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Old 04-28-2013, 05:09 PM   #11
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Moving air with a couple fans should help. Some people find that a breeze is uncomfortable. Personally I don't find it a problem at all.

You may find that you only need to put the fan on constant run for night operation. During the day the sun loading on the trailer will cause more frequent A/C on cycles and the bunkhouse area is likely not occupied during the day.

I hope this works out for you. As you said, it's worth at least a try before spending the amount of money you listed in the estimates. vic
I have come up with an idea to try. First, I am going to replace the duct cover with one that blows in opposite directions. The oem with the Jayco, only blows air in one direction. This way I can have airflow going directly towards both sets of bunks. Secondly, I plan on purchasing 3 Vornado under the counter air circulators. They fold up and down and rotate 360 deg, I will place 2 of them in the center of the ceiling. One facing each set of bunks. I will connect the power cords into one cord and run that on the ceiling under a wire cover and down the wall to the outlet. When not in use, I can unplug and fold up. Each uses about .3 amps. The 3rd fan I plan on installing on the ceiling just outside the door way and facing into the bunkhouse. It can draw air from the living room, which is always more than comfortable, and push it into the bunkhouse. Not sure yet as to how to run that cord, but I do have an outlet in the corner of the dinette. I figure I can get it to there somehow. Hope 3 air circulators going will help to keep it cooler. Bed Bath and Beyond sells the Vornado's for $40 each. With a 20% off coupon, its only $32. So for around $100, I may solve my problem. It certainly can't make it worse can it?
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Re: Adding a second 30 Amp connection to bunkhouse (advice welcome)

I can't wait to hear how this works out...
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Received one fan yesterday. Now I have to figure out how to mount to ceiling. It is made for under cabinet, so the mounting bracket doesn't detach. I'm going to have to come up with a mount of some type. Project for the weekend.
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Received one fan yesterday. Now I have to figure out how to mount to ceiling. It is made for under cabinet, so the mounting bracket doesn't detach. I'm going to have to come up with a mount of some type. Project for the weekend.
I'm not familiar with the fan units. 120 volt? Not too heavy? Could they be adapted to track lighting attachment? That will supply power and give multiple position selection. Just remember to detach and stow the fans before heading down the road. I doubt that track lighting components would take the bouncing with fans attached. Just thinking out loud. vic




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I just added a 3rd A/C unit to my 365 BHS in the bunkhouse area. My problem was airflow in the bunkhouse and with 4 boys in the area, it was hot! I walked out at 1,000 dollars for the whole deal. The new unit has it own thermostat and really cools it down. It also helps with the living area also, because I shut off the vents in the bunkhouse. I have a new 20 amp cord for the 3rd A/C and I can plug into the 30 Amp or the two GFI plugs at the post. Great mod for the money!!!!!!
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I just added a 3rd A/C unit to my 365 BHS in the bunkhouse area. My problem was airflow in the bunkhouse and with 4 boys in the area, it was hot! I walked out at 1,000 dollars for the whole deal. The new unit has it own thermostat and really cools it down. It also helps with the living area also, because I shut off the vents in the bunkhouse. I have a new 20 amp cord for the 3rd A/C and I can plug into the 30 Amp or the two GFI plugs at the post. Great mod for the money!!!!!!
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I can't wait to hear how this works out...
Quick update. Since fan is made for under cabinet, I had to find a way to attach to ceiling. I attached 2 pcs. of 2 inch wide wood about 1/4 inch thick to the ceiling mount. Each pc. spans 2 bolt holes(and still turns 360.). Bolted those in place using the supplied bolts. Left enough over hang to attach to the ceiling. My plan there is to find a stud as close to the doorway opening as possible and screw one set of the wood into the stud, the use toggle bolts to attach the other piece. It would be great if another stud was exactly where I need it, but I feel sure that won't happen. As for powering the fan, I was going to splice an extension cord into the supplied cord, but decided against that. I also didn't want to plug into a second extension cord on the ceiling either. Felt it would look tacky. So, I bought a 15 foot extension cord, cut the end off of it. I took the fan apart, and removed their cord(black), and replaced it with the 15 foot white cord. I also bought some small command strips to route the wire on the ceiling and down to the plug in the bunkhouse. I may replace that with wire molding if it looks too tacky. This will give me the fan in the doorway, pushing air from the living area into the bunk house. After seeing how this works, I may buy two more for the center of the bunkhouse, one facing each set of bunks. Going down over Memorial Day, so I plan on installing that, as well as the new AC vent cover. Instead of blowing in one direction as the Jayco version does, it rotates and blows in two directions. Going to be busy that weekend. Those two projects as well as my outside LED lighting. I bought a 16 foot power extension for that. Plan is to plug into one end, run it below the lights till centered over fridge vent on side. Bring it down to the fridge vent and inside where I will make my connections, then the power supply cord will come out and plug in at the outside outlet. My RF controller eye will peek out as well so I can use my remote. Probably won't get to washing the roof and the rest of the TT, but thats what the 12 days over the 4th of July can be used for.
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