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Old 07-02-2015, 08:36 AM   #547
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How Much A/C

I was in the Air Conditioning business many years ago. I can explain all the co-efficient s that make up the formula that will give you the correct btu's necessary for a specific size coach Keep in mind that there really isn't much insulation on the walls and ceilings of these units. In the northern part of the country, you can probably get away with one unit with occasional hot sunny days making things a little more difficult to reach temperature, however in south Florida, the sun beats down daily with the temperatures hitting 100 degrees lately. There is no way 1 a/c unit will suffice in south Florida. As far as a front a/c unit attached to the duct system, give Evergreen a call. They will confirm that when they install the second unit, it is attached to the duct system. Go back to the beginning of this forum you will find one of our members added a 15,000 btu a/c unit to the bedroom and the duct work was already there to hook up to. I know most of the older 5th wheels did not use the duct system for the front units, but the newer models use the duct system when done at the factory. I always complained that when you look at the new units they offer packages for cold weather in the north. They should also offer packages for the hot weather in the south. This would include the 2nd a/c unit attached to the duct system, a better vent system and tinted roof sky lights especially the big one over the shower. My unit did not even come with a vent on the microwave over the range that went to the outside. It was a recirculating vent. Not very good when all the windows are closed and the a/c unit is blasting away and just blowing the smoke from the range throughout the coach. I had a fantastic vent installed over the kitchen that works great when conditions need quick ventilation. I will also recommend a heat pump system so you can heat your coach necessary and avoid the dry smelly heat of propane. The heat pump also uses a lot less energy and is a more comfortable heat. I always believed that it is better to have more and use it when you need it than have less and wish you had it when conditions create that need. The cost of the 2nd a/c unit is not that much and if it was installed at the factory, would even be less because of the labor factor. These are things we all learn from experience. I wish I used all the recommendations I learned from this forum because there are a lot of our members who have great recommendations from their experience and can safe a lot of frustrations in the future.
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Old 07-02-2015, 01:54 PM   #548
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I live in Oregon the dealer I first went to told me I would never need 2nd unit.
My husband said we can't buy one without 2nd unit. After reading info on this site.
We went to Texas and bought one there. We love our 2014 Bay Hill 295RL fifth wheel.
This weather usually is not that hot here.


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Living Life,

Did you buy yours at Toppers? Picked it up in July or September (it was either when we ordered or picked up ours)?

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Old 07-02-2015, 04:21 PM   #549
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We live in central Kansas and we discovered very quickly that our 340RK needs both AC units to cool reasonably. Our units were both installed at Bayhill and both attached to the ducting system. To be able to run both at a campsite you have to have a 50 amp service but that is a small price to pay for the comfort.
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Old 07-03-2015, 09:41 AM   #550
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Did you buy yours at Toppers? Picked it up in July or September (it was either when we ordered or picked up ours)?

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Yes, we picked ours up Sept. So glad we decided to go where it was hot and get what we wanted. This site has helped us out. So, thanks for all the input!!! Could not have helped us enough.


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Old 07-05-2015, 03:39 PM   #551
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Anyone have an opinion on a Evergreen Bay Hill? Sure would appreciate your response if you own one.

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How do I get into the forum? I have pushed everything on the page trying to get replies that you got and nothing works
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Old 07-06-2015, 06:50 AM   #552
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I wish I could help you but I don't know what to tell you. Would love to see your comments.
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Old 07-06-2015, 06:57 AM   #553
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yes and since I used a external battery charger that one time I have not had to use the battery charger again.
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Old 07-11-2015, 05:18 PM   #554
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Are there any Bay Hill owners that don't have issues? Seems like every Bay Hill thread that gets going it really brings out the problems. And I don't mean small stuff that most have. I really have my doubts about Evergreen as a company. They totally botched the Element with all the roof leak issues and now after reading about so many problems with the BH, it just seems like Evergreen has some management issues.
I wonder the exact same thing about the Heartland Bighorn and Big Country. Heartland has been in business 12 years now. Evergreen 4 going on 5. Tell me which one should be having more growing pains---the younger or older company??? I am buying the new just released 375RE. Wow! Fantastic trailer!
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Are there any Bay Hill owners that don't have issues? Seems like every Bay Hill thread that gets going it really brings out the problems. And I don't mean small stuff that most have. I really have my doubts about Evergreen as a company. They totally botched the Element with all the roof leak issues and now after reading about so many problems with the BH, it just seems like Evergreen has some management issues.
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Sounds like they need to a new PDI building so they can control quality before the units leave the lot. The new service building is nothing more than a band aid. They're not curing the problem of poor quality control. Unless problems are fixed before the sale then what good is that for the customer?
And I say the same thing about Heartland putting in a brand new 12 bay service area! I mean really! That is one heck of a lot of units that have to go back to the factory for major work!
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My 2013 Bay Hill 32rs tank has started coming loose. It has two band straps holding it in place when tank is filled it starts pulling and bending framework. I was able to put 4 2x4's underneath it and hold it in place. I called factory and he told me to put 2x4's in place and get to a shop ASAP because tank will fall out! In or out of warranty they will pay to have it repaired correctly. So if your tank is installed like mine was, you need to get this taken care of. Contact Kerry 574-825-7745 ext. 150
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My 2013 Bay Hill 32rs tank has started coming loose. It has two band straps holding it in place when tank is filled it starts pulling and bending framework. I was able to put 4 2x4's underneath it and hold it in place. I called factory and he told me to put 2x4's in place and get to a shop ASAP because tank will fall out! In or out of warranty they will pay to have it repaired correctly. So if your tank is installed like mine was, you need to get this taken care of. Contact Kerry 574-825-7745 ext. 150

Thankfully our 2015 was mounted with straps and brackets. I think the dealer did it prior to PDI as I expressed it was a concern we had.
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Yes, we picked ours up Sept. So glad we decided to go where it was hot and get what we wanted. This site has helped us out. So, thanks for all the input!!! Could not have helped us enough.


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Small world. I remember Robb pointing y'all out coming there from Oregon. I am pleased with Toppers from beginning of sale to what bit of warranty work we needed them to do. Most minor stuff we do ourselves.

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As of today, I am a new 320RS owner.
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I have a Cardinal 2013 30-30 with factory Bedroom ac it can it is plumbed into venting system when the main unit is on it blows ok when you turn on the bedrom ac it about doubles the volume coming out of the vents you can also open the main s
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