Originally Posted by JFM-jr
I should add I am on the beach with zero shade. At night the AC will actually cycle off. As the day goes on the temp inside steadily rises. My feeling is a 13.5k unit has no business on a 5th wheel this size. There is no way Forest River is not aware of this fact. I liken it to putting D load range tires on a heavy trailer only they wont do that because im sure there are laws deterring it.
This is why the ac has options on the order forms. People in Canada might not even need the ac much if they only stay up there. Heck, here in OK, I've never used the propane heater camping, on either of my campers.
And on a 30' camper even 15k won't be enough to keep it cool durring hot days in the southern states.
Our last 5th was 34' and we were fixing to add a second ac and convert to a 50 amp service, when it totaled.
Now even with a 42' 5er, 2 ac's, all the insulation/radiant stuff we could get, dual pane windows and slide toppers, on hotter and more humid days the ac's are constantly running but it stays cool, except the bunkhouse can get a little warmer at times.
The dealers will usually order a more base model trailer to stick on a lot, because it can always be upfitted but if it comes loaded out they wont have as much of a pricing edge for the more budget minded consumer. So best idea is to order....that way u get what you need, and not the fluff you don't.