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Old 04-30-2015, 02:04 PM   #11
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Ordered our 2016 33IK from the RV show in Cleveland Ohio in January. They included several packages and options as show special. Came with the bedroom A/C unit. We would have gotten it anyway, as we spend a lot of time in OBX. It's not just a matter of cooling off the unit, it's how fast can it do it. You might not need it at night (we prefer open windows), but in the heat of the day it's great! I think it would cost more if you did it later.

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Old 04-30-2015, 05:09 PM   #12
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Hi we're in Southern Ontario with a Silverback 29re. We found the main 15,000 BTU unit could not cool the entire trailer and had the bedroom AC 13,000 BTU installed. You have the ceiling ducts access that can be opened or not. We wanted the bedroom air to only cool the bedroom. Also we got it with its own controls and thermostat. Not connected on the main thermostat. We usually only get a 30amp feed and can't run both AC units at the same time. This way we can shut the main AC unit off and put on the bedroom air and it can cool the bedroom on the hottest days. It's a problem though if someone is sleeping on the living room sofa !
Just what we did.

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Old 04-30-2015, 05:58 PM   #13
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2nd A/C

Definitely yes on the 2nd a/c. Better to have and not need as to needing and not having. It can still get warm in Arizona in the winter. Also thinking down the road if you want trade and you don't have the 2nd a/c you'll really get dinged on the trade.
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Old 05-02-2015, 02:58 PM   #14
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We have several friends who bought 5th wheels that were pre-wired for the 2nd ac but they didn't get them. They all have regretted that decision at some point or another.
We just bought a new 5th wheel that was prewired from the factory for a 2nd ac.
I didn't hesitate and just bit the bullet and got the 2nd air installed before we picked up our unit from the dealer. We got a low profile Dometic Penguin ll installed for $750.
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Old 05-02-2015, 03:17 PM   #15
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I must be the odd one here. Wired for a 2nd but never felt the need for it. Now you have me thinking about it for those occasions everybody mentioned.
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Old 05-05-2015, 09:40 PM   #16
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I wouldn't buy another 5r without one.
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Old 05-05-2015, 09:52 PM   #17
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First summer, first outing it took 10 hours to cool down to 75 from 95. That is the Delta T of most AC units. I wish we had a Bedroom AC at times. In Goshen last summer we were OK, not cool but manages. Nashville in the heat of summer may change our minds this summer. We have a Dark Brown exterior and 15 k BTU unit.

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