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Old 03-24-2016, 11:56 AM   #1
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Humidity and heat

We just got the 233s. Curious how the AC performs with high humidity and heat? We upgraded to 15k AC. Anyone with experience running the AC in humidity and heat and how cool can it keep the trailer?
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Old 03-24-2016, 12:29 PM   #2
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Solar blankets or PUG's over the tent ends will help. Plus I would suggest doing the Reflectix mod in the bunk windows. We did both when we had our hybrid and even with our standard 13.5K AC unit the inside was quite comfortable. Both do a great job of retaining heat when running he furnace too.
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Old 03-24-2016, 04:21 PM   #3
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I find the 13.5 to be perfect for my DK and I can always close one end if I need to be a little more aggressive. As Wisc said the reflectix makes a noticeable difference. I ordered Ecofoil because it is a midwest company providing it and they give me scraps but same difference. I bet your 15k will be excellent at your larger size. In my experience it is almost better if it has to run longer and with our hybrids it often does.
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Old 03-25-2016, 11:10 PM   #4
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Add my vote to pugs and the reflectix mod, we go to myrtle beach twice a year in our 233s and they make a big difference, especially for the rear bunk.
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I find the 13.5 to be perfect for my DK and I can always close one end if I need to be a little more aggressive. As Wisc said the reflectix makes a noticeable difference. I ordered Ecofoil because it is a midwest company providing it and they give me scraps but same difference. I bet your 15k will be excellent at your larger size. In my experience it is almost better if it has to run longer and with our hybrids it often does.

13.5K works perfectly on my 23IKSS with both ends open and both slides out in direct sunlight because I hate shade. I usually have to turn AC up bc it gets like the Antarctic in the Roo
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We just got the 233s. Curious how the AC performs with high humidity and heat? We upgraded to 15k AC. Anyone with experience running the AC in humidity and heat and how cool can it keep the trailer?
Our ac cools our trailer and keeps it cold- even in the Mid-July air so thick you can almost swim heat and humidity. There were several times that we turned it off because we were too cold! We do use dehumidifiers inside.

ETA: Whoops didn't see that this was posted in the hybrid section. We don't have a hybrid.
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Sorry to say I have failed to join the PUG's & reflectix crowd...I TOTALY understand the reasoning for both, but have simply not had the patience nor desire to add more to our normal 233 stock configuration. As a pretty much strictly Florida (HOTTT & HUMIDDDD) camper I can report that stock canvas ends in direct sunlight (non-shaded campsite) will warm up without those add-on's....but our stock 13.5 AC does just fine as we aren't typically sleeping during the day anyway. In a shaded campsite, even during mid day the tent ends can be cold if you run the AC cool enough, for me not a problem especially since the electricity bill is not metered while I camp!
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Sorry to say I have failed to join the PUG's & reflectix crowd...I TOTALY understand the reasoning for both, but have simply not had the patience nor desire to add more to our normal 233 stock configuration. As a pretty much strictly Florida (HOTTT & HUMIDDDD) camper I can report that stock canvas ends in direct sunlight (non-shaded campsite) will warm up without those add-on's....but our stock 13.5 AC does just fine as we aren't typically sleeping during the day anyway. In a shaded campsite, even during mid day the tent ends can be cold if you run the AC cool enough, for me not a problem especially since the electricity bill is not metered while I camp!


I am all stock too no Pugs or Reflectix, I don't have issues but if one of my ends is in direct sunlight I sometimes close them just so the AC doesn't have to work hard in the day, but always sleep in them at night
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I have pugs and a 13.5K A/C unit and it works fine. At times I have to adjust the temperature up as it's too cold. No problem with keeping the trailer cold.
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The foil wrap is so cheap you should try it once...amazing what a difference it can make. That said I have run naked canvas many times as well and I totally agree...the ac had no trouble keeping cool.
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