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Old 07-14-2013, 11:00 AM   #1
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We have many questions as we did not get any manuals with the TT. Does anyone know if there is a place online to get the manuals? We're in Franklin, Texas and its getting in the 100+ temps. Our A/C cannot keep the trailer cool. We're planning in taking our first trip in a couple of weeks but we need to address this MAJOR issue! I believe it's a 15. Also, is there a video somewhere that explains how to set up the manual awning? Sorry for all the questions! Totally new to the RV thing & very excited but we have a lot to learn! Any help would be greatly appreciated!
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Old 07-14-2013, 11:16 AM   #2
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Welcome! There are many good videos on YouTube that will show you how to work the awning.
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Old 07-14-2013, 11:45 AM   #3
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We live in Missouri and it gets very hot here as well. After the first time camping in 100 degree temps that the A/C couldn't handle we bought pillow foam that happened to be the exact size needed to put up into the vents and got one oversize and cut it to size for the shower skylight. A fan in the front of the trailer and one in the rear keeps the air moving. This has worked very well the last two summers for us. And of course we keep the shades down as well to help hold in the cool air.
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you can install a fantastic fan in your vents and run a fan in the trailer. Also it is an older unit so you might want to see if the AC needs servicing.
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Old 07-14-2013, 03:47 PM   #5
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Welcome! There are many good videos on YouTube that will show you how to work the awning.
Thank you for your help! I'll search YouTube & see what I can find!
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We live in Missouri and it gets very hot here as well. After the first time camping in 100 degree temps that the A/C couldn't handle we bought pillow foam that happened to be the exact size needed to put up into the vents and got one oversize and cut it to size for the shower skylight. A fan in the front of the trailer and one in the rear keeps the air moving. This has worked very well the last two summers for us. And of course we keep the shades down as well to help hold in the cool air.
I really like the idea of the pillow foam in the skylights. Especially since there is one right over our bed in the front of the trailer. Although I'm not sure I understand what you meant about putting the foam in the a/c vents. It looks like we're going to have to be aggressive with finding ways to keep the heat out this summer! Otherwise wait til it cools off. Thanks again for your help!
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Old 07-14-2013, 04:01 PM   #7
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you can install a fantastic fan in your vents and run a fan in the trailer. Also it is an older unit so you might want to see if the AC needs servicing.
We're actually going to have the A/C checked out this week. What is a fantastic fan? Thank you for your help! I hope we can resolve this problem so we can enjoy our travel trailer!
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Old 07-14-2013, 04:33 PM   #8
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We have a 2006 Rockwood TT that I have made some mods on, and maybe others can chime in on other helpful hints. Of course we try to choose shady campsites when possible in the summer time, but the last couple of seasons had 100 plus temps here in MO and can't always keep the afternoon sun at bay. So I went to Lowes and installed window film with 99% %UV block, and 70 % heat block(Gila) platinum. This really works as I have had sites in the full sun(no choice) and the TT's A/C(13.5K) has caught up to set temperature (74 degrees)and turned off. I also supplement indoor airflow with fans to keep the falling cold air stirred up(I have a 28' TT with single pane windows). I was so impressed I installed left over film on my home windows and can see the energy savings on my yearly bill reports. I have the insulated vent covers also and can say the little things you do all add up to more comfortable conditions inside your TT. Good luck with your new to you trailer!
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Old 07-14-2013, 04:39 PM   #9
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A Fan-Tastic Fan is a fan that installs in your 14 x 14 vent in the ceiling (should be a vent in the bathroom, and you may have others). Here's their website: FanTastic Vent - Home Page. Camping World and most RV places sell them. They are typically 3 speeds. Fancy ones have remote controls and I think some are reversible and some have thermostats. In spring and fall, they're all you need. They are also excellent for pulling the moist air out of your bathroom.
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Old 07-14-2013, 05:03 PM   #10
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Thank you so much for all the helpful tips! Maybe these modifications will make it bearable! We welcome any advise!
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