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Old 07-12-2016, 06:00 PM   #1
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We have a 2013. I am very disappointed with the insullation. I don't think.it has any. Very hard to cool down and we have an upgraded AC. When I open the cabinets on the outside wall, it is like an oven. Also the bedroom and bathroom is too small. Can't wait to find another with better layout
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Old 07-12-2016, 06:20 PM   #2
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We went from the 8289ws to the 8299bs. The bathroom is pretty much the same but the bedroom is larger with the bed slide. The living room is longer and I love the larger refrigerator. We really like the differences between these two similar layouts.
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Old 07-12-2016, 06:49 PM   #3
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I wish we could upgrade from our 8289WS to the 8299 but the Canadian Dollar on exchange is a killer.That trailer has the double fridge, bed on slide, heavier axles and bike rack, all thing we would like.

Looking at a Columbus 325RL as well.

As far as insulation I find in the summer heat it takes many hours to get it cooled down with 1 AC.
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I don't think this trailer is much different than most...they all have very thin walls which allow them to heat up very easily...works the other way too...they are tough to keep warm when out in cooler weather. Surely there are some out there that have an extra amount of insulation such as those labelled with "Arctic Package"...but those certainly are not the norm.
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We have 2 a/c units on ours and also had it on the 8289ws. Definitely helps cool it down when it is super hot out. I know it would be a struggle with just one to cool initially. After it does cool down one normally can handle the heat.
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Ultralights have thinner walls, ergo less insulation. Duh. Suggestion: line exterior wall of all cabinets with reflective bubble insulation. helps a lot and very inexpensive. Just staple to the walls and you now have R-7 that you did not have before.

Also keep in mind that these AC units are not like a home AC. They only cool down 17 - 20 degrees below outside temp, and it takes awhile to do that. So if it's 100 out, you'll take awhile to get to 80 inside and still feel uncomfortable. Just a fact of life, does not matter what unit you own.
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Don't go south to camp, come on up here to Canada! It doesn't get as hot on a regular basis (although as I write this it's 85F and feels like about 102F with the humidity) so your single AC may do a better job.
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Thanks for all the responses. I will try the insulation idea. Had not thought of it but will let you know how it works
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Itat..wish I could. Still working unfortunately
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Going to look into another AC If we keep it
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