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Old 04-07-2014, 07:57 PM   #1
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2nd AIR CONDITIONER

For those who have added a 2nd air conditioner to 2012 36RE or similar. Was it a good deal or a nightmare? Thinking I would probably go with a 13500 as primary is a 15000.

Keeping in mind the unit is per-wired and runs through the air ducking system.
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Old 04-07-2014, 08:27 PM   #2
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We have a 2013 CC40CFK and added the 2nd A/C in bedroom. Rig is in Maine and 2nd unit helps on hot days. Bedroom has its own temperature sensor and allows bedroom unit to keep bedroom comfortable and let rest of RV warmer at night.

Installation went very well since prewired and pre-ducted. It was good to have service tech who had done this before.

In our estimation, well worth it.
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Old 04-08-2014, 06:40 AM   #3
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We have the second unit on our 2014 34' CC and it is well needed in our Texas heat. However, be aware that the new "Low Profile" Dometic units these days are several inches taller than the older units were, and ours put us at the max legal height in most states (13'6"). I just have to do more indepth route planning around low clearance bridges.
Your RV may sit lower and not be a problem, but something to consider.
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Old 04-08-2014, 11:05 AM   #4
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We have a 2013 CC40CFK and added the 2nd A/C in bedroom. Rig is in Maine and 2nd unit helps on hot days. Bedroom has its own temperature sensor and allows bedroom unit to keep bedroom comfortable and let rest of RV warmer at night.

Installation went very well since prewired and pre-ducted. It was good to have service tech who had done this before.

In our estimation, well worth it.
We had the 2nd air option added to our 40CCK when we ordered it. As you state, there is one sensor in the bedroom and one in the main living area. Question. Have you found it to be a headache with the Dometic controller to balance the two units?
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Balancing two A/C units

It took us a couple of weeks to get used to the idiosyncrasies of the thermostat; however, I think we got the hang of it. The rig is in Maine, so we won't see until summer.

We have Nest thermostats in our house in Texas and I wish I could install those in the RV.
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Old 04-08-2014, 11:51 AM   #6
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2nd AC is only a Positive!
Maintain a two degree setting difference between both thermostats and let the blizzard begin ,)
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