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Old 06-14-2017, 10:29 PM   #15
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Thanks everyone for all the input. It's really helped a lot! Probably making a decision tomorrow. Excited and nervous at the same time. There are so many things to consider with all the choices. Thanks again.
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Old 06-14-2017, 10:40 PM   #16
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PS -- Not sure what divides the front bedroom from the main room in the 23FB, but in our old 25' it was a light-duty accordion pleated panel, with a horizontal track at the top. In really hot weather, we would close this bedroom door, and stuff a pillow or two between the ceiling and the top track, thus maximizing the A/C's cooling in the main room.
I use a pool noodle on top of the door track.
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Old 08-30-2017, 10:55 AM   #17
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For folks in the future that find this thread - a bit of additional info to add. We have a 2017 23FB with ducted air and the 13.5K AC unit. Standard awning and we added a back awning but have not done the driver-side awning yet.

In 109 degree temps last weekend in full sun and the 2 awnings and all shades down, it was able to cool it down to around 88 inside. Not great but that's pretty extreme heat. As soon as it cooled off to the 90s outside it was able to get the interior back down to the 70s. So for an almost off-the-lot package, assume you can hit the mid 90s outside in full sun and you are OK. Beyond 95 with full sun it's going to get warm.

We're adding a few things:

- An O2Cool 10" fan ($47 @ Amazon)
- Camco 45192 Vent Insulator (fits into the overhead vents and insulates them) ($13 x 2 @ Amazon)
- The driver-side awning ($TBD but a lot more than that)

That should help get the temp down if we hit that kind of heat again.
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Old 08-30-2017, 02:37 PM   #18
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For folks in the future that find this thread . . .
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Also FYI FF, there is a thread devoted to the 23FB:

http://www.airforums.com/forums/f142...um-166374.html

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Old 08-31-2017, 05:31 PM   #19
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I wanted to follow up since I've camped out in my new camper a few times now in the heat. It definitely struggles to keep cool. Like the above poster states. It was in the low 100's and I couldn't get it below about 88. Which feels very warm if it's hot outside. I have the full awning package. Considering upgrading to the 15k air conditioner, but not right away. I'll let anyone know if it makes a big difference later if I have it done. Trying to decide if the difference between the 13.5k and 15k will make enough difference to justify it.
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I wanted to follow up since I've camped out in my new camper a few times now in the heat. It definitely struggles to keep cool. Like the above poster states. It was in the low 100's and I couldn't get it below about 88. Which feels very warm if it's hot outside. I have the full awning package. Considering upgrading to the 15k air conditioner, but not right away. I'll let anyone know if it makes a big difference later if I have it done. Trying to decide if the difference between the 13.5k and 15k will make enough difference to justify it.
My 2006 has the 15K A/C. We were down in TN for 3 days with low 90s every day. It was a pleasant 72 with 3 of us in the AS. There was a river of condensation running down the driveway, it was most definitely humid. The A/C would run maybe 10 minutes, cycle for 10, then on again. We kept the fan running all the time. We were in afternoon shade, which makes a big difference. I have been in full sun in upper 80s, low 90s and it still does OK, but I've not experienced 100s.
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