Reply
 
Thread Tools Display Modes
Old 08-06-2009, 07:57 PM   #1
Member
 
Join Date: Aug 2009
Posts: 87
Should we upgrade to 15,000 btu air conditioning?

We are thinking about ordering the Rockwood Ultralite 2607SS which is 29 feet long. We were wondering if we should upgrade to the 15,000 btu air condiitioning or if the 13,500 will be ok for that size trailer.
__________________

__________________
tchart is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 08-06-2009, 09:22 PM   #2
Senior Member
 
milzat's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2006
Location: Prairieville, Louisiana
Posts: 1,927
Where are you located? This may make a difference.
__________________

__________________
milzat is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 08-06-2009, 10:31 PM   #3
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Mar 2008
Location: Jacksonville Florida
Posts: 1,263
I have the 13500 btu, and have absolutely no problems with the cooling. Remember, these campers have a ducted system anyway, to distribute the cool air. Mine's fine and I live in Florida, and besides, on a 30 amp site, you will probably be running other things as well, and you don't want to go over the 30 amps, or it will trip the breaker! Randy
__________________
/SIGPIC]'08 V-lite Flagstaff 30WRLS
'06 Ram 1500 QC hemi Reese dual cam sway control,
K&N series 77 intake, Hellwig helper spgs. LT tires,
Flowmaster "true duals", 380 h.p., Bilstein shocks
08flagvlite is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 08-06-2009, 11:19 PM   #4
Senior Member
 
NWJeeper's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2008
Location: Enumclaw, WA
Posts: 2,617
I ordered our Georgetown with a single 13.5K unit not wanting to carry the weight of a 2nd unit we would hardly use. We do most of our camping in temps below 80 degrees. Wouldn't you know it, most of our trips out have been in over 80 degree weather and the single unit can't keep up.

I guess it's better to have it and not need it then to not have it and be wishing you did. Go for the bigger unit if it is in the budget....
__________________
"I can fix it, and if I can't fix it, I can fix it so no one can fix it!"
Ed & Wendy
2009 Georgetown 378TS | 1998 Jeep Wrangler | 1998 Skeeter ZX202C
Nights camped in 2009: 53 | Nights camped in 2010: 55
www.nwjeepn.com
NWJeeper is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 08-07-2009, 07:39 AM   #5
Head Rambler
 
Join Date: Mar 2008
Location: Southwest Alabama
Posts: 4,322
Our GS-280 has the 15k BTU unit and living in south Alabama it's needed during the summer. I'd definitely recommend it if you camp anywhere that it's hot and humid.
__________________
Salem 29RKSS Pushing a GMC Sierra 2500HD!
Gotta go campin!
Bama Rambler is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 08-07-2009, 08:52 AM   #6
Member
 
Join Date: Aug 2009
Posts: 87
Thank you all so much for your responses. This forum is awesome. We live in Missouri and there are times that it could be around 100 degrees. We will probably go with the 15,000 just to be safe.
Thanks again.
__________________
tchart is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 08-07-2009, 08:03 PM   #7
Moderator Emeritus
 
Join Date: Nov 2008
Location: Winston-Salem, NC
Posts: 2,381
I have a 15,000 in my Work and Play 18LT, which is an 18 foot box. Last night I went in and it was 97 degrees, camper shut up. 92 outside. Turned on AC to med. fan and 1.5 hours later was 83. Still uses a 30 amp service. You don't go to 50 amp unless you get dual AC's. I recommend it, it's not much heavier depending on brand.
__________________
LadyWindrider
2012 Ford F250 ext. Cab 4x4
2002 Jeep Wrangler Sahara
2008 Yamaha V-Star 650 Classic

2008 Work and Play 18LT
LadyWindrider is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 08-10-2009, 03:33 PM   #8
Member
 
jdeeter's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2007
Location: Austin, Tx
Posts: 43
I have the Rockwood 2604 w/ 15000 BTU AC and it will not keep up in 100 plus temp here in Tx. I would definately go for the 15000 over the 13500 on a 26 ft trailer. Even with the problem of having to turn it off when running the MW oven.
__________________

Jim & Eileen
Silverado 1500 Crew Cab, 5.3 ltr, prodigy controller.
2009 Rockwood 2604.

Running mates Max & Kate Chihuahua's

Hobie Kayaks on Thule rack on truck

Retired Army EOD
jdeeter is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 08-10-2009, 06:27 PM   #9
Junior Member
 
Join Date: May 2008
Location: San Antonio TX
Posts: 2
We just came back from a trip out west, through West Texas, New Mexico, Arizona, and Utah in our 2008 8272S. My 15K a/c had a hard time keeping up on several days; a 13.5K a/c would have been a miserable experience.
__________________

__________________
Major Dad is offline   Reply With Quote
Reply

Tags
rockwood, air conditioner

Thread Tools
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are Off



» Virginia Campgrounds

Reviews provided by




ForestRiverForums.com is not in any way associated with Forest River, Inc. or its associated RV manufacturing divisions.


Copyright 2002- Social Knowledge, LLC All Rights Reserved.

All times are GMT -5. The time now is 04:52 AM.