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Old 03-03-2013, 07:38 AM   #1
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One or Two.

Since the question of whether or not to have two air conditioners comes up every so often I thought Id post these two photos of my indoor/outdoor thermometer. Both photos were taken while camped in the Midwest and the trailers were in a site that was in full sun with high humidity and very high outside temperatures. BTW the outdoor temperature sensor was in full shade. My expressed opinion is for potential buyers of fifth wheels.

The first photo was taken in my 2008 Wildcat RKBS, it was 30 feet long with two slideouts and had one 15k A/C. The second photo was taken in my 2013 Silverback, it is 34.5 feet long with three slideouts and two A/Cs, one 15k and one 13.5k.

If youre going to camp or travel in the Midwest, South, or Southwest during the summer months I highly recommend two A/Cs on most fifth wheel trailers with multiple slideouts.

The Wildcat 28RKBS.

The Silverback 29RL.


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Old 03-03-2013, 07:44 AM   #2
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Old 03-03-2013, 08:11 AM   #3
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Thanks for posting this. picking up my new Sabre 34TBOK next Thursday & and was considering adding a second AC in the master br.
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Old 03-03-2013, 08:42 AM   #4
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Old 03-03-2013, 08:54 AM   #5
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Here in west Texas, I will never have less than 3 ACs. Having the 3rd installed in a couple of weeks. After a visit with a Serria rep, you can order with 3rd air, they have built them several times, just do not show as an option.
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Old 03-03-2013, 09:12 AM   #6
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This was taken on a hot humid OH summer day in our Sierra with a newly added 2nd a/c.
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Old 03-03-2013, 09:45 AM   #7
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Wow what a difference. Thanks for sharing.
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Old 03-11-2013, 01:08 PM   #8
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Obviously it depends where you're going to camp geographically, how well your coach is insulated, size of unit and coach, etc, etc. For my 34 unit camping in 90-100 I need two units regardless if it high humidity or not.
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Old 03-12-2013, 10:16 AM   #9
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Makes me dream of adding a second one in day.
Thanks for the pics.
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Old 03-12-2013, 02:50 PM   #10
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Our unit is nearly 40' so I am glad we added the second AC in the bedroom! I love to hold off using the ac for as long as I can because I just love a great breeze! But, when the breeze turns to stifling hot humid will be a relief to know the rig will stay cool!

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