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Old 03-19-2014, 11:02 AM   #1
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Rooftop A/C Locations for 2 A/C Units

On my Storm, I have 2 A/C units. One feeds the bedroom in the rear and the other feeds the front of the coach.

They are within 6 feet of each other, located fore (see pic) and centrally located on the roof. Why didn't they put the rear A/C unit closer to the rear bedroom?

I see many other coaches the units are much further apart, the bedroom unit is on the aft 5-6 feet of the coach and the front unit is 10-15 feet fore of the rear unit.

Anyone know why Fleetwood put the A/C units so close together on the roof?

This is not a huge deal, just wanted to know what the reasoning was.

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I think its because they didn't want that noisy thing in the bedroom. My Bounder was similar and it was fine with me.
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I think its because they didn't want that noisy thing in the bedroom. My Bounder was similar and it was fine with me.
Oh really! I never thought of that! That's completely logical! Of course.

I cannot sleep in silence so I have to have a box fan running at night (not on me, just for the noise) so I love hearing the A/C running during the summer, it drowns out everything.
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Oh really! I never thought of that! That's completely logical! Of course.

I cannot sleep in silence so I have to have a box fan running at night (not on me, just for the noise) so I love hearing the A/C running during the summer, it drowns out everything.
I agree...I'd prefer it in the bedroom just to drown out outside noise. We also have a fan that we run for the "white noise" and for the air movement.
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I agree...I'd prefer it in the bedroom just to drown out outside noise. We also have a fan that we run for the "white noise" and for the air movement.
You know these box fans (Lasco) are getting quieter and quieter. I just burned up another one at home in the sticks and bricks house about a month ago and it was about 5 years old. It was a lot noisier than the new one I replaced it with. It really was noticeable the first few nights, but now I'm used to it. I run it on high speed for the 'white noise'.

That's why I have to have A/C power sleeping at night too. I also have a cpap without a backup power supply and no sleep without it either. So anywhere we stop, I have to either run the genny or be able to plug in.

I'm excited about our trip to Denver in May. Going to see my oldest dearest friend's new glass blowing studio/shop. And his mega house he added on a 150,000 addition. They live in the Lincoln/Wash Park area of Denver, so dirt is in high demand there. He added 2000 sf to an 800 sf house about 4 years ago and I haven't seen it yet. Looking forward to that and seeing other friends in Denver, Colorado Springs, and on the way to Denver we are stopping at family's in Raton NM overnight.

Ramble ramble....don't know why I digressed to all that, but I'm not deleting it, I spent too much time typing it.
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They may be mounting it there for weight reasons.
Have you ever put your rear axle on a scale, with a full load of fuel & water?
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They may be mounting it there for weight reasons.
Have you ever put your rear axle on a scale, with a full load of fuel & water?
Yes sir. Full tanks, fuel, water, black and gray on purpose to see the weight. I don't remember it, have the slip in the coach, it was under 9000 lbs, the rear axle,... I think, or was that the front....lol...but yes, I did Wideglide.

Those units do weigh around 110lbs each I think, give or take.....good point!

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Hope it was'nt the front. You probably have the 7000lb front axle !!
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Hope it was'nt the front. You probably have the 7000lb front axle !!


I know, right?
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The reason for placing the rear unit forward of the bedroom is solely to reduce the noise in the sleeping area. While some like a little white noise when they sleep, most find the racket of the compressor starting and stopping, anoying when the try to sleep. Personally I think its a better design and I feel thats one of the pluses of owning a Fleetwood.
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The reason for placing the rear unit forward of the bedroom is solely to reduce the noise in the sleeping area. While some like a little white noise when they sleep, most find the racket of the compressor starting and stopping, anoying when the try to sleep. Personally I think its a better design and I feel thats one of the pluses of owning a Fleetwood.
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I understand that reasoning to keep the bedroom quiet. Most folks prefer that for sure.

Makes total sense to me. Thanks!

I would have preferred the unit closer to the bedroom if I were choosing that way there would be a lot less distance of ducting to cool the room, and I love the noise to sleep with, but that's irrelevant.

Since super Dave (Whem2fish) replaced the rear A/C fan motor and capacitor last year, that rear A/C runs like brand new. I'm very happy with it! Yeah!

Thanks for the input folks!
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My providence is the same way. If you wanted to could you add the extra unit. I like to be cold! In the summer time.
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I think its because they didn't want that noisy thing in the bedroom. My Bounder was similar and it was fine with me.
x3 ,also it helps cool the front of the coach due to more window glass [ laden heat
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