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Old 10-19-2018, 11:16 AM   #21
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Thanks for the picture. I just called domestic & the person I spoke to had no idea what I was asking about. Please post the info on the trim piece when you get it.

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Old 10-19-2018, 03:49 PM   #22
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Old 10-20-2018, 10:47 AM   #23
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I emailed dometic with the kit part number, also. I got a return message and they asked for my ac model number. I'll get them that info and see if they send me the kit. Our ac leaked a couple times this past summer too.
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I emailed dometic with the kit part number, also. I got a return message and they asked for my ac model number. I'll get them that info and see if they send me the kit. Our ac leaked a couple times this past summer too.
I don't see a model number for my AC anywhere in my paperwork. It just says 18000 BTU Atwood Quiet Command. Does anyone know the model number for the AC unit in a 2016 28DS?
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Old 10-21-2018, 02:36 PM   #25
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There is a data plate of sorts on the outer covering of the ac. But the weather may have also faded it out. There may also be a data plate on the bottom side of the ac when you take the 6 screws off holding the curling plastic covering. Your orig paperwork that came with the RV originally may have the info in there.
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A big thanks to krhutchings for the install report and pictures. I emailed Dometic early Tuesday morning and the kit showed up 48 hours later.

The install took all of 20 minutes. There is definitely an increase in air flow. Just waiting on the new trim piece so I can get the old screw holes covered up.
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Received mine replacement today no instructions did you do the replacement yourself and did you have to remove the ac or everything bolt in place. Thanks
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Old 10-26-2018, 01:58 PM   #28
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Easy enough to do yourself,see my write up above, you only have to remove the inside vent/filter and black plastic bottom plate. You do not need to climb on the roof.

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Old 12-07-2018, 08:14 AM   #29
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The company said when they are designing the trim piece and sending them out to everyone who received the kit. You can see them here.

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The original six holes from the old cover will be visible since the new one is smaller.
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Did you ever end up with a trim piece from Dometic to cover the original 6
holes for the original plastic ac vent ?

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Old 12-07-2018, 08:23 AM   #30
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Can’t answer for Ken, but I haven’t received one yet.
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Never received mine either for 16 30DS
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Old 12-12-2018, 05:03 PM   #34
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UPDATE:
I just got off the phone with Dometic (ordering refrigerator handle) and they said the trim ring is now in the manufacturing phase and should be available within 30 days orzo. They will be notifying everyone who has received the original kit.
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Hi All,
Update on the install.

I contacted Dometic and requested 2 of the part # 3315930.010.
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The items were sent out right away along with an email that they are working on a trim piece because this one is a bit smaller than the original.

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Removed 6 screw covers and square nut screws from old vent cover and it pops off.
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Used 13mm ratchet, then after a few turns, a screw gun to remove the 4 long bolts securing the black plastic cover.
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After inspection I built up some of the foil, about 1 1/2 inches where the new vent will contact the left and right sides of the wall. This would be to prevent air from slipping by.
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Attached the long angled baffle to the short one on the main bracket. The tape is on the short one, peeled it and stuck it on.
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Placed up large opening forward and reinstalled the 4 long bolts that attach to the upper unit. My understanding is there should only be 5-7 lbs of torque since you do not want to over compress the foam gasket. This also lets you tighten as the years go by and the gasket naturally compresses.

This is where I am not sure if the white insulation goes on the front or the back of the baffle. I cut and placed on the front side because there is a bit extra on each side which I felt would help hold everything in place.Attachment 1Attachment 189547

Pop out the filter and vent from new cover carefully with a flat head screwdriver.
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Place with large opening forward and screw into place with supplies square head screws.

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I did use 4 of the original screws to secure the vent to the ceiling. I am not sure this was needed.

Snapped in the filter and vent.

It does seem like a larger flow of air with the vent open and with a larger intake I hope it will address the issue of the air pressure holding the condensation water in and not preventing it to drain.

I can not test if it has fixed the issue since it has dropped into the 30ís in New Jersey.

Waiting for the trim piece that they will be sending to cover the 6 holes.

Hope this helps!

Ken


Great write up. Once spring hits here in nJ Iíll work on this.
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Old 02-07-2019, 09:58 AM   #36
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Has anyone been receiving the trim pieces yet?
Someone on the FB FR3 page said they received their trim a few days ago.
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I got it yesterday. Planning on putting it on over lunch hour.
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Old 02-07-2019, 08:23 PM   #38
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Good to hear they are shipping the parts out. Hope I receive mine soon.


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Old 02-08-2019, 02:38 PM   #39
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Here it is installed. I put up the trim first then installed the louver/vent next. I decided to screw the system into the metal of the air conditioner rather than into the roof. Donít overt tighten or else the louver and filter wonít slide easily. You can see the edge of the old frame where I need to clean it up. I used a better dense foam insulation rather than what they provided. The sticky tape they provide is so so.
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Old 02-08-2019, 03:25 PM   #40
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Great, Thanks for the reply and the picture. I hope I receive mine soon.

I want to get it ready for camping, but I am also looking to sell it and find a 2017 palazzo 33.2 diesel pusher.

I would want the RV to be the best it can be before I sell it to anyone. Kind of like doing a factory recall so the new owner will not need to anything but gas it up and go camping.
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