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Old 07-28-2014, 02:45 PM   #1
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Air conditioner too small

I have the Swift SLX with the 5000 btu ac. This is way way to small. I am considering upgrading to either 8000 or 10000 btu. A little worried about weight of the 10000 but can prob. figure out something. Has any one installed or have the 8000 btu unit? Due to size and weight would rather install it but if it will not keep up in 90 plus with 80 percent humidity, (you know typical Alabama summer) then the 10000 will be the decision. Other than that we like our Jayco and will just adjust it to fit us, not the other way round!
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Question a lot of views

A lot of views, does anyone have any advice?
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Old 07-30-2014, 03:37 PM   #3
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I am not familiar with the rig. Is it a window type unit? I would put the largest unit that will go in the same hole and uses 110vac. Sure would like to see a picture. I have seen small window units mounted in the side walls to supplement a roof unit.
The newer ones I have seen are around 8k and are rather compact and light.
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I've been looking at upgrading too. I don't like that you can't set a temperature and it shut off when that temp is reached. Seems like we have all this technology available, it's now gotta be cheap enough to make even the cheapest units have climate control. I want to upgrade to an 8,000 BTU, I saw a unit i liked at Home depot, dimensions are the same, asked advise from Jayco, they wouldn't give me a straight answer. I thought that was a little queer.
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Here is one that got my attention last month. Click image for larger version

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there is a thread related to this...fellow was going to update/resize. per jayco, they told him that was not advisable due to wall construction etc...????
there is another thread of same where a member did update to a larger unit...it has pixs in the post...I think he did some wall cutting both interior and exterior. also had to fabricate an extension support inside by the cabinets because of overhang of larger unit...should be able too research the threads...good luck.
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go to posting date 6/29/13 by Pugpen...he describes what he did and has pixs..
hope this helps...or better yet maybe PM him/her...
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I have the Swift SLX with the 5000 btu ac. This is way way to small. I am considering upgrading to either 8000 or 10000 btu. A little worried about weight of the 10000 but can prob. figure out something. Has any one installed or have the 8000 btu unit? Due to size and weight would rather install it but if it will not keep up in 90 plus with 80 percent humidity, (you know typical Alabama summer) then the 10000 will be the decision. Other than that we like our Jayco and will just adjust it to fit us, not the other way round!
Normally, for areas of 150 square feet, which I think is the space (19 x 8) of your trailer you need 5,000 btu's to cool it. You could upgrade to 6,000 which would normally cover up to 250 square feet, but going higher than that will only result in more dissatisfaction. An oversized air conditioner is actually less effective ó and wastes energy at the same time. Air conditioners remove both heat and humidity from the air. If the unit is too large, it will cool the room quickly, but only remove some of the humidity. This leaves the room with a damp, clammy feeling. A properly sized unit will remove humidity effectively as it cools.

WE noticed in our skylark that the sleeping area was warm even though the thermostat was satisfied. I solved the problem by purchasing a small (8") 120v fan that sits on the kitchen counter at night blowing air to the back of the trailer. For less than $20 we solved the heat differential problem and now sleep comfortably.

I hope this helps.
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I would invest in a lightweight dehumidifier and see how that works out. Dry air is cooler vs. humid air.

Cheaper option
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Well, I bit the bullet so to speak, got a 8000 BTU. Sticks out more. Only had to cut the inside and make a new tray, Will post pics when finished, if anyone is intrested.
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