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Old 05-10-2015, 08:49 AM   #1
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Adding 2nd AC?

New Dude in Bama,
I have a 2014 40' Sandpiper, and want to add a second AC over the BR.
Any suggestions of how to proceed?
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Old 05-10-2015, 04:43 PM   #2
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Welcome to the forum. You may want to go the the main page and scroll down to the Tech section or your trailer specific section under Trailers and 5th wheels
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Old 05-11-2015, 12:11 AM   #3
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check your fuse panel to see if you have a breaker labeled for a second ac. If you do the wire is beside the vent in the other room. If you don't see a electrical box take a screwdriver and remove the trim ring around the vent in the inside. The wire might be in a box beside the vent inside the ceiling. Once you find the wire adding the ac is easy just remove the vent and follow the instructions with the new ac. It mounts using the same hole the the vent was in.
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Old 05-14-2015, 11:32 PM   #4
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If you don't have a breaker in your panel for a second AC then it is likely that your not prewired. If your not prewired it would make a 2nd AC installation much more complicated. In that case you may consider a Fantastic Fan ...

Clink on this link and then scroll down till you get to my second AC install. It should give you some ideas of what's involved..

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Old 05-15-2015, 06:12 AM   #5
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New Dude in Bama,
I have a 2014 40' Sandpiper, and want to add a second AC over the BR.
Any suggestions of how to proceed?
Is the unit 50amp?

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Old 05-15-2015, 07:15 AM   #6
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Is your unit pre wired for a second AC mine is.
I have a blank plate in the bed room ceiling next to the roof vent, that is where the wiring is for the second AC is
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Old 05-15-2015, 10:14 AM   #7
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Turbs has a good point if your rig is 50amp you can be wired for a second AC does not mean that it is but if your 30amp then not much chance...
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Turbs has a good point if your rig is 50amp you can be wired for a second AC does not mean that it is but if your 30amp then not much chance...
Right.

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Old 05-15-2015, 10:35 AM   #9
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I have seen 30amps with two AC's but setup so you can only run one at a time....
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I have seen 30amps with two AC's but setup so you can only run one at a time....
Unless it was factory installed I've not heard or seen a 30 amp camper prewired for 2nd a/c

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I cheat.... Our trailer is 30 AMP & I can run two ACs at once........ but this will not work everywhere nor for everyone........ My RV dealer / owner & mechanic suggested this.... two services. One is the 30AMP main trailer..... The other is a separate breakered fuse box that I run off the 50 AMP pedestal plug......... So I have two main power cords coming off the trailer. The secondary is only for the second AC and we have a second electric frig for drinks etc........ & anything else in the toy room. (ran separate outlets in the rear room)


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The one I am talking about was a factory installed motorhome and they had a switch that would only let your run one or the other. You could however run one on the generator and one on 110....

Oaklevel that is the way you have to do it with your setup.. Not cheating more like improvising...
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