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Old 06-20-2015, 09:48 AM   #1
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25 fc a/c

I have a 2014 F/C 25 and as you might expect am not overly pleased with the A/C system.
I am considering trading for a 2016 FC 25 with new ducted A/C. Does anyone with the new A/C system advise me if my trailer my will be cool in the summer with one A/C unit? I live in the southeast. Thanks
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Old 06-20-2015, 12:01 PM   #2
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I just did a related post on this last week. You do not get more BTU's/hr with ducted, although a bit more roof insulation. The consensus is that one A/C is not ideal in the SE or SW, or even the Midwest in the summer. Don't waste your money. Go North, buy a trailer with 2 AC's, or live with it seems to be the choices.
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Old 06-20-2015, 12:27 PM   #3
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And if 2 A/C units seem to be too much, which it may, consider equipping your new purchase with a 15K unit. Back in 2003 the standard for Airstream on their larger trailers, 30'+ was 13.5K. Now it's 15K. I have a friend with a 15K unit on his 25' Safari. Works extremely well. I paid extra back in 2004 to equip my Classic with a 15K unit when it was built. I've never regretted that move.

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Old 06-20-2015, 05:48 PM   #4
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We got out of our 2012 25FB in part because of the inability to cool the trailer in direct sunlight with ambient over 80. We bought a 2015 30' bunk with dual air. Dual air is the only way to stay cool with out a lot shade, insulating all your windows, putting a mister/sprinkler on the roof etc!!! This is more of a problem with the new aluminum skin interiors. The heat just transfers too much. Our old 1979 25 stayed much much cooler. I don't even remember thinking it ever got hot, not like the 2012.


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The temp here has been in the mid 90s and we have a single 15000 AC unit on our 2016 FC 25' - in direct sunlight the best we could do was 77 inside. It wasn't horrible but not great either. If I was in a normally hot part of the world I would say this would be sub-optimal.
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My 2015 25RB struggles to keep the trailer cool when it gets over 90 in the direct sun. We worked out the bedroom was cooler so hung out there in the peak hear of the day!!!
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We installed a Dometic 13,500 BTU on or 69 Tradewind . It blew great to the rear, sides and down but hardly anything to the front due to its design. Problem is the living area is in the front.
It cooled OK but not very quickly and it was noisy .

So after our maiden voyage last week we replaced it with a Coleman Mach 8 . It blows to the front and rear and seems to cool the trailer quickly and is way quieter and has a much lower profile on the roof.
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