How To Install A Second RV Air Conditioner?

Adding a second air conditioner to your RV is a great way to stay cool during those hot summer months. Not only will it keep you cool, but it will also save you money on your energy bill. Installing a second AC unit is not as difficult as you might think, and can be done in just a few simple steps.

Factors to consider before adding an AC to your RV

Before you install a second AC unit in your RV, there are a few factors that you need to take into consideration. The first is the size of your RV. If you have a small RV, then you might not need a second AC unit. However, if you have a large RV, then adding a second AC unit will be a good investment.

The second factor to consider is the climate that you live in. If you live in an area that gets very hot during the summer months, then adding a second AC unit will definitely help to keep you cool. However, if you live in an area that is not as hot, then you might not need a second AC unit.

The third factor to consider is the amount of money that you are willing to spend on your AC unit. If you are on a budget, then you might want to consider a smaller AC unit. However, if you have the money to spend, then you can get a larger AC unit that will cool your RV more efficiently.

What you’ll need

In order to install a second AC unit in your RV, you will need the following supplies:

Drill
Screws or nails
AC unit
Electrical outlet

How To Install A Second RV Air Conditioner?

Here are the steps that you need to follow in order to install a second AC unit in your RV:

  1. Determine where you want to install the AC unit. The most common place to install an AC unit is in the ceiling. However, you can also install it on the floor or in the walls.
  2. Drill a hole in the ceiling, floor, or wall for the AC unit.
  3. Insert the AC unit into the hole that you drilled.
  4. Secure the AC unit with screws or nails.
  5. Connect the AC unit to an electrical outlet.
  6. Turn on the AC unit and enjoy the cool air!

Here are a few tips that will help you when installing a second AC unit in your RV:

  • Make sure that you drill the hole for the AC unit slightly larger than the AC unit. This will ensure that the AC unit fits snugly into the hole.
  • When inserting the AC unit into the hole, make sure that the fan is facing downwards. This will ensure that the cool air is blown into the RV.
  • Be careful when drilling holes into the ceiling, floor, or walls. You don’t want to damage any of the electrical wires or plumbing pipes that might be behind those surfaces.
  • If you are not comfortable drilling holes in your RV, then you can always hire someone.

Testing the air conditioner

After you have installed the AC unit, it is important to test it out to make sure that it is working properly. The best way to do this is to turn on the AC unit and see how long it takes to cool the RV. If the AC unit is not cooling the RV as quickly as you would like, then you can always try moving it to a different location.

You should also check the air filter on the AC unit to make sure that it is clean. A dirty air filter will prevent the AC unit from cooling efficiently.

Finally, if you are still having trouble with the AC unit, then you can always contact a professional for help. They will be able to diagnose any problems that you are having and recommend a solution.

Final thoughts

Installing a second AC unit in your RV is a great way to keep cool during the hot summer months. However, before you install an AC unit, there are a few factors that you need to take into consideration. Once you have considered those factors, you can then follow the steps in this guide to install a second AC unit in your RV.

FAQs

The cost of installing a second AC unit in your RV will vary depending on the AC unit that you purchase and the installation process. However, you can expect to spend around $200 on the AC unit and the installation.

If you are not comfortable drilling holes in your RV, then you can always hire someone to do it for you. Just be sure to hire a reputable person who has experience installing AC units.

Citations

https://www.forestriverforums.com/forums/f68/adding-second-a-c-unit-200610.html
https://www.rv.net/forum/index.cfm/fuseaction/thread/tid/24818130/print/true.cfm
https://www.jaycoowners.com/forums/f5/thinking-about-adding-2nd-a-c-88917.html
https://www.rvforum.net/threads/adding-a-second-ac-unit-to-prewired-rv.105970/
https://www.keystoneforums.com/forums/showthread.php?t=38195

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