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Old 07-24-2016, 02:30 PM   #1
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2016 338rets insufficient cooling

Outside temp 84, inside temp 78, vent outlet temp 59, unit running all day. 15K AC unit. Is anyone else having a problem cooling their trailer with the one AC unit. Yesterday it was 95, we had to lock up the trailer and go home.
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Old 07-24-2016, 02:40 PM   #2
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That unit is performing as designed (20 degree drop) however no way will one unit cool a trailer that big on hot, humid days.
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Old 07-24-2016, 02:51 PM   #3
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I'd bet it's a much drier 78 degrees than what's on the other side of the wall. We have a single 15k unit on ours and cooling to 74 when its 90 + out simply won't happen. I can extend the 2nd awning to keep the sun from competing with the AC but the more sun, the less likely we are to stay below 78.
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Old 07-24-2016, 03:01 PM   #4
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Thanks for the feedback, second AC it is.
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Old 07-24-2016, 04:20 PM   #5
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John,

A few things will help your AC:

1. Orientation -- Position your awning to the West if possible. This keeps the side of your trailer in the "shade" of the awning a majority of the hottest part of the day.

2. Shade your windows on the side that faces the sun---small awnings or Reflectix would work. Lots of heat gain through windows and window frames.

3. Select a shady spot whenever possible. This reduces your overall solar gain.

4. Get a second AC!
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Old 07-24-2016, 04:47 PM   #6
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Thanks justman message received.
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It has been in the mid 90's for several weeks now down here. We struggle to keep it under 80 degrees with TWO units at the peak of the day.

Glad I went with the option for a second unit.

Still feel more powerful units should be provided as an option for those who like to camp in the summer here in the South.
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Still feel more powerful units should be provided as an option for those who like to camp in the summer here in the South.
X2, but 15,000 is the biggest anybody makes.
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Fairenatic,
Is the second AC unit connected to the main duct work or is it a through the roof with a ceiling grill.
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Fairenatic,
Is the second AC unit connected to the main duct work or is it a through the roof with a ceiling grill.
It is not integrated into the Quiet System the main A\C unit is ducted with. The one in the bedroom is through the roof with a ceiling grill.

I wonder how hard it would be to integrate a 3rd unit? If they do not make them any bigger, than there is really only one solution.
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