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Old 10-10-2018, 11:06 AM   #51
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Don't use it often but sure glad to have it when I need it. Recent trip from California to Colorado/New Mexico/Arizona and back... very glad I had it on several occasions.
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Old 10-10-2018, 11:19 AM   #52
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We're getting 4-8 cm of snow at home today and tonight, but we are not there, however facing Huricane Michael's arrival later today so have "battened down the hatches."
Last I heard, “Hurricane Michael” was stalled somewhere near Asheville, N.C.


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When I get home I intend to replace the propane regulator and hope that my remaining problems with the furnace and fridge magically go away. But right now I'm hunkered down in Asheville, NC, waiting for this latest hurricane to pass. After all, it has my name on it.
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Old 10-10-2018, 12:40 PM   #53
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If the trailers are A/C ready regardless and the build sheet price is $1,100, does anyone know how much more it would cost to hatve ETI install it after the fact? Given that traveling to ETI is not an issue. Are we talking $100 or $500 more? The warranty consideration is a valid one.
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Old 10-10-2018, 12:44 PM   #54
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If the trailers are A/C ready regardless and the build sheet price is $1,100, does anyone know how much more it would cost to hatve ETI install it after the fact? Given that traveling to ETI is not an issue. Are we talking $100 or $500 more? The warranty consideration is a valid one.
A good question to ask the factory and then post their answer back here.....
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Old 10-10-2018, 02:42 PM   #55
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Just picked up our 21' this summer with no AC. The Max air fan over the bed area is all we need. The fan can change direction to either push air down or push the hot air out. i think AC is only needed in extreme heat and that is rare in BC.
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Old 10-10-2018, 03:53 PM   #56
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Just picked up our 21' this summer with no AC. The Max air fan over the bed area is all we need. The fan can change direction to either push air down or push the hot air out. i think AC is only needed in extreme heat and that is rare in BC.
A few trips to the Okanagan quickly reminded us to get the a/c when we submitted our build. For 2 weeks we had it on every day, at one point or another.
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Old 10-10-2018, 04:06 PM   #57
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Just picked up our 21' this summer with no AC. The Max air fan over the bed area is all we need. The fan can change direction to either push air down or push the hot air out. i think AC is only needed in extreme heat and that is rare in BC.


If you stay up north, you might be OK, but we used our AC while attending the rally at Osoyoos. So, I would not chance it and order it. Best to have it when you need it. Just my two cents.

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Old 10-10-2018, 06:20 PM   #58
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I recently removed the rooftop AC because: 100 lbs, only works with landline power, noisy, and vibrates the whole trailer.
In its place (in the standard 14” square) I installed a Dometic FanTastic fan/skylight with thermostat. Now theres a little more headroom, more light, a much quieter air flow, and a lighter trailer.
When in storage, the thermostat runs the fan to circulate dry air, and “exercise the batteries” charged by solar panels.
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Old 10-10-2018, 08:59 PM   #59
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.. I installed a Dometic FanTastic fan/skylight ...
Interesting... Dometic has swallowed up Fan-Tastic Vent, as well. They seem to be buying one major brand in every RV product category, and have been doing it for a long time; Atwood was an earlier acquisition (in 2014; maker of Escape's furnaces, stoves, ovens).
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Old 10-10-2018, 09:22 PM   #60
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I recently removed the rooftop AC because: 100 lbs, only works with landline power, noisy, and vibrates the whole trailer.
In its place (in the standard 14” square) I installed a Dometic FanTastic fan/skylight with thermostat. Now theres a little more headroom, more light, a much quieter air flow, and a lighter trailer.
You can get all that and still have air conditioning if you do a mini-split....Custom Air Conditioning Retrofit

There was some talk in the thread about rear mounting the outdoor unit on the 5.0 models.
Have your cake and eat it too.
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