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Old 07-10-2015, 10:13 AM   #1
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A/C Upgrade Needed For Flight 32BHDS?

We are considering upgrading to a Flight 32BHDS, and wonder if the 15k a/c upgrade is needed here in Mi? Eventually we may head out of state with the trailer, but up to now have only stayed in state with it. Our current trailer is the first w/ air, think it is the standard 13.5k unit.

A couple of the 32BHDS we have found (different dealers), one has the 13.5k, the other had the 15k. Neither has the upgraded insulation option. Up to now both dealers seem pretty good, but obviously that could be because we are looking to purchase a new trailer and not needing some after the sale help.

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Old 07-10-2015, 11:04 AM   #2
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I would do it with a trailer that large, especially without the thermal package. Are you planning on boondocking and running the AC off a generator? If so, that should be a consideration for the upgrade as well... You'll need a larger genny which will cost you more as well.
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Old 07-10-2015, 11:14 AM   #3
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I have a 2014 32bhds. We took it to the beach last summer and the AC ran almost nonstop all week it is the 15k. But it did keep it nice and cool inside.
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Old 07-10-2015, 12:38 PM   #4
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I recommend the 15k,my 26bh has the 15k and it keeps the trailer nice and cool even in 100+ degree weather.My 2 Honda eu2000's run it just fine.
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Old 07-10-2015, 01:37 PM   #5
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We are considering upgrading to a Flight 32BHDS, and wonder if the 15k a/c upgrade is needed here in Mi? Eventually we may head out of state with the trailer, but up to now have only stayed in state with it. Our current trailer is the first w/ air, think it is the standard 13.5k unit.

A couple of the 32BHDS we have found (different dealers), one has the 13.5k, the other had the 15k. Neither has the upgraded insulation option. Up to now both dealers seem pretty good, but obviously that could be because we are looking to purchase a new trailer and not needing some after the sale help.

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We have had the 32BHDS out a couple times, but being in New England we've only had mild humidity to deal with... certainly nothing like the South East, and certainly nothing like the super dry heat of the South West.

But I'd venture a guess that Michigan would have similar weather as New Hampshire.

We have used the 13.5k each time and have had to turn it off over night because it got too cold for the wifey. The dog, however, would prefer if I could get it down to 50!

I've never seen a 15k run, but remember - the 32BHDS has ducted air conditioning, so the vent over the front bed, and the vent in the bunkroom really bring in some serious cold air. Plus, the bathroom *i think* has an air duct too. When we were in the living room/kitchen we needed to close some of the Air register vents during the DAY because so much cold air.

Do not worry about the air on a 32BHDS, certainly if you're hauling it, because most sites should have some trees over them. (I personally detest "pull throughs," and would rather blind-side back it into a wooded site any day.)

If I had the option of 13.5 vs 15, I would have still taken the 13.5
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Old 07-10-2015, 02:50 PM   #6
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Having had a 32bhds in some hot weather, I was glad to have the 15k unit. You can always run the bigger AC unit on low or intermittently, but the smaller unit will only do so much. I would get the bigger AC unit if it was mine
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TY to all for the feedback and suggestions! We usually have at least electric and water when we camp. So not to often will we be boondocking. But if we did, we are set on the generator. We have a Troy Bilt 7000XP, though it would be a monster to take... But the little we may need a generator camping it wouldn't make sense to buy another smaller one (or a "suitcase" pair).

Here in Mi the humidity can get pretty nasty, at least if feels like it! Lol I know not as bad as the south, but air is a major reason we stepped into our current trailer 2 yrs ago. The heat doesn't bother me as much, but my wife would set ice cube trays out on the counter to make ice if she could get it that cold in the trailer (or the house)!!!

If we do for for the new trailer, I think it will probably come down to which dealer we feel is giving us the best "value" for the money. The one with the 13.5k a/c trailer is closer, within 1/2hr, the one with the 15K is about 2hrs away. Not sure what the one that is about 1hr away has.

Craig, I replied to your last pm, but the ipad was giving some fits so maybe it didn't go! TY again for all the feedback and suggestion!!!

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My 32BHDS has both. I believe the main unit is 15 and the unit for the bedroom is 13.5.

We just got back from a week long trip to Ft. Mcallister (Ga). My thoughts;
The site only had 30 amp hookups so running both AC units was a no go. The main unit kept it nice and cool, but ran non stop. On days like today (98+ degrees and high humidity) I can't imagine that the 13.5 unit will do it's job without struggling.

I got the 2 AC unit version with the thermal package, and I don't regret it. It's much hotter here than in MI though.

If you get the dual AC version, it's a 50 amp service which complicates things slightly, but for me, it was worth it.
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My niece who lives in MN has the 32BHDS with only a 13.5. She wants to upgrade to a 15K, the smaller unit just does not keep up with the humidity. For the little difference in price the upgrade is worth it. We have 2 units in our Eagle and I am sure glad we went that route with all our traveling we do.
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Old 07-11-2015, 07:20 PM   #10
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Our 32BHDS has the 15K unit and does OK. We spent two weeks at Myrtle Beach with several days at around 100 degrees. It didn't not cut off much but we would shut vents off from time to time. I think the smaller unit would struggle in certain climates.
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