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Old 05-13-2015, 04:42 PM   #15
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I think you just settled this for me
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Old 05-14-2015, 06:48 AM   #16
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The use of a fan can equalize the temps in a trailer. Here in Gainesville, Florida if you keep your house at 74 degrees in summer, you are paying a fortune fir electric. We pay the highest rates in the state. Jim
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Old 05-14-2015, 07:17 AM   #17
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I prefer 1 A/C layout.
Only once do I remember it (15k Btu) being inadequate; and that was because the CG power went down in the middle of the afternoon, and the trailer heated up. It was near Arches NP, and the sun and heat was too much for the A/C to cool it back down.

When boondocking, it's nice having a Fantastic Fan in the bedroom- they're surprisingly effective keeping the trailer cool.

Plus, you get better daylighting.
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Old 05-14-2015, 07:27 AM   #18
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Did you see the 2 units in the 25, maybe it was a typo error
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Old 05-14-2015, 09:13 AM   #19
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Didn't "see" it, can't tell from the photo either. Have to go look again.

Ya know there is only 1 dealer in ALLL of Houston, which is insane, and they also happen to just be some high dollar thinking folks....
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Old 05-14-2015, 09:14 AM   #20
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Where is the second A/C installed? Over the bedroom, cause from the photos it looks like there is a fantastic fan over the bed...
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Old 05-14-2015, 11:38 AM   #21
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yep, the Classic line installed it over the rear bedroom, in lieu of the FanFan
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Old 05-14-2015, 12:01 PM   #22
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In my 2013 25' Cloud I could not get the rear bedroom to cool down but the front area was quite comfortable. This was with 1 AC unit. Starting with 2015 and the ducted air 1AC may be adequate. If you can get good cooling air to both front and rear areas which the ducted air may well do then I would think that 1 AC would be sufficient.
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Old 05-14-2015, 12:12 PM   #23
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Houston? Most definitely 2 a/c units!
Airstreams are extremely hot- all that bare aluminum-
Also, you and the missus can have individual temperature control.
2 televisions and 2 a/c units are a must for me and my wife. We like different programs on TV. I'm always cold. She's always hot.
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We have a 2015 30'FC, and ordered it with the single ducted AC. We use the Fantastic Fans all the time, and realized we would miss the 2nd FF more than we would use the 2nd AC. I spent an extended period in Kansas in August an September (working with Amazon) last year in temps ranging from the high 80's to 108. There was no shade, but we have the awning package (highly recommend). I found the single AC will cool this large Airstream 15-18 degrees below the outside temp. This is good enough for us, as we don't plan to spend lots of time in this hot of an area.
One downside to the single unit is that the 30A service probably takes more juggling of electric usage. For instance, if the AC or Heat pump kicks on while the microwave and TV are on, you may have to reset the breaker and start the oven again. You quickly get to know what you can use at the same time and it doesn't bother us, but it is something to be aware of.
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Old 05-14-2015, 03:12 PM   #25
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Where is the second A/C installed? Over the bedroom, cause from the photos it looks like there is a fantastic fan over the bed...
I checked the Katy inventory of Holiday World and see a FC 25fb. $85K!
and a 25rb $85k One of the photos of the RB shows the 2nd AC. Ask them if that is a factory install.

Camper Clinic 2 in Buda, TX has a 25fb with dual AC $80k. The photos show the 2 ACs on it.

Might be worth a trip.

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Old 05-14-2015, 04:56 PM   #26
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We had a 25 Safari (06) with one A.C. and we cooked when in hot, humid conditions (Arkansas, Missouri, Kansas) in the summer. We added the full awning package and traveled with aluminized bubble-wrap in all the windows! Once we got to the Rockies, we were fine. We now have a 30' (31'?) with two A.C.s and I can't imagine trying to cool it with one. I guess it depends on where you camp!
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One thing you might want to remember is that AC is sized to bring the temp down only 10 -15 degrees below the outside temperature. So if you are one of those who wants 70 degrees inside then you will be happy with two units.

As others have noted AC is not likely to bring 100 F down to anything comfortable, but the drying effect of AC that takes place only over an hour or two makes the temp feel cooler than the temp reading....you just have to keep windows, doors and vents closed!

In your house the first hour of AC is spent lowering the humidity; then the cooling starts to take effect.
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Old 05-14-2015, 10:25 PM   #28
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I have 2 ACs on a 27FB. Can't comment on the need for one or two AC's relative to cooling since I have not been anywhere hot enough to need both yet. Here are a few more things to consider I picked up off this forum when I was researching my purchase. I was not looking for a second AC but the one I found had it.

Assuming you only need one unit, you can run the unit at the opposite end of the AS to reduce noise, bedroom during the day, midship at night.

You can run one unit on cool to knock down humidity, the second on HP to take the chill off - useful at night, so I'm told, if it is very humid and running the AC hard (for humidity) makes the interior a little chilly for sleeping.

Note that the second AC adds about 60lbs to tongue weight and about 125lbs to your unladen AS weight - this may be an issue if your TV is payload challenged or you like to stuff the maximum payload in the AS.
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