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Old 07-18-2013, 03:40 AM   #21
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I can see the benefits of reducing sound by running one or the other depending whether or not you're in the bedroom, but we have a 32TSBH with a thermal package and 15k a/c and it gets and stays plenty cool during our hot Iowa summers. I have no reservations other than I seriously question the logic of putting a second a/c in the front bedroom instead of the back bunk area.

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Yep, I'd ad mine to the bunkhouse. The front bedroom stays plenty cool!
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Old 07-18-2013, 07:33 AM   #22
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My wife said the same thing about us adding a second air conditioner - she wanted it in the bunkhouse instead of the front bedroom. I haven't done it yet, but I'm still pushing for the front bedroom mainly because it would be easier to wire and set up because of the cabinets in the front bedroom. Putting a second A/C in the trailer will help cool the whole trailer anyway (as opposed to just the room you put it in). I plan on tying my second unit into the ducting (just like it's done from the factory). If I really wanted to, I could shut the front ducts off from the main unit and essentially force all of the air from the main unit to the rear of the trailer, and let the front unit cool the front half. Either that, or just let the two blend like a standard trailer and let the air force itself one way or the other.

In any event, I'd definitely go with a second A/C.
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Old 07-19-2013, 05:49 PM   #23
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I can see the benefits of reducing sound by running one or the other depending whether or not you're in the bedroom, but we have a 32TSBH with a thermal package and 15k a/c and it gets and stays plenty cool during our hot Iowa summers. I have no reservations other than I seriously question the logic of putting a second a/c in the front bedroom instead of the back bunk area.

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I'm the original poster on this. The bunkhouse in this model is not a separate room. The bunks are in the back section of the TT, but with curtain dividers only. The front master is completely closed off with walls and a hard pocket door. So, it makes sense that the front would need the extra air option.
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Old 07-19-2013, 05:52 PM   #24
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We have a 2013 28BHBE with the thermal pkg , we have the 15K AC option, but not dual AC. I would have to say no to the second unit, unless you have money to burn.

Ours stays plenty cool with the fan set to low or high. There is an AC outlet in the ceiling over the master bed, and it blows hard, right on you. There is another right by the bunks, that I aimed towards the bunks, and the kids were cold and made me point it away. There is another in the bathroom, so it's plenty cool.

The only advantage I see is perhaps if one fails, you have a backup. Or if you camp where it gets really hot.
Thanks for this input! You have the exact TT that we are looking to order. Glad to hear that there is an a/c vent above the master bed. Thank you!
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Old 07-19-2013, 08:58 PM   #25
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Thanks for this input! You have the exact TT that we are looking to order. Glad to hear that there is an a/c vent above the master bed. Thank you!

Sure thing! In all, ours has-

- One vent over master bed, slightly off center which doesn't matter since you can aim it
- One vent in the bathroom just inside the door
- Two vents in the main cabin (one near TV/couch and one in front of bathroom door, which we point towards the bunks)

and of course you have the quick-cool vents on the A/C itself. The heat vents are, of course, in the floor. We've only used the heat once, and it warmed up pretty quickly.

The only thing we would like differently on this unit is, it is a bit tight getting around the foot of the bed, between the wall/door and the bed. A few more inches here would be helpful.

You'll love the full-size shower, I always hated the tiny RV bathtubs, this makes a huge difference. If you have any other questions about this unit, post back and I'll answer what I can....
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Old 07-21-2013, 01:34 PM   #26
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Sure thing! In all, ours has-

- One vent over master bed, slightly off center which doesn't matter since you can aim it
- One vent in the bathroom just inside the door
- Two vents in the main cabin (one near TV/couch and one in front of bathroom door, which we point towards the bunks)

and of course you have the quick-cool vents on the A/C itself. The heat vents are, of course, in the floor. We've only used the heat once, and it warmed up pretty quickly.

The only thing we would like differently on this unit is, it is a bit tight getting around the foot of the bed, between the wall/door and the bed. A few more inches here would be helpful.

You'll love the full-size shower, I always hated the tiny RV bathtubs, this makes a huge difference. If you have any other questions about this unit, post back and I'll answer what I can....
Wallacemf, Thanks so much! We went to a different dealership and made a deal yesterday on the Jay Flight 28 BHBE!! We take delivery in one week. The one on the lot had the 15k a/c with the thermal package so we opted not to get the 2nd a/c. We saw the vents in all the locations you mentioned. I love that there's a vent inside the bathroom. And I could see how you could aim the one vent toward the bunks. We have the technology pkg, bike rack/cargo tray, and roof ladder also. It does not have the power pkg so no power awning. I was concerned about that but my husband and the salesman seemed to think the power awning was not important. What are your thoughts on that?
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Old 07-21-2013, 06:33 PM   #27
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We love the ease of our power awning but notice it needs to be rolled up in any wind more than a breeze as it flops around quite easily..
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Old 07-22-2013, 10:38 AM   #28
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Get the second AC, July 4th was so HOT and the AC just could NOT keep up! 1k is a cheap add on for the comfort it will provide!!
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Wallacemf, Thanks so much! We went to a different dealership and made a deal yesterday on the Jay Flight 28 BHBE!! We take delivery in one week. The one on the lot had the 15k a/c with the thermal package so we opted not to get the 2nd a/c. We saw the vents in all the locations you mentioned. I love that there's a vent inside the bathroom. And I could see how you could aim the one vent toward the bunks. We have the technology pkg, bike rack/cargo tray, and roof ladder also. It does not have the power pkg so no power awning. I was concerned about that but my husband and the salesman seemed to think the power awning was not important. What are your thoughts on that?
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Congratulations! We bought ours off the lot, not ordered. It has the hide-a-bed, technology pkg, thermal pkg, elite package, roof ladder, and the power tongue jack. We have the power awning as a stand-alone option, we don't have the power pkg either. The elite package is nice because it has a bigger refrigerator, 8 cubic foot instead of 6 cubic foot.

As someone mentioned, the power awning is a compromise. It is convenient, and it does have adjustable pitch as well, so you can change the pitch to allow rainwater to run off. However, it does not seem as sturdy in the wind as a manual awning does. Frankly, you are probably better off with a manual awning, until they find a way to make the power awnings as sturdy as the manual ones.

Check to make sure that you are getting a spare tire, it is listed as an option on the "sticker" for mine. It is mounted under the unit, with a winch similar to a pickup truck spare. Ours came with the spare tire "option".
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Old 09-28-2013, 03:58 PM   #30
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I would get the 2nd AC. You can use a 20 amp - 30 amp y cord to get 50 amp service. Most parks that have 30 amp service also have 20 amp service at the same pedestal. This allows you to get 50 amp service. The other benefit is you are less likely to have power problems in your coach if you are using 120v appliances.
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