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Old 05-08-2012, 11:25 AM   #1
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2nd A/C Operation

How would I control a 2nd A/C Unit if I installed one? Would it be connected to the duct work or a stand alone unit? I am already wired and braced but not sure what kind or type to look for.

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Old 05-08-2012, 12:17 PM   #2
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To save yourself wiring trouble you can get one that has the controls right on the unit, that way it is very simple to install and hookup to the pre-wiring. The pre configured setups do not use the duct work, from that aspect they are a standalone unit. You may also want to consider getting a low profile unit if this is on the front of a 5th.
I did this last year and here is what I found out, pre-wired is electric to the point of install, no wiring back to the thermostat or pre-configured path for you to add a second thermostat in the room (hence why controls on the unit are an easier choice).

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Old 05-08-2012, 01:09 PM   #3
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Thanks, this is on the front so I will need a low profile, recommendations are welcome. I thought it would have to be a stand alone unit but wasn't sure. Thanks for the help.

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Old 05-09-2012, 06:33 PM   #4
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Hi there! I can't speak much to the technical aspects, but my 5th wheel has a standalone unit on the front. The fan on my unit is either on or off... no auto selection, and no real thermostat. If I ever replaced it, I would look for something quieter that had an actual thermostat. Mine is a "Coleman Mach"...not sure of the model. Only has the following settings: Low and High Fan, Low and High Cool. Has a colder/hotter knob that does seem to cycle the a/c... but the fan itself never shuts off.
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