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Old 12-21-2014, 08:29 AM   #1
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Looking to add bedroom ac

In July we purchased a new to us Damon Day break 34ss and the dw would like to add a second ac in the bedroom. Thor has told me that the rv is pre wired for the second ac (120 v)
I'm sure that this is something that I could do myself if I choose to but as we are approaching or busy season at work ( goes in spurts ). I'll probably pay someone to do it. So my question is what would be a good second ac unit and what might I expect to pay for the unit.if you have done this yourself is there anything I should know. Like what parts did not come with the ac. Also this will be a ductless as
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Old 12-21-2014, 09:05 AM   #2
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A friend of mine use Campworld, Price was around $500 plus the AC cost.

Here is how one fellow did it.......
http://janeandjohn.org/pages/roofAC.html

more info with some other pricing

http://www.rvforum.net/SMF_forum/ind...?topic=45685.0
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In July we purchased a new to us Damon Day break 34ss and the dw would like to add a second ac in the bedroom. Thor has told me that the rv is pre wired for the second ac (120 v)
I'm sure that this is something that I could do myself if I choose to but as we are approaching or busy season at work ( goes in spurts ). I'll probably pay someone to do it. So my question is what would be a good second ac unit and what might I expect to pay for the unit.if you have done this yourself is there anything I should know. Like what parts did not come with the ac. Also this will be a ductless as
Somewhere you have two switches that control use of front, rear or both A'cond's, usually located near breaker panel. If you are 30 amp you will only be able to use one at a time unless on generator. To be sure wired for it - just remove trim around bedroom ceiling vent and there should be a 110 wire. While cover is off look for duct connections. You probably can install ducted version for about same money. If comfortable doing 110 wiring you can add a 15amp shore cord just for second A'cond. Most parks have 15 30 and 50 amp outlets. I'm over 70 and installed one by myself in less than eight hours. You WILL need help getting it on roof - otherwise a one man job.
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I added a second unit to my XLR Toyhauler. I let my RV repair guy do it, primarily because of my concern about lifting the unit up to the roof, and then moving the unit across the roof to the install location. Like you, my trailer was pre-wired for a 2nd AC. The choices I had were size (I picked 13, 500, smaller than the 15,000 btu unit that came with my trailer), color (I took what he had in stock because it was cheaper), did I want it connected to the duct work (no), did I want a heat strip (yes), and did I want a thermostat (I use the controls on the unit).

My dealer had ordered a trailer load of AC units earlier in the year so he was selling them at a special price. Install was ~$250.

The 2nd AC was essential to cooling off the trailer after we stopped during the summer months. I also take comfort in having a back up to the main unit.

The only negative is that the heat strip has minimal effect.

This pic shows the 2nd unit:
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Somewhere you have two switches that control use of front, rear or both A'cond's, usually located near breaker panel. If you are 30 amp you will only be able to use one at a time unless on generator. To be sure wired for it - just remove trim around bedroom ceiling vent and there should be a 110 wire. While cover is off look for duct connections. You probably can install ducted version for about same money. If comfortable doing 110 wiring you can add a 15amp shore cord just for second A'cond. Most parks have 15 30 and 50 amp outlets. I'm over 70 and installed one by myself in less than eight hours. You WILL need help getting it on roof - otherwise a one man job.

I'm an electrician so the electrical end is not a problem the main problem is time as January is a busy time for us February three April is slow but we leave in February for fla. And dw would like it by then. So trying to pick a weekend to get to it before we leave might be a problem we shall see
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I added a second unit to my XLR Toyhauler. I let my RV repair guy do it, primarily because of my concern about lifting the unit up to the roof, and then moving the unit across the roof to the install location. Like you, my trailer was pre-wired for a 2nd AC. The choices I had were size (I picked 13, 500, smaller than the 15,000 btu unit that came with my trailer), color (I took what he had in stock because it was cheaper), did I want it connected to the duct work (no), did I want a heat strip (yes), and did I want a thermostat (I use the controls on the unit).



My dealer had ordered a trailer load of AC units earlier in the year so he was selling them at a special price. Install was ~$250.



The 2nd AC was essential to cooling off the trailer after we stopped during the summer months. I also take comfort in having a back up to the main unit.



The only negative is that the heat strip has minimal effect.



This pic shows the 2nd unit:


Thanks for the input the reason we want to do this is the same as you found that things were ok this year but just ok thought the second ac would help with the normal July and August heat we have here in MD.
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If you want to make it simple, and since it's prewired, I would go with an A/c unit that has the controls built into it, rather than trying to connect a thermostat or connect it to the OEM thermostat.


The only issue would be getting it on the roof. Once it's on, set the seal, connect the wires, center the unit and bolt it down.
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