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Old 12-15-2017, 08:15 AM   #1
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15k A/C upgrade on order sheet

I知 wondering if this is worth doing? I知 a warm weather Florida traveler mostly. I知 of the opinion the factory 13.5k may dehumidify better but what would current users recommend? Thanks
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Old 12-15-2017, 08:24 AM   #2
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I知 wondering if this is worth doing? I知 a warm weather Florida traveler mostly. I知 of the opinion the factory 13.5k may dehumidify better but what would current users recommend? Thanks


It was first option on my list, living in So Cal. I will use it but even if I lived in a cooler area I would order it on a 43 foot motorhome just for resale. In addition you get the power management and 10k gen on a slide out. The same reason I went with heated floors...Stuart
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I upgraded the front unit on our Bay Star because of the area size and large front window. The question next summer will be should I have just paid to upgrade both.
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You will not fuss about too much. You will fuss about not enough. I have three units on our coach. Its great having ample cooling capacity.
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You will not fuss about too much. You will fuss about not enough. I have three units on our coach. Its great having ample cooling capacity.


Exactly!
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You should also consider the Polar Pac insulation for the roof area. It helps to retain the AC in the Florida sun.
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Temp control is probably the most common concern in an RV - my guess! Put every option you can on that relates to HVAC/Insulation, it is the best money spent IMHO. In fact those in 40 footers or higher with 2 zones, ask about adding a 3rd zone now that I hear Newmar will add it even after the sale. Otherwise you'll need to be proactive with closing shades, using maybe Magne Shades, and keep ahead of the temp changes.
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I知 wondering if this is worth doing? I知 a warm weather Florida traveler mostly. I知 of the opinion the factory 13.5k may dehumidify better but what would current users recommend? Thanks
IMO yes I would upgrade.
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Old 12-15-2017, 10:27 AM   #9
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I agree with the 15K, especially for the front of the coach. The 13.5K on our 34' Canyon Star could not keep up with the NC summer heat if the coach was facing south and we didn't have the MagneShade on it. It eventually failed and I replaced it with a 15K. Have not been disappointed.
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When we ordered our '02 DSDP we got the polar pak roof insulation and dual pane windows. Then we got the two 13.5 heat pumps so we could run both on 30 amps.
In Yuma we did just fine in mid to high 90ー temps.
Present rig is longer and more slides, came with 3 - 15 kw heat pumps. Haven't been in hot weather with it though.
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We have a 40' coach and the 3rd AC was not available as an option. We went with the 15K unit and it is adequate. Front of the coach can still get warm on hot sunny days even with the Magna Shade.

The salesman said you never have enough AC. Glad he talked me into it.
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Agree with vsheetz.
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Temp control is probably the most common concern in an RV - my guess! Put every option you can on that relates to HVAC/Insulation, it is the best money spent IMHO. In fact those in 40 footers or higher with 2 zones, ask about adding a 3rd zone now that I hear Newmar will add it even after the sale. Otherwise you'll need to be proactive with closing shades, using maybe Magne Shades, and keep ahead of the temp changes.


Neal are you saying that Newmar will now add a 3rd ac to 40 feet? When we were looking it was a no go on a 4018. Stuart
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Neal are you saying that Newmar will now add a 3rd ac to 40 feet? When we were looking it was a no go on a 4018. Stuart
When I was at Newmar the end of Nov a guy with a MADP (I think it was 40ft) was having a 3rd zone added (I think around $3K). Send Alvin an email for an estimate and see what he says.
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