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Old 03-09-2016, 06:23 PM   #15
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Since I didn't see a forum thread that included the AC unit, I guess it goes here.

I have a 2002 Classic with a very noisy and inefficient 13,500 unit. In very hot environments it barely keeps up. I had NW Airstream in Caldwell, Idaho look into switching me to a new, more efficient 15,000 unit. It will fit. My question is whether the breaker box is sufficient and if there are any stumbling blocks I'm not seeing. Please advise and thanks.
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Which one? It doesn't show up on the forum app. What is the main thread under? Thanks.
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Just a comment on travel, cooling and climate. My AS has an 11K unit and works well in high nineties high humidity temps and climates. Considering the square footage of an Airstream there should be quite cool interiors with 13 or 15K units. My aunt and uncle lived in the southwest for several years and spoke of their swamp cooler as better for cooling than their AC during the summer. Is Idaho dry? Perhaps you might consider one of those too?
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Just a comment on travel, cooling and climate. My AS has an 11K unit and works well in high nineties high humidity temps and climates. Considering the square footage of an Airstream there should be quite cool interiors with 13 or 15K units. My aunt and uncle lived in the southwest for several years and spoke of their swamp cooler as better for cooling than their AC during the summer. Is Idaho dry? Perhaps you might consider one of those too?
Ever seen what a 'swamp cooler' looks like on an RV?..especially an Airstream?

Yes, they are evaporative coolers that are de3signed to work in very low humidity climates. Simply not practical in the RV environment. They also don't work well in higher humidity areas or in very high neat areas.

Had a business in a high temp dry area. The cooler worked OK in the morning but by 1:00 PM and 95F.worthless!
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Had a business in a high temp dry area. The cooler worked OK in the morning but by 1:00 PM and 95F….worthless!
Hmm. My aunt and uncle, though in a home, had one that once summer got into full swing, they ONLY used it 24/7. They always shared how the thing was so much better than the AC in the desert heat during summer. I cannot say since I have always lived in the humid south. If I were getting one for an Airstream, it would be a portable something like this:

As far as BTU ratings and space goes, I am always perplexed by the many posts here of uncomfortable Airstreamers with a 15K unit or even two units- all for about 150 square feet. It has to be the pano windows and heat radiation. I know one thing for certain, too many BTUs and it doesn't cool down, just stays damp and cooler. If I were buying a unit now, I would consider the new design Dometic Blizzard because of the added airflow (supposedly).http://www.dometic.com/USA/New-Produ.../blizzard-nxt/
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