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Old 03-10-2015, 06:48 AM   #11
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That was $250 well spent. You'll want to buy some PUG's for sure. They make a world of difference.

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Old 03-10-2015, 07:23 AM   #12
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It will help, but if you are traveling, It helps to be at your next destination by 3:00pm. That's when the heat starts to build if you get there at 5:00PM you won't cool down until about 8 or 9. If you are staying somewhere star the A/C early AM to keep up with the heat. Trees help if you under direct sun you will just be hot period. It helps if you have vent covers on to open the vents when traveling to exhaust some of that heat. When we first arrive I always open the bottom dump and then close it after the main area starts to cool. At Least that is what I have found.

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Old 03-10-2015, 09:24 AM   #13
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Old 03-10-2015, 09:44 AM   #14
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Now you guys are getting me concerned about ours! We have 1-15000 ducted but are prewired for a front unit. We can shut the doors to the garage and close that register. The dogs will just have to sleep in the LR and they wont mind at all. Maybe we messed up not just buying the second unit,time will tell.
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Old 03-10-2015, 10:00 AM   #15
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We had a 13.5K ac in our 32ft TT and it did not keep up in the Nebraska humidity and heat. Our current 31ft fifth wheel has a 15k ac (I requested at purchase) and it does great! Also, we chose a white exterior instead of color for this reason. We place pillows in the roof vents and a reflective shade on the sunny side window in the extreme heat.

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Old 03-10-2015, 11:25 AM   #16
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This probably wouldn't sway your decision but some users have reported being able to run a 13.5K BTU AC off a single Honda EU2000i generator, where all that I've read report not being able to do that with a 15K. Those that are successful modified the 13.5K AC slightly to stagger the starting loads of the compressor and fan.
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Old 03-10-2015, 11:48 AM   #17
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I think that a good choice. The added cash will be nothing in the long run.

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Old 03-10-2015, 12:26 PM   #18
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That was $250 well spent. You'll want to buy some PUG's for sure. They make a world of difference.

What does PUG's stand for?
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Old 03-10-2015, 12:45 PM   #19
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What does PUG's stand for?
This is the nickname for something used on hybrids and popups.
Stands for popup gizmos.
Google their website for more details.
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Old 03-10-2015, 02:37 PM   #20
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When I posed this question to Forest River, they told me the cooling would be similar but the larger unit would have more capacity to remove humidity.

Mine on order is a 21dk so it is a little smaller and I have Ecofoil (similar to reflectix) all cut up and ready to roll. I am sticking with 13500...after a while each upgrade started to add up when I calculated it out.

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