4-Ton Rheem Heat Pump too Big for 16x80?

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Location: Huntsville, Alabama

Hello. I have not posted in quite some time, but I do have a question. I've found a really good buy on a 16x80. For an extra $500, I can have a 2009 model Rheem 4-ton heat pump. Is this too much heating and cooling capability for a trailer this size? The unit looks brand new.
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I'm no expert, but given your location I would say it should work. the formula is 12000 BTU/ton, so I don't think I would go any bigger.

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There's a lot to factor in here. Is this a newer home? 2 x 6 walls? Good insulation? Windows etc etc etc......

I got a 16 x 80 and I'm running a 2.5 Ton Heat Pump. 1,200 SqFt.

Get a local HVAC guy to check it out to make sure you get the proper size unit. If it's too big you will have some issues.
2009 Skyline Sunwood Premier 14 x 80