Hello all! I've got an older 1996 Roadtrek Popular 190 with a replacement window unit AC. Its an older 6400 BTU unit but cold air does come out of it. I took it up to Lake Havasu City, AZ last weekend, where it was a toasty 110 degrees and lo and behold - my AC wasn't quite up to the task. Since then I've been poking around AC options and it appears the only thing bigger that would fit is an 8000 BTU LG unit #LW8016ER. This seems to be a popular swap for us older Roadtrekers, but as I've been thinking about it I had a few questions.
1. Can anyone that has made this swap attest to how quickly it cools, and in what kinds of environments? Namely if you've taken it to the desert how cool did you get your interior? From 100+ to the low 80's? 70's? 60's?
2. I'm also curious if the issue with my current AC was due to the inability to properly transfer heat outside the van. Namely, if there were a fan pumping heat away from the back of the AC unit out the rear vents in the fiberglass top - would that have made a difference?
Here are some relevant links:
LG AC: https://www.homedepot.com/p/LG-Elect...16ER/206520588
Current AC: https://products.geappliances.com/ap...-specs/AEW06LQ