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Old 08-11-2015, 12:08 PM   #1
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Portable AC

I have a 35' TT and on our last camping trip the rooftop AC would only produce 85 degree temperature from the air vents. I had to purchase a portable 10,000 BTU AC to make the camper bearable. On future trips I plan on plugging into 30 amp shore power as always and using another 30 amp cable and adapters to plug into the 50 amp shore power to run the portable AC to avoid kicking breakers in the camper. Any words of wisdom regarding my idea?

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Old 08-11-2015, 12:23 PM   #2
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Just checking, RE: the warm temp coming from the roof top unit--Are the filter and evap fins clean?

How are you venting the portable Ac unit? Is it working well in the 35' trailer?
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Old 08-11-2015, 12:55 PM   #3
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Check your intake baffle, if it is out of place your AC will not function well at all.

See my video at post 47 in this thread below. I show you what to look for. I've seen the baffle completely fallen over which will cause almost no air conditioning at all.

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I'm betting the baffle is your issue.
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Old 08-11-2015, 01:17 PM   #4
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I vented it through the back window, the part that cranks open a 6" opening just below the emergency exit window. I cut a board to fill the opening created by the small window opening and cut a circle out of the board to run the exhaust hose outside.
The 10,000 BTU kept the temperature at about 85 degrees on the opposite end of the trailer. The outside temperature was about 100. Did great after the sun went down.
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Old 08-11-2015, 01:33 PM   #5
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Thanks, I will check take a look at that possibility.

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Old 08-13-2015, 11:17 AM   #6
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The baffle seems to be in place and sealed. I cleaned the coils even though it was not dirty. Guess I will take it to the shop for repairs. Hopefully it is a warranty issue.
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