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Old 10-03-2016, 07:43 PM   #1
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Greyhawk w/ 2 AC

I noticed on the Jayco site that there is an option for 2 11k AC units instead of the single 15k one. It's still a 30 amp rv though.

Does anyone have this setup??

I'm planning on adding a 2nd AC next spring but will have to run a new 20 amp circuit for it since the 30 amp service won't pull two larger units.

I'm curious if the 2 11k units work well???
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Old 10-05-2016, 08:11 AM   #2
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First I have seen this. Though we have no interest in a 2nd AC, this option may be of interest to those who travel frequently in the south/west. Wonder if 11K units also have a heat pump as do the 15K units?
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Old 10-17-2016, 10:14 AM   #3
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I just noticed the 2017 Alante has the same setup but standard..

It's listed as:
11,000-BTU A/C (2) with Energy Management System (N/A 26X)
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Old 10-17-2016, 02:38 PM   #4
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Angry Wish I would have gotten two air conditioners or a different brand

I made a big mistake not reading more about the problems people have with one air conditioner. I bought a 2017 Greyhawk 29 MV recently. Before we left the dealership my wife and I had concerns about the excessive heat in the coach but was assured that the air conditioner was fine and "it just takes time" to cool down. Well, 1 week at my house and 3 weeks at the dealer and it still does not cool down. I spoke to Jayco's costumer service manager and was told the dark color and 1 air conditioner was "NOT DESIGNED FOR THE SOUTH"!
I live in Louisiana and now have a brand new motorhome that I cannot use unless I plan on going north for the summer. The dealer still has it and I'm hoping they can do something for me but Jayco will not do anything.
Don't know if it's poor insulation or the dark color but I would definitely get 2 air conditioners if you plan on using it south of the Mason Dixie Line. I don't know if all brands are alike but be sure it cools properly before you make your purchase. Jayco will not be any help after you drive it away from the dealer. They told the dealer service department the same thing they told me.
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Old 10-17-2016, 02:46 PM   #5
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I have a 2014 31FS Grewhawk that I bought at Dixie RV in Hammond. I have the same issue with the AC not being that cool. It does eventfully cool down at night but take awhile. I bought a few fans I run constantly during the summer and have put shades in the bedroom windows. I also have a front cover over the windshield to help cool things. Try to find shade, put out the canopy when the sum comes from that direction, etc. In the future I would look for 2 AC units in my new coach!
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I made a big mistake not reading more about the problems people have with one air conditioner. I bought a 2017 Greyhawk 29 MV recently. Before we left the dealership my wife and I had concerns about the excessive heat in the coach but was assured that the air conditioner was fine and "it just takes time" to cool down. Well, 1 week at my house and 3 weeks at the dealer and it still does not cool down. I spoke to Jayco's costumer service manager and was told the dark color and 1 air conditioner was "NOT DESIGNED FOR THE SOUTH"!
I live in Louisiana and now have a brand new motorhome that I cannot use unless I plan on going north for the summer. The dealer still has it and I'm hoping they can do something for me but Jayco will not do anything.
Don't know if it's poor insulation or the dark color but I would definitely get 2 air conditioners if you plan on using it south of the Mason Dixie Line. I don't know if all brands are alike but be sure it cools properly before you make your purchase. Jayco will not be any help after you drive it away from the dealer. They told the dealer service department the same thing they told me.
It's definetely not a brand issue per se. The main issue is that it's simply too much RV for one AC in southern summer heat. If you have a darker color then that isn't doing you any favors.

Other than the Seneca class of class c motorhomes, I have not seen any with 50 amp service to support 2 full Acs and even most smaller/entry level class a's don't have 2 ACs. In talking with our dealer and doing some homework I figured out that I could add the 2nd AC in our Redhawk albeit a bit of a hack. The dealer won't do it but did refer me to some in the area that do. Other than getting the unit on the roof I the install seems within my ability so I'll give it a shot in the spring.
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Old 10-17-2016, 03:44 PM   #7
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My 2015 31FS has a 15000 but ac with heat pump and it just holds its own on 100 degree days


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Old 10-17-2016, 07:11 PM   #8
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I'm toying with the idea of buying a portable AC unit. Not the 'window kind' but the kind on casters. For ducting, I'm thinking about rigging something up to duct it out of the roof vent in the bathroom.

Been reading a little bit to see if I can see what the amp draw is on something like a 10K BTU unit.

If it doesn't work out, I could put the AC unit to work in my shop, so I may just give it a try.
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Old 10-17-2016, 07:24 PM   #9
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I'm toying with the idea of buying a portable AC unit. Not the 'window kind' but the kind on casters. For ducting, I'm thinking about rigging something up to duct it out of the roof vent in the bathroom.

Been reading a little bit to see if I can see what the amp draw is on something like a 10K BTU unit.

If it doesn't work out, I could put the AC unit to work in my shop, so I may just give it a try.
I've had the same thought.. Just couldn't come up with a good place to vent it. We don't really NEED the 2nd ac too often because in general camping in the summer is no fun anywhere here. We focus on the other seasons.
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I spent 13 years in the DFW area. I recall waiting until 11pm to go outside for a walk, when the temperature had finally dropped to 130*.
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