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Old 08-01-2012, 01:44 AM   #1
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Ducted A/C

I've seen the other post about this, and as it hasn't been that hot here in Oregon, it wasn't needed. So this last trip out to eastern oregon in the 90+ degree weather I tried out the "ducted" A/C.
I'm not sure where all that air is going, but it wasn't coming out of any of the vents.
However, with the A/C gate open it cooled the trailer in a couple hours.
What the heck is the point of the Ducted A/C if it doesn't blow any air, am I missing something here? That's supposed to be a big selling point, but it seems like snake oil.

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Old 08-01-2012, 01:51 AM   #2
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Re: Ducted A/C

Had this happen several years ago with our KZ. Come to find out the ducts in the ceiling were not cut open... Have no issues with the Kodiak though.


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Old 08-01-2012, 02:59 AM   #3
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Re: Ducted A/C

tim87114.... Our TT is smaller so the AC unit cools the unit down pretty fast with the vents open, however, when it comes to the air flow in the ducts we are "airless in Kamloops" No air flow at all over the sleeping area.

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Old 08-04-2012, 05:07 PM   #4
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Re: Ducted A/C

I get LOTS of air out my ducts in all areas. I have found it to be well balanced.
It works whether I have the vent open or not.

These are ceiling ducts, not the same as the furnace ducts, just to be clear.
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Old 08-05-2012, 01:50 PM   #5
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Re: Ducted A/C

If air is not flowing good through the air ducts in the ceiling, somehting needs to be checked by the owner or a competent service tech. These are simple systems that should work well.
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Old 10-02-2012, 08:18 PM   #6
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Re: Ducted A/C

Could the filter on the unit be plugged ? I know on our Denali we have to do it quite often.
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Old 10-08-2012, 10:09 PM   #7
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I have had no issues with my ducts. Actually love it, when it's time of bed I would close the even in the kids bedroom because they would get too cold but I would open the one in the master bedroom as much as possible and it made quite a difference!

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