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Old 06-02-2016, 03:45 PM   #11
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Its my local dealer... Bradley Bourbonnais RV.

The dealers initial thoughts when I talked to them this morning was that the AC was working perfectly in the shop... He went on to say much above 80 degree's and the Ac won't cool a rig this large.. why even bother putting an AC on it then???

I think I convinced him to dig deeper.
With the amount of dark windows drawing heat I may agree. With the shades mostly closed on my 35' 5er 1 15,000 unit does fine at least to 91 degrees though.
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Old 06-02-2016, 10:28 PM   #12
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thanks Iron... I did have a tube of lap seal and repaired to roof... thankfully... we have gotten a ton of rain the last week.

Interesting on the comment... so one 15k wont cool the 5er on a 75-80 degree day?

Anyone else with a similiar size camper with just one AC?
I was camping in RI this past weekend and it hit about 84-86 degrees for 2 days straight.. the nights did get cooler. I had the thermostat set at 72 degrees if I recall and kept my dog inside all day while we toured the area.

When we returned after an 8 hour day or so, the camper was plenty cool but it was running continuously. It was very comfortable inside but without running the 2nd unit in the bedroom, I do not think it would get into the 60s with just 1 AC with those temps outside.

I got the 2nd unit because I wanted to be safe and not have it struggle.. the down side to the 2nd unit is it is SO DAMN LOUD that you don't want to run it when it is time to sleep. With it being 4 feet right above your face, my wife could not sleep at all (ran the fan, not the AC portion) to circulate air.

I wish they had a whisper version of the AC to make it manageable to sleep.
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Old 06-03-2016, 09:19 AM   #13
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Thanks yall.

I did pick up the 5er last night from the dealer and we are headed back out tonight after work for our 2nd trip.

The dealer did find some problems with the seals between the hot side and the cold side of the AC... He has taped them up and believes what happened is that the cold air was blowing back into the warm side causing the evaporator to freeze up. Once that happened there was very little cooling happening (and not alot of airflow) but it also could then be the cause of the water dripping from the unit as the ice melted.

I think we are pretty much resigned to the fact we are going to have to add the 2nd AC unit... I just wish in hindsight I would have done better research on the need for a 2nd AC in a 5er of this size... Of course the salesman told me it would be fine to "at least 100 degrees".. idiots!

The dealer did also look over my pictures and checked the roof out and agreed the roof seals looked good now after I patched them up... they came just shy of admitting they missed anything. They also ordered all new locks for the basement doors as you can barely get a key in them they are so corroded.

Thanks yall.... I did go buy a temp gun last night too, as I want to keep an eye better on what this AC is doing. The dealer claimed he was getting 30 degrees delta T across the unit, so it should be doing all it can.
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Old 06-06-2016, 12:22 PM   #14
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I put a Coleman Mach 8 Polar Cub 9200 BTU AC in the front. Its low profile and low power enough I can run both 15000 btu back and the 9200 btu front on a 30 amp with fridge, and water on gas. Electrical monitoring system said I pull ~ 27 amps.
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Old 06-06-2016, 12:42 PM   #15
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I'm mostly interested in quiet up there....
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I put a Coleman Mach 8 Polar Cub 9200 BTU AC in the front. Its low profile and low power enough I can run both 15000 btu back and the 9200 btu front on a 30 amp with fridge, and water on gas. Electrical monitoring system said I pull ~ 27 amps.
Just be careful with that... you should not run more then 80% of a breakers capacity (24amps). It will cause your wires to run warmer then they should.
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I hope you had a good weekend. What the dealer said, makes sense, but let's see if it's what they really did.

As a point of reference, I had a 31 ft 5er for 13 years. It had one 13.5k A/C unit. Until it got into the mid 90s, it did fine. Unfortunately, around St Louis it is 90s with 90% humidity most of the summer. Even in 95-98 degrees, it would still keep the trailer in the upper 70s during the full sun of the day. It did run continuously to do it. Sadly, DW thinks 78 is WAY too hot.

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Thanks viz... the SC did fine our last trip, but it wasn't hot out either...
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Just out of curiosity, has anyone added the second AC themselves? It doesn't look all that hard, just wondering if anyone has experience with the process.
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I did. But I cheated and used a tractor with forks and a 800lbs manlift. The toughest part is getting it up there. Everything else is pretty easy.
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