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Old 05-25-2014, 07:28 PM   #11
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It may already be there, not sure what "a/c ready" means, other than the additional roof bracing and electrical? Something ETI may be the best source. But for others thinking about a later a/c install, if the wiring is not there, that maybe something to consider.
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Old 05-25-2014, 09:44 PM   #12
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We're returning to the factory on June 4 for install of ETI factory air. We had our 15B prewired for the AC. I asked Tammy if a digital thermostat could now be installed and her reply was No, it needed to be prewired during the build also. Didn't know that of course. She did say that the AC unit has its I own thermostat.
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Old 05-25-2014, 09:53 PM   #13
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We're returning to the factory on June 4 for install of ETI factory air. We had our 15B prewired for the AC. I asked Tammy if a digital thermostat could now be installed and her reply was No, it needed to be prewired during the build also. Didn't know that of course. She did say that the AC unit has its I own thermostat.
Yes, there is a thermostat built into the AC, but to control it from a wall mounted thermostat like the heater, it needs EXTRA wiring. I, too, would have had that wiring done had I known. Hopefully, others will benefit from what we have found out. I sure would like that fan to stop when the compressor stops.
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Old 05-25-2014, 09:54 PM   #14
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How to install Coleman Mach 8. It looks sooo simple.
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Old 05-25-2014, 09:59 PM   #15
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Sorry about that last post. Copy/paste of url link goofed. There is a utube on installing the coleman a/c, which is good intro to the project. Google installing AC in RV.
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If that vent hole where the a/c goes is not pre-wired and ready for me to do an installation I'm going to be one ticked off camper. Was not going to remove the bezel until I bought a unit. Now maybe I should check. Thought I made my intentions clear to Escape and was assured they build them ac ready, regardless. I have no reason to expect this refers only to the support bracing.
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Old 05-26-2014, 10:34 AM   #17
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If that vent hole where the a/c goes is not pre-wired and ready for me to do an installation I'm going to be one ticked off camper. Was not going to remove the bezel until I bought a unit. Now maybe I should check. Thought I made my intentions clear to Escape and was assured they build them ac ready, regardless. I have no reason to expect this refers only to the support bracing.
When we bought our 15 in 2013 we were told AC ready was a COST option and included the basic wiring and roof support but NOT the digital thermostat wiring. At least in that year I do not believe all trailers were made AC ready unless the option was purchased. So the question would be do you see AC ready on your build list. I could be wrong on ALL trailers being made AC ready but that is what I recall at the time. Maybe Jim and Robin could weigh in on this since they got AC ready and are having one installed on June 4. AC ready is still listed as a $250 option on ETI website.
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This business is beginning to steam me. I do not understand why "digital" wiring would be different than standard (?) wiring. Wire is wire, no? Also thinking well, if additional wiring is required why shouldn't I be able to snake them through to the analog thermostat without too much hassle?
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Old 05-26-2014, 11:17 AM   #19
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The a/c standard wiring pkg would not include a wire for the thermostat as the a/c unit comes with a built in thermostat. If you want to use a digital thermostat to control it then an additional wire would be required plus a digital thermostat to run it. You need to see if you have the necessary basic 110 wiring run to operate the a/c.

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Old 05-26-2014, 11:35 AM   #20
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This business is beginning to steam me. I do not understand why "digital" wiring would be different than standard (?) wiring. Wire is wire, no? Also thinking well, if additional wiring is required why shouldn't I be able to snake them through to the analog thermostat without too much hassle?
Because your thermostat only controls your furnace, there is no wire running to the roof a/c!
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