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Old 02-05-2013, 07:31 PM   #11
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Well, Guys, I think $2500 is just too high. Unit cost $600, give or take, leaving $1900 for the other stuff. Looks like I will just do it myself and power it seperate from the rest of the camper utilizing the 20amp plug on the pedestal. Wish me luck!!!!

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Old 02-06-2013, 08:07 AM   #12
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Well, Guys, I think $2500 is just too high. Unit cost $600, give or take, leaving $1900 for the other stuff. Looks like I will just do it myself and power it seperate from the rest of the camper utilizing the 20amp plug on the pedestal. Wish me luck!!!!
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Alrighty, keep us posted w/ how it goes and pics.

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Old 02-06-2013, 08:51 PM   #13
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Just wire up a long cord to the A/C and flop it over the edge of the roof and over to the pedestal. Maybe you can make it into my Redneck A/C album that I'm compiling.

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Old 02-07-2013, 05:47 PM   #14
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I called my dealer today to ask about putting a non ducted unit in my bunkhouse. I told him what I wanted to do which was by a 13.5 btu non-ducted ac unit and use the roof vent that is there. Run the wire to the back of the TT to allow me to plug in on a 20 amp pedestal, so as not to effect my current 30 amp service. He told me it would cost around $2000! Asked about doing the same and changing my TT to 50 amp severice and he said over $3000! Needless to say I said no thank you. I am now checking other dealers in the area to ask their cost.
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Farmall, not at all offended. The Redneck way many times is the best. As soon as it warms up some, I'm going to get started on this project. Got to have it completed before Kitty and I take the Gkids to Branson in the summer. I have been spending some time over on RV.net forum. Many of the RV'ers over there have added the 2nd AC just by wireing it seperate to the rest of the unit with good luck. When I start, I will keep you guys posted plus pics.

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Hey Shorty, I have a 2011 and have thought about the same thing. I would like to put one up in the front bunk area but was a little concerned about the height up at the front and maybe dragging the A/C off the top of my rig. I know the chance of it happening would probably be slim but with my luck it would happen the first day. I am curious about upgrading the service from a 30 amp to 50. Learning something new about trailer life every time I pull out I wish I had 50 amp to start out with, and I wonder what it would take to upgrade to 50 amp. If you do something post it and let us know how it goes, and I might be next on the list. If it don't break the bank.
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Old 02-08-2013, 04:20 AM   #17
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Farmall, not at all offended. The Redneck way many times is the best. As soon as it warms up some, I'm going to get started on this project. Got to have it completed before Kitty and I take the Gkids to Branson in the summer. I have been spending some time over on RV.net forum. Many of the RV'ers over there have added the 2nd AC just by wireing it seperate to the rest of the unit with good luck. When I start, I will keep you guys posted plus pics.

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I looked around rv net in an attempt to find some help on the matter. not much luck. any chance of you posting a link? TIA
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I called my dealer today to ask about putting a non ducted unit in my bunkhouse. I told him what I wanted to do which was by a 13.5 btu non-ducted ac unit and use the roof vent that is there. Run the wire to the back of the TT to allow me to plug in on a 20 amp pedestal, so as not to effect my current 30 amp service. He told me it would cost around $2000! Asked about doing the same and changing my TT to 50 amp severice and he said over $3000! Needless to say I said no thank you. I am now checking other dealers in the area to ask their cost.
Many mobile RV techs do this type of work for much cheaper than any dealer, and do it well (the additional AC non-ducted unit). That is the route I am going after getting estimates from both dealers and reputable mobile RV techs. You may want to investigate this.

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Old 02-08-2013, 08:39 AM   #19
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The price is way too high. I just installed a 3rd A/C in my bunkhouse for my 365 BHS. Coleman 13.5, wire ran outside for another 30 amp cord above my 50 amp plug. Drive out price was 1,000 dollars.
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Old 02-08-2013, 11:37 AM   #20
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Simple physics says cold air drops so I would put it in the bunkhouse since that is on top of the 5th wheel..
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