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Old 07-13-2010, 05:57 PM   #11
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Re: First indicators of our 5.0, "in the offing"

Reeces is working on my 19 as I type.
I ask a question, a about an extra light under the bed
so I can see way in the back.
Reece, said he could run the electrical wire, no problem.
And then he asked what else that he could do for me!
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Old 07-13-2010, 09:42 PM   #12
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Ah I remember the excitement of getting those first few pictures of our 17B in production..... keep sharing them with us!
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Old 08-15-2010, 08:43 AM   #13
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Hi: Garand... Dave Sept. isn't so far off NOW!!! Got any pic's to share Alf
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Old 08-15-2010, 09:46 AM   #14
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Re: First indicators of our 5.0, "in the offing"

Tammy told us the two halves of the shell, the frame, and the cushions are in. They were due to begin the trailer this Friday, but I don't expect pictures for a while.

In the meantime, I sold an AR-15 and consequently have a bit of ready cash to buy knick-knacks for the trailer. WhoooHooo! the Big Brown Truck brings goodies.

Dave

(btw...to clarify, "Dave" works...."Garand" is just a moniker I use on several forums (I build match-grade M1s as a hobby).

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Old 08-15-2010, 11:12 AM   #15
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Hi: Dave... That sounds encouraging...Did you mean you're a "Big Shot" in the match business My Bro in law rebuilds the Gen. Dynamics armored troop carriers after they ship 'em home from service o'er seas. Alf
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Old 08-15-2010, 09:40 PM   #16
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Hi Dave,
I've said it on another post, but if I were doing it over again, I'd put a 9,000BTU AC unit on the 5.0, and not a 13,5K unit. Alf has said it too, the 5.0 is too well built, and the larger AC is just too much AC! The smaller unit will be plenty, especially with the extra insulation and insulated windows.
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Old 08-16-2010, 08:49 AM   #17
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Thanks for the tip.
We didn't order the extra insulation as we seldom do any real cold weather camping. We aren't much for AC, having run the unit on our old Casita about three times total in the six years we owned the Towster. On those occasions we ran the AC long enough to cool off the interior after sunset and then shut it off when we went to bed.

I will call Reace & Tammy today to see what the cost/benefit ratios are....is the 9,000 BTU unit lighter/smaller/cheaper than the standard AC unit, and by how much?

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I will call Reace & Tammy today to see what the cost/benefit ratios are....is the 9,000 BTU unit lighter/smaller/cheaper than the standard AC unit, and by how much?
This is a very interesting topic! We had a pop-up camper previously, and a 13,500 A/C was needed in the Texas summer to fight back the heat and humidity. However, the A/C cycles caused a definite surge in interior temps due to the rapid heat transfer through the canvas.

I'm interested in a 5.0 with the extra insulation and dual pane windows, so there's a dramatic difference in insulating properties. I'd much rather have a more efficient, quieter(?), unit that cycles less. It would be great to get A/C recommendations from Reace based on the trailer's level of insulation (std vs. extra thermal package) and the climate zone (it's 103*F in my area today. Would a 9K unit suffice?).

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I will call Reace & Tammy today to see what the cost/benefit ratios are....is the 9,000 BTU unit lighter/smaller/cheaper than the standard AC unit, and by how much?
This is a very interesting topic! We had a pop-up camper previously, and a 13,500 A/C was needed in the Texas summer to fight back the heat and humidity. However, the A/C cycles caused a definite surge in interior temps due to the rapid heat transfer through the canvas.

I'm interested in a 5.0 with the extra insulation and dual pane windows, so there's a dramatic difference in insulating properties. I'd much rather have a more efficient, quieter(?), unit that cycles less. It would be great to get A/C recommendations from Reace based on the trailer's level of insulation (std vs. extra thermal package) and the climate zone (it's 103*F in my area today. Would a 9K unit suffice?).

We were in Indiana a couple of weeks ago, and the temps were in the high 90's with 90%+ humidity. With the 13,500 unit, we had it cranked down about 1/3-1/2 and it was cold inside! Matter of fact, after a couple of days, the outside of Hokie was sweating due to the coolness inside :- )

Loud and lots of cycling

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Old 08-16-2010, 12:32 PM   #20
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Re: First indicators of our 5.0, "in the offing"

I think the huge advantage w/smaller AC is being able to use the Honda 2000 to actually run the AC
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