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Old 05-31-2015, 07:58 PM   #1
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Sunseeker AC issues

Bought my 2015 Sunseeker about 3 weeks ago and have to say the AC is horrible. I'm in the middle of a vacation with my brand new unit and the AC is struggling to keep the temp at 80 inside when it's only 86 outside. Several days in a row, not a single day occurrence. I upgraded from a 10 year old Coachmen and frankly I was more comfortable in it. Obviously somethings wrong, it can't have been designed this way but really ticked off that something like this came out of whatever QC they have, much less my dealer who obviously didn't check it either.
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Old 05-31-2015, 09:45 PM   #2
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There is definitely something wrong. My Sunseeker gets freezing with only the 13.5 btu ac
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Old 06-01-2015, 12:36 PM   #3
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There is definitely something wrong. My Sunseeker gets freezing with only the 13.5 btu ac

Agreed. I am very pleasantly surprised with how well the ac works even in temps over 90'degrees in full sun. There is definitely a problem with your unit if it can't hold inside temps in the upper 60s when it's 86 outside.
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Old 06-01-2015, 01:03 PM   #4
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Agreed. I am very pleasantly surprised with how well the ac works even in temps over 90'degrees in full sun. There is definitely a problem with your unit if it can't hold inside temps in the upper 60s when it's 86 outside.
You can get a 20 + temp differential when it's 90 out?


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Old 06-01-2015, 01:05 PM   #5
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Sunseeker AC issues

Yes, we normally keep it set at 70-72. I do have the 15k unit.
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Old 06-01-2015, 01:06 PM   #6
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Glad to hear it's not just the way it is. The salesman went on and on about the 2 inch insulation etc. I have an appointment next week to get it looked at
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Old 06-01-2015, 11:23 PM   #7
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What model do you have? Where are you currently camping? What's the site like.. Full sun or some shade?

How are you covering the cab windows? Remember the cab area has sheet metal and glass for insulation. I can cook an egg and bacon taco for lunch off my dash in the summer (if not covered)

In our parts of Texas we are already seeing highs slightly above 90 degrees, which cool for this time of year due to all the rain. We were camping this weekend and I forgot to cover our cabs windows (spot was full sun no shade)... Came back to RV around 2pm and it was 78 degrees. That's about normal for us if we are in full sun. Put up the reflective foil windshield covers and cab curtain, next day had no problem keeping it around 75 degrees.

Once we get into full 95-100 degree heat we dream of 80 degree inside temps. Every RV I've owned couldn't keep up with Texas heat load if in full sun.

IMHO every RV over 26 feet should have two air conditioners.
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Old 06-02-2015, 06:23 AM   #8
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I'm at Kerr Lake near the NC/VA line. I have morning shade, but afternoon full sun. I moved yesterday to turn my awning around so that it covers my western side. I'm using auto windshield reflection screens in all my windows that face the sun, I mean it's dark in here when I have them all in. Major source of heat I haven't figured out how to resolve yet is the shower skylight. Feels like an oven in the shower stall.

I have a 3010DS 2015. The other issue is that the AC is so loud it's difficult to even have a conversation in the living room area when it's running, much less watch and hear TV. so far this experience has taught me that I definitely want a fifth wheeler for my "retirement" camper...at least the way those are built deadens the noise of the AC inside the main compartment.
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To more directly answer your cab question I have one of those covers that connects on the two doors and covers the windshield completely. It's white but I do think a lot of heat comes in from that portion of the rig
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Old 06-02-2015, 06:39 AM   #10
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I Use the reflective material with velcrow for the shower stall. I have no problems keeping my unit cool. I only have one a/c unit and Florida heat is rough on all components.
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