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Old 07-27-2010, 06:29 PM   #1
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what size roof ac??

i just purchased a 1982 27' honey motor home. i need a roof ac unit for it. what would be the minimum btu unit that i could use. i am in south Ga where it gets pretty hot. not sure what is in it now.
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Take it from my experience...get the highest BTU rating you can afford. Remember, you can always turn it down.
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Our 25' Class C has a 13,500 btu, I would suggest anything above that would be good. I wish ours was around 15,000 btu though, sometimes it just isn't quite enough in really hot weather.
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15000 BTUH ...you won't regret it. But shop the unit on line and find a sale.

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i can get a Coleman 15k online for around $700. i can get the same unit locally for around $800. i think i would be better off with the local unit for warranty and service problems.
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The unit (if new) will have the same warranty coverage wether purchased on line or locally. However if purchased on line you will have shipping and installation charges additional
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Check PPL Motorhomes in Houston. The freight might kill the deal.

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We just replaced a shot 13.5 with a 15K and it really keeps the MH cooler.
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ok i have quit looking for a used one!! i am going tomorrow to my local dealer and buying a 15k coleman for $825 total money. i can get one about $100 cheaper on the net but i like the security of having a local dealer.
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Agree with your decision, not only do you have the Mfr. warranty but the dealer should stand behind his installation.

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The AC in our 27 foot '88 Winnie class A seems to work perfectly, as far as outlet air temp is concerned, but with all the glass area, total airflow limits cooling ability in 95 degree weather, unless we really watch it and close blinds and doors before it gets too hot inside. Ours looks to be a 13,500 unit, and only real consideration favoring the smaller capacity, is the fact that if need be, our Honda 2000 generator probably would run it - but not anything larger, We do a lot of wilderness, no shore power camping in warmer weather - and running the 4KW Onan generator is overkill and expensive in day long situations.

And as for "turning it down", only the fan speed gets turned down - the higher powered compressor always runs at top power consumption...
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