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Old 10-12-2016, 09:49 AM   #1
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Second a/c

Our fifth wheel is wired for second a/c. Being in Louisiana definitely need it. Any recommendations on brand?
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Old 10-12-2016, 10:12 AM   #2
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Do a search for AC problems on the forum that will give better information on what not to buy.
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Old 10-12-2016, 10:16 AM   #3
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Second a/c

Need advice for second a/c in fifth wheel. It suppose to be wired for second one. What brand?
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Old 10-12-2016, 10:37 AM   #4
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I will not pretend to know anything... I am sure it is wired for Dometic. As I read here the Dometic vs Coleman? have 3 VS 4 wires...someone can easily help with that. According to Dometic's website(i think is where I read) after July 6? 2016 are supposed to be "fixed". If you are adding a 13,500 unit I don't think they had trouble with those. I have a new unit on order and I chose 13.5K on both units because of the proposed troubles. Hoping for the best... I am sure 15-18K would have cooled it well, but I a thinking ice cream inside after struggling with 100 deg. days.
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Old 10-12-2016, 10:43 AM   #5
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Need more info as to what fiver you have and what year. Newer thermostats only work with a certain brand A/C (Dometic, Coleman, Atwood ) assuming one thermostat will control both units. If you are just installing an A/C in the hole with the controls right on the inner grill ... you're not limited by brand. You may need a low profile unit although for clearance issues.
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Old 10-12-2016, 10:53 AM   #6
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Not that it should sway your decision, but look and see if a thermostat is pre-wired. If it's pre-wired for the new Dometic digital thermostat, there'll only be three wires. You'll either have to stick with Dometic, or rewire the thermostat. Or you could go with a manual airbox unit and not have to worry about it.
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It's been said that the Coleman units are quieter and more reliable.....
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Any reason you dont want to just go with the same brand as the AC you already have?
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Old 10-12-2016, 01:03 PM   #10
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I posted in your other thread.

Maybe the site team could merge them together so people could see all the suggestions.
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