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Old 07-30-2016, 09:07 PM   #31
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I'd say it was an improvement. Not as dramatic as I hoped but better for sure. My last trip, I set up around 1 in the afternoon. Took 7-7.5 hours to finally cool down but there were no trees. The site I'm in now does have a large shade tree so it's not a fair comparison.


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Understood my friend. Thank you for your input though. Think it would be worth a shot tho? Since its an inexpensive mod.


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Old 07-30-2016, 09:12 PM   #32
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Yes it's a worthwhile mod. For $30 and 30 minutes it's hard to say it not worth giving it a try. Especially since you'll have extra reflectix to use elsewhere.


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Old 07-30-2016, 09:13 PM   #33
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Yes it's a worthwhile mod. For $30 and 30 minutes it's hard to say it not worth giving it a try. Especially since you'll have extra reflectix to use elsewhere.


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Impeccable logic sir. I'll do it before i take back to RV storage Monday


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Old 07-31-2016, 06:49 AM   #34
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I'm in full agreement with Tom's sentiments. We arrived last night in Hattiesburg, MS and the digital thermostat said it was 99 inside at around 4 pm. Before I did anything else, I plugged in and got the 2 A/C's going. By 7 pm the living area was at 85 and the master bedroom was at 80. I can't prove it, but by my experience I think the interior cooled off faster with the insulation on the air handler?? But, again as Tom said for having all the parts at the house and costing me 30 mins of my time, I feel it was worth it. Just my 2 cents!
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My logic says anything you can do to insulate something that is transferring heat from outside will help. We have always used foam blankets in the roof vents, kept shades dqwn on the sunny sides....etc. This mod is along that same line of thinking.

It has to help combined with all the other steps. The main thing I am interested in, Does it do any harm to the cooling efficiency or make it more prone to freeze up? I plan to do mine just so unless I hear differently.

I was also thinking of using some foil tape to seal some other areas while I am in there.
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That's what I did. I used foil tape to seal the joints of the plastic box before I covered it with reflectix


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Old 07-31-2016, 07:36 AM   #37
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I think that I'll order the capacitors that I need for the soft-start mod, then do it all at once!

Has anyone done any kind of fan delay mod to further lower start-up amps? I did that on my previous Rockwood, but I haven't seen anything on these newer units.....
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Has anyone washed the condenser coils? Because the dirtier they are and the hotter it is outside the problem compounds. Also make sure there are no folded over aluminum fins on the condenser. That restricts air flow.
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Increased Airflow

Just finished the Modification. Like others mentioned I started with foil tape on all of the seams. Even if I see no insulation benefit the improvement in air flow alone will be worth having completed the Mod. I would estimate an increase of 10-20% in air flow.

That being said, I can't see how this mod will not achieve some insulating benefit. I have the low profile black cover. It was in direct contact with the box. The new layer in between has got to provide some help.

Thanks to those who suggested this idea!!!
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Old 08-04-2016, 06:15 AM   #40
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I'm going to pick up supplies this weekend. what size tubing insulation did ya'll buy? Didn't know if it was quasi standard or i needed to go find out prior to starting this.
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