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Old 05-13-2015, 05:44 AM   #1
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2011 Palomino Sabre 31 CKTS Second A/C?

Greetings. Has anyone been successful with getting that second a/c installed? If so, name, brand, model number????

We purchased a pre-owned 31 CKTS and took it to a local RV Dealer/Service center to get it completely checked out. We asked that the second a/c be installed. Through the inspection process we were told if one was put in it would leak down into the bed because of the curve in the roof line. Surely if it's been wired and a space provided there must be an a/c unit that will work? Any information and experience anyone has to pass on would be much appreciated.

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Greetings. Has anyone been successful with getting that second a/c installed? If so, name, brand, model number????

We purchased a pre-owned 31 CKTS and took it to a local RV Dealer/Service center to get it completely checked out. We asked that the second a/c be installed. Through the inspection process we were told if one was put in it would leak down into the bed because of the curve in the roof line. Surely if it's been wired and a space provided there must be an a/c unit that will work? Any information and experience anyone has to pass on would be much appreciated.

Thanks.
Larry and Pam Crews
Your "dealer" is absolutely wrong!
Many sabre have a second a/c, even ones that have not been prepped for second
A/c have had a second installed.
You have 50 amp service right?

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Old 05-13-2015, 08:41 AM   #3
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I've got a second A/C and in really high humidity situations get some drips onto the bed.
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Old 05-13-2015, 09:26 AM   #4
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I've got a second A/C and in really high humidity situations get some drips onto the bed.
Not sure how this got here.
Posted in another thread.

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We just bought a 2014 Sabre, 32BHOK. We had the second AC installed. The dealer installed a Penguin II, low profile unit. They never said anything like that to us about leaking issues. We have already been in alot of rain with it and haven't seen any issues with it leaking. I also got up on the roof and looked over the second AC installation.
Even though there is some curve to the roof in that location it looks to me like it sets pretty flat to the roof and sealed up nicely. Ours sits over the master bedroom too.
I think I would ask a different dealer or go back to that one and TELL them you want it installed.
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We didn't get the second AC. Twice I wish I had. You may not use it often but when you know you could have had it, it will bother you too.
Can't see why it would leak if it's installed right.

I was afraid of what it would add to my overall height. When asked I envisioned a full size unit. Not sure how much a "low profile" unit adds. Anyone know?
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Low pro Iirc adds no additional height.
It's about the same as a max air 2 vent cover

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The low profile, Penguin II on our unit is 11" high on the roof. The standard Dometic DuoTherm unit is 13 1/2" high on our roof.
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Thanks for the info. Are we saying the overall height would be the same? I just get under wires at my house by 6 inches.
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We didn't get the second AC. Twice I wish I had. You may not use it often but when you know you could have had it, it will bother you too.
Can't see why it would leak if it's installed right.

I was afraid of what it would add to my overall height. When asked I envisioned a full size unit. Not sure how much a "low profile" unit adds. Anyone know?
Our 34reqs has a full size second AC. That puts our height at 13'6". No leaking issues noted as of yet.
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