Thread Tools Search this Thread Display Modes
Old 08-11-2016, 05:05 PM   #1
Rivet Master
gaylejoe's Avatar
2007 25' Safari FB SE
St. Hedwig , Texas
Join Date: Jul 2006
Posts: 586
Updated A/C

Recently after the 3rd a/c conked out on our 07 25' FB we had a new one installed at Jackson Center. There was no 13,300 btu in stock so a 15,000 btu was installed. What a difference it has made with keeping our trailer cooler. The 15,000 should have been on the trailer when it left the factory.

I had purchased a Yamaha 2400isHC to power the 13,500 and now I have an generator which will not run my current a/c. Adding the extra btu was worth it especially dealing with the hot temperatures in Texas.
gaylejoe is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 04-23-2017, 07:48 AM   #2
Rivet Master
KJRitchie's Avatar
2008 25' Classic
Full Time , Texas
Join Date: Nov 2012
Posts: 4,309
I just had a new Dometic 15k A/C installed on my 2008 Classic 25fb. We used the old air distribution box. I've read changing out the starting capacitor may help out with generators.
We haven't had an opportunity to try ours out in hot weather yet.

Saw a 2015 25fb with the A/C ducting system at a recent Airstream rally. The owners explained the issues they had with the first generation ducts. Because the A/C is closer to the rear and the original ducts mesh screens were very restrictive all the cooling was push to the rear area. They have the newer directional air vents installed so they can close off the rear to direct air more to the front. They had the system on during the tour and while a little bit more quiet the air flow coming out the vents was very weak even fully open. The owners stated they use an electric fan to move the air around. I can't imagine driving in 90F weather with 90% humidity, pulling into a campsite and waiting for the trailer to cool down. While our old style is noisier I like sitting at the dinette and feeling a blast of cool air.

Do you boondock a lot around San Antonio during the summer? Didn't think there was any public land around there other than state parks.

2008 Classic 25fb "Silver Mistress"
2015 Ram 2500 6.7L Cummins. Crew Cab, 4x4, Silver
KJRitchie is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 04-23-2017, 08:14 AM   #3
4 Rivet Member
2007 31' Classic
Gulf Breeze , Florida
Join Date: Jan 2016
Posts: 489
Images: 1
Check out the Easy Start thread on the forum. It allows you to run a 15000 btu with a 2000 watt genny .
trumpetguy is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 04-23-2017, 04:45 PM   #4
The Aluminum Tent 3
pcskier's Avatar
2014 23' Flying Cloud
Park City , Utah
Join Date: Aug 2015
Posts: 1,675
Originally Posted by gaylejoe View Post

I had purchased a Yamaha 2400isHC to power the 13,500 and now I have an generator which will not run my current a/c. Adding the extra btu was worth it especially dealing with the hot temperatures in Texas.
The Micro Air EasyStart previously referenced is a GAME CHANGER, and very good news to you given your recent generator purchase.

I just installed one this weekend, and my 2000w Honda starts and runs my 13,500 btu unit beautifully. Your 2400 Genny will have no problem running your AC if you install an EasyStart. it's a fairly easy DYI job that takes a half hour if you aren't afraid of snipping and stripping a few wires, or an RV tech would have no problem installing it. MicroAir has specific step by step instructions you can download and print from their website. You then start your AC five times and the unit 'learns' your AC. Basically, it takes the starting amperage from as high as 40+ amps, to less than 20. Also seems to be much easier on the compressor. You can hardly hear it start up once the system is installed.

Order from, use AIRSTREAM for a discount code and you'll get $50 off. Also, order the $10 install kit, basically it's just the connectors and things you'll need, and is worth not having to drive around to get the bits and pieces your self.

Matteo, the engineer for Micro Air, is active on the thread and can answer any questions you may have. One thing that is updated since the thread started is that they ship just one unit (the grey one) which is bigger and weathertight, and the wiring harness has been lengthened so there is no need for splicing length of wire or other gymnastics required to get the wires in to the electrical box of your AC unit. It really is quite simple and easy.
pcskier is offline   Reply With Quote

Currently Active Users Viewing This Thread: 1 (0 members and 1 guests)
Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are Off

Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Looking for updated bedding for 19' Bambi bangers&mash Member Introductions 0 01-14-2006 09:19 PM
Website updated-Water heater swap Safari Tim Water Heaters, Filters & Pumps 1 07-06-2003 01:47 PM
Updated Portal (Home) Page! Andy R Our Community 6 10-24-2002 08:25 AM

Featured Campgrounds

Reviews provided by


This website is not affiliated with or endorsed by the Airstream, Inc. or any of its affiliates. Airstream is a registered trademark of Airstream Inc. All rights reserved. Airstream trademark used under license to Social Knowledge LLC.

All times are GMT -6. The time now is 06:50 PM.

Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.8 Beta 1
Copyright ©2000 - 2020, Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd.