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Old 06-05-2012, 04:47 PM   #11
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We added a low profile 15 K second unit between the two units the coach stays pretty cool. I also had to clean up some of the duck openings to get the air into them around the primary unit. The way I figured that out was to slide the output so all the air came down out of the unit, it cooled the unit well, but when I slide the blocks back to force the air into the ducts it did not cool as well, you may want to try that on yours as well.
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Old 06-05-2012, 04:57 PM   #12
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Camper_lucy are you saying you have three a/c in your trailer?
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Old 06-23-2012, 01:13 PM   #13
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We r planning to put a third a/c in the back bedroom!! ASAP
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Old 06-23-2012, 01:19 PM   #14
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Can you run all three at the same time?
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Old 06-23-2012, 01:37 PM   #15
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I am planning on just using a seperate cord out the back somewhere so i can plug it in, so yes i will b able to run all three at the same time
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Old 06-23-2012, 09:13 PM   #16
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I think the AC unit is big enough that comes with the trailer. Its my opinion Forest River didn't put enough air ducts in the unit to keep it cool.
I agree. Coming from an '11 355QBQ to a '12 365SAQ, we noticed the difference in the ducts in the bunkroom. Our 355 stayed cold in that area, but the 365 only has one duct in the room. It stays much warmer back there than the 355. We use a fan to circulate the air which helps a lot. Agreed, we shouldn't have to do it, but that's the way ours is.
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Old 06-24-2012, 05:42 PM   #17
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Hmmmm.

I live in Nebraska and with the Midwest heat and humidity... along with the fact that most of our state parks are abour 90% 30amp and just a few 50 amp here and there... I have also been thinking about ways to get more cooling power in our 365. We do have a bedroom unit and yes, I agree it was dumb of Forest River to use a standard unit up there and not a low profile unit, but I am also concerned about the amount of ducts and how well the air is moved. You have to think about the height inside this unit as well. The camper is just huge and not only the length, and lack of vents for the primary unit hamper the cooling power, but the inside ceiling height is also an issue... since heat rises.

I have cleaned out my ducts. I have also installed aluminum tape around each duct behind the removable vent to ensure air is not being lost under the styrofoam ducting and it's actually has the ability to flow out the vent, but I also installed a stop at both bedrooms as the ducts seemed to go on to "no where???". On thing I wonder is the upstairs run has one vent in the bathroom, and one in the bedroom. That's it. The lower run has two in the living area, one in the rear bathroom, and one in the rear bedroom. I have thought about cutting in one new vent in the living space, forward of the unit, but on the side that supplies the upstairs. I think the living area needs three vents. I also have been thinking about cutting in another vent in the master as we (unfortunately) aren't using 50amp most of the time due to no availability and cannot use the upstairs unit (which is also very loud)

As for the bunkhouse. I sealed out the rear bathroom vent 50% with aluminum tape and am thinking about cutting in another vent in the bunkhouse. I have also thought about another a/c back there. Like Smoo is speaking of... I think it would be somewhat simple to get a unit back there that you run to an outlet on the back of the trailer, possibly just using conduit thought the rear closets and behind the drawers, and right out the back. If you think about it, most electrical peds are toward the back of the pad anyway and this would just plug into the 20amp plug they all provide.

We would end up using the 30amp or 50amp plug and then also running a 20amp standard plug for the rear ac/c only.

Finally.... my thought is, do I try to buy a low profile quiet unit for the master and move the louder high profile unit to the bunkhouse where the rear roofline slopes anyway, and lower my total height some, or do I just buy a cheap unit and throw it in the back room.

Sorry for my documentary, but I am curious what Smoo is thinking, and also what everyone else is thinking. One a/c for a 20amp I think would be okay. I was going to splurge and just buy a portable unit from Home Depot for the bunhouse for 300.00 but I think it'd be nice to just have one installed. Any thoughts? Any issues? What would you do between the higher profile loud unit in master and potential new unit purchase?

We were out this last weekend. Actually had 50amp. Outside temp this morning at 11am was 86 degrees, I had the bedroom unit on high and faced one vent to blow down the hall / stairs as best I could. The other unit was running set at 72 degrees. Unit was 77 according to my digital indoor / outdoor thermometer. That's not even at full heat yet. It's just too much for the main unit they are using.
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Old 06-24-2012, 09:12 PM   #18
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Yea i think a 20 amp plug will work fine, i have thought about swapping the master to the back also but idk yet, it was 110 today at the lake today and u could hang beef in the master but the main level was just to warm for me, we have got to put a third unit on back, i think the problem will b solved then, u r right the roof is just so tall and the unit is just long thats it takes alot of cooling!!!
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Old 06-26-2012, 12:40 PM   #19
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I was at the Stealership last night, and thought I'd ask about the cost of an additional A/C unit. Also asked if they had any take-off's or maybe used hailed units or something in-expensive. When asking what I was going to do, I told them and the parts guy is stating that we'd never get a 3rd a/c to run on 20amp, I re-iterated, that it'd be the only thing plugged into the 20amp circuit. He said on startup, it'd probably pull 22 to 23 amps. I am ever curious about this, I could swear I have hooked up my unit at home using a 50amp to 30amp, to 20amp converter and ran the bedroom air, and that's off a cheap 100 foot extension cord. I will have to re-try this. I did see on Ebay, adventure RV is selling new dometic Brisk Air 13,500 units for 469, plus 69 shipping with 3 yr warranty. They claim to be hailed on, but I don't care. It's for a 3rd unit for the bunkhouse only. Anyone have input?
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Old 06-26-2012, 01:06 PM   #20
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20 amp plug/supply wont run the ac. It might run for a few min and then kick the breaker. In know I have tried it. It will take at least 23 amps at start up for sure.
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