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Old 02-10-2016, 07:28 AM   #11
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If replacing the unit under warranty other than Dometicís, you may take a look at the Coleman AC/Heat pumps.
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Old 02-10-2016, 08:07 AM   #12
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Would need to make sure the Coleman would work with the Domestic thermostat.
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Old 02-10-2016, 04:22 PM   #13
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My bedroom unit took a crap last summer, I was 6 months out of warranty. Dometic said that there was nothing they can do. She basically told me they are disposable units. $1700 later after parts and labor I put a high capacity unit on. Sounds like Dometic is pushing out some inferior AC units. Time for us to band together and throw some publicity their way.
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Old 02-10-2016, 05:29 PM   #14
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I sent an email to Dometic reflecting the forums bad experience with the AC units and a link to this thread.
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Old 02-10-2016, 06:10 PM   #15
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My bedroom unit took a crap last summer, I was 6 months out of warranty. Dometic said that there was nothing they can do. She basically told me they are disposable units. $1700 later after parts and labor I put a high capacity unit on. Sounds like Dometic is pushing out some inferior AC units. Time for us to band together and throw some publicity their way.

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Old 02-10-2016, 06:33 PM   #16
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I sent an email to Dometic reflecting the forums bad experience with the AC units and a link to this thread.
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Curious to see if they respond .
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Old 02-10-2016, 06:38 PM   #17
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First of all the repair person is full of BS, There is no way to tell if you lost your charge without gages. These units do not have schrader valves on them to check. They are just a disposable unit as they said but not for 1200.00 dollars. They can install a access valve and put dye in to find the leak if that is the problem. There is no way humanly possible to make that call. Now any good repair person can weld an aluminum coil or line. I have done repairs for over 20 years employed 45 mechanics. Trust me you are getting ripped off. If you have a leak it could just be a schrader valve the same as a bicycle. Get a repreableA/C company to take care of it. I don't mean to sound mean or condescending but they just can't guess. I would rather pay 300.00 dollars then 1200.00. The unit only cost retail around 400.00 dollars. If you need more help either repost or send me a PM. I'm so tied of hearing how they keep ripping us off. If you do not have a direct short in the windings, it is repairable and I will tell you how. DO NOT TAKE IT TO A DEALER...Good Luck hope to hear from you.
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Old 02-10-2016, 06:53 PM   #18
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The orginial date of purchase is the date you bought your Berkshire, not when FR purchased. If there is a 2 year warrenty by dometic have them replace the unit, you might have to pay for labor for the install, which is easy job once you get it up on the roof. Contact a authorized DOMETIC service center, not just any RV place.
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Old 02-10-2016, 07:17 PM   #19
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As long as it's covered by your extended warranty, a new unit is probably the way to go if the company will cover a replacement rather than a repair.

If the warranty company wants a repair, make sure that you have a reputable A/C specialist handle it and insist on a warranty equal to a new unit.
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