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Old 03-20-2011, 07:50 PM   #1
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Silverback A/C vent problems

I have a new 2011 silverback 29re 5th wheel. I am having trouble getting cool air to the bedroom vents. Very little air is coming through the vents but in the living room you have all the air coming from the ac.We made our first trip this weekend 3/18/11. If any one has had this trouble please let me know. I am going to call the dealer this week to see if they can help.I do not want to buy other ac unit for the bedroom.
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I have a new 2011 silverback 29re 5th wheel. I am having trouble getting cool air to the bedroom vents. Very little air is coming through the vents but in the living room you have all the air coming from the ac.We made our first trip this weekend 3/18/11. If any one has had this trouble please let me know. I am going to call the dealer this week to see if they can help.I do not want to buy other ac unit for the bedroom.
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If it's new, obviously the dealer should do the work, but if you aren't close, you might pull the vent off and look down it if possible for manufacturing debris. In 2010 I opened the vents on my 2006 5er and found a significant amount of sawdust and pieces of plywood limiting air flow. I also replace a couple with adjustable vents where they were fixed. Remember, these trailers in an economically perilous times aren't all assembled by the best possible labor force and "things happen"
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Old 03-20-2011, 09:56 PM   #3
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I have a new 2011 silverback 29re 5th wheel. I am having trouble getting cool air to the bedroom vents. Very little air is coming through the vents but in the living room you have all the air coming from the ac.We made our first trip this weekend 3/18/11. If any one has had this trouble please let me know. I am going to call the dealer this week to see if they can help.I do not want to buy other ac unit for the bedroom.
thanks,
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The problem is two fold. First if you are trying to use the ducted air system the ducts are too restrictive and the AC does not provide sufficient air flow. Get a second Ac installed in the bed room, hopefully you have 50 amp service and it is wired for a second AC.
The second problem is that the single AC unit is good for maybe 2/3 to 3/4 of the cubic footage you have. OK in cooler climates, but if you need AC already then you are not in one of those areas, get a second AC.
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thanks for your in put about the ac & vents
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When you are trying to see something down a duct or around a corner use a mirror and flashlight. Angle the mirror so you can see what you want and shine the flashlight on the mirror. The light will be reflected off the mirror and down the hole to illuminate it so you can inspect it.
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Fixing your problem.

The dometic in your silverback has a quick cool. When it is open most of the air comes out of bottom of ac, all you have to do is slide the louvers closed and it will come out the vents and will also sound quieter.
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