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Old 08-05-2013, 05:21 PM   #1
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AC & Heat Pump

We have a Redwood 36FB we purchased new in November 2012.

As it gets a little hot in Texas the ability of our A/C and Heat Pump can't keep up with the rising temperatures. Specifically, if we have our thermostats set at 73 degrees, the temps can consistenty get over 80 degrees in the Redwood while the temp outside hovers around 100.

We have a Blackwood 5th wheel across the street (same RV park) that is only about 3 degrees difference between the thermostat setting and the Blackwood temp inside.

The dealer acted as if this is not unusual. What have other experienced in this type of heat?
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Old 08-05-2013, 05:28 PM   #2
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I would check the output specs of the unit. Seems to me you may have a bigger unit in the other RV and that would explain the difference. BTU'S cost money and the bigger the unit the more power it takes to keep up.
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Old 08-05-2013, 05:38 PM   #3
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I feel your pain.....our previous 34 foot Serrano (Fred) had two AC's and it just would not keep us cool in the summer. Our new Phaeton has three units, it will keep us cold !!

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Maintaining a 20 deg.F differential is probably decent performance in an RV, especially if the sun is hitting it. In Yuma, AZ, my basement air held 88 to 90 at 106 outside, full sun. Relative humidity will be a factor also. 90 can be a bit steamy, but sitting under the air outlet at 90 is better than sitting outside in the shade at 106.
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With mid 90's we keep it around 73 in camper. We have been in 105 temps and were comfortable. It is actually chilly if not fully dressed. We do have dual 15k units
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Sounds like the OP's rig isn't insulated very well.
With our DSDP we ran one 13.5 heat pump in Yuma in 90 + weather.
But we have optional (in 2002) roof insulation and dual pane windows too.
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Does the Redwood have one or hopefully two A/C units? You do need two on that size trailer.

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We have one AC and one heat pump (which also works like an AC). We keep the shades pulled at all times. We have the basement doors closed and all the vents closed. I clean/wash the AC filters inside the RV regularly.
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We have a heat pump and ac. Ac in bedroom
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Continuing -- we are in central fl. Upper 90's humidity upper 90's. the ac in bedroom we keep off or set at 83 during day. The heat pump keeps up just fine. Set at 76. 38 ft mobile suites. Maybe need to check instillation !
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Well our 38' Cameo is setting in pretty full sun in Monroe, LA and we are seeing temps in the 97 to 100 degF with high humidity. The units are holding the 75 degF On the living area and 74 degF in the bedroom area set points all day long.....Part of the day we have the two awnings out on the south side and we do keep the MCD solar shades down.

Is the unit in the bedroom area cycling off? If so, you need to set up a fan to push some of the cold air out of that area into the living area. Some RVs have rally poor air distribution.

And then there is also the factor of just how well the coach is insulated.
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