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Old 07-04-2014, 05:29 AM   #11
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Originally Posted by Marshmstr1 View Post
I understand the frustration, I wish all campers (travel trailers included ) would come with 50 amp service.
In Ontario seldom do you find many 50 amp sites. Busy corner lots in less than ideal locations seem to be the norm. I have 15 K one unit, last summer on the maiden voyage we were in a field with no trees, The 15 k took for ever to cool the brown finish on our unit. I agree with the other poster to install a 13.5 in the bedroom on a separate 15 amp plug. Just make sure you get the right type ducted vs ductless.


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Old 07-04-2014, 05:45 AM   #12
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While I upgraded my AC to 15K when I bought it (planned on a lot of camping in FL), I also improved the efficiency of the unit with some simple mods.

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Old 07-04-2014, 07:56 AM   #13
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I recently bought an infrared digital thermometer from Amazon for $12. I've been playing with it looking at temps of things. It will also show you the temp of the air coming out of the air duct. Try this to see what the temp is as opposed to what the thermostat is set to and the interior/exterior temps. You may have a restriction in a duct. An oscillating fan can help cool the air too. Pull blinds down to keep the heat from the windows warming the room. I even have some of the shiny window shield(the kind you use for the windshield of a car) to help block the sun and heat.
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Old 07-04-2014, 03:24 PM   #14
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I have a 20 degree difference from the air intake in the ceiling to the discharge ducts so its plenty cold. I feel the problem lies in the volume of air. My unit is already in the bedroom wich is in the rear of the camper. The only other choics are the bunkhouse up in the loft area or the living room. My roof gains height as you mover forward so a low profile unit would be optimum. I am not sure it is even worth the expense of changing out to a 15K as it still may not do the job.
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Old 07-04-2014, 04:58 PM   #15
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Check your ductwork before you go upgrading your AC or adding another one. Any gaps in the vents and roof should be sealed and make sure the vents connecting to the AC unit itself are sealed nicely.

Had a previous camper that was the same way and I found that most of the air was actually escaping in between the ductwork and the roof. I did a thorough check and used a lot of aluminum tape to seal everything up and what a difference. Turned into performing the way it should. In fact it kept the inside of our camper at 80 when it was about 100 degrees outside while we were camping in Missouri for a week right after I did it.

Think I posted pics and the work I did here on the forum a couple years ago.
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Old 07-23-2014, 04:54 PM   #16
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Add a second a/c. It will run off of a separate breaker box just get a heavy extension cord. I had this done on our last bumper and it worked like a charm

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Old 07-24-2014, 07:40 AM   #17
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Replace the inerior lights with LEDs.
Just touching the light covers of the standard incandescent lights vs LED is quite surprissing. Also the LEDs draw about 1/10 the power.
I found this and thermal covers over the pop up vents makes a huge difference in cooling the unit.
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Old 07-24-2014, 07:47 AM   #18
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Everyone needs to plan on how they are going to use their fiver before they buy. So many options out there.

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