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View Poll Results: AC performance poll.
My AC cools my RV very well in all conditions. 70 40.23%
My AC cools my RV OK. 47 27.01%
My AC cannot keep up. 20 11.49%
My AC works OK most of the time but not on real hot days. 35 20.11%
I have a single 13.5K unit. 43 24.71%
I have a single 15K unit. 60 34.48%
I have multiple AC units. 42 24.14%
I have had to add items to my RV to help keep it cool. 13 7.47%
I wish I had bought a second AC unit (where applicable) 15 8.62%
Where I live AC is rarely if ever needed. 4 2.30%
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Old 07-26-2016, 09:04 AM   #31
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Originally Posted by RVhiker View Post
I voted that the 15K AC cools our RV OK; however:
1) If we've just gotten set up and it is hot it will take until sundown to get the inside even moderately cool;
2) If we are in the sun and it is quite hot, the AC will keep the inside tolerable, but not cool
3) It blows a lot of cold air, but sometimes not quite enough.
4) It is too darn loud.
I also have the same results.
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Old 07-28-2016, 05:49 AM   #32
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Went out this past weekend with a high of 98 and heat index of 105 high humidity. We got a site with one tall skinny tree that cast a shadow up until about 9 am and then nothing for the rest of the day. When we first set up and turned on the AC's it was 96 inside temp on the thermostats both front and back. It took a good 2 hours to get the temp down to the set 72 degrees. The next 2 days the AC's kept the FW at a constant set 72 degrees. I was pretty happy with the performance of the units.

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Old 07-29-2016, 06:52 PM   #33
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We generally do not camp when it is hot. Have been in a state park when it was 95; problem was the voltage tended to get low in the park when everyone was using their ac. We have a 15k unit and a digit thermostat so temp stays at 74 for us.
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Old 07-30-2016, 05:16 AM   #34
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Originally Posted by Crabman View Post
Poll up and running. Original poll trashed as multiple choice was not working.
Crabman I think it would be of interest to know what type of insulation package the voters had. Artic etc. that should have an influence on the performance of their individual units.
For me our 15000 unit works great but the analogy thermostat is the pits.
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Old 08-05-2016, 03:50 PM   #35
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Yesterday we had near 90 degrees and 70+% humidity. I had both ACs set to 72 but when I opened the door it felt like you could have hung meat in there. I had to turn one off and the other up. I think we'll be fine.
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Old 08-05-2016, 05:31 PM   #36
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Just checking back in with an update. We have been in panhandle of FL since Monday. Highs have been in the 99's with at least 95% humidity! I've had both ac's running, set at 72. Way to cold...I've had to bump it to 75 to keep everyone from complaining how cold it is. I like it cold, but I'm outnumbered 3 to 1!

Whoops, put this in the wrong ac thread.
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Old 09-28-2016, 06:08 AM   #37
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Ac problem

Have 2 15000 units spent winter in az temp 87 out cannot get below 85 inside used temp gun shot inside walls many reading 120 so where is insulation . Yes many read about 87 ,areas around outside vents and Windows also no insulation take out trim and look ,hot or cold air races in step area vents as it lets outside air blow in
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Old 10-01-2016, 08:59 AM   #38
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Smile AC Performance

We had one 15K unit in a 2016 Jayco model 291 RSTS and we live in south eastern Washington State and we had to add the second 13K unit to bedroom. To get the rv to a respectable 70s temp . Should have bought with two ac to start with, we were surprised as our old Cardinal had one 13.5 K unit and it cooled 26 ft very well no issues ,20 yrs old ! I have recently discovered that if I turn the Base 15K unit on a higher temp and let the unit catch up,and then keep working it down with the thermostat after the unit has turned off by itself it seems to do a better job of cooling. I am thinking it was working to hard when I Would just turn to 75 .I think is was icing up and reducing affective cooling ? Had I known that I may have gotten by with one ac . But with 2 units. Just dial up,and cool. Good choice for us .
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Old 10-05-2016, 07:46 PM   #39
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Our experience in Roswell, NM (temps of 115 degrees) this past Fourth of July in our Greyhawk 29MV (one 15000 AC) proved to us that one AC is a struggle to keep up. We would have settled for temps of 78 degrees in the coach but that didn't happen. The best we got was 90 degrees inside.

So we ran to Sears and picked up two portable fans. That helped bring the temps down to 85 at mid-day I the coach. Night time temps were much more manageable.
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Old 10-11-2016, 07:01 AM   #40
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Poor or no insulation around Windows slides roof vents floor vents and return area buy a temp gun and just look around but they blamed mine on ac vents sticking up to far going to factory service where it's been since May Iam ready for the bs they do NOT CARE

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