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Old 01-08-2016, 01:36 PM   #1
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X17z 13,500 or 15,000 btu ac

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We are looking at purchasing a new x17z hybrid and we are not sure on the ac unit. We live in Albuquerque and it can be quite hot here and around where we will be camping and if 13,500 will do the trick we will stick with That but if we really need a 15,000 btu then we will go for that. Any advice is greatly appreciated.
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Old 01-08-2016, 02:02 PM   #2
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Welcome to JOF.

Decisions, decisions! Hopefully you'll hear from someone with a unit like yours that can help.
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How many people will occupy the unit and do you plan on cooking inside. Will you be buying Pop Up Gizmo's ?
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There are 2 adults and 2 kids. We will do some cooking inside but mostly outdoors...we are concerned with the canvas bunkends not retaining the cool air. Not planning on using gizmos.
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Old 01-08-2016, 02:16 PM   #5
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I own a Jay feather ultra 197. I have a 15k and I believe it's kinda big for mine, a 13.5k would have been fine. "The 15k is load".

I'm in Tx weather.
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Old 01-08-2016, 02:33 PM   #6
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We had an '03 Kiwi 17a, the ancestor to the X17Z. It had a 13k BTU unit. We spent a couple of nights in Vegas one year. 100 degree heat during the day. The unit had no trouble keeping the trailer cool although it ran almost constantly. The beds were a bit warm during the day but far cooler than outside. At night they were fine. We do not use the pop-up gizmos.
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Old 01-08-2016, 03:05 PM   #7
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13,500 btu should be more than enough.
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I would go with with either. I think 13,500 would be fine. That is what I have in a 28' camper. We camp in the summer, usually doesn't get over 105 degrees in our area. In full sun and 100 degrees, the a/c is running most of the time to keep about 70 degrees inside.

I would think with your smaller camper, and potentially hotter outside temps, I would think the smaller a/c would be comfortable. I wouldn't miss out on a good deal of the a/c difference.

On the other hand, your spending thousands on a camper. For an extra $150 if you can eliminate the potential to be uncomfortable, I would get the bigger a/c.

Personal preference, I think. Good luck
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[QUOTE= We do not use the pop-up gizmos.[/QUOTE]

I have to ask what are Pop-Up Gizmos?
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