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RE: Addded a 3rd AC unit -IT IS GREAT !

Teachers Pet, check the unit and the price. Here is the one I added. http://www.campingworld.com/shopping/item/Penguin-II-High-Capacity-Air-Conditioner-with-Heat-Pump-Black/72425/&?&affiliateid=5193&gclid=CjwKEAjwjpeqBRCDiKqliK2aiicSJAAgKD2FUhMbwMvhmjAHf1U7IhfrlW5Jpf2fboI8dnNSHPbpohoCUpnw_wcB
JCat 05/03/15 04:06pm Class A Motorhomes
RE: Addded a 3rd AC unit -IT IS GREAT !

Tropical 36: How will circulate the cool and hot air ?
JCat 05/03/15 03:58pm Class A Motorhomes
RE: Addded a 3rd AC unit -IT IS GREAT !

What did it cost? It was $1900, $1500 for dometic 15000 BTU AC unit, $400 for parts and labor. SO you run your motorhome and the other two units from the 50 amp and run the 3rd A/C from the 30 amp? correct Going forward to make life easier I will find a way to run the 3rd ac power cord into my power bay, that way I wont have to go to the roof and plug it in, but for now it works well. JCAT
JCat 05/02/15 10:38pm Class A Motorhomes
Addded a 3rd AC unit -IT IS GREAT !

I just completed the add of a 3rd AC unit I hired an AC guy to do this upgrade as this was too much for me to do by myself. Removed the kitchen ceiling vent, placed new AC unit in that opening, fit perfect. Ran the thermostat wires across the roof to the bedroom AC and hooked them in there. I control all 3 units at thermostat. The 110 v had to be run across the roof, and is connected to a 20 amp breaker box, that then plugs into the 30 amp service at the pedestal. The 110v cable plugs into the ac unit and is removed when traveling. I am in Palm springs currently and it was 102 degrees here yesterday. With the 3rd ac unit on the inside temp was 71 degrees and cold. I had wanted to hook into the RV's electrical system but this was not possible. I called Thor and talked to a tech who helped build the Mandalays. There is no circuit currently wired for a 20amp draw that is not already in use. So I had to wire the unit outside of the rv's electrical system. Only drawback is I have to go on the roof to plug and unplug the unit when traveling. JCAT
JCat 05/02/15 05:27pm Class A Motorhomes
RE: Time for a new GPS

I have a tablet PC and loaded Delorme SW on it. The screen is large, and I can plug a keyboard and mouse into it for programming each trip. The GPS cable sits on the dash and plugs into the usb port on the tablet. Works great.
JCat 04/28/15 02:42pm Class A Motorhomes
RE: AC Noise

I did a quick test this weekend. I took off the plastic vent cover on the ceiling and press a piece of foam over the outflow of air. This forced all the air through the ceiling vents. It cut the noise at least 50%, it was amazing. Now I need to figure out a way of creating a decorative cover as fpresto mentions above and installing it into the ceiling with a large piece of foam to absorb the noise. Anyone ever done this before ?
JCat 04/20/15 10:03am Class A Motorhomes
RE: AC Noise

Here is the feedback I received from another forum: we recently had the plastic inside air conditioner vents (covers) replaced with a decorative, upholstered cover. they sealed (taped) off the air outflow portion with an A/C vent material that looked like a metallic piece of cardboard. that out flow air is now forced through the various round A/C vents throughout the cabin. This significantly reduced the noise level inside the RV. Anyone ever done this before ?
JCat 04/16/15 03:40pm Class A Motorhomes
RE: Adding a 3rd AC Unit

You are correct tropical. The cord will connect to a 20 amp breaker before it connects to the 30a power at the pedestal.
JCat 04/12/15 09:14pm Class A Motorhomes
RE: AC Noise

all the aAC's make the same noise, old and new.
JCat 04/10/15 03:37pm Class A Motorhomes
RE: Adding a 3rd AC Unit

Update: Had the AC guy out and talked to Customer Service at Mandalay. The washer wiring gauge will not handle the AC as it is a 15a circuit. The EMS in the RV will not be able to balance the load and would require an upgrade (per Mandalay) even if I add a 20A breaker and circuit. I will add the AC, and run a wire on the roof down to a 20A breaker box and then a cord to the 30A pedestal connection. So I will have the AC working only when parked.
JCat 04/10/15 03:36pm Class A Motorhomes
RE: Adding a 3rd AC Unit

Good feedback. The reason I wanted to add a seperate line to connect the 3rd AC unit to a 30 amp when parked using shorepower, is because I did not want to overload the coach circuits. Last year I had 2 roof ac's and 1 portable ac running, along with fridge, and other items,(no hairdryer or oven, just normal stuff) and the 50 amp protection box tripped and shut off all power to the RV. So I think I was drawing to many amps and it shut down. With the 3rd AC going to the 30 amp connection I remove the amps this unit draws through the coach circuits. Make sense ?
JCat 04/07/15 10:39pm Class A Motorhomes
RE: AC Noise

Nothing is wrong with the unit, it is new and it is just wind noise. I can't have a phone conversation without the other person asking if I am driving in my car.
JCat 04/07/15 10:27pm Class A Motorhomes
AC Noise

I would like to make a change to my AC units so they are not so noisey. I have heard that the noise comes from obstructions in the air flow. I have also heard of people redoing the ceiling vents so that one side in input and the other is output and this eliminated the noise. Anyone fixed this before ?
JCat 04/07/15 04:24pm Class A Motorhomes
Adding a 3rd AC Unit

I have 2 AC's on my RV currently and I spend a lot of time in the Southwest where it can get to 110 120. 2 AC's won't cut it so I have decided to add a 3rd unit. I welcome your experience and comments on my plan. I will mount the 3rd unit where my kitchen vent is located. Run a wire to my current thermostat for control Run AC power from the unit to the rear of my RV, in the closet area where my washing machine used to be. I will add a breaker in line, and connect to the 120v outlet in the closet. I will also run another AC line from that closet out to my electrical bay, so I can connect the 3rd unit directly to a 30 Amp shore power seperate from the rest of the RV, which would be connected to the 50 amp service. I hope to accomplish the following: When going down the road with the genny on I can run both front AC units and the 3rd will be plugged into the washer circuit. When parked I can run all 3 units with the 3rd unit plugged into 30 amp at the pedestal and the rest of the RV to the 50 amp. This way I won't overload the RV's electrical system. In the end I will have 3 15000 BTU Dometic units that I can run off shore power, and 2 15,000 btu units i cn run off genny power (7500 w Onan). Have I thought of everything ?
JCat 04/07/15 04:21pm Class A Motorhomes
RE: Broken Drawer sliders DRIVING ME CRAZY !

DBBLS, sounds like a good fix, how did you get in that tiny space to do the work ?
JCat 03/19/15 11:27am Class A Motorhomes
RE: Broken Drawer sliders DRIVING ME CRAZY !

So the Plastic piece is L shaped. it screws in to the wall at one end and the other end goes into the metal slider the drawers rolls back and forth on. So I cant attach the metal slider to the wall, it is not long enough.
JCat 03/18/15 09:19pm Class A Motorhomes
RE: Broken Drawer sliders DRIVING ME CRAZY !

where did you get the metal ones ? I went to Home Depot and they did not have them
JCat 03/18/15 04:54pm Class A Motorhomes
Broken Drawer sliders DRIVING ME CRAZY !

My drawers in the kitchen and bedroom slide on metal in and out. They connect to the wall using a piece of plastic. This plastic part breaks every 6 months or so and the drawers are all cockeyed. I have replaced these &*%$ things for 10 yrs and I am sick of it. HELP ME, what can I use to stop this problem ? Don't tell me to replace the cabinets, not in the budget. Thanks
JCat 03/18/15 04:22pm Class A Motorhomes
RE: Pioneer GPS/Radio Replacement

I finally completed the solution. I purchased a Pioneer 5700 radio/cd/dvd/sat radio/with ipod connection and had it installed. It also has an input for a backup camera, which I did not need as I already have a backup camera. I have a 9 inch tablet that I have loaded Delorme SW on and will use this for my GPS. Cost me $550 for the work, life is good. JCat
JCat 03/04/15 11:51am Class A Motorhomes
RE: Pioneer GPS/Radio Replacement

thanks for the tip on the reset, it did not power up. I will look at getting a new GGS
JCat 12/14/14 12:20pm Class A Motorhomes
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