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Old 06-30-2013, 08:30 PM   #15
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Carriage used a lot of Carrier units is why it's surprising.

And I know about Carriages. Been in the belly and ceilings. Have taken off three bad Carrier units this year.
Sounds like the Carrier units aren't real good. Did you replace
them on your unit? Are you a RV Tech. I hope to find a ex carriage dealership in East Texas.
Jevilvas thanks for your help you sound like you have a lot of experience with rv's. Sure wish I had more knowledge or know how.
Thanks for your help.
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I am looking to add a 3rd AC in my garage for my dogs. The 2nd AC is a must and should be standard for any unit being shipped to the south. I run my BR AC on low fan instead of auto, sometimes just for the noise, to drown out what's going on around me. For instance, when a Top Fueler team has be thrashing all evening to get their motor back in the boat, and they decide to fire it up after midnight.

BTW, the LR is 15K and the BR is 13.5K.
Both ours are 13.5 heat pumps, in Yuma in 90+ weather we only needed to run one of them but we have dual pane windows and an extra roof insulation package that is now standard in the Dutch Star. Cost of the extra insulation was less than $100 so now they include it as standard.
In hot sun even the paint colors will make a difference too.
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Old 06-30-2013, 08:36 PM   #17
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Sounds like the Carrier units aren't real good. Did you replace
them on your unit? Are you a RV Tech. I hope to find a ex carriage dealership in East Texas.
Jevilvas thanks for your help you sound like you have a lot of experience with rv's. Sure wish I had more knowledge or know how.
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Not my unit, just customers, and yes, I am. Technically Service Manager, but kind of by default
It's not hard at all, just have to learn some.
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You might think about buying a portable AC unit instead of having another one installed in your roof. It would be cheaper and you can get one with a heat pump. You will just have to exhaust it through a window.

Shop Idylis 13000-BTU Portable Air Conditioner at Lowes.com

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Not my unit, just customers, and yes, I am. Technically Service Manager, but kind of by default
It's not hard at all, just have to learn some.
I figure they weren't yours or hoping. I've seen stuff happen like that.
I look into a rv school for when we travel I could make some money a long our travels.... I'd probably go broke..
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You might think about buying a portable AC unit instead of having another one installed in your roof. It would be cheaper and you can get one with a heat pump. You will just have to exhaust it through a window.

Shop Idylis 13000-BTU Portable Air Conditioner at Lowes.com

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I'll look into that Jon. Do you take them down when you move?
I seen some tent campers with one in there tent..
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We camped in Amarillo on the way to Albuquerque and were seeing temps hit 89 in the fiver. I googled improving RV AC and they all said to clean the filter so I did. While putting it back in, I saw a second set of vents in the unit, opened them and we had a blast of cold air coming straight down into the living room (AC was just fine in New England so never explored it). After that, we just shut the vent in the evening to force more air to the bedroom and the fiver stayed a much better 81-82 in the afternoons in ALB without outside temps of 100.
Isn't a heat pump just for heating? Not sure it would help cool your RV.
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I'll look into that Jon. Do you take them down when you move?
I seen some tent campers with one in there tent..
I personally don't have one since our Class A has 2 roof airs already. I did have to replace my back unit and it cost around $1,700.00 just to replace it. I would think that if you have to pay somebody else to completely install a new one it will cost more. My brother in Amarillo has one similar to the one in the link I sent above in his house that he really likes.

If you build the discharge vent right it wouldn't be a problem to remove it from the window when you move.

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The 2nd AC's are nice to have but I have yet to run mine. Our HB CG is currently only rigged with 30 amp until I pay for the change which I am not willing to do.

Fortunately our main AC has kept the KOTR cool even when we were in the high 90's.

At night we have adjusted the main unit and run the bedroom AC. Both units are ducted together so it still puts out cool air in the living room area but we have the main dump lines open in the bedroom. We like the sound and cool air for sleeping
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