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Old 06-13-2014, 10:34 PM   #15
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WOW! Learn something every day. Didn't even know they made an RV without ducted a/c. Must really be bottom of the line.
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Old 06-14-2014, 06:20 PM   #16
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I wouldn't say " bottom of the line " more a smaller or entry level that many chose to fit their situations !!!!

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Old 06-15-2014, 07:19 AM   #17
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Our non ducted is the bedroom AC (13,500), ducted main AC (15,000).

FL summers can be 95+ temperature with humidity 90+. You need 2 AC's both running well to keep coach about 75* without either AC running 100% during the 95+ day.

When we were looking at TT's I only wanted 50 amp service, which meant at least wired for 2nd AC. Since you are at the "looking" mode, adding a second AC to a 30 amp system can be pricey and taxing to the electrical system. Look for a 50 amp RV, that generally assures you at least have the option of the 2nd AC.
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Old 06-16-2014, 09:46 AM   #18
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Our Keystone is both also, there is a slide on A/C vent/Filter area that you slide to make Blast strait down for fast cooling or close it to go to the ducts.
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Old 06-16-2014, 11:15 AM   #19
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We have found ducted to be a lot quieter and the ability to point the vents for us is also a nice feature.
My feelings on the subject exactly.. Ducted not as noisy. Plus epically on larger RV's better cool distribution.

NOTE: the very small dowside, I will tell you how small too.
You can go to any RV dealer and get a replacement for a NON-Ducted A/C. odds are it is in stock.. DUCTED they may have to special order one part to mate with your ducts.

HOWEVER: A/C's on my coach no longer made,, So when one failed I could not simply replace it (Air conditioners come in 3 parts, The ceiling (Lower) unit, the middle unit that is INSIDE the roof and the Upper unit up above the roof, That is the part that fails (Usually) and if you need replacement an OEM is the easy way).

TWO competing 3rd parties made "Drop on" replacements for the upper unit, I had to chnge one part in the control box and that's all. everything inside is identica (Did not change in fact).
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My 2109s is ducted but when I first turn it on, I generally open the non-ducted vents and it cools down faster as it moves more air. After cool down, I close the non-ducted and have all the things previously mentioned, quieter, pointable registers, etc. But one thing I really like is that when others are camping with us, we close the curtain between the bed and the rest of the trailer and still get cooling.
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Old 07-13-2017, 06:43 PM   #21
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Ducted is definitely quieter than non-ducted altho once the TT cools down running the fan on low the noise is not to bad. Sure beats a tent!!

All Lance TT have a non-ducted A/C and ducted heating thermostatically controlled HVAC system.
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Old 07-13-2017, 08:42 PM   #22
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Ducted is better. Just one old campers opinion.
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You can also add a non ducted to bedroom, and wire it to a separate Furrion plug, same as the trailer came with, and use the 20 amp pedestal plug.....so no real need to have a 50 amp service...
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Ducted air conditioning is much better. In our current PUP the A/C noise is so loud (even just using the fan) inside that we only have used it 3 times in the 3.5 years we have owned it. Our TT that is on order comes with ducted A/C and is much quieter. The 30' motor home (sold) also had ducted A/C and was awesome because it was quiet and effective.

This is just my opinion though because I like to relax when I go camping. Then again, where I go camping it is usually cool enough that a small fan and an open window usually does the trick.
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Won't make a bit of difference. We are out enjoying the countryside not trying to live in a cocoon. If I want all the comforts of home I stay home. Don't stress the small stuff.
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Old 07-17-2017, 06:47 PM   #26
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I went and looked at the coachmen freedom express last weekend. it is a nice camper. the fact that it is not ducted wasn't a deal breaker, the tiny shower stall was.
Our KZ is not ducted and it's noisy! i'd like the next TT to be ducted.
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We had one not ducted. While I found it a good feature to augment my selective hearing my wife said it was noisy. She says we prefer ducted air and I have to agree.
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Our Keystone is both also, there is a slide on A/C vent/Filter area that you slide to make Blast strait down for fast cooling or close it to go to the ducts.
Yes. Best of both worlds. Quick cool when returning to a hot trailer. Quiet mode for watching TV or sleeping.

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