Originally Posted by Rich.M
You will need to get on a ladder and go on the roof. Remove the large screws holding the cowel on the unit. It is just a cover and lifts easily. ...
In fact - every A/C would benefit from the hard-start kit. Many campgrounds we have visited have poor power, and often there isn't enough current to start the RV's A/C when connected to the campground power pedestal.
KatanaPilot mentioned how noisy the Dometic A/C unit is. I AGREE ! I have been in other RV Class C brands and never noticed their units being as noisy as my 2015 24 R. I also think a lower-profile unit would help reduce drag on the RV.
We would all agree that an easier-to-start, lower-profile, quieter A/C unit would be a great improvement.
Question 1: If you had an extra $750, what would that replacement be ?
Question 2: would it work with the wall thermostat ?
Question 3: would a 13,500 btu unit be too small on a really hot day ?
Question 4: how do you determine it would be quieter ?
Did you know there is a huge difference between an 11' 4" RV and an 11' RV when trying to get it into 12' garage door, because the door doesn't really go all the way up ?