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Old 08-06-2016, 09:40 PM   #11
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Small fans in the bunks to circulate air has really helped in our unit. It has the bunks in the rear corner, not a separate room.

I think I am going to upgrade them to small mountable 12volt fans and permanently mount them, then I will be able to run the fans while travelling. Our big issue we found this summer was when we stopped for the night at 9-11PM and just wanted to sleep, the camper was stifling in the bunk area and took some time to cool off. I am hoping if the air was moving as we travel it would help. The main area wasn't really that terrible.
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Old 08-06-2016, 09:42 PM   #12
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I second adding another ac unit in the bunk room. I added mine myself made all the difference in the world.


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Did you have a vent already and use that hole or cut your own hole in the roof I am handy and could do it myself I'm sure.I take apart steam turbines in power plants I'm sure I can handle a AC unit
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Old 08-07-2016, 07:37 PM   #13
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When we ordered our 28BHBE I asked Jayco to mount the AC Vent they put near the Top bunk inside the curtain instead of outside the curtain... They did so and since then I have noticed many more BHBE's built since then with that mod. Bottom bunk would still get pretty stuffy, currently we use it for storage so not a big issue yet.

If I had a Rear bunk room I would definetly have a 2nd AC. Surprised that is not an option from Jayco. Maybe it is if you ask?

Good luck with the install!
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Old 08-07-2016, 07:46 PM   #14
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When we ordered our 28BHBE I asked Jayco to mount the AC Vent they put near the Top bunk inside the curtain instead of outside the curtain... They did so and since then I have noticed many more BHBE's built since then with that mod. Bottom bunk would still get pretty stuffy, currently we use it for storage so not a big issue yet.

If I had a Rear bunk room I would definetly have a 2nd AC. Surprised that is not an option from Jayco. Maybe it is if you ask?

Good luck with the install!
Our AC vent is mounted in the middle of the room and it's a directional vent that can be turned 360 degrees.We have sliding doors on our rooms,don't know.if because we have the eagle Premiere we have upgraded interior features.Our trailer wad a special order that fell thru and we scooped it up,I figured with the upgraded insulation a 15k would be good but I've learned the insulation isn't that good,after this trip I'm gonna price a second AC unit
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I added a return air vent above the bunkhouse door. I simply cut between the wall studs and screwed on the cover.

Made a HUGE difference in allowing the hot air to vent out of the room.



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Old 08-11-2016, 05:23 AM   #16
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a box fan on the floor makes a huge improvement for me. on my 32bhds
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Old 08-11-2016, 09:17 AM   #17
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Try negative pressure ventilation. Take a 12" fan, open the window in the bunk area, place the fan about 6" in front of the window facing towards the window. Turn the fan on and it will pull the cooler air from other areas of the trailer. Make sure any other windows and vents are closed. You may open another window at the other end of the trailer but make sure the opening is about half the area of the open window by the fan. This way you don't get the wind from the fan but a nice breeze with good air flow/exchange.
Before I got a/c in my house I used this method, for several years, to cool off my beddroom at night by pulling the cool outside air into my room.
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I have a room at the far end of the house that needed a little help with AC. I installed an in-duct blower fan... works GREAT!! Well they have them in a 12 volt version that you should be able to install in the bunk bed room vent. You can add a pull chain switch from the ceiling to turn it on or off, or wire in a thermostat to control it, in the bunk-house

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Remember hot air rises and cool air settles down to the floor. Change the direction of your floor fan. Blow the cool air at the floor into the bunk house. Let the hot air rise, if you have a roof vent open it a little so the hot air can escape.

Also have you checked the air filters on the AC unit? I clean mine about every 3-5 days. My filters are black, if I see grey they are dirty.

We were planning a trip to Cape Hatters, and staying in that KOA this summer, but unfortunately work schedules would not allow. I would love to hear more about your trip. I am guessing it will be two years before we can make it out there. As a kid I lived in Havelock (near Nags Head), we were out to Hatters a lot. I would guess its been 30 years since my last visit.

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Old 08-11-2016, 03:57 PM   #20
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We ha e a similar problem but it's not really the bunk house...the whole trailer just doesn't get cool enough in full sun when it's 90 plus. I have 50 amp service and I am wired for the second a/c. I will be putting one on in the spring.
It seems to be a common problem with the new rigs and a/c's I talk to a lot of people and the all say the same thing. The older rv's were like ice boxes when the a/c ran for awhile.
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