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Old 06-21-2014, 08:52 PM   #11
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^ Wow! Almost doubling up on the campground customers? Not cool. I get mine straight from the electric company, since I have mine parked in a mobile home park, and went through the EC to hook up my electric.
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Old 06-21-2014, 10:37 PM   #12
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My a/c units run all the time but they wok well. I also keep my fan switch setting to continuous run to help balance out the unit. Last year I was in Phoenix in July. Needless to say it was damn hot but the trailer stay cool inside.

Make sure your a/c condensing unit is kept on the roof. Once a year you should take the covers off the a/c units and hose everything off.
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Old 06-21-2014, 11:52 PM   #13
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Thoughts on running the MaxxFan's in hot & humid weather? We're in Missouri right now, daytime temps in the 90's with high humidity, I've tried with and without but don't really see much difference. Regardless, both thermostats set to 76, both units start up around 9:00-9:30 and run continuously till after 9:00 at night before cycling off.
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Old 06-22-2014, 01:08 AM   #14
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doubling up on elec is only one of the many instances of gouging in our work... Dave, it stays cool enough inside at 79, no problem and I did clean the units before all of this heat and humidity.
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Thoughts on running the MaxxFan's in hot & humid weather? We're in Missouri right now, daytime temps in the 90's with high humidity, I've tried with and without but don't really see much difference. Regardless, both thermostats set to 76, both units start up around 9:00-9:30 and run continuously till after 9:00 at night before cycling off.

I have found that the a/c works better if the max fans are off and the roof vents are closed
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Old 06-22-2014, 02:13 AM   #16
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My lot rent here in Ashford Al, is $375.00 a month and the electricity is included. Work days I turn the thermostat up to 80 then down to 75 in the evening and 70 in the bedroom at bedtime. Once the sun goes down it cool off quickly. I love the dark colors of my coach, but this also causes it to heat up.
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Old 06-22-2014, 03:02 AM   #17
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May want to check vents in the vicinity of thermostats, make sure they are not aimed towards thermostats.
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Old 06-22-2014, 03:42 AM   #18
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Atom Ant, Our thermostat is fairly accurate as I have a digital thermometer close by that confirms only a degree or two difference.
Hmmmm - I just taped a digital thermometer up by our living room thermostat and the thermostat reads 80, thermometer 73. I always suspected that one was wacko.
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Old 06-22-2014, 04:34 AM   #19
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So interesting story with the thermostats and A/C units in our 2015 38FL. I think this only applies to FL models.

Before taking delivery we spent the night in the unit and nearly froze ourselves out because the bedroom A/C would not shut off. No matter what temp we set in the bedroom the A/C continued to run even though it was freezing in the bedroom and hot in the front living area.

Took a little while to figure out but turns out RW wired the front A/C unit to the bedroom thermostat and the bedroom A/C unit to the thermostat in the kitchen. Long story re: heat pump, location of living area blah blah blah, but in the end it was confirmed that our unit was built in January of 2015 and sometime in February or March RW stopped doing that. Our dealer ended up swapping A/C units because of the heat pump and rewiring the thermostats to make it all work the way it should. Ultimately the service manager at the dealer said, yup this was the second coach they had to do that with.

Now that all said, I just finally got back, after a month away, to our coach which has been in Florida and both A/C's have been running all day with it being 95+ outside and the inside has only now (about 9pm) gotten below 80 according to the thermostat.

This is concerning me because no matter if the thermostat is accurate or not, it was very warm inside. I haven't yet had a chance to track down what I should expect and if this will really be livable in a place like Florida in the summer. Perhaps it just won't work in such hot temps or perhaps there are larger A/C units that one can get.
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Ken - we have a 2013 36FL, built Nov 2012 and the thermostat in the kitchen operates the rear A/C & Heat Pump and the one in the living room operates the fwd A/C.

Have only been in about low 90's and with both A/C's running most of the coach is nice and cool, except for the LR. It's really tough getting the LR to cool below high 70's.
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