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Old 09-22-2015, 09:20 PM   #11
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Hopefully I can pick up my camper this week. My new A/C should be here Monday so we can get out next weekend.Really enjoy taking with you.
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Old 11-01-2015, 12:44 PM   #12
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Kind of a late posting. We have a 142CK and noticed the AC would not keep things cool when it was really hot. It is only a 9K unit but the problem was the type of deflector it has. No matter how it is set it would only send the cool air towards the door. I added a small fan to blow the air forward and it helped quite a bit. While the trailer doesn't get down to 70 degrees on a 95-100 degree day it does stay comfortable. Here are some pics of what I did.

On a side note when I talked with Palomino way back when about a different AC issue they told me the trailer was setup to accept a 13K roof top unit. I don't know why the dealer didn't order this way as I think it would have worked better from the start.


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Old 11-01-2015, 01:01 PM   #13
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Thanks for the help. Ordered an AC but will have to cut the side of my camper and the cabinets. Decided not to because of the warrenty . So know stuck with a 200.00 AC. I am sure we are not the only ones having this problem. and like you I don't know why they don't put the correct size in is beyond me. It really makes me wish I had checked a little more before I bought but I am stuck for know.
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Old 11-01-2015, 01:14 PM   #14
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I have been in contact with Palomino and they offer NO help other than tell us to make sure we camp in the shade. Like that can happen every time we go camping. If I had known of this issues, I would have NEVER brought this trailer. Cause now it get a roof A/C put on is going to cost $1500 to $2000. Thanks Forest River for the added expense.
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Old 11-01-2015, 01:32 PM   #15
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Thanks for the help. Ordered an AC but will have to cut the side of my camper and the cabinets. Decided not to because of the warrenty . So know stuck with a 200.00 AC. I am sure we are not the only ones having this problem. and like you I don't know why they don't put the correct size in is beyond me. It really makes me wish I had checked a little more before I bought but I am stuck for know.
I don't blame you for not wanting to cut into the walls. I did see some 12K BTU Haier units that should fit the same cutout as the Frigidaire they put in my TT. I do not know if they are good quality or not. I also had concerns about not being able to pull the filter to clean it as it comes out on the left side as opposed to the right on the Frigidaire.

I was able to obtain the roof drawings from Palomino for my unit and it shows all of the bracing and hard points for the TV antenna and AC. Everything is there if a person were to decide to retro fit a roof top unit. Of course that leaves a big hole in the side that would need patching.
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Old 11-01-2015, 02:20 PM   #16
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It is pretty sad when you buy a camper and the maker knows the AC will not do the job. And I am like you had I known this I would have bought another. Thanks from me too Forrest River.
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Old 11-01-2015, 02:27 PM   #17
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Local dealer here said they stopped ordering units with sidewall ac. They just wouldn't cool the unit. Good luck hope you get it fixed.
I have a palomini 180FB are the water lines on the 150 RBS. Run outside of the TT like they are on the 180FB. I bought foam water pipe insulation to cover mine. I like to camp to late October early November and was worried about them freezing. Don't know how much the insulation will help. But think it has to be better than nothing.
Mine are run on the outside hanging below the frame in some spots. See My thread here:

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Old 11-01-2015, 02:38 PM   #18
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Yes the water lines are on the outside. I am pretty much screwed because the dealer said they wouldn't do anything. So again thanks Forrest River for building something you knew wouldn't work.
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Old 11-01-2015, 02:48 PM   #19
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Yes the water lines are on the outside. I am pretty much screwed because the dealer said they wouldn't do anything. So again thanks Forrest River for building something you knew wouldn't work.
I've looked on mine and a simple design change would allow all the water lines to be run on the inside. However, i'm not sure that they still wouldn't freeze. I've just accepted the fact that I will try insulating my lines with pipe insulation and try to tuck them under a little better. However for a $15k camper (in any brand) the palomini's are nicer in many ways. Obviously the people assembling these things don't take any more time than necessary to make sure the little things are done properly.

Ultimately I'd like to have an airstream. But $65k for a used one in the same size seems like an awful lot. I'll figure out the little problems and fix them on my own.
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Old 11-01-2015, 03:15 PM   #20
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We like our trailer quite a bit. It is a good size for the DW and myself. We bought it 18 months ago and at the time there really wasn't anything as well laid out or equipped in the 11K street price range. Being our first it has helped us learn a lot about what we would want in our next (permanent?) trailer. There are some things like the AC we wish we had known more about before we bought it but for the most part the fan has resolved that. We have talked about trying the 12K Haier but aren't sure if it is worth it at this point. We've had good results with the one warranty visit we made where Palomino helped us find a local dealer agreed to fix it our way. Other than that I've just had the typical RV issues you even see in the five figure RV's.

I have thought off and on about the water lines as we use our trailer when it is cold out but have just used water jugs for everything. It would be more convenient to be able to fill the inside tank and use a faucet. My lines are mounted to the inside of the side rail. I might give the insulating a try. The worst that can happen is the lines freeze and leaks but I have all of the tools to repair PEX so easily fixed.
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