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Old 10-17-2016, 05:02 PM   #71
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Dometic AC Failures

Guess I'll add my story to the long list of problems with the Dometic AC units.

Mine is a 13.5 in a 2016 Grey Wolf 26RR which was purchased in April 2016. The factory install unit failed in July 2016 and was replaced by a local Dometic Service company. Well now 3 months later, that unit has failed. Both times the failure was a gradual loss of refrigerant. This time when I contacted Dometic they acknowledged that:

"We are aware of the issue with this particular model. Most likely they are going to try to replace it with the same model. the particular problem we had with those models has been fixed and all current versions of that model are working just fine."

Oh well the new unit will be here within a week and I'll know around January if it's any better made than the previous two units

BTW, I did take advantage of their discounted pricing on extending the warranty.

If anyone else needs to locate a Dometic service center, here is the link:

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Old 02-26-2017, 06:09 AM   #72
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Dometic air conditioner noise

Has anyone had a problem with the noise from these units. When mine comes on i have to turn the tv up to 50 to hear it over the AC.

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Old 02-26-2017, 07:03 AM   #73
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The Dometic is very noisy

There are plenty of complaints about the noise from the Dometic a/c. I removed our perfectly functioning Dometic 13.5k BTU a/c only unit and replaced it with an Atwood 15k BTU heat pump. The Atwood is wonderfully quiet on all three speeds, cools much better and draws less amps - so much so that our small diesel generator can handle it. Plus it's a heat pump too. FR limits you to a 13.5K a/c only unit with the diesel generator option.

The Atwood is only a few dollars more than the Dometic at retail prices. FR uses the Atwood in the Isata 3 but not in the "entry level" Forester, Sunseeker and Solera MBS models.

This is one of the best improvements we have made to our Forester MBS. Personally, I think the Atwood ought to be standard equipment, especially with the high priced diesel generator option.

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