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Old 09-21-2013, 10:30 AM   #21
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I too am having problems with the a/c in my tt. The 5000 btu just will not cut it here in Al. I camped last weekend and it was around 94 outside and 88 inside. I called my dealer (Burton Campers in Calera) they in turn called Jayco. According to them there is nothing they can do and did not offer the 8000 btu in this camper. I did however go to lowes and found a 8000 btu portable on sale. With the two a/c working it got downright cold. But I will prob. change to a larger wall unit. I saw someone said they changed theirs, does anyone have a link?
Jeff. What kind of portable a/c did you get and how do you vent it? We had to have our 5000 btu a/c completely replaced after our first trip. We had considered a portable a/c, thinking the 5000 btu would never cool enough. So far we have camped in 93 degree weather, site with no shade and it has been cool enough. My husband researched portables and even came up with a place to vent it on the floor in the cabinet. Are you loosing a lot of space with the portable?
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Old 06-19-2014, 07:10 AM   #22
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We have the 184bh in Arkansas, and are really needing a new solution to the 5000btu unit. Ours is a 2013.

Thank you for any info you can provide.
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Old 06-19-2014, 02:19 PM   #23
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We have the 184bh in Arkansas, and are really needing a new solution to the 5000btu unit. Ours is a 2013.

Thank you for any info you can provide.
I also have a 184BH with the 5000BTU A/C in it, would love to hear from anyone that has put a bigger A/C in it and see pictures or hear about how it was done.
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Old 06-19-2014, 03:00 PM   #24
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Looks Like for the 2014 Models, (JAYCO 184bh), 5,000 btu model was replaced with Frigidaire FRA086AT7, or similar, High Efficiency 8,000-BTU Room Window Air Conditioner w/Remote Control. I am trying to figure out if I can do the modifications my self.
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Old 06-19-2014, 10:40 PM   #25
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What i Did With My 2013 184bh A/C

Ok. What I did;

1. I pulled my 5000 btu Fridgidaire unit. One screw on the top frame and the feet are glued to the drip tray underneath. I had to un-bend the drip tray in the front for the removal. It came out with a bunch of wiggling and pulling because of the glue.

2. I purchased a 6000 btu Artic King unit and it fit right in the existing hole like a glove. Model WWK-06CRn1-BJ7. This unit fits all the way back to the pre-existing condenser screen, but it sticks out the front a little more, the top bracket is about 1 to 1.5 inches away from the mounting face. I caulked around the bended drip pan because there was not enough material in front of the replacing unit to fold it back up. This should keep the water in the tray.


What we noticed immediately is that the air dampers had better control of the flow of the a/c air. Second, it is coooold air coming out.

What I had done prior to this is install a vortex ii fan in the bathroom vent, connecting to the wiring in the light. Its a good fan because it draws out air from the camper at 3 speeds and can push air into the camper at two speeds.

We are not sure yet if this is going to be the "FINAL" solution, but I have asked my local Jayco Dealer for a quote for the change over to the 8k unit.
But the camper was 10x cooler that the night before with the AC running only a few minutes. But the scfm is not that great with the artic king, but temperature is a lot better.

Hope this helps.

Mike D.
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Old 06-22-2014, 09:50 PM   #26
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Similar A/C Issues 5,000 BTU unit - not big enough

Gang,

Just thought I would note that I have a 2013 (built in 2012) 184BH with the 5,000 BTU Fridgidaire and the unit DOES NOT cool in Texas! Researching what will fit into the same location has not yielded good results. Possibly looking at a rooftop unit but concerned about the roof supporting it. I will keep you posted if I find anything that will be an easy swap or if the rooftop is the only way to go. I can't imagine putting a large rooftop unit in. Something smaller and low profile would be the way to go. If any of you can post pics of your mods that would be great!
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Old 06-23-2014, 12:36 AM   #27
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Gang,

Just thought I would note that I have a 2013 (built in 2012) 184BH with the 5,000 BTU Fridgidaire and the unit DOES NOT cool in Texas! Researching what will fit into the same location has not yielded good results. Possibly looking at a rooftop unit but concerned about the roof supporting it. I will keep you posted if I find anything that will be an easy swap or if the rooftop is the only way to go. I can't imagine putting a large rooftop unit in. Something smaller and low profile would be the way to go. If any of you can post pics of your mods that would be great!
roof tops are only 150 pounds and this would not be a problem this is the rout im going to fix my problem as well
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Old 06-23-2014, 12:40 AM   #28
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Ok. What I did;

1. I pulled my 5000 btu Fridgidaire unit. One screw on the top frame and the feet are glued to the drip tray underneath. I had to un-bend the drip tray in the front for the removal. It came out with a bunch of wiggling and pulling because of the glue.

2. I purchased a 6000 btu Artic King unit and it fit right in the existing hole like a glove. Model WWK-06CRn1-BJ7. This unit fits all the way back to the pre-existing condenser screen, but it sticks out the front a little more, the top bracket is about 1 to 1.5 inches away from the mounting face. I caulked around the bended drip pan because there was not enough material in front of the replacing unit to fold it back up. This should keep the water in the tray.


What we noticed immediately is that the air dampers had better control of the flow of the a/c air. Second, it is coooold air coming out.

What I had done prior to this is install a vortex ii fan in the bathroom vent, connecting to the wiring in the light. Its a good fan because it draws out air from the camper at 3 speeds and can push air into the camper at two speeds.

We are not sure yet if this is going to be the "FINAL" solution, but I have asked my local Jayco Dealer for a quote for the change over to the 8k unit.
But the camper was 10x cooler that the night before with the AC running only a few minutes. But the scfm is not that great with the artic king, but temperature is a lot better.

Hope this helps.

Mike D.
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Old 06-23-2014, 11:31 AM   #29
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roof tops are only 150 pounds and this would not be a problem this is the rout im going to fix my problem as well
I thought about putting in a roof top RV A/C also, but, I don't think I am going to do this. The bottom shroud or control pannel would hang down too far I think as it appears that most of them would hang down from the ceiling about 2-3 inches and the ceiling height is only 73 inches I believe. I have a message in with Jayco and I am waiting to hear back if they can recommend a way to put a bigger side A/C in a 2012 184BH.
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Old 06-23-2014, 07:15 PM   #30
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I have the 2015 model. You are the first one I have run across with this model. Let me know how your first year has gone. I have inky gone out once for a real camping trip.
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