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Old 07-15-2016, 07:31 PM   #1
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1967 - Tradewind - Air Conditioner Size

I'm taking the plunge this year and installing an air conditioner on my '67 AS and wanted to find out how others have faired on choosing the proper size for the unit. My private AS mechanic recommends a 13,500 btu unit, but these old trailers don't have much insulation value left in the walls and wanted to see how the comfort level is typically with this size A/C unit.

We're headed into some 100-degree weather in a couple weeks in Eastern Washington State and need something dependable, but properly sized. I'd be interested to see if anyone has installed the full "Heat Pump" unit by Dometic - Penguin II so you can get both A/C and heating.
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Old 07-16-2016, 07:44 PM   #2
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We just installed a 13500 btu Coleman Mach 3 with added heat coils in our 1966 TW. Our trailer is gutted right now but I have been running the ac unit while I'm in there working and it's doing a great job keeping it cool. We are in central KY and the temps have been in the mid to high 90's. Also our trailer is absolutely not sealed up. We have open holes in the new floor and open vent stack holes. Seems like it is going to do the job cooling. Everything I've read about the heat coils says that they are just good to knock off the chill in mild cool weather not sufficient for total heating in winter conditions. We installed the unit ourselves and it was pretty straightforward. Good luck. Valarie
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I have a Coleman mach 3 13,500 btu in ours also and camp in the summer here in Arkansas with high humidity an heat in the 90s. I usually have to keep it on the lowest setting in our 63 TW.
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