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Old 06-07-2016, 07:55 PM   #1
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What btu size a/c???vand do heat strips in a/c work?

I am about to replace the air conditioners in my 22' and 27' airstreams. What size and make and model do you recommend ?

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Old 06-07-2016, 09:05 PM   #2
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Heat strips work, but they may not put out enough heat to keep the coach warm in really cold temps.

They put out 3415 BTUH per 1000 watts.

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Depends on how you plan to use the trailer and how well insulated it is. I put a mach 8 cub with a heat strip in my 27' and both the heat and AC are plenty for our purposes, besides being able to run on a Honda 2000 generator for boondocking. I couldn't tell you if that's the right choice for you, though. What are you looking to get out of the unit?
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