A/C for 17B - Escape Trailer Owners Community
Free 7 Day Trial RV GPS App RV Trip Planner Campground Reviews RV Maintenance Free 7 Day Trial ×

Go Back   Escape Trailer Owners Community > Escape Tech > Modifications and Alterations
Click Here to Login
Reply
 
Thread Tools Display Modes
 
Old 04-19-2021, 11:07 AM   #1
Member
 
Join Date: Jul 2020
Location: Stevensville, Montana
Trailer: 2017 Escape
Posts: 34
A/C for 17B

We purchased a 2017 Escape 17b several months ago. It was built without an A/C by a family that had intended to use it mostly in the North. Has tank warmers, heavy insulation underneath etc. But...we use it to go to Texas and the Southwest and want A/C. Need advice on the best aftermarket unit for our 17b. Cost is important but more important is fit, function, quietness etc. Any advice appreciated. Know of anyone who could install it . We're in Bitterroot Valley south of Missoula. Thank you.

Jim
__________________

USMCJS is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 04-19-2021, 11:44 AM   #2
Senior Member
 
rubicon327's Avatar
 
Join Date: Mar 2016
Location: Burlington Twp., New Jersey
Trailer: 2010 Escape 19
Posts: 5,190
Quote:
Originally Posted by USMCJS View Post
We purchased a 2017 Escape 17b several months ago. It was built without an A/C by a family that had intended to use it mostly in the North. Has tank warmers, heavy insulation underneath etc. But...we use it to go to Texas and the Southwest and want A/C. Need advice on the best aftermarket unit for our 17b. Cost is important but more important is fit, function, quietness etc. Any advice appreciated. Know of anyone who could install it . We're in Bitterroot Valley south of Missoula. Thank you.

Jim
Jim: I have studied many A/C systems and installed a custom mini-split myself. The best quality and quietest rooftop A/C on the market right now is hands down the Houghton line that is available through Rec Pro. The 9,500 BTU would be perfect for a 17B. It is out of stock right now but it is probably worth the wait to get ahold of one. Any reputable RV place would be able to install. Your trailer should be A/C ready with 14x14 opening in roof and a 120V AC line wired from the power center up to the roof opening. You will need to install a breaker and wire it in. No need to worry about controls wiring to thermostat because the Houghton unit has a wireless remote.
https://www.recpro.com/rv-air-condit...ol-non-ducted/
__________________
Mods to Rubicon: https://www.escapeforum.org/forums/f...tml#post249508
“One way to get the most out of life is to look upon it as an adventure.”― W.F.
rubicon327 is online now   Reply With Quote
Reply

Thread Tools
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are Off




» Featured Campgrounds

Reviews provided by

Disclaimer:

This website is not affiliated with or endorsed by Escape Trailer Industries or any of its affiliates. This is an independent, unofficial site.


All times are GMT -5. The time now is 09:15 AM.


Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.8 Beta 4
Copyright ©2000 - 2021, vBulletin Solutions, Inc.
Copyright 2012 Social Knowledge, LLC All Rights Reserved.
×