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Old 01-12-2015, 12:53 PM   #1
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FR3 Air Conditioning

Let me start that my now menopausal wife likes a cold camper! I have noted that some have had issues with their AC units not cooling sufficiently. I'm looking for input from FR3 owners: when summer camping with outside temps in the 90's, does the unit keep the inside relatively cool? Thanks.
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Old 01-12-2015, 12:55 PM   #2
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Menopausal means not enough installed air conditioners....lol...
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Old 01-12-2015, 01:11 PM   #3
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We survived 102F in Phoenix last April but we will add a second unit this Spring for our May visit.

We will install a separate non ducted unit on its own 30 amp circuit in the bedroom.


2014 FR3 30DS In New Jersey
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Old 01-12-2015, 01:31 PM   #4
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I did notice that FR3's are now listed online as shipping the 18,000 BTU Atwood AC units. Curious if anyone has any experience with these new AC units?

http://www.atwoodmobile.com/air-cond...nditioners.asp
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Old 01-12-2015, 03:13 PM   #5
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Hmmm. 18K BTU? That makes things interesting, I'll have to check it out.
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Old 01-14-2015, 03:25 PM   #6
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So, if your FR3 is less than one year old, the AC does not keep up at 15K, will they install the new unit as warranty?
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Old 01-21-2015, 02:55 PM   #7
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dream on I want to get in line if they do. also if the units are 18000 will the 30 amp system carry it????
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Old 01-21-2015, 03:23 PM   #8
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???? just called an atwood dealer and inquired about the 18000 btu model and was told when they looked it up, it only puts out 15000 btu ???? it is offered with heat pump though, again only 15000 output maybe someone else can clarify this?
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Old 01-21-2015, 03:27 PM   #9
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According to the AirCommand website, the 18K unit only pulls 13.9 FLA when cooling. It also has a built in heat pump and 55dB on the low fan setting.
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The information say 18K equivalent testing. The manual states 15K. Nice features though, three speed fan with Auto, timer, and a very nice thermostat.

Not sure if it can be a direct replacement to the current model.
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