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Old 05-24-2014, 11:17 AM   #1
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Dear 25' FC Owners

How do you keep the back bedroom cool without freezing out the front? (We live in the south where it is hot)
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Old 05-24-2014, 11:21 AM   #2
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Hi, We have a Safari, almost the same thing; We just close the front air conditioner register and let it all blow to the back.
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Old 05-24-2014, 11:26 AM   #3
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I haven't had a chance to try it yet, but hearing this was a concern, I looked at the AC. Like Bob said, it looks like you can shut off all of the vents except the rear and you'll get all the AC out the back. Maybe you won't get as much volume out of only one vent, but it ought to do the trick.
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Old 05-24-2014, 11:33 AM   #4
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Ok I did it a little. I will try some more. Anyone put in a second unit? What are the pros and cons with that?
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Old 05-24-2014, 11:37 AM   #5
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Ok I did it a little. I will try some more. Anyone put in a second unit? What are the pros and cons with that?
Hi, the cost of the second air conditioner and the 50 amp conversion that will be needed would be the cons for me.
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Old 05-24-2014, 11:47 AM   #6
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Yeah, most sites don't have 50 amp do they?
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You might also try exhausting warm air through the fantastic fan until the bedroom cools down. Or a small floor fan might help too.
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Old 05-24-2014, 01:47 PM   #8
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I have a 25 FB with the same issue as the only vents are on the roof unit and most of the air comes out the back. I use a small floor fan to push cold air forward. An annoyance but it is worth the trouble.

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Old 05-24-2014, 02:08 PM   #9
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In my 34' I have the same issue when I can't run the rear air (when we cant find 50A or 30A + 15A). I keep a small clip on fan handy, mount it to the edge of the bedroom door near the ceiling, it blows nice cool are to the rear.
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Old 05-24-2014, 02:29 PM   #10
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Air conditioning is a bit tricky. Humidity has quite a bit to do with its performance. If you are cold and cool then it is working great just redirect the air. A second unit or even a more powerful unit does not mean better cooling for that sq. footage.
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Old 05-24-2014, 06:15 PM   #11
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Okay FC owners, more questions. Anyone take out dinette?
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Old 05-24-2014, 06:28 PM   #12
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Okay FC owners, more questions. Anyone take out dinette?
Took the dinette out of our 25 Safari FB and had the two bottom side cushions combined in to a single unit to match the back cushion. Also had an end piece made to finish the side bunk after the dinette was removed.

Put some nice swivel/rocker outdoor chairs in place with a table between the chairs. We use trays when we aren't eating outside.

Word of warning: when you remove the dinette, you will be astounded at the crap that was left under the units by sloppy factory workers as well as the lack of finish in places that nobody was ever supposed to see!
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Solution for table

We considered removing the table and putting in a recliner but really do need a table as we entertain quite a bit.
After great deliberation we modified the table to get it out of the way and still be able to use it either way. We have a small stool to prop feet on.
We love all the extra floor space. The dinette area is so much more comfortable now. This is our solution.
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Old 05-24-2014, 10:51 PM   #14
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Excellent idea! Does the dinette still make into a bed?
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Old 05-24-2014, 10:52 PM   #15
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By the way the curtains are beautiful. Did you make them or have them made?
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Took the dinette out of our 25 Safari FB and had the two bottom side cushions combined in to a single unit to match the back cushion. Also had an end piece made to finish the side bunk after the dinette was removed.



Put some nice swivel/rocker outdoor chairs in place with a table between the chairs. We use trays when we aren't eating outside.



Word of warning: when you remove the dinette, you will be astounded at the crap that was left under the units by sloppy factory workers as well as the lack of finish in places that nobody was ever supposed to see!

Oh I am not surprised by sloppy work. I've read it about it on forums and experienced it myself. Do you have any pics you could share. It will help me a lot to understand what you have done.
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Excellent idea! Does the dinette still make into a bed?
Yes, can still easily be a bed, as you may not have noticed the hinge at the joint to bring the leg up and out of the way when the table is in the bed position. Nothing has changed the size, just the usability..
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By the way the curtains are beautiful. Did you make them or have them made?
I made the drapes. Made some in a green frond pattern for the br. Here is a close up.
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Here's a picture before putting a low table between the chairs. My wife has several different cushions available. The cushion(s) on the right are the ones I was referring to as being combined.
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