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Old 11-01-2013, 11:05 PM   #1
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Good evening, I have a 30' Rockwood 2604 with a 15000 BTU AC unit . I am looking at a 27' 5th wheel that has a 13500 BTU AC unit. Is this big enough ? My 15K runs cold as ice . The reason I'm looking at 5th wheel is so I can tow my camper and boat at same time and can't do theat with my bumper pull I'm told. Love myn2604 just don't want to take to trucks when camping. Thank you in advance for your feed back.
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Old 11-01-2013, 11:14 PM   #2
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I can't answer that question, but it is unlikely that you will find a 5er with a frame strong enough to allow you to tow something behind it.

Unless you're going to upgrade your truck as well, that 1500, if it can handle a 5er at all, will only handle an Ultra-Lite which has a very weak frame.
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Old 11-02-2013, 10:11 AM   #3
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Seeing you're from Georgia I'd definitely go with the 15K AC.
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Old 11-02-2013, 04:57 PM   #4
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as far as i know, any newer 27' 5th wheel will have an ultralight frame, which attempting to tow a boat with, will void the frame's warranty and possibly the trailer's warranty if any flexing causes issues with the walls/roof.

maybe an older 27' 5th wheel might not be an ultralight but without knowing the year/make/model, can't say for sure.
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Old 11-02-2013, 05:32 PM   #5
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as far as i know, any newer 27' 5th wheel will have an ultralight frame, which attempting to tow a boat with, will void the frame's warranty and possibly the trailer's warranty if any flexing causes issues with the walls/roof.

maybe an older 27' 5th wheel might not be an ultralight but without knowing the year/make/model, can't say for sure.
I agree with bikendan about towing being a reason, but the A/C the bigger the better.....
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The 13.5 A/C works well for me in the north/east where I only need it a few weekends out of the year but in the south I'd go with 15k.

I agree with the others on the towing. Georgia is one of only a few states that allow non-commercial tandem trailers and I don't believe the frame especially on an ultra lite is made for towing.
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