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View Poll Results: In your opinion, which is the best RV Air Conditioner?
Dometic 18 35.29%
Coleman 29 56.86%
General Electric 2 3.92%
Advent 0 0%
Furrion 2 3.92%
Atwood 0 0%
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Old 07-30-2021, 08:13 PM   #21
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Aren't Dometic & Atwood all one company now? Same with water heaters too??

https://www.dometic.com/en-us/outdoo...command-164502
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Old 07-30-2021, 08:27 PM   #22
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Aren't Dometic & Atwood all one company now? Same with water heaters too??

https://www.dometic.com/en-us/outdoo...command-164502
Yes, but they are two completely different A/C's.

Dometic bought Atwood, but they did not own the A/C design (just right to mfg and sell). So they still sell it as is.

The Dometic A/C is designed by Dometic, is different design.
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Old 07-31-2021, 09:03 AM   #23
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No mention of RecPro. Any opinions?
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Old 07-31-2021, 09:57 AM   #24
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heat pumps no good up here. My old unit is actually pretty efficient for 3.5 ton unit. I was told upgrading to newer 'high efficiency' unit, I would likely not recoupe extra cost of unit. My leccy bill is about 130/month, that is AC, basement dehumidifier, electric hot water and all electric appliances. Oh, and 400g hot tub.
your not saying sq ft of home and total electric home and mine has 80 hot water tank for my walk in tub. If you ask and contractor anything over 15 year olds isn't energy saver but burns more then new one's. Just saying
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Old 07-31-2021, 10:05 AM   #25
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Our Dometic has been working just fine for nearly four years of hot Texas summers!
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No mention of RecPro. Any opinions?
Hmmm...hadn't heard of RecPro. Do you have one?
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Old 07-31-2021, 11:44 AM   #27
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Our Dometic has been working just fine for nearly four years of hot Texas summers!

You are fortunate.
I went through 4 15k brisk air 2ís in 1.5 years.
This one has been functioning well for 5 years. However, it will freeze up when it is used during periods of 100% humidity and several days of heavy rain.
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Yes, but they are two completely different A/C's.

Dometic bought Atwood, but they did not own the A/C design (just right to mfg and sell). So they still sell it as is.

The Dometic A/C is designed by Dometic, is different design.

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Old 07-31-2021, 04:20 PM   #29
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You are fortunate.
I went through 4 15k brisk air 2ís in 1.5 years.
This one has been functioning well for 5 years. However, it will freeze up when it is used during periods of 100% humidity and several days of heavy rain.
look and pull you filter look at coil you should see 2 wires coming from it. some just have wires pushed into coil or round disk doing the same thing this keeps it from freezing check it out it may be a faulty.
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look and pull you filter look at coil you should see 2 wires coming from it. some just have wires pushed into coil or round disk doing the same thing this keeps it from freezing check it out it may be a faulty.

Will do. Thanks.
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None of the above

Please add "None of the above" to the bottom of your list so I can vote (and many others).
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your not saying sq ft of home and total electric home and mine has 80 hot water tank for my walk in tub. If you ask and contractor anything over 15 year olds isn't energy saver but burns more then new one's. Just saying
Somehow I missed this, sorry for delay. It's about 2300sq ft colonial, 8 ft ceilings. We keep it between 75 and 77 in summer, our bedroom I cool down to 70 at night using a window unit, we like it cooler for sleeping.


**and yes, all electric appliances and hot water. Woodstove and oil burner for heat in winter. I down sized from 80g water that was here when we moved in, o a 50g. It's just me and the old lady. We don't have that fancy natural gas. Wish we did.
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Old 08-05-2021, 06:42 PM   #33
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[QUOTE=NJKris;2607069]I was told to hang on to my 25-30 year old Lennox as long as possible, because the new ones just don't last. The outer cage is rusty and ugly, but it's still pumping cold air![/QUOT


There was a Coolerator (McGraw Edison) AC unit in the house we bought from my mother-in-law. It was installed in 1974 and was actually still running strong when we replaced it last year. It was undersized, that's the way they did it back then, so we decided it was time, since parts haven't been available for at least 20 years. I think almost 50 years old showed how they were built back then.

It sounded like a 747 taking off when it came on.
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Old 08-05-2021, 08:32 PM   #34
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Coleman AC units

I have 2 Coleman Mach units, a 15000 and a 13500. The units and ducts were not installed very well though not particularly bad. I cleaned up the ductwork and did the modification that directs the air to the ducts much more effectively. My units are quieter and much more efficient! I just got the SoftStart for my 15000 unit but have not installed it. I want to be able to run at least 1 of the AC units on my 2300 generator if I need to cool mama or the pups in an emergency. I posted pix under the Shasta forum.
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Hey guys. I'm looking for public opinion. There are 6 RV AC companies. In your opinion, which is the best? Dometic, Coleman, General Electric, Advent, Furrion and Attwood
I've had all three and I think they are all about the same. GE is a new comer to the RV Market.
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Hmmm...hadn't heard of RecPro. Do you have one?
Nope, I'm getting ready to install a unit in my fifth wheel bedroom, and need a low profile unit. RecPro came up in a search, and they seem to get good reviews. That's why I'm following this post.
https://www.recpro.com/rv-air-condit...ent=Appliances
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Read a post on the Lance forum about a quieter AC from Recpro Houghton 9500 Btu quiet AC. The poster was impressed with the noise reduction. I know that's not what is being discussed but previously didn't know there was a quiet AC out there. Not cheap though.
https://www.recpro.com/rv-air-condit...5k-non-ducted/
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Read a post on the Lance forum about a quieter AC from Recpro Houghton 9500 Btu quiet AC. The poster was impressed with the noise reduction. I know that's not what is being discussed but previously didn't know there was a quiet AC out there. Not cheap though.
https://www.recpro.com/rv-air-condit...5k-non-ducted/
I ordered their 9.5 a few days ago, I don’t need the 13.5 unit I have so I giving it to our daughter since hers locked up and she has more cubic feet to cool than I have.
I hopefully won’t know about the durability for a while.
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heat pumps no good up here. My old unit is actually pretty efficient for 3.5 ton unit. I was told upgrading to newer 'high efficiency' unit, I would likely not recoupe extra cost of unit. My leccy bill is about 130/month, that is AC, basement dehumidifier, electric hot water and all electric appliances. Oh, and 400g hot tub.


Electricity must be cheap or you have a very efficient home. The bill I just got was 225, but it has prolly averaged 95 or more as a high and someone is home ALL THE TIME! No set back for me.

Btw. No one cares, but I vote for Rheem or Ruud. I have put in a bunch of them and worked on bunches of types. I am not a huge fan of cleaning the older cube coils, but the rest was very easy to service. Overall for meÖitís the one I would buy.
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I ordered their 9.5 a few days ago, I donít need the 13.5 unit I have so I giving it to our daughter since hers locked up and she has more cubic feet to cool than I have.
I hopefully wonít know about the durability for a while.
Thought the power use was high for a 9.5 compared to a 13.5 .
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