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Old 06-27-2012, 09:27 PM   #15
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I've got a 13.5K btu roof air in my 19 foot funfinder. This is not really 19 feet, the 'box' is 16'. Yesterday I camped next to the platte river in nebraska, and it was 107 degrees when I arrived. With the camper sitting in the sun, the a/c had it down to comfortable inside in about one hour. By midnight, I had to get up and turn the dial, because it was 60 degrees in here ! So, I guess what I am saying is 13.5K btu is likely overkill. At home, I can run it off of a 20 amp circuit, with a 10 guage extension cord to it, no problem.
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Old 06-28-2012, 12:31 AM   #16
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Now you have me wondering, did I make a mistake by ordering my 19' Escape with the Coleman Polar Cub 9200 a/c? I did it so that my generator will operate it, vs the standard 11,500 a/c Escape uses. Oh well, I do not plan on being in Florida in the summer, been there, done that.

I'm planning on putting the same thing in my 17 foot Bigfoot for the same reason. I think the 9200 should be more than enough.
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Old 06-29-2012, 02:52 PM   #17
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I am going to upgrade to a 12500 btu.
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Old 06-29-2012, 02:57 PM   #18
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Will your Generator run one that size?
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Old 06-29-2012, 04:07 PM   #19
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10.8 amps
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Old 06-29-2012, 04:11 PM   #20
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startup surge or continuous?
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Old 06-29-2012, 04:43 PM   #21
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Continuous 14-16 starting depends on unit.
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Old 06-29-2012, 05:37 PM   #22
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Ours has a 5000 Btu unit adapted to a location under the rear bed. It does a passable job in moderately high temps, but the cool down time is too long, and there seems to be no margin left for extreme conditions.

I plan to replace it with a 10,000 Btu unit if I can fit it in and increase ducting sizes to match.
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Old 06-29-2012, 06:34 PM   #23
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Here is a link to a search for an AC btu calculator might provide some guidlines. HD calculator said 5200 btu, another that allowed selecting lot of sun said 5500 btu. I used 17 x 7 but you probably have more accurate measurements. They probably assume somewhat better insulation than a camper. Especially in the roof but a higher ceiling in a home would mean more air space to cool.

ac btu calculator - Google Search
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Old 06-29-2012, 09:55 PM   #24
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It was low 90s and sunny today, ran the Snoozy A/C all afternoon as I was working on the trailer. It was definitely cooler inside than out but not that much. Even with the foam insulation between the fiberglass skins the ceiling gets very warm in the sun. I think it would have been fine In the shade and would certainly cool it off enough at night for comfortable sleeping.
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Will your Generator run one that size?
easy 2600 k
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Old 06-29-2012, 09:59 PM   #26
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When the temp goes clear off the scale - past "Hot", past "Hotter'n Heck" and all the way past "Holy Bleep!" - then there is no such thing as too big an A/C unit . Just sayin....
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Ours has a 5000 Btu unit adapted to a location under the rear bed. It does a passable job in moderately high temps, but the cool down time is too long, and there seems to be no margin left for extreme conditions.

I plan to replace it with a 10,000 Btu unit if I can fit it in and increase ducting sizes to match.


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