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Old 09-16-2015, 12:38 AM   #57
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One thing that I haven't seen mentioned is the fact that they are heat pumps. So, don't just figure your comfort in the hot season. Our 2014 27FB Classic came with two heat pumps, and both the A/C function and the heating function work well (above 40 degrees). Since ours is "pre-ducted" and the units somewhat loud, we alternate their use: have the bedroom unit run during the day, blowing to the rear and the rear unit at night blowing forward. Like our house, we set the A/C at 75-78 and the heat at 65, and use a small fan to move the air around. Works well. For that sized unit, if the price isn't prohibitive, I'd recommend the 2 units. Enjoy!

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Old 09-20-2015, 01:59 PM   #58
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As a 2016 or 2017 Flying Cloud 25 FB wannabe, I want to thank everyone for taking the time and effort to post your ideas and help newbies like myself learn from your experiences. Each day I spend at least one hour reading as much as I can on one topic. Today it was one versus two AC units. The information you share is invaluable to me. This topic was nicely discussed and I feel well informed.

I would guess for many of us some of these topics require careful consideration regarding what our loved ones will need. (Both the two legged and the four legged members of our families.) For their welfare I want to be thoughtful in our decision making and the information you shared will allow for a thoughtful discussion.

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Old 02-08-2016, 06:04 PM   #59
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We are in the process of making the switch from a single AC in a Sport22 FB, to a 27FB with dual ducted AC and the motorized main awning. I noticed many of y'all live in northern climates but down here in TX we had a hard time keeping cool unless the very noisy AC was on high.
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Old 02-08-2016, 07:38 PM   #60
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2016 27FB One or Two AC Units?

This decision for one or two AC is being made during winter months with temps on the chilly side.
Now picture yourself camping in July at 12 noon with 100% humidity, temps around 98 degrees and no shade on your camping site.
You step outside to see if it is cooler outside than inside your camper with your single AC going full blast plus an additional fan to circulate the air.
You have an epitome, as your hand hits your sweaty forehead...should have went with the two AC's.
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Old 02-08-2016, 08:54 PM   #61
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Been there done that now have two.

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Old 02-08-2016, 09:49 PM   #62
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Going with two is a no-brainier, and you benefit thrice:

1) when spending any time camping in hot and/or humid weather and one unit just can't keep up.

2) when and if one of the two should fail when you're in hot and/or humid weather

3) having two will be very helpful to you some day when you want to get rid of the Airstream. Two heat pumps will make the trailer much more appealing to most buyers.

One more advantage to having two units - at times when you only need one unit to cool the trailer, you can run the bedroom unit when you're in the living area and run the living area unit when you're in the bedroom. That way you don't have to have the noisy unit right over where you're hanging out. Unless, of course, the weather is really hot and you need to have them both running at the same time... And in that case, you're really glad that you have two units!

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