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Old 08-03-2011, 01:46 PM   #1
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Is there a point to 5 ac units?

Ok, there has been a very, very nice class A around town the last couple weeks. What completely threw me off was the roof. On top it had a satellite dome, and 5 ac units.

Can anyone explain why you would need 5 of them on one motorhome? Is it purely so you can have a dedicated one for whatever area you are currently in?
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Old 08-03-2011, 01:48 PM   #2
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Maybe it is a traveling meat market
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Ok, there has been a very, very nice class A around town the last couple weeks. What completely threw me off was the roof. On top it had a satellite dome, and 5 ac units.

Can anyone explain why you would need 5 of them on one motorhome? Is it purely so you can have a dedicated one for whatever area you are currently in?
I've seen the same on a couple fancy bus conversion (Prevosts, I think) locally. Just a line of ACs down the center of the roof.
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I guess they just don't like to sweat!
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They are for the 5 different zones to be cooled.
If my truck can have two for just the cab why not 5 for a large MH?
I'll bet it had a 440 volt 3 phase electric service!
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Old 08-03-2011, 02:31 PM   #6
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Most of these coaches have 20kw genny's on board if you have them stuffed with people going down the road you will need that many ac units to keep cool. Alot of entertainer coaches have these. If you look closely you will see that the majority of them are in the rear to offset engine heat while sleeping.
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it takes that many to cool the flux capacitor
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I think this is the winning answer.

@Mvlawn: They are evenly spaced right down the center of it, from front to back.
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I think this is the winning answer.

@Mvlawn: They are evenly spaced right down the center of it, from front to back.

Does the Flux Capacitor keep the girdle spring tight?
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I think we need to be a bit careful when making jokes about the preferences and needs of others - especially when we don't understand the circumstances.

It would be much better IMHO, to assume that there is that much cooling because the rig needs it in certain circumstances. If you look around on the forums, you'll often find threads where folks have encountered hot days where the AC just didn't do the job needed.

So let's don't laugh at others who are trying to solve the problems they face ...
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Speaking of girdle springs wound a bit too tight...
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I think we need to be a bit careful when making jokes about the preferences and needs of others - especially when we don't understand the circumstances.

It would be much better IMHO, to assume that there is that much cooling because the rig needs it in certain circumstances. If you look around on the forums, you'll often find threads where folks have encountered hot days where the AC just didn't do the job needed.

So let's don't laugh at others who are trying to solve the problems they face ...
I do not think we are being mean here. We are laughing with others, not laughing at others. I have seen much meaner posts on this forum than these. Certainly I agree with you that we need to be cognizant of others needs and preferences. My wife would be thrilled with 5 A/C's on the roof. She is overweight, menopause, and has MS. She boils in this heat. But come on BryanL, you have to think flux capacitor is funny.....................ronspradley
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Why you ask .............. Because they can LOL!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! but if i had ten or twenty in a coach i would want to be cool or just another way to spend money and if they can afford a coach like that who really cares LOL!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
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