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Old 01-23-2018, 11:59 AM   #1
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Hey campers, I am a newbie. Looking at Jayco hybrids for our first purchase. Is there a hybrid that has a ducted ac system? Are they much quieter than standard non-ducted units?

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Old 01-23-2018, 01:14 PM   #2
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Hey campers, I am a newbie. Looking at Jayco hybrids for our first purchase. Is there a hybrid that has a ducted ac system? Are they much quieter than standard non-ducted units?

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My advice, don't buy a hybrid that does not include ducted A/C. My first 2 trailers were hybrid (Forest River Products) and they both had ducted A/C. I don't think the system lead to it being any quieter, but it definitely helped push the cool air where you want it (the tent ends). I can't find ducted A/C in the Jayco Brochure for the hybrids, but I'm sure it exists on at least some models.
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Old 01-23-2018, 02:07 PM   #3
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Looking at the specs for the 2018 models none of them have or offer ducted heat or a/c. Also no heated underbelly option, just insulated.
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Old 01-23-2018, 03:43 PM   #4
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Heat is ducted in my 2018 23B as well as my old 2007 19H. Neither unit had ducted AC and I don’t believe it was ever an option. Good Luck with your selection. I do agree the AC is noisy, but it does work well.
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Thanks for the replies. My brother has a Surveyor, his is not ducted, but he swears his next one will be.
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Old 01-24-2018, 03:48 AM   #6
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Don't know if any Jayco hybrid has ducted AC, I find the noise is a little less with ducted AC. Another plus for ducted AC is the temperature controld is a thermostat on the wall. This is much better than having to manually cut on/off at the AC itself.

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Hey campers, I am a newbie. Looking at Jayco hybrids for our first purchase. Is there a hybrid that has a ducted ac system? Are they much quieter than standard non-ducted units?

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The roofs are only 2" thick complete, not nearly enough room for ducts. The front bunk gets plenty of cold air but the rear you need to aim the vent just right so it will go through the opening. My daughter doesn't complain about it though and even uses blankets while camping.
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The roofs are only 2" thick complete, not nearly enough room for ducts. The front bunk gets plenty of cold air but the rear you need to aim the vent just right so it will go through the opening. My daughter doesn't complain about it though and even uses blankets while camping.
Makes sense in the roof design of the Jayco Hybrids.

Might want to look at other manufacturers since my 2 forest river hybrids, a Rockwood Roo 233S and a Palomino 238, did have ducted A/C and i wouldn’t buy one without it. The bunks stay quite warm in middle of summer in the Midwest. Otherwise, rest of the year it was cool enough to not need much a/c at night.
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I have not seen the recent specs, our 2012 23B is not ducted, it is a bit noisy. But it cools the whole unit. You do need to find the right angle for the back vent. Otherwise on 100+ degree days it has no issues keeping the htt cool. The bunks might be a degree or two warmer than the rest of the camper.
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