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Old 11-23-2014, 06:07 PM   #1
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261BHXL non ducted A/C question

We are looking at a 2015 Salem 261BHXL but all of the units in our area have non ducted A/C. The floorplan looks pretty open with a single over double bunk in the back and the queen in the front (wall is pretty non-existent as well). We live in Georgia where it gets crazy hot and humid in the summer. Do you guys have any experience with the non-ducted AC system in this unit? Will it be able to keep the unit cool in the summer? How loud are these units? Do they do a decent job of distributing cool air or should we just look for a unit that has ducted A/C? Any other feedback on this unit would be appreciated.

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Old 11-23-2014, 06:46 PM   #2
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Surprises me that the main A/C would not be ducted. Many of the second units are non-ducted and when really hot after stopping we turn it own and use a small fan to move air from bedroom to living area.

If the unit you are interested in does not have a second unit I would, after negotiating drive out price, insist on a second unit before signing papers.


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Old 11-24-2014, 09:04 PM   #3
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Your not kidding about crazy hot. I live in Georgia too. What I have done with my last two trailers is insist on 15000 btu units. The Hybrid I bought had a 13500 and I had them change it over. Makes a huge difference. If the trailer you are looking at has the Coleman Mach with the chill grill you should be fine with the AC upgrade. My new trailer is a 30 ft. with a dometic 15000 AC. It is ducted but it also has vents on the bottom of the AC grill that allows me to dump cold air directly into the trailer. I do that and get things nice and cold and then switch to the ducted vents. keeps thing s nice and cold. In answer to your question about noise. They are all loud. But you get used to it. We have a machine we use to make the sound when we camp without the AC running. White noise can be very soothing.
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Old 11-25-2014, 10:00 PM   #4
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2013 26 BHXL here, you will be fine with the 13500 one. Yes they are noisy, but as sugested above you will get used to it. Its not rhat bad actually
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