOW thats awsome !
shade plays a big part on keeping your rv cool.
I would say your camper will mostly hoover around 10 degrees below outside ambiant temp while maintaining low levels of humidity.
Campground where it is sitting does not have any shade. The only reason I am asking is our friends that we camp with have a new Keystone Sprinter and their A/C doesn't run nearly as long between cycles as ours. Are the newer A/Cs more efficient and move more air?
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Old 05-29-2013, 01:28 PM   #5
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they may have a ducted a/c unit wear as you may not ?
they may have a 15k whereas you may have a 13.5 k ?
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I agree 20 or so degrees cooler than intake air is standard. So, if your camper is 72 inside you are right on target, if it is 82 you are beating the odds.

It has been my experience that no two of them function the same. Plus, your friend may have 15,000 and you have 13,500... in the same conditions theirs would be doing better.

Another point to consider their units may have a different level of insulation in the ceiling, that would make the greatest difference.
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Old 05-29-2013, 01:33 PM   #7
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they may have a ducted a/c unit wear as you may not ?
they may have a 15k whereas you may have a 13.5 k ?
Mine is ducted into the kitchen, LR and bedroom they may have a 15K though. Would it cool more efficiently if I closed the main duct on the unit and allowed it to just run through the other ducts?
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Mine is ducted into the kitchen, LR and bedroom they may have a 15K though. Would it cool more efficiently if I closed the main duct on the unit and allowed it to just run through the other ducts?
It most likely will cool better by using the ducted portion.

The main duct is considered a "quick" cool method.
Allowing cold air dumped into main room right after starting unit.

I'd try to let it flow through your ducted system to other rooms.

Also keep all your shades pulled during daylight hours as that also helps a bunch.

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Old 05-29-2013, 02:11 PM   #9
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I keep my shades closed but even then the heat gets through. I think it is the number of windows. I have the Super Slide with 5 windows and you can feel the heat radiating around the metal frames. We have the camper paid up at this spot until June 16, I don't think we will go back to this particular CG until it cools off. I just like the fact that it is fairly close and I don't have to mess with setting it up every weekend.
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Get some of this stuff and cover your roof vents inside as well as your large windows when you are out. It will cut the heat tremendously in the unit.

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