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Old 05-22-2018, 04:59 PM   #1
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AC Durability

We have a brand new 36CK2 Fifth Wheel, equipped with two Dometic ACs. We are in SE Texas and will next visit the south and Florida.


My question is this: Are these ACs built to withstand constant use? With the heat the way it is and the RV built the way it is, keeping our rig cool is a near constant job. Are these AC units built to withstand constant operation 24 hours a day?


Thanks in advance for any help anyone can provide.


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Old 05-22-2018, 05:41 PM   #2
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Ha! Yes, we tried the Scientology ACs but they froze us out.
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Old 05-22-2018, 05:54 PM   #3
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turn it on, grab a beer and watch the game. you'll be fine. They are not Part Time Units. They don't run full time anyway. They cycle on and off with the temp setting.
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Old 05-22-2018, 05:56 PM   #4
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Our 13.5K BTU unit lasted 3+ years before it stopped cooling. The larger unit is still going after almost 4 years. With our Wildcat's "racetrack" ducting, neither of ours run constantly.
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Old 05-22-2018, 05:58 PM   #5
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Roll of the dice just like everything else when it comes to RV quality and durability.
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Old 05-22-2018, 06:03 PM   #6
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Keep the coils/filters clean and you will be fine. The motor will burn up before the other components fail.
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Old 05-22-2018, 08:30 PM   #8
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Our two dometic units run well in our 2018 Artic Wolf 285dlr.
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Old 05-22-2018, 08:31 PM   #9
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On our old 5er I cleaned the unit every year. Also oiled the motor shaft. Other than a new thermostat it ran great till we traded last Sept for the new 5er.
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Living in Texas most of our camping is in the summer. The ACs run almost constantly during the day and cycle off early morning. I also keep the main AC fan on 24/7 to circulate the air.

Just keep the filters cleaning and let them run.
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