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Old 07-26-2014, 08:38 PM   #1
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A/C question

Currently on our second trip in our 2013 315fbhs. We're in tx-100 degrees daily. Should the vents on the bottom of the a/c unit be open or slid shut for max cooling? I have all of the circular ducts open but am unsure what to do with the sliding vents on the bottom of the unit itself. Thanks
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Old 07-26-2014, 09:29 PM   #2
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I leave mine open during the day when coming and going to help keep the main room cool. At night close all but one so better cooling in rooms on my 314 bhds. Hope this helps hard to keep cool here in texas with out 2 air conditioners.
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Old 07-26-2014, 09:30 PM   #3
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I would think closed to distribute a/c better plus maybe a small fan at one end to push air around
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Old 07-26-2014, 09:43 PM   #4
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Thanks for the replies. I partially closed all of them and the bedrooms at both ends feel cooler already.
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Old 07-27-2014, 12:33 AM   #5
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We run ours closed to force more air through the duct work. We have two ac units and so far with the 108 temps the last two days it has kept our unit at 70 all day long. We do have the insulated windows.
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Old 07-28-2014, 11:55 PM   #6
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I have two open during the day time, one at night. The vents do move air, but not nearly as much as on the unit it's self.
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Old 07-29-2014, 05:07 AM   #7
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I have 4 duct outlets and the 3 slide vents on the unit itself. Typically all duct outlets are open and two slide vents are open. Usually the slide vent toward the dinette is closed. I never close more than two outlets/vents at a time. Restricting the air flow too much can result is the unit freezing up and blocking all air flow. I have no trouble maintaining 72 degrees inside when it's 95 degrees outside.
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If we are away from the TT during the day I open the 3 slide vents on both A/C units and set the blower to high. If we are inside I will close the living area slide vents to keep them from blowing on us directly and cut down on the noise.
I feel the slide vents offer less restriction and will get more cool air into the TT. I also run the ceiling fan to better distribute the cool.
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Mine are always closed. I let the ducted vents work and keep the noise down. Our bedroom has doors and its far from the unit. The ducts works great at keeping the camper evenly cooled..
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We leave our dump vents open until the living area reaches a comfortable temperature, then I'll close all but one to spread the cool air throughout the trailer with the ducts. Sometimes before we go to bed, I'll close the last one to get as much air to the bedroom as possible. Our AC units work HARD down here in Texas!
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