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Old 09-22-2015, 09:36 PM   #1
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A/C Roof Unit?

Hi, We just bought a 2002 Rockwood Premier 2518G.
I want to buy a roof A/C Unit for it. It doesn't have one in it yet. I was looking at them and I see Coleman and Dometic are the top 2 units to buy.
What would you guys buy for you'r camper if you had 1 like ours? I see they come between 13,500 and 15,000 BTU's.
I don't know much about the roof top ones but I would like to buy a combo one that puts heat out also or buy one that I can add the heat unit to it later down the road.
Has anyone done this before?
I am looking at this unit
Coleman-Mach Mach 3 Plus 13500 BTU Air Conditioner - Arctic White - Rv Products 48203C966/48203-876 - Air Conditioners - Camping World
Not sure but do I have to buy the top part (like the link above) and then have to buy the bottom part? Like >> Ceiling Assembly - Rv Products 9430D715 - Air Conditioner Accessories - Camping World

Any help would be appreciated.

Thanks, Dan
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Old 09-22-2015, 09:40 PM   #2
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Well just watched the video in the 2nd link and it's just an upgrade. Looks like I should of watched that first. lol
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Old 09-22-2015, 09:43 PM   #3
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you need to buy the roof unit and inside unit. 13.5 should be enough for your unit. I believe heat can be added later, but a space heater might be a better option. Here is a better price on the one you are looking at. I just bought a unit from this place. Best prices I found. Super fast shipping. COLEMAN 13500 btu RV ROOF AIR CONDITIONER Top Unit - $487.95
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Old 09-22-2015, 09:52 PM   #4
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Just looked at that site. Looks like I might get one there. I have until next summer to buy it. So it's a winter project for me. lol That and by a new awning.
Do I have to cut an opening 14"x14" in the roof or do I just use the vent hole? I haven't measured the vent yet to see if it's 14"x14".
Thank you
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Old 09-22-2015, 09:54 PM   #5
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vent holes are 14x14
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Old 09-22-2015, 10:04 PM   #6
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vent holes are 14x14
Looks like I won't have to cut the roof.
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Old 09-22-2015, 10:30 PM   #7
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Interesting site...thanks.
This one only draws 10.2 amps...
Coleman 13,500 btu Power Saver roof Air Conditioner RV Mach 3 Top..
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Old 09-23-2015, 05:20 PM   #8
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Just looked at that site. Looks like I might get one there. I have until next summer to buy it. So it's a winter project for me. lol That and by a new awning.
Do I have to cut an opening 14"x14" in the roof or do I just use the vent hole? I haven't measured the vent yet to see if it's 14"x14".
Thank you
If you're looking for a used one, I'll be pulling one off my 2011 pup next month. (Provided you're any reasonable driving distance from PA)

Never mind. ( just saw your location in your profile). It would cost too much in gas money to be worthwhile.
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If you're looking for a used one, I'll be pulling one off my 2011 pup next month. (Provided you're any reasonable driving distance from PA)

Never mind. ( just saw your location in your profile). It would cost too much in gas money to be worthwhile.
Sounds like a weekend trip..
I will ask the wife if she wouldn't mind going down.
What part you in?
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I will suggest the 15000 dometic heat pump. We dont think about heat until it drops below 40. The unit in our coach stays powered 24/7/365 unless we are rolling. Still 30 amp service. No problems...
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