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Old 09-26-2015, 03:41 PM   #11
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I agree, get two a/c's
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Old 09-26-2015, 03:44 PM   #12
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I can't speak to getting it done after purchase as ours had it when we bought it new. However, if I have the opportunity I would swap the 13.5K to the front location of the TT and move the 15K to the main location of the unit. Opposite of what they are when the factory adds the Diamond Package. It would make sense as the original location cools more square footage than the second unit, so put the bigger unit where it is needed most.
We got the Diamond pkg with our 2015 3029 Windjammer and the 15000 a/c is in living room and 13,500 is in bedroom.
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Old 09-26-2015, 03:57 PM   #13
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Back up AC

Another reason for having two AC units is if one goes out, you are not done camping. We had the 13.5 K BTU go out in AZ this summer when we were just starting a 30 day trip. Without the second unit, we would have had to rent a hotel at night to sleep because it was right at 100 degrees during the day and not much cooler at night. As it was, the 15 K (in the bedroom) would cool the trailer at night and was okay with the help of a fan during the day; still got over 80 degrees but bearable and we were not there during the day much anyway. Still it ran almost constantly, until the 13.5 K was repaired.
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Old 09-26-2015, 04:48 PM   #14
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No doubt, if you plan on going anywhere near Texas, you will need the second a/c unit. Best investment you will ever do.
X 2 w also have two ac in our 35ft V-Light. Later RJD
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Old 09-26-2015, 06:30 PM   #15
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Our 3001ww Windjammer has a single 15000 btu a/c and is more than ample and we live in Texas.
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Old 09-26-2015, 07:24 PM   #16
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Our 3001ww Windjammer has a single 15000 btu a/c and is more than ample and we live in Texas.
Seeing you only have two slides one 15000 ac will work . I have 3 sides creating more cooling space and one needs the extra ac. Later RJD
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Old 09-27-2015, 11:10 AM   #17
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You may want to go the route we did. We ordered our 2016 3029W with the option of a 50 Amp with 2nd A.C. prep. This provides 50 Amp service to the trailer and the bedroom vent is prept for a 2nd air conditioner. Then at a later date if you want the 2nd A.C. installed the wiring and reinforcement is already there. Just remove the vent- drop in the new A.C. and plug it in. Presto!!! BTW, the price for this option is only $290 MSRP.
Also you may want to consider the optional 2nd power roof vent in the kitchen/living area. Ours helps out quite a bit.

Good luck on your decision.
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Old 09-27-2015, 11:35 AM   #18
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You may want to go the route we did. We ordered our 2016 3029W with the option of a 50 Amp with 2nd A.C. prep. This provides 50 Amp service to the trailer and the bedroom vent is prept for a 2nd air conditioner. Then at a later date if you want the 2nd A.C. installed the wiring and reinforcement is already there. Just remove the vent- drop in the new A.C. and plug it in. Presto!!! BTW, the price for this option is only $290 MSRP.
Also you may want to consider the optional 2nd power roof vent in the kitchen/living area. Ours helps out quite a bit.

Good luck on your decision.
As long as you going that far with 2nd ac pre wire it will be cheaper to have factory install 2nd air than later. Later RJD
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Old 09-27-2015, 11:50 AM   #19
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We ordered our 2016 3029W with the option of a 50 Amp with 2nd A.C. prep.... the price for this option is only $290 MSRP.
This is what I would have done if we had purchased new...

With our 2 slide TT, one 13.5 A/C is just-enough in 90 degree heat... We bought our TT used & it only came with 30A, so I plan to place the current 13.5 in the BR & add a new 15 in the center. I will then run a separate 20A line & breaker box for the BR A/C. This line will also power a separate 110V outlet in the kitchen & separate 110V outlet under the awning, so I can use (2) elect. grills for breakfast...

All of the above is a lot of work, so I would have gladly paid an extra $290 for 50A at the time of purchase...

BTW, I installed (2) MaxxAir Deluxe fans (w/remotes) in the (2) remaining skylights. These work great in push/pull fashion when the temps outside are cooler than inside. When we are in A/C weather, I set them to automatically turn-on if the temps rise above 85. They run on 12V & will keep the dog from roasting if the electric fails.
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Old 09-28-2015, 10:20 AM   #20
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Since you're buying used, I would try it and see if it works. If it needs it you can add another AC and adding the cost of the second AC to the camper should still be less than buying a new one and taking the loss when you tow it off the lot.
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