Originally Posted by tmmar
I just looked at the Dometic web site and they don't show a low profile, 15kbtu heat pump, only a 13.5k low profile Penguin heat pump. I will need to call Dometic tomorrow to verify that they don't have a 15kbtu low profile heat pump any longer. Doesn't make sense that they would discontinue the larger size since RV's are notorious for being hot boxes with very little insulation.
You know it is a same, Carrier stop making A/C units for RV"s all together. Dometic has the market and that is where the manufactures of RV's go to because they are cheaper and you get what you pay for and now you have no choise, it's Dometic or Coleman.
FYI, unless things have changed with both of these a/c manufactures this is what you have to be aware off.....Voltage Drop....they can not handle it with being damaged in most cases. The capacitor will burn out and at less 50% of the time the control board will burn as well.
About six months ago I work at the Air and Space Museum in Chintilly VA, I was there for 9 years, we have 5 parking booths off of Rt-28 and they all had Dometic low profile 13,500 BTU A/C units on the roofs with electric heat strips and in the time we had to replace all 5 units at less once during the first 5 years of operation due to voltage drops, booth #5 was hit so bad it not only burnt the capacitor and the control board but burnt all of the wiring inside of the unit. The cost for materials was about $45.00 and that was just for the control board.
Carrier's a/c units where design for RV's and there known problems with in the campgrounds during high power usage, but it cost more for the Carrier unit and no one once to pay more, they want to pay less.