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Old 02-20-2013, 08:14 PM   #1
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AC Single or Double

I have talked to FF about this and was told it could be a 13,500 or 15,00 single or a pair of each double. I do know it would be a 50amp service for either of the two. My question is does anyone have two and if so does it really make differents??
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Old 02-20-2013, 08:19 PM   #2
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IMO do a 15K in the living area and a 13.5K in the bedroom.
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Old 02-20-2013, 08:25 PM   #3
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For my rig yes it was worth it. I have a 15,000 BTU in the living room and a 13,500 BTU in the bed room, both units can work together or independent from each other and they do share the same duct work from one end of the camper to the other.......Now here is what I found out just two weeks ago, my 5th wheel is new so I was checking things out. Now if you notice the a/c is in the middle of the ceiling and in most cases right over the tv so you know how it is when the a/c and the tv is on it is hard to hear the tv, so what I have found out is while I am watching tv in the living room I turn on the a/c in the bed room and when I go to bed I turn on the a/c in the living room and turn the one of in the bed room, i me it was worth the $700.00 bucks for the extra a/c and if one fails I still have one.....
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Old 02-20-2013, 08:26 PM   #4
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Two A/C's do make a difference!
We have the 15 in LR & 13.5 in BR...ducted



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Old 02-20-2013, 08:39 PM   #5
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Two A/C's do make a difference!
We have the 15 in LR & 13.5 in BR...ducted
Same here. For our 42' camper, I'd actually love to get a third one for the bunkhouse specifically.
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Old 02-20-2013, 09:12 PM   #6
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It is too bad that Carrier is not making a/c units for RV's any more, if they did I would change out the Dometics for Carriers and the reason is because they are better units, they can with stand a voltage drop and they are not as loud, but that is the way it go's.
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Old 02-21-2013, 11:16 AM   #7
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I would say 2. I have a single 15 in the LR and would love to add one to the bedroom.
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How do they do the power supply and wiring? Is it also ducted?
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Old 02-21-2013, 12:52 PM   #9
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Yes it is ducked together and you have a 50amp service from FF. Hope that helps.

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Old 02-21-2013, 01:51 PM   #10
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Yes it is ducked together and you have a 50amp service from FF. Hope that helps.

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Not sure on the ducting thing - I had a 13,500 BTU Dometic AC installed in our Silverback and it is unducted (meaning the unit is mounted on the ceiling with the outlets blowing directly out of the AC and not registers).

Maybe there are ducts in the ceiling, but not sure.
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Old 02-21-2013, 02:01 PM   #11
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It is ducked in the one we are looking at a 8282ws.
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Old 02-21-2013, 02:24 PM   #12
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Have a motorhome and could not cool in the summer without 2 units, 15 front and 13.5 back.
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Not sure on the ducting thing - I had a 13,500 BTU Dometic AC installed in our Silverback and it is unducted (meaning the unit is mounted on the ceiling with the outlets blowing directly out of the AC and not registers).

Maybe there are ducts in the ceiling, but not sure.
Was it a factory install, or a Dealer install?

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Was it a factory install, or a Dealer install?

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Dealer install - before it was done, I spoke to a FR rep plus the dealer and while I never asked about pre installed ducting, that was never mentioned to me by either one.
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a second unit will be purchased and installed for this summer. do not!! let the salesman tell you you only need one. we have a 31rets6, and 1 unit just isnt big enough (15000)
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I have been an Hvac tech for 16 years and have gotten into the camping world the last 3 years. Please put two AC units in your rig. You'll thank your self in the future. Redundancy is always important and the temp will be more consistent in your rig.
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Yep put two in. I have been an Hvac tech for 16 years and have been camping for the last 3 years. Redundancy is always good and them temp in your rig will be more consistent during the very hot days. You don't always have to run the both.
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Yep put two in. I have been an Hvac tech for 16 years and have been camping for the last 3 years. Redundancy is always good and them temp in your rig will be more consistent during the very hot days. You don't always have to run the both.
Hey Smitty65,
Thanks for your input, we have to make a decision as to which ones? We are moving to 2 - 15's just to have it cool down sooner rather then later...... still have a couple of years before we buy, just still doing Homework. Also we already have TV a F250 all setup short of the hitch.

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It is ducked in the one we are looking at a 8282ws.
The web site says the 15K A/C is optional, no option listed for 50A service and a pre-wire or 2nd A/C. I have heard this mentioned with the Diamond package because of the dark roof...but no mention on the web page yet.

Have you had some feedback from Forest River on this?

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The web site says the 15K A/C is optional, no option listed for 50A service and a pre-wire or 2nd A/C. I have heard this mentioned with the Diamond package because of the dark roof...but no mention on the web page yet.

Have you had some feedback from Forest River on this?

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Dave,
Yes I talked to FF last week and was told that they Can install two 15,000 with the 50amp service at the plant. We most likely are going that way for now.

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