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Old 06-17-2011, 03:37 PM   #15
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We had the same problem with our concord if you take the TV down
there is very little insulation behind the tv and it is like a oven I added alot of insulation in that area it seemed to help also we bought covers for the vents they looked like small pillows and we also put a cover over the windshield and windows we was at the race in Darlington no Shade 100 degrees the coach stayed at 80 in the day and 72 at night You might can get a 15500 BTU unit and replace 13000 it should run on the 30 amp circuit run your Ref and hot water heater on gas.
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Old 06-17-2011, 04:02 PM   #16
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What I did to get things cooler without adding 2nd a'cond.
Converted to LED lighting
Used IR heat gun to find air leaks in A'cond ducts - sealed with mylar duct tape.
Inside solar screens for cab windows
Ceiling mounted insulated curtian on track just behind cabin seats. Close off front when parked to reduce cu feet to cool
Don't put slide out when really hot - again to reduce cu feet to cool
Awning out when sun on that side
Close blinds
Above gets us comfortable up to 100 degrees.
And the ultimate fix - left Texas to spend summer in Maine.
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Old 06-17-2011, 04:07 PM   #17
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We just got back from a short trip. Temperatures during the day were 98 to 100 degrees, with heat index running 110 to 112 degrees. Needless to say it was miserable and to make things worst, we couldn't get the inside of the coach under 85 degrees.

As information we have a 2011 Coachmen Concord, with one roof air. We do have sun screens over the front and side windows, which helps a lot. The other windows are tinted but not double pane.

Any suggestions on keeping the coach cooler in this type of weather? Any help would be appreciated since the DW said we aren't going again until fall or I find a way to at least keep the coach cool. Help please.

I believe you have a thirty foot. 30 is the cutoff point for one AC. Most manuf. go to 2 airs at thirty one feet. The truth is one air wont cut it in the sun. 1.You can add another AC. 2. always ask for a site in the shade. 3.Only go to the mountains in the summer.
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Old 06-17-2011, 05:37 PM   #18
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I know you said you checked the coils and they're clean. But since you have a new rig, have you had the air conditioning checked to be sure it's operating at optimum efficiency? Can you detect any duct leakage? Do you have a voltmeter or energy management system to be sure you're getting adequate voltage? We used to keep a 37' fifth wheel cool with one AC (15,000 btu). A couple of really hot days (100+) made it work pretty hard though.
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There is no justice when its that hot. If possible I try to aim for the mountain areas. What did we do before A/C came along? I use fans + A/C and stay close to fans.
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I just remembered one time I could not cool my concord and opened the
door under the bed and felt alot of cold air there was a rubber flap on the slide out that was turned inside out that happened a couple of times you might want to check that
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