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Old 12-15-2015, 08:54 AM   #1
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Help with AC

Happy Holidays to all,

My 2006 25' FB has the LS package. I believe that package includes a 13500 BTU AC/heat pump unit as part of the package (not absolutely sure however). I live in south Texas and often camp in very warm weather. My AC just manages to keep my trailer livable during the day but takes a long time to get there. I was thinking about taking advantage of some off season sales and upgrading to a 15000 btu unit. I think I want to stay with a Domestic but could be swayed. There's a couple of models that sound like they might fit the bill. I was wondering if anyone has experience regarding retro fitting the larger unit into where a 13500 btu (or possibly smaller) unit used to be. Also hoping to find a unit that's quieter. I'm kind of wide open and looking for advice.

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Old 12-15-2015, 09:03 AM   #2
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There is no difference in the mounts quick and easy. Your best bet is keep what you have and invest in awnings and window shading.

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Old 12-15-2015, 10:55 AM   #3
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Is the top of your unit painted white? If not consider painting it.

If you were to design a trailer for the poorest possible thermal considerations it would be an Airstream.

There are 2 functions to an AC, temperature reduction and humidity reduction. If you size an AC, larger, for temperature reduction it will short cycle and never reduce humidity.
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Old 12-15-2015, 11:01 AM   #4
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"Painted"... Actually "coated" my roof. The AC now CYCLES.... Also stays warmer in winter!
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Old 12-16-2015, 01:27 PM   #5
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The top of my trailer is painted white already, otherwise I would certainly paint it. I've learned a lot the last few days. One of the things I read is that you can run a 13500 BTU AC on a generator. Apparently you need shore power to run a 15000 BTU unit. It doesn't come up too often, but being able to run my AC on generator power has come in handy a couple of times. Thank you all for your advise. Have a happy and safe holiday season.
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