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Posted: 02/27/19 02:58pm Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

Yes, it really does seem to be a no-brainer at this point.


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Yes, go with two.

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One A/C will adequately cool the whole 5er, as long as the outside temp is around 90 degrees or lower. Living in Texas and camping mostly in the warm/hot south, we run both our A/Cs when we stop after a hot day traveling. But after the 5er cools down well in the evening, we turn off the bedroom A/C and likely will not turn it back on during the stay unless outside temps are really hot. The rear 15k ducted A/C keeps it cool even in 90+ degree days. But even if I routinely camped in cooler climates I would still get the second A/C just in case.

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No Brainer go with 2. 1 unit cannot cool fast enough on hot days


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We have 2 in our 303rls. When it is really hot we run both to cool everything down then before bed we only run the down stairs unit. It is ducted to the bedroom and is very quiet that way and plenty cool for us.

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I am taking a different approach. I have gotten to where I prefer camping where there are no hookups. I have never had the second ac and managed just fine in humid Virginia in hot temperatures with one ducted ac. Since you appear to be in Wisconsin, I would go with no second ac and put a fan in the vent. The second ac might be worth more financially, but which is worth more to you the way you camp?

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tommyznr wrote:

We have an option to buy a Grand Design Reflection 295RL with or without a 2nd AC in the front bedroom for the same price.

We often camp without electricity and were originally thinking that the vent in the bedroom plus the cross ventilation with two windows will be great when we are not hooked up. I am concerned that losing the vent in the bedroom will reduce our circulation too much.

However, sometimes we do have electricity and now I am concerned that the bedroom will be warm with only one AC in the main living space.

Anybody have any thoughts on what they would do in this situation with the same camping style?


If you camp in 90+ temps without shade, I don't think you'll be happy with 1 AC. Down here 2 AC's are a must, even if you don't use the 2nd one often. The power vent in the kitchen will pull a lot of air thru the bedroom, but that takes juice. I'd have to dry camp a whole lot to give up the front AC.


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I was also going to say ….get two AC's. I was just over on PPL's site, they have a 25' Airstream with two airs(15,000 btu) on top...that would be my kind of trailer if I were to go back to a bumper pull.


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I would get two air units.

Off-grid? Open a window to let air in and use the bathroom Fantastic Fan (or equivalent) to push the air out.


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I wouldn't be with out two. Just because you have them does not mean you have to use them. Plus it could help in resale later.


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