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Old 06-24-2014, 07:26 AM   #31
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I heard back from Jayco today about installing the bigger 8000 BTU in my 2012 184BH. Here is what they said in the Email:
"Thank you for contacting Jayco. Unfortunately, when we made the model changes the following year and added the 8000 BTU AC there were also adjustments made in the sidewall. The 8000 BTU will not fit in this opening, the whole structure of the sidewall would need to be changed and we would not recommend doing this to the structure of the trailer."
I really don't think I am going to do anything now. I hate to start cutting into the wall and making a bigger opening and then cause other problems. This is so disappointing!
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Old 06-24-2014, 08:18 AM   #32
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I heard back also from my local dealer that Jayco does not recommend the upgrade to the 8000 btu unit and they didn't say why. But in my mind it was probably the same reason. If that's an issue, than so would a roof top mount one also. I will try with my 6kbtu unit and fans and see how it goes.

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Old 06-27-2014, 02:47 PM   #33
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Very disappointing indeed dlindsay001 It appears they designed the trailer around the air conditioner instead of the other way around. Which in my opinion is a design flaw. How about a trade-in coupon/credit towards the new design version that anyone south of Indiana can use for camping in the summer months?!?!?

I suspect that once the warranty runs out, more dealers will try and offer a better solution since Jayco has bailed on us.

One thing is for sure. This is my first RV and it wont be my last. Based on this knowledge, I will make sure i look at all other RV makers before considering a Jayco RV for my next upgrade.
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The Hole

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Here's the hole exposed
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Here's the hole exposed
Thanks for posting that picture...now you have good information to find a solution.
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Old 07-06-2014, 10:41 PM   #36
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Hello,
Just took my 2012 184bh out to the Texas coast for the first time and I am also having the same dripping problem both inside and out. Also noticed that the A/c struggled with the Texas heat. If any of you have pics of your mods to a 6,000 btu unit please post them and let me know how it cooled. I appreciate your advice and love this site.

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Old 07-06-2014, 10:55 PM   #37
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Just took my 2012 184bh out to the Texas coast for the first time and I am also having the same dripping problem both inside and out. Also noticed that the A/c struggled with the Texas heat. If any of you have pics of your mods to a 6,000 btu unit please post them and let me know how it cooled. I appreciate your advice and love this site.

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i hope you like it better than we did i just sold mine could not find a fix that would work
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Old 07-07-2014, 11:50 AM   #38
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I pulled my A/C out yesterday and measured the entire opening. I went to 6 different stores in town, there were none that would fit the opening that were 6000BTU or higher. I looked up the 6000BTU Arctic King that is mentioned in this thread and it has such bad reviews online that I just decided to put the one I have back in place.
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Picture of Arctic King 6000 installed

Here is the picture. Notice the homemade suction ducting. I read somewhere in the threads that due to the location of the unit, the cold air bouncing off the ceiling may cause the units to short cycle/false positive that the air is reaching temp. This fabrication does help the unit's compressor to stay on longer, but still not enough scfm (standard cubic feet minute). So, we are still using a box fan. During the day on the table, and at night on the counter by the door blowing towards the bunks. We have not experienced a "hot" day yet. There is a post out there where someone has modified the baja version 184bh with the 8k unit. My only concern is two fold; 1. will the existing interior cabinet maintain the new weight from an impact point of view/Impacts caused by bumps on the road. 2nd. where could i order that exterior wall condenser screen? The existing one fits the arctic king like a glove.

And yes, the Arctic King fit the existing set up
and yes, we were aware that the Arctic King had some bad reviews, but we were desperate to try something. A modified induction may work for the 5k unit but the scfm is still to low.

Hope this helps. I do have dimensions if anyone is interested.
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Thank yall so much for the replies. I am brand new to this forum and this 184bh is my first TT. Thanks for the pics of the Arctic king mod. Can you send me the dimensions. I am going to block off most of the windows and overhead vents and see if this helps with cooling also. Once again thank yall so much for the help.
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