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Old 02-23-2016, 05:24 PM   #41
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To me - you are close to that magic number when you probably will want on the hottest of days - evenings won't be a problem but the heat of the day will be a struggle to stay below 80 I would think - especially if you have a lot of open doors.

The second best reason I can think of - you can run the bedroom only in the evening and keep the rest of the coach cool and subsequently reduce the noise.

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Old 02-23-2016, 05:29 PM   #42
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Get it. You don't always need to use it, but will help when it is very hot and sunny. It also gives you a built-in backup if one fails.

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Old 02-23-2016, 05:48 PM   #43
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IMHO get the second AV if you like sleeping at night

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Old 02-23-2016, 07:31 PM   #44
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I have two and is worth the spend. Even when only 30amp service you can run the one in bedroom.
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Old 02-23-2016, 07:42 PM   #45
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Originally Posted by ferguson65 View Post

I ordered my trailer 30A with one 15k a/c because I decided I didn't want to deal with the monster 50A cord. Wish the salesman would have told me I was being stupid. Needless to say the trailer has been converted to 50A and now has 2 15k a/c's. Don't make my mistake!
Sorry you ordered a 30 when a 50 was really what you needed. I understand about that heavy cord. Usually the elec post is at/near the rear of the site. My 5er connection is at the rear of the coach. I have a very long cord (that may be needed one day) that is stored in the pass-thru at the front of the coach. Coiling the cord for storage can be fun in cool weather too.
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Old 02-23-2016, 07:46 PM   #46
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2nd air conditioner

Please spend the extra money and get the 2nd unit, it is money well spent.
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Old 02-24-2016, 08:31 AM   #47
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I would say getting it pre wired for the second at a minimum. At least u have the option later if you decide against it for now. Also, I would opt for the heat pump on the main AC as well. Jerry

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One thing to consider especially with pets onboard. A second ac would allow you to keep camping if the main ac malfunctions as ours did. We went to dinner with friends were gone about 2 hours and came back to a trailer with no air. The 2 dogs tongues were hanging out and in heat distress. Outside temps were in 90's, and this was in Lancaster, pa. We had to cut our camping trip short and return home after only just a few hours of arriving. I got ac fixed, it was a capacitor, on Monday and had second air installed at same time so we would never get caught again without air. Now we live in florida, second air is a blessing with the extreme humidity and heat. You don't need it all the time but it brings the temperature down much faster upon arriving at campground.
My only other comment is if you have the option is on the heat pump. I had one two rv's ago. I really liked it it was quieter than the noisy furnace is, you could watch TV without having to turn up volume every time the furnace came on. Unfortunately my last rv. didn't come with the heat pump. But if this ac goes I would have a 15k heat pump installed. .
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Old 02-26-2016, 06:53 AM   #48
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Thanks for everyone's replies.

Second A/C will be ordered as an option. The "heat pump" was not an least I did not see it on the order form.

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Old 02-26-2016, 08:45 AM   #49
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Heat pump option is expensive. Mine failed after 3 years. Luckily I had purchased an extended warranty from Dometic. $1500 for 15,000 BTU model. Maybe Dometic has fixed the bugs, but I have had regular Dometic ACs on various RVs for over 25 years with no problems. Heat pump version is problematic and expensive.
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Old 02-26-2016, 03:11 PM   #50
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WOW that is PRICEY! What exactly dos the heat pump do? (I know it makes heat...)


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