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Old 07-02-2009, 04:59 PM   #1
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Do we have a problem?

We took our AS out for the first time for 2 days. We have installed a new carrier 13,500 , low profile carrier V. It just doesn't seem to blow COLD air. It's cool but not COLD like the ones at home. Anyone else out there with the same AC that gets really cold air? I purchased it from Family RV in florida. MAybe we should take it to a local RV dealer and have them check it out?

My concern is we have an english bulldog. And we leave on July 11th for our trip out to South Dakota. Lucy NEEDS it to be no warmer than 70 degrees to be comfortable and safe. I know a couple of you here have english bulldogs and will understand my concern, they just can't take the heat.

I even look at an standing inside AC at Lowes today.


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Old 07-02-2009, 05:15 PM   #2
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I can tell you that our 11k btu unit will freeze us out of our 25', but it's not an Airstream... especially not a '72 Airstream. The Armstrong unit I had on my '70 Safari 23' would freeze me out. The 13.5k unit I had on my 34' blew cold but couldn't begin to keep up on a hot day in the full sun. I had to run BOTH 13.5k units on our '85 325 moho just to keep some semblance of not being an oven on a hot day in the sun.

Yours should blow cold air, but whether or not it'll keep up with the heat in your trailer will depend on many factors. If you're concerned about its operation, I'd suggest you take it to a dealer and have it evaluated. IIRC, it's designed to cool 15 or 20* below ambient air temp or something like that.


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Old 07-02-2009, 05:38 PM   #3
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Installing the unit on a curved ceiling can be tricky. If the bottom half does not mount flush to the top half the cold air output will mix with the warmer air input. This could cause the air exiting the unit to be warmer then it should.To get mine to seal correctly I had to trim some material off of the bottom sides of the lower unit and then tapper that amount toward the center on the end pieces.


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Old 07-02-2009, 05:43 PM   #4

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Get one of these from NAPA to get a better idea of actual outlet temp, works well for the TV also.

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