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Old 03-09-2015, 05:06 PM   #1
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13500 BTU vrs 15000 BTU 233S

Hi all, first post and thread.


I was wondering if this would make a big difference since the trailer is large and has three pull downs and it can get hot in the summer. Will the 13500 BTU keep the trailer cool when it 90-100 outside?



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Old 03-09-2015, 05:28 PM   #2
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My 29mbv TH had a 15,000 btu and needed it in the summer in Texas.
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Old 03-09-2015, 05:31 PM   #3
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Hi all, first post and thread.


I was wondering if this would make a big difference since the trailer is large and has three pull downs and it can get hot in the summer. Will the 13500 BTU keep the trailer cool when it 90-100 outside?



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NOPE!
I took possession of my new 233S on Saturday. It was around ninety degrees outside when we did the walk through. With the doors closed and all the beds out and the dinette extended the 13500 was barely keeping it comfortable in the main area. The bed at the front, which was in direct sunlight, was burning hot.
I may have been able to tweak some of the vents to concentrate the air towards the front, but that would have sacrificed the rear beds. I don't know how big a difference the 15000 would make, but I can tell you I wish I had it!
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Thanks I was undecided but I like it cold and was thinking I might need this, 1500 BTU doesn't seem like a lot but should help when hot and humid outside.......We signed Friday to buy one and It will have to be built, called and spoke with the owner and it will cost $250 so I told him to add the 15000 BTU to mine.
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Thanks I was undecided but I like it cold and was thinking I might need this, 1500 BTU doesn't seem like a lot but should help when hot and humid outside.......We signed Friday to buy one and It will have to be built, called and spoke with the owner and it will cost $250 so I told him to add the 15000 BTU to mine.
That's not bad. I think I will just need to sacrifice the kids in mine! I'm hoping we will be out when it is that hot, but if not, just close the curtains to the back bunks and stay towards the front....
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Old 03-09-2015, 06:26 PM   #6
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I have 15k BTU in my fifth wheel. I need it, at times I have a hard time keeping up even with shaded sites. Worth the upgrade IMHO. I am thinking of adding a second AC in the bedroom. Small unit on a separate AC feed to use the 20 amp plug for just itsel.
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For $250 I think you made a great choice. When we had our hybrid we did the Reflectix mod and space blankets and both made a difference.
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Consider the reflectix in the windows of the bunks and the space blankets above the bunks. It is amazing the difference that it makes in temperature control whether hot or cold.
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Old 03-09-2015, 06:50 PM   #9
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Mine has 15000 but was still uncomfortable in the Georgia heat last July. I don't remember what the temp was but the A/C couldn't keep up. You're going to loose a lot of cool (and heat in winter) through the tents. We were even in some partial shade. I've heard the PUGS (Pop Up Gizmos) help and they are on my list for this summer's camping trip. Also think we may just close up the bunks if we camp in that kind of heat again.... or just hit the pool or lake for a few hours.




Still love the 233s, though. Enjoy yours!
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Had the 15K in the Rookwood fiver. Pulled in to Oklahoma City it was 106 degrees. It took all night for the A/C to "catch up". Once it did we were good for the next 3 HOT days. We now have 2 A/C units so we should be in good shape.


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