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Old 04-10-2016, 06:00 PM   #1
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Hello fellow campers, My wife and I recently upgraded to a 5er, it is a 2012 forest river wildcat 312bhx 34 foot. My question is my unit has one a/c. How can I determine if it is prepped for a second a/c unit?

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Can you find a brochure on line to confirm that the prep wiring was an option?
Or a second A/C offered?

You could drop the vent trim off the ceiling where you think the A/C unit would go and look for 120v wiring , then check inside the breaker box for the other end of the wiring.

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If you have a 30amp service than probably not.. Look behind the trim in the bedroom vent, if there is one there and like the previous post said, look for wire harness.
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As said, it will have to have 50 amp service for the second AC,,, being a longer trailer,, 34', I'd be supprised if it was not an option... That does not mean it is "braced and wired" ... A friend with a Montana 5th wheel had to have everything wired and installed, even though it came with 50 amp service. Good luck. Monkey
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I would call the factory and ask them. Go right to the source
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Old 04-11-2016, 07:36 AM   #6
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One of the 14" vents most likely will have a sticker or separate junction box labeling if it is pre-wired - and it should be on the front side of that opening. If it isn't and you have 50 amp service, you can probably easily run a surface mounted wiring raceway* to the basement/breaker box. You can also try 'fishing' a wire through the ceiling and wall, but that can be a real study in frustration as you will need a separate 12AWG wire circuit and breaker. This information is from our 2nd Dometic Penguin a/c's IB and it is waiting quietly in the corner of the garage for my installation on our pre wired 5er --------- ( when/if(?) the weather warms up and the rains stop )

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