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Old 08-22-2016, 05:30 PM   #51
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We keep our house at 72. The best i could cool our new onewas 76-78 degrees which wasnt enough for us. Taping all the vents and stuff helped out alot. And in 80 degree days it would do fine with 2 or even one but if we want to go camping at the beach in the summer with no shade that wasnt cutting it. Id rather have too much then just barely getting by. Plus now if one unit dies while were camping we dont have to leave.


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Us too. 72* and with a 91* exterior temp out unit only gets to 78 in the main cabin and bunk house during the day, a mere 13* differential and not the 20* they say is satisfactory. The master bedroom I could get to 65. That's great if you want to spend the day in the master.....
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Old 08-22-2016, 05:33 PM   #52
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Us too. 72* and with a 91* exterior temp out unit only gets to 78 in the main cabin and bunk house during the day, a mere 13* differential and not the 20* they say is satisfactory. The master bedroom I could get to 65. That's great if you want to spend the day in the master.....


O yea i think they need to recalculate there ac requirements and offer a third ac. Its less than a thousand dollars for us to add it after they built it so i know it wouldnt cost them 500 bucks as many as they buy.




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Old 08-22-2016, 05:34 PM   #53
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I have some cat5E wire that I will use. The A/C in the living area has a t-stat but the one in the bedroom is manual. I'm just going to buy the ducked ceiling mount and leave the vent open. I will post some photos later so others can get different ideas on way to run the cable. I'm tapping into the Washer/Dryer outlet which is on a 20amp breaker.


Be aware that when using the dryer breaker the breaker will only take one wire.

You can get a double at lowes. But we have a washer dryer in ours so i had to get a tandem breaker.


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Yes single breaker, but we don't have a washer/dryer so we should be OK.
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Yes single breaker, but we don't have a washer/dryer so we should be OK.


O uea youll be good.


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Old 08-22-2016, 09:21 PM   #56
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Be aware that when using the dryer breaker the breaker will only take one wire.

You can get a double at lowes. But we have a washer dryer in ours so i had to get a tandem breaker.


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Off topic but what do you think of your W/D? I had a sales guy tell me they weren't worth it.
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Off topic but what do you think of your W/D? I had a sales guy tell me they weren't worth it.


We have 2. One washer and one dryer. Splendide. They work great. Wash and dry both. But u have to remember not too big of loads or it wont dry. We always wash everynight so we dont get behind.
You can wash one while the other is drying and it works out pretty good. We have 2 small kids so they went thru alot of clothes.

If you change your washing habits from your house schedule youll be fine and theh work great but you can overload them.

It also take about 75 mins to dry towels vs 40 at home. But there power


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Just to make sure I'm understanding correctly... removing the rear skylight/vent, you didn't have to add any more bracing? I was going to have the dealer do my install, but if there isn't any bracing that needs to be added, I can handle this job myself.

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Just to make sure I'm understanding correctly... removing the rear skylight/vent, you didn't have to add any more bracing? I was going to have the dealer do my install, but if there isn't any bracing that needs to be added, I can handle this job myself.

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Yes bracing is there. The vent is boxed out which is what the ac requires to install as it sandwiches the roof inside and the outside.

In the dometic manual it states no extra bracing is required in a walkable roof as it only weights 75 pounds or so.




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Just to make sure I'm understanding correctly... removing the rear skylight/vent, you didn't have to add any more bracing? I was going to have the dealer do my install, but if there isn't any bracing that needs to be added, I can handle this job myself.

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Interested to hear what they quoted you. Mine was kind of high I think and they said they were going to add a second shore line to do it instead of running back to the breaker box........
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