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Old 07-17-2013, 04:27 PM   #1
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365SAQ. Keeping cool in hot weather

Anybody got any hints on keeping the entire coach cool during periods of temps on the 90's. I have tried several things and have had good results, but wondering what everyone else is doing. We have 2 A/C's and both are ducted.
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Old 07-17-2013, 05:00 PM   #2
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I took the last vent off in front and back run and put a stop at the end of each.they both blew on past the last vent and into ceiling.That increased airflow dramatically.We also have two a/c units and have no problem keeping it 72 degrees when in 90s.As long as its been cooling since morning.
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Old 07-17-2013, 08:00 PM   #3
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How difficult was it to close the duct off at each end. If possible give me some info so I can close each of them off. No need to put cool air where I don't need it.
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Old 07-18-2013, 09:04 AM   #4
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I just took cardboard and that silver duct tape and closed off endcaps... Took 5 min... Makes huge difference..
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Old 07-18-2013, 09:52 AM   #5
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Did you just take the last round vent out on each end to access the duct and block it just past the vent? If so it sounds easy enough. Thanks.
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Old 07-18-2013, 09:58 AM   #6
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Exactly... Bunk room u will notice it the most... It will be much cooler in there
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Old 07-18-2013, 11:12 AM   #7
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Great. Thanks, I will do it this evening.
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Old 07-19-2013, 12:24 AM   #8
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fishgolf365 let us know if it works easy for you too and helps with the cooling. I'm going to have to check this on our camper too. I never think it gets cool enough, except at night.
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Old 07-19-2013, 05:13 AM   #9
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I believe they are all built this way.My brother has the same camper and he found the same thing.
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Old 07-19-2013, 10:15 AM   #10
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We stayed in Myrtle Beach last week in the mid 90s and kept the rig in the low 70s by running both a/cs. However, with mine being a '12 and only having one factory vent in the bunkroom, I cut the ceiling and installed another in that duct line. I then bought a closeable vent and installed it in the 1/2 bath(and closed it almost off) and it made a huge difference over last year.
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Old 09-04-2013, 10:37 PM   #11
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We put a third a/c on the back bunk room and use a seperate 30 amp cord for it, we also wired in one of the outlets by the tv to it so that in the winter when not using the a/c we can run a electric heater back there and not pull any amps off of the stock 50 amp service, the camper place did a awsome job!!! They hit the breaker in the closet and put a removable 30 plug on the outside, it all looks factory, no more cooling issues no matter how hot it gets
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Old 09-05-2013, 09:41 AM   #12
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The only downside i see on a 3rd a/c is the lack of light in the room but that is an easy fix too
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Old 09-11-2013, 11:32 AM   #14
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Wow, looks great!
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When i get it back home, we r using it at the moment, i will take pics from up on our deck of all the a/c units, they all match so it looks factory
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That is our rack we had built for the back, we sometimes r gone for a cpl months working and living in our camper so a deep freeze is a great investment for beef, ice, etc also a treager and extra propane for winter use
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That is our rack we had built for the back, we sometimes r gone for a cpl months working and living in our camper so a deep freeze is a great investment for beef, ice, etc also a treager and extra propane for winter use
Holy Carp, that is alot of weight back there, You musta done a great job attaching the rack to the frame. Mine has a pretty stout factory rack, but has a 250 lb rating which includes the spare tire.
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I'm sure your rack is built solid, but that seems like a lot of weight on the very back.
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