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Old 09-23-2016, 02:20 AM   #1
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36RL third air conditioner

Hey guys! I need help. I live in Texas full-time in my Redwood 36RL. During the summer, the inside temp can reach 83-87 depending on the day. I am looking into a third air conditioner and need help where to put it. Can they tie it into the other ducting? Please advise...

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Old 09-23-2016, 05:06 AM   #2
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Dave,

I live in Fl. and camp in 97degree + weather. When i purchased the 36 i had the windows tinted with reflective tint that keeps out 90 % of the suns rays. My rv has always been very cool and comfortable. Another thing i did was put a piece of foam rubber in the large vent above the shower.
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Old 09-23-2016, 05:21 AM   #3
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Have you tried looking at some if ac performance improvements in past posts, it might save you some $$ on the 3rd unit.
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Old 09-23-2016, 04:10 PM   #4
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Dave,

I also live in Texas (Henderson, near Tyler/Longview) and purchased a used 2012 36FL Redwood earlier this year. It came with a third AC unit in the front living area. I have not had to use it yet, but I did go through and do the improvements to the AC units as suggested by many on this forum, which has seemed to help. The only thing I have not done is checked the foam divider on the outside part of the units, which I will be doing in cooler weather this winter. As far as the third unit, it is a non-ducted unit and is wired totally seperate from everything else on my rig. It has it's own breaker box in my convenience center and a long cord to hook to shore power.

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I have all the windows tinted and reflective insulation on all the windows. I will try to find where the ac improvement section is and look into this. In the end, I am afraid, I will need to buy a third air.
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We are currently in southern Arizona & yesterday my thermometer in the sun read 111 & had acs set at 76 & indoor thermometer read 78. The first thing I'd check is the foam gasket on the roof as that gap just mixes outside air with what you're trying to cool, second try removing the collars & taping the duct to the ceiling paneling indoors, those 2 items were the problem on mine.
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Old 09-23-2016, 07:05 PM   #7
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Adding a third retroactively would be quite a chore. It would end up on the higher roof over the bedroom or living room depending on the model. You could possibly capture the ducting, but you would have to add additional supply and return vents to accommodate the additional CFM. The thermostat would need to be hardwired to the wall and then you would need a power management system which would require the device, and rerouting power to all 3 ACs to come from the power management relays. A bit of work indeed.

I would think the other fixes would be a better approach. Other than the front closet, our 36RL stayed reasonably nice with 2 ACs and Nebraska gets hot too.
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Interesting that I live in Georgia and rarely use the second AC except to rapidly pull the temp down when I have been away for the weekend. I do have my RV in the middle of the woods with a great hardwood canopy over it! Set my temp at 75 and it keeps it well. The bedroom does stay a little warmer and I do use fans to keep the air stirred up.
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Two year ago we were just a little North of Vegas with our '12 36RL and no shade with temps 100+ and we kept the inside in the low 70s. Granted both ACs were running non-stop, but it was cool and comfy inside. Now we did keep the shades down and have the Dual Pane windows.
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I know the dual pane windows help and we do keep the shades down for the most part. I wonder if the old school pleated shades are better than the roll-up ones in keeping it cooler. I am kind of glad we have the old ones as I think they look a lot better than the roll-up ones. Just my opinion!
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