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Old 10-29-2014, 04:13 PM   #1
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Air Conditioner For 19' - Large Enough?

I'm a little gun shy about air conditioning units because my last travel trailer had an air conditioner that didn't cool well when it was hot outside. Go figure. I understand that air conditioners are designed to cool down to X degrees relative to the ambient temperature, but my previous air conditioner didn't even do that.

Are the air conditioners that come standard on the 19' sufficient? I have to assume they are for most or all situations. Is a larger air conditioner even an option?

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Old 10-29-2014, 04:17 PM   #2
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During our return trip from the factory, we camped in temps of around 100 degrees and the air conditioner had no trouble keeping the trailer cool. We did have the double pane windows & extra insulation installed when the trailer was build.
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I would second what Kevin and Barbara said. The extra insulation and thermal windows make a big difference.
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Old 10-29-2014, 04:34 PM   #4
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He had our trailer parked at our daughter's for about a week and on two of the days, the temperature at her house hit well over 100º. When we went to pick the trailer up the following week, she laughed and said our air conditioner worked great! Since they don't have A/C in their house, they plugged in the trailer and she and the kids sat out there, cooling off and watching DVDs. (We also have the extra insulation and thermal windows.)
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Old 10-29-2014, 04:41 PM   #5
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We camped in Montana @ 36-38 celcius and it worked just fine, we also had the dual pane windows, spray foam and extra insulation. I will say I am looking forward to having the digital t-stat in our 21 so the fan will not run when the ac cylcles off
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Old 10-29-2014, 08:31 PM   #6
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I'm a little gun shy about air conditioning units because my last travel trailer had an air conditioner that didn't cool well when it was hot outside. Go figure. I understand that air conditioners are designed to cool down to X degrees relative to the ambient temperature, but my previous air conditioner didn't even do that.

Are the air conditioners that come standard on the 19' sufficient? I have to assume they are for most or all situations. Is a larger air conditioner even an option?

Thanks -- Jeff
About the best you can expect is 20-25 degrees below outside temp. I WOULD recommend that you look at a discussion on previous posts about the digital thermostat. Without the digital thermostat, the compressor will cycle but the fan WILL NOT, it stays on. The fiberglass roof amplifies the noise so spend the extra bucks for the digital which will also shut down the fan. It doesn't do any good to be cool if you can't stand the noise inside to be there.
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Another vote here for the dual pane windows and extra body insulation. A/C and furnace both run much less frequently to do their jobs and the reduction in outside noise is wonderful!
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About the best you can expect is 20-25 degrees below outside temp. I WOULD recommend that you look at a discussion on previous posts about the digital thermostat. Without the digital thermostat, the compressor will cycle but the fan WILL NOT, it stays on. The fiberglass roof amplifies the noise so spend the extra bucks for the digital which will also shut down the fan. It doesn't do any good to be cool if you can't stand the noise inside to be there.
With the extra insulation, dual pane windows and underneath foam we can keep our 19 at 72° inside in 110° weather. (Although we don't usually keep it that cool.)
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