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Old 03-18-2008, 04:35 PM   #1
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FRONT AC UNIT

LOOKING FOR A FRONT AC UNIT FOR MY 3475 MONTY. WHAT SIZE(BTU) WOULD I NEED? AND WHAT MAKE AC UNIT IS THE BEST?? HEARD STORIES ABOUT SOME AC'S RATTLING AND NOT COOLING. ANY INFO WOULD BE APPRECIATED.
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Old 03-18-2008, 05:00 PM   #2
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The 13,500 btu/h size are more than adequate. Any brand will fit and most likely they are all pretty much the same behind the skin. My only recommendation is to go with a low profile or you'll end up with that "nose wart" like mine
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Old 03-18-2008, 05:30 PM   #3
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We just had a Carrier AirV 13,500 BTU low profile installed in the front bedroom over the winter. Had a heat strip installed also. That is the extent of the information I can provide, since we have not had a chance to judge it's performance yet.
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Old 03-18-2008, 07:09 PM   #4
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Had a low profile 13500 btu AC with a heat strip placed on my 3075. Works great!! I wish it was thermostatically controled because it does get a little chilly by morning. Heat strip works well on those cold early mornings.
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Old 03-18-2008, 08:19 PM   #5
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I am debating this also as we want to get a front AC installed this spring. I understand that the 13K is adequate and about a hundred bucks cheaper. Others say that the extra money is well spent but the smaller one uses less energy. I had a penguin lo profile on our 2955 and it was a problem with water leaking inside. I am not in favor of getting this problem again.
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Old 03-19-2008, 12:09 PM   #6
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Has anyone used a smaller unit (8500 btu) in the bedroom with the door closed? They draw 8 amps and was wondering if I could get a few hours of cooling from the inverter on the beach if needed. (I have 4 - T105's with 1.8KW inverter, and 2 Solar panels plus 4KW Generator. But no shore power. Thanks for any info.
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Old 03-19-2008, 01:58 PM   #7
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IS THIS AN EASY INSTALL? LOOKS RATHER SIMPLE AS LONG AS ITS PREWIRED. DEFINETLY GOING FOR THE LOW PROFILE. THANKS EVERYONE
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Old 03-19-2008, 03:26 PM   #8
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I think the hardest part is getting it on the roof.

I had the same dripping problem as Illapah with the Penguin (Dometic low profile) in our last rig. I couldn't recommend it but perhaps others have had better luck.
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Old 03-19-2008, 03:39 PM   #9
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We too went with the Carrier AirV 13.5 unit. Currently it is the lowest profile of 7 1/2 inches. I purchased on internet and they shipped to my dealer and dealer installed it. Works great and is relatively quiet. Dennis
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Old 03-19-2008, 04:06 PM   #10
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I went with the 13,000 btu low profile Penguin. I installed it on my 2004 Monty and when I traded up to my 07,I removed it and put it in the new unit. Have never had a water leak problem. When in the South during the Summer one a/c will not cool these bigger RVs. The hardest part of the install is getting it up on the roof.
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Old 03-19-2008, 04:25 PM   #11
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I also have a question, I hope I can butt in here and ask, I too just got a Carrier Air V delivered today and I plan on installing it myself. When reading the owners manual it say that since my roof (Montana 3650) slopes down a bit I need to made a wedge to sit it on so that it is level. A friend of mine told me (and he owns a Montana 3670) that the amount of slope is not that big I should be alright sitting it right on the roof. He said he was told by a dealer that it wont hurt anything. Any advice here. ( I really don't want to have to build a wedge to sit it on if I really don't have to.
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Old 03-20-2008, 06:39 PM   #12
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I WAS LOOKING AT THE COLEMAN POLAR CUB. BUT ITS ONLY 8300 BTU'S. IS THAT ENOUGH FOR A FRONT AC IN HOT WEATHER? DO MOST OF YOU HAVE THE HEAT STRIP?
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Old 03-20-2008, 06:59 PM   #13
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I also have a "nose wart" a/c installed on my unit. It was a surprise gift so I couldn't scream at the repairman when he said "suprise you have a new airconditioner in the bedroom as well." I wanted to scream but I didn't. Now I have to watch every bridge I go under. The cheek imprints will never come out of the drivers seat of this truck. With that said...get a low profile and save yourself a heart attack.
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Old 03-21-2008, 05:50 PM   #14
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THANKS OKIE, THAT DEFINETLY HAS SOLD ME ON A LOW PROFILE..........
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