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Old 08-01-2012, 06:24 AM   #11
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Now that is a great idea and place to check. Thanks.
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Old 08-01-2012, 12:15 PM   #12
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QCCowboy...Thanks for the pics and the great report on your fix. We have diffrent vents in our 2013 Fith wheel but the ac unit looks the same.

I'll be out there this weekend with my duct tape and silicone Sealant.
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Old 08-01-2012, 12:23 PM   #13
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Glad to help. Make sure you use foil tape and not standard duct tape (found at any hardware store and even WM.) It is just as adhesive however it will hold up much better in the moisture that the AC creates than duct tape.
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Old 08-01-2012, 09:13 PM   #14
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A question about adding a 2nd ac = do you tie it in to your current ductwork or not? Is the advantage of this noise reduction?
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Old 08-03-2012, 10:14 PM   #15
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While I don't have a second AC unit , I would assume that it would tap into the existing duct work. Having to add new duct work would be a real pain. The only other way i can think of would be if a second AC unit only forced air out of the quick cool vent.

Either way the intent would be greater cooling power and more efficiency when cooling (allowing a camper to cool down quicker or different cooling zones.) Not necessarily less noise.

Now with a second AC comes the requirement of 50 amp wiring and pedestal service if you want to run both. This what you were asking?
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Old 08-06-2012, 10:03 AM   #16
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Our 2012 RCTS came pre-wired and ducted for the 2nd a/c. I would imagine that all Sabre units are "prepped" this way. The advantage to the 2nd a/c is increased airflow and cooling power. The disadvantage is noise, particularly in the bedroom. Also, it will require 50 amp service to run the 2nd a/c whereas you can get by on 30 amp service when using the primary unit alone. To eleminate the noise issue, you could always turn the thermostat off on the bedroom unit at night.
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Old 12-11-2012, 10:56 PM   #17
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My AC has never been that great either. I always blamed it on all the windows, and lack of insulation in the slide roofs. I added a portable AC in the living room, and that helped alot. On a recent trip I pulled the AC filter cover off and found that the baffle between the air return side and the cold output side had come loose and fallen down! So the AC was just pulling some of the cold air back into the input side. No wonder it wasn't cooling down the trailer very well. Decided to check all the output vents too, as around some of them the ceiling was cold, but not much air was coming out. The taping around the output vents was poorly done, as there were gaps and holes that the air was escaping from. Also the AC made a lot of noise in the living room. I figured out the rear two mounting bolts had backed off about an inch. I tightened those up, and it runs much quieter now. I haven't gotten to test out the new tape job yet, but I'm sure it should cool down much better next summer!
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Old 12-23-2012, 01:04 PM   #18
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I have a 2012 34RLQS and it is wired for a second A/C that I plan on installing next spring. It does not connect to the existing duct work, I have not seen one that does.
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