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Old 04-21-2017, 09:17 AM   #1
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Any chance the ducts are there?

I have a 2017 Wildwood 261BHXL
It has a roof a/c (non-ducted)
Other 2017 Wildwood 261BHXL 's have ducted a/c as an upgrade..

Any chance the ducts are in mine and just blocked off?

I'd like to add an A/C vent to the bedroom, so I can close off the curtain divider for privacy and still get cold air.
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Old 04-21-2017, 09:33 AM   #2
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Old 04-21-2017, 09:35 AM   #3
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More than likely they are there (typically just a channel in framing), but you would need a new inside panel, thermostat, and vents for the rest of the RV also. I'm not sure you can make the non-vented model AC work.
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More than likely they are there (typically just a channel in framing), but you would need a new inside panel, thermostat, and vents for the rest of the RV also. I'm not sure you can make the non-vented model AC work.
Ahh.. I see.

I was hoping I could just unblock the duct that runs to the bedroom, and pop a hole in the ceiling and add just one vent..

thanks for the info!
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Old 04-21-2017, 09:55 AM   #5
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More than likely they are there (typically just a channel in framing), but you would need a new inside panel, thermostat, and vents for the rest of the RV also. I'm not sure you can make the non-vented model AC work.
Obviously, he would need the vents.

Not sure what you mean by "inside panel."

Not sure why he'd need a new T-stat. Might need to move the one he has, but I'd think installing vents would actually be better for the T-stat location as it would even out the air flow in the TT.

UPDATE: Figured you might think he has an AC with the controls on the ceiling panel and that's why you think he needs an "inside panel" and a T-stat. Given the size of his TT, I would be surprised if he has that kind of AC. My smaller Roo 19 hybrid was not ducted, but it had a T-stat on the wall.
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Old 04-21-2017, 09:58 AM   #6
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More than likely they are there (typically just a channel in framing), but you would need a new inside panel, thermostat, and vents for the rest of the RV also. I'm not sure you can make the non-vented model AC work.
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Obviously, he would need the vents.

Not sure what you mean by "inside panel."

Not sure why he'd need a new T-stat. Might need to move the one he has, but I'd think installing vents would actually be better for the T-stat location as it would even out the air flow in the TT.

UPDATE: Figured you might think he has an AC with the controls on the ceiling panel and that's why you think he needs an "inside panel" and a T-stat. Given the size of his unit, it's very possible he doesn't have that kind of AC. My Roo 19 was not ducted, but it had a T-stat.
the only thermostat in the TT controls the propane furnace only.

The A/C controls are all contained on the A/C unit itself.
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the only thermostat in the TT controls the propane furnace only.

The A/C controls are all contained on the A/C unit itself.
So thinking some more, you would need to open up the foam from the AC's discharge plenum to the ducting, then close off the normal discharge vents in the ceiling panel (I think that's really what AquaMan was getting at), which probably isn't too difficult, but then you'd have to put a T-stat somewhere and run it's wiring back to the AC.

So I've come around to AquaMan's view. Sounds like a lot of work.

And that all ASSUMES that the ducts are actually there. Not sure how you'd determine that easily.
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So thinking some more, you would need to open up the foam from the AC's discharge plenum to the ducting, then close off the normal discharge vents in the ceiling panel (I think that's really what AquaMan was getting at), which probably isn't too difficult, but then you'd have to put a T-stat somewhere and run it's wiring back to the AC.

So I've come around to AquaMan's view. Sounds like a lot of work.
yep. too much work for me

I should've just spent the extra cash for the upgrade in the very beginning. But I was paying cash for the unit, and just simply maxed out on my budget...

Think I'll just leave the curtain open... not really adequate privacy anyhow..
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yep. too much work for me

I should've just spent the extra cash for the upgrade in the very beginning. But I was paying cash for the unit, and just simply maxed out on my budget...

Think I'll just leave the curtain open... not really adequate privacy anyhow..
Just found this thread. Might help you, might not.

AC seem to not cool enough?
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No harm in pulling down the inside part and look and see if the ducts are there. I just had my inside down to vacuum out my ducts and block off the ends.
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