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Old 06-29-2013, 04:13 PM   #1
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Baby it's hot in Cameo

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I only have one ac and want to get a heat pump roof model for main area and put older one in bedroom
is there a certain size that matters? I believe one I have is a 15000btu.

My RV is hot inside and looking for reason and what I can do.
I'M stuck in TEXAS and buying a RVport.
I know some want to say go north, but I can't now.
Thanks for you help... Yes I Know it's hot in TX..lol
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12V Swamp cooler

I use a simple box fan to help circulate the air in my RV.
Have you considered a 12 volt RV Swamp Cooler?

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When you place ACs and heat pumps in sleeping areas, you will have to learn a tolerance for the noise they make during operation.
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I am in North Carolina and I made sure that our new 5er had 50 amp service and 2 AC units on it. We had a 30 ft TT and you cycled the electric water heater and anything else you could so as not to trip out the 15000 btu ac unit. Even at that, it barely kept up on summer days when it reached 95 degrees. Now with a heat pump over the living room, and an ac over our heads in the bedroom, we can keep it frosty inside, but you have to bear with the noise when the bedroom unit kicks on at night. Heat trises and the bedroom unit always runs more than the living room when cooling the camper. We went camping in January, and the heat pump heated the alpine down to about 30 degrees outside. After that it had to switch over to the gas furnace to help it stay warm! Good luck.
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I use a simple box fan to help circulate the air in my RV.
Have you considered a 12 volt RV Swamp Cooler?
Stay Cool with TurboKOOL - Advanced RV Evaporative Air (Swamp) Coolers

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When you place ACs and heat pumps in sleeping areas, you will have to learn a tolerance for the noise they make during operation.
It's a sound one can learn to love. If my ac is on in my bedroom I sleep like a log!!! Love summertime..
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Thanks every one for your reply.
I do have two regular fans going, one in bedroom
and front room. One in bedroom dose help us sleep.
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You probably have a Carrier unit, right? If so, you need to add a thermostat on the wall, which involves running wiring from the ceiling assy. to the wall mount spot.
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It has a thermostat on the wall.
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Lots of RV's just are not insulated very well. In either hot or cold weather they can be a problem to keep comfortable. If you can move or create some shade it'll help.
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It has a thermostat on the wall.
Oh really? Ok. What brand ac is it?

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Lots of RV's just are not insulated very well. In either hot or cold weather they can be a problem to keep comfortable. If you can move or create some shade it'll help.
A Carriage should be well insulated, but it's Texas. Shade helps anything.
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I know about shade, that's why I'M getting a rvport
and being hot in TX been here for 58 years.
I have never lived full time in a 5th wheel or any rv,
so I was just looking for some tips.
I have a AirXcel Rv Products Division 49000 series, which is a Coleman-Mach, that's what my manual says!
Did Find out there could be leaks in my return air so I did find that.
Thanks for every ones help. Going next week for 2nd ac.
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The thermostat is a RV comfort Coleman mach series 8330-336.
I didn't know it having one would be surprising, it wasn't a cheap
RV unit.

Thanks for your replys
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Being a fellow Texas boy who just recently moved from a Jayco Designer 5th wheel to a motorhome, I know what you're going through. Without 2 a/c's in our Designer, we wouldn't have been able to survive in the Texas heat.
Just get the second unit, and you'll be in great shape. Your Cameo is well insulated and will do fine. My best friend is currently living in his Cameo and has no problems with both airs.
As far as noise problems, I just ran my rear fan on constant low at night so all you heard was the subtle groan when the compressor kicked on and off.
If it was me, I don't think I'd disturb I the main unit - just add one to the back.
Congrats on your Cameo. They're very nice units. It's a shame Carriage went the way of the buffalo.
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The thermostat is a RV comfort Coleman mach series 8330-336.
I didn't know it having one would be surprising, it wasn't a cheap
RV unit.

Thanks for your replys
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.
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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.
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