Originally Posted by Chaps
Robt & Estha
There's quite a difference in the ability of your 320RS to keep cool as compared to the account given by Joel & Bec (redfinaddict).
1) Do you have dual pane windows?
2) Is your exterior color grey or tan?
I appreciate your answers to my previous questions as well as to the above. It's so nice to be able to learn from someone "who's been there"!
Sorry I didn't get this answered sooner. I recall reading it, but just realized I hadn't replied. Must have gotten interrupted.
I really don't know what the difference is.
We have the standard issue frameless windows that I don't believe are dual pane. Our Columbus is the creme/tan color.
One thing - I kept the awning out most of the time and we had our trailer positioned so the sun was primarily on the "back" side where there is only the one small (kitchen) window. We had learned from our Sandpiper with only one AC unit and LOTS of windows all around that the windows were the biggest culprit in trying to keep it cool.
One summer in Fredericksburg, Texas it was 100+ all week and the park had us positioned north-to-south so we were getting the morning, midday and evening sun directly on us.
That poor single AC couldn't come anywhere near keeping up and honestly it never cut off (even at night) and we had temperatures in the upper 80's to perhaps even 90 during the peak of the day.
But the additional insulation that the Columbus has over that '05 Sandpiper, fewer "back side" windows and the second AC unit have made a world of difference.
As I stated in another thread - we got the grommet kit "fix" last week and it made a dramatic difference in the noise and vibration of the bedroom AC, but our dealer still isn't fully satisfied and has a new unit on order.