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Old 07-12-2016, 04:12 PM   #15
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hippiechick,

Do you have a part number or model and manufacturer of the drain pan system you installed? Somehow, I was under the impression, the Coleman Mach 3 13,500BTU Power Saver did not have drain pans available. Any info would help.

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Old 07-12-2016, 08:56 PM   #16
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hippiechick,

Do you have a part number or model and manufacturer of the drain pan system you installed? Somehow, I was under the impression, the Coleman Mach 3 13,500BTU Power Saver did not have drain pans available. Any info would help.

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HI Roy, We ordered the ac, the drain and the interior ceiling control panel from Amazon. This is the drain set up we ordered. It's made for a dometic penguin but will work with the Coleman Mach 3. Dometic 3107688.016 Drain Kit
Sold by: American RV Company $61.73. It required some simple modifications but appears to be functioning well. The two drain cups attach under the bottom of the unit, before attaching these we used a forstner bit 5/8" by hand to make two small holes through the bottom gasket which was attached to the unit in order to run the tubes through it instead of cutting the gasket. The drain kit included a 14" square gasket and two extra strips of gaskets. We glued The 14" one to the gasket that was already attached to the ac. This gives the drain cups room to clear the top of the camper. The other two strips were added to the back edge of the ac to level it up. The two tubes went to a tee which attached to our existing drain hose. Did not seal the cups so if the hose gets stopped up they will overflow on the outside of the trailer. tightened it down on the roof to the white indicators on the gasket. It's difficult to explain but it really was not very difficult. Hope this helps.
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Old 07-13-2016, 05:11 PM   #17
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hippiechick,

Thank you very much for the details. Yes, your response helps tremendously. It looks like the Mach 3 Power Saver 13.5 kBtu is back in the running.

I like the idea of getting almost 50% more heat removal and still being able to run it on the 2200w generator, when necessary.

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Not sure if you're interested but we also purchased a heating coil for $58. Should knock the chill off in early spring or fall. Haven't tested it out cause it's been in the 90's here. Our unit cost $589. We ordered the unit, the coil and the air distribution box from RVsupplies through Amazon. We had a good experience with them. Had some slight damage during shipping and their customer service was very good. Valarie
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Thanks Valarie,

We're still debating the heating coil. We installed a new 30K BTU furnace and our trailer has a catalytic heater as well. We also carry a small portable electric heater that looks like a fireplace. Still thinking, that for $58, it's worth installing the heater.

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Old 07-17-2016, 06:33 AM   #20
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Purchased the Mach 3 Power Saver yesterday. The "local" Camping World had one in stock, so it was a little cheaper than Amazon since there is no shipping charge. Ordered the drain lit and ceiling unit, as well. We'll pick it up when we're in the area. We appreciate the thread and all the input.

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Good luck, Roy. Hope it works out for you. When we starting researching options I was surprised at the complexity of all the stuff we had to consider.
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