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Old 07-10-2012, 11:49 AM   #1
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Need More AC

Our front bedroom needs more AC power - am contemplating installing a small unit in place of the roof vent - any recommendations? or should I increase the size of the main unit? if someone can tell me where to look I can tell you what size unit is in the trailer now.
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Old 07-10-2012, 08:58 PM   #2
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I'm planning on installing a second unit in the front bedroom before next summer. My trailer currently has a 15k unit and it just isn't enough to keep the trailer cool in the hot Texas sun. They have some smaller power saving units, but I'm going to go all out and install a 13.5k in the front bedroom and add a plug on the outside of the trailer for it; that way, I can just plug into the regular 15A outlet on the pedestal next to the 30a. If the park that I'm at doesn't have enough power, I can just use the main A/C like I do now. Most parks I go to have 50A available though, so it shouldn't be an issue.
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Old 08-06-2012, 02:54 PM   #3
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After our recent trip to Colorado thru North Texas (Abilene, Amarillo) we have discovered that our upgraded 15K AC struggles to cool things down in the hot Texas afternoon sun. We will get something for the windows while traveling on the road, but we now know we need to do something to help that AC w/ the front bedroom. As I am not an electrician or major mechanically inclined, we will be exploring options for a supplemental AC that exists on a separate circuit than the rest of the TT. Any suggestions will be considered. It was HOT!

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Old 08-07-2012, 07:53 AM   #4
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Recently I snapped a photo of a clever redneck A/C setup that might work in your situation. The dude strapped a window unit on top of his popup next to the hole in the roof. He removed the crank up vent and in its place he put a clear plastic storage tote upside down with an opening cut in the long side. This was his plenum. A bit of duct tape here and there and voila, instant A/C on a low dough budget!
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Old 08-10-2012, 05:18 PM   #5
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our camper is a rear living model. If we shut the bedroom door at night all the air goes to the living room. with the doors open our 15k will freeze you out at any temp at night. during the day is a differnet story. if there is no shade it really stuggles in the sun in july in alabama.
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Old 08-10-2012, 08:52 PM   #6
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Would a portable AC unit work for the times it is really hot and you need the extra AC?
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Rule of Thumb is an AC will not cool much below 20 degrees less than outside temperature.
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Old 08-13-2012, 02:39 PM   #8
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Would a portable AC unit work for the times it is really hot and you need the extra AC?
Maybe worth checking out. Do you know of any good ones? Thx.
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We use a small oscillating fan to spread the air around from front to back and it really helps. We have the 314ks with the 15,000btu ac and that helps too.
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Old 08-22-2012, 02:07 PM   #10
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Checked out portable AC units, don't want to go that route - exhaust, drain, space, etc.

Am now researching having a non-ducted unit replace the front bedroom vent. Run wiring to a plug somewhere on the side or front. Has anybody who's done this had to add more bracing for the unit around the vent opening or is the support adequate as-is?

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