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Old 05-25-2013, 12:02 PM   #1
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New 2014 Work and Play 18ec questions

Hi to everyone,
I am very close to buying a 2014 Work and Play 18ec and I have a few questions. I know someone on this forum hear has the answers.
1) I live in South Florida and will be spending quite a bit of time in the Florida Keys during the summer months and would like to know if someone who owns a WPT 18 ec, is the standard 13500 btu a/c large enough to cool the coach in the dog days of summer, or should I upgrade to a 15000 btu a/c? I was told by one sales associate the factory upgrades the standard 13500 btu unit to a 15000 btu when they know the unit is being delivered to Florida, I dont believe that. Just a note, I do not want to upgrade, if the std a/c unit is sized properly, too large of a unit will not remove the humidty due to frequent cycling and then you will have a cold and wet feeling camper.
2) My second question is does anyone know if the double bowl kitchen sink is a standard feature in lieu of the single bowl shown on 2013 model year campers? I have seen many interior pictures posted on internet sites advertising 2014 WPT 18 ec showing a double bowl kitchen sink.
Thank you to all for taking the time to answer questions from a previous post and to those who are able to provide information on my new inquiry.
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Old 05-25-2013, 04:04 PM   #2
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We have a 2012 18 EC and really like it. We live in south Florida too (Davie) but our camper is currently waiting for us in Las Vegas where our son lives. We camped in Las Vegas last July, as well as other parts of the southwest, and the standard AC worked fine. We had a floor fan which really helped during the hottest part of the day in Vegas. I wish the AC had a lower speed fan for night time as my only complaint with the AC is that it is loud at night.

Every sales photo I saw had the double sink but I looked at many 18ECs and none had the double sink. Double sink would be nice but they seemed to exist only in photos when I was looking.

We have pulled ours about 12,000 miles and we are really happy with it. Great layout and easy to maneuver. We are continually making minors mods to make it more comfortable. Most importantly, my wife likes it and does not want to upgrade.

Feel free to ask if you have any questions.

Good luck, Mark
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Old 05-25-2013, 09:22 PM   #3
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Hi Mark, thank you for your response, I am happy to hear the standard a/c unit is sufficient to handle the heat load we experience in South Florida.

I am also researching which weight distribution hitch to purchase, we will also be loading a 2009 HD Streetglide and Cricket golf cart in the garage. I am considering a Equalizer wd hitch or Blue OX wd hitch. I do not know what capacity hitch to purchase yet, due to not knowing the total loaded weight of the camper and tow vehicle to establish the tongue weight. What type and capacity WD hitch do you use and are you happy with it?

Thank you,

PS: We live in Coconut Creek, Florida
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Old 07-01-2013, 06:05 PM   #4
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I just bought a 2014 24 FBW and it came with a double sink ! I don't know if its different for the 18 EC !!
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Old 07-02-2013, 08:26 AM   #5
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I bought the equalizer hitch last month before leaving for NH, TNT and I sure like it. I bought my unit from Lazy days in Tampa. I have the 13K Ac and it will run you out of the unit it gets so cold. I bought the hitch online, 10K 450.00, and paid Lemesa Rv in Sanford to put it on for 200.00. Money well spent. It is well worth the money. My .02
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Old 07-02-2013, 09:13 AM   #6
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My dealer sold me a used 1,200 lb Husky WDH with a friction sway bar for about $300 installed. I knew noting about WDH's at the time. Seems to work well enough. Not sure how's much better it would get for the additional investment.
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Old 07-03-2013, 11:02 PM   #7
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Thank you all for the great information...We have recently purchased and took delivery of a 2013 Work & Play 25 UDT. We are anxiously looking forward to our first road trip to Daytona for Biketoberfest in October. We are currently modifying and setting the camper up for our first trip. I will start a new thread with pictures as we navigate the upgrade and modification progress. I.E. Diamond plate tool chest,battery relocation, PVC fence post sewer hose holder, B&W Biker Bar mount installation etc..
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Old 07-09-2013, 12:34 AM   #8
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I have one 13.5k a/c on my (black) WPT30WR, and it *barely* keeps up with Texas summer heat. Runs all day if it's over 95ļ. I'd expect a 13.5k on a 18' unit can freeze you out.
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Old 07-09-2013, 07:06 AM   #9
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Thank you for the information, we purchased a 2013 25 UDT with a 13,500 BTU A/C and it is performing quite well. I have recently started the modification process starting with relocating the battery in to an aluminum tool chest mounted on the generator rack as well as replacing all of the outdoor 12 volt electrical connectors with marine heat shrink connectors. I will try to remember to take pictures and start a new post on progress.
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We have a 2012 18 EC and really like it. We live in south Florida too (Davie) but our camper is currently waiting for us in Las Vegas where our son lives. We camped in Las Vegas last July, as well as other parts of the southwest, and the standard AC worked fine. We had a floor fan which really helped during the hottest part of the day in Vegas. I wish the AC had a lower speed fan for night time as my only complaint with the AC is that it is loud at night. Every sales photo I saw had the double sink but I looked at many 18ECs and none had the double sink. Double sink would be nice but they seemed to exist only in photos when I was looking. We have pulled ours about 12,000 miles and we are really happy with it. Great layout and easy to maneuver. We are continually making minors mods to make it more comfortable. Most importantly, my wife likes it and does not want to upgrade. Feel free to ask if you have any questions. Good luck, Mark
do you have any issues with your unit to speak of?
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