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Old 11-24-2009, 01:41 PM   #15
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If I had read this thread before you made your decision Rodney, I'd have said, get a new one. The reason— you take your trailer on some rough roads and the A/C probably has been fairly beaten up.

The newer digital thermostats have the option where you can keep the temp via heat pump at 40˚ when you need to keep the trailer warm and you're not in it (or wearing several layers of long johns). In the upper 20's, it automatically switches to furnace. You may not have enough wires in the walls to accommodate this option, but new ones can probably be fished through. Offhand (which means I don't want to walk down to the trailer) I think the thermostat is a DuoTherm, but perhaps Carriers have the same option.

Our trailer has more windows than yours, so 13,500 BTU may be enough for you, but when the temp is 102˚ outside, our A/C keeps it around 82-85˚ inside. We haven't tried 102˚ since we put Reflectix on the skylight, fan openings, and some windows, so that may help, but the best thing is to stay away from 102˚.

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Old 11-24-2009, 01:43 PM   #16
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After going back and forth on this I finally decided to just get the new one. Part of the finial decision was that while I am in TN I will have the tools and equipment to get the job done.

Carrier 13,500 BTU with heat strip $717.99 delivered.
If you are planning some hot weather camping,I would go with the 15,000,a hot day will have that 13,500 just working it`s butt off. Dave
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Old 11-24-2009, 05:09 PM   #17
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If you are planning some hot weather camping,I would go with the 15,000,a hot day will have that 13,500 just working it`s butt off. Dave
See post #8 where I asked that very question. Then I had to bump to get any answer. I went with the advice that I had at the time, along with the fact that my current AC is (I think) a 13,500.
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Old 11-24-2009, 07:01 PM   #18
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See post #8 where I asked that very question. Then I had to bump to get any answer. I went with the advice that I had at the time, along with the fact that my current AC is (I think) a 13,500.
Did you already order it? You may be able to catch the seller before the unit goes out the door.
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Old 11-24-2009, 07:28 PM   #19
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I did, this morning. I think it may ship tomorrow. I think I would need convincing that the smaller unit wont do the job in a small trailer like mine (24ft narrow body) esp since my Yamaha 2400 should be able to run it and not a 15,000 unit.

I'm open to information, but it HAS TO come this evening since the seller said it will ship tomorrow. Having said that, if the 13,500 wont cool a camper my size under most conditions, who are they making them for?
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Old 11-24-2009, 07:36 PM   #20
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I put a 13500 on the Gt,my 77 27' has a 15,000,when it is banging around 100 deg. it is hard to keep it under 80 in the trailer,it is running all day until the sun sets. Just my experiences in Florida. Dave
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Old 11-24-2009, 09:06 PM   #21
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Have a 30" sob mh put 13500 coleman wish I would have put 15000.
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Old 05-10-2010, 09:53 PM   #22
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As far as I can tell, the only thing working on our unit is the fan. Anybody have any suggestions on trouble shooting? I'm an a/c dummy. Also, where can I find the nameplate info on this unit?
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Get thee to a commercial refrigeration contractor who does coolers for the grocery store and the like and do what he says. Better still find a guy out in the stick who fixes milk coolers for the dairy farmers.
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After going back and forth on this I finally decided to just get the new one. Part of the finial decision was that while I am in TN I will have the tools and equipment to get the job done.

Carrier 13,500 BTU with heat strip $717.99 delivered.
I think you will like it. The new models are so much more efficient both starting and running.
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Thanks for all the discussion. I changed my order from the 13.5 to 15K BTU. I went with the carrier low profile with a heating strip. I'll need to keep my camper cool during the day. This will act as a cool spot for our 4 dogs when camping...if the bigger AC was for me my wife would tell me to "suck it up buttercup". But the dogs need a cool place to nap when it gets hot.
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update

Today is the first day I am using the AC. Working great! I was tempted to try it out at City of Rocks SP on generator power but couldn't bring myself to make that much noise. I used the heat strip a lot over the winter and I am really happy I got it. One other note, after towing from TN to the Pacific Ocean and back to central NM, I feel pretty confident saying that the low profile AC has improved my mileage about a MPG.
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Rodney,

Did you do the removal of old unit and install of new yourself? Have read that it involves cutting a larger hole in the roof and some bracing. I don't even know if my old original unit works, I'm suspecting it doesn't and just wondering what I'm in for.
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Rodney,

Did you do the removal of old unit and install of new yourself? Have read that it involves cutting a larger hole in the roof and some bracing. I don't even know if my old original unit works, I'm suspecting it doesn't and just wondering what I'm in for.
I did indeed, it was a relatively easy job. The only hard part was breaking the old unit loose from the skin. THAT and cleaning up the goop used in the old installation was a mess. I used a bucket loader on a tractor to lift the old unit out and drop the new one in. The holes were the same size so no problems there.
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