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Old 06-26-2012, 11:44 AM   #15
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I don't have delivery info yet on the new RVP low profile units and yes, I definitely prefer the Dometic auxiliary drip kit to the (IMHO) convoluted and totally unnecessary drain pan that Airstream saw fit to use. I use the past tense as I was on the roof of a 2012 25FC and it had the auxiliary drip kit factory installed. About time!!!!!!!
For those of us about to layout some $$$ for an A/C replacement, it would be nice to know the timeline on when the new Coleman's will be available. There is not a word about it on the AirXcel site. In fact the last news issued of any sort was from 2011.
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Old 06-26-2012, 05:43 PM   #16
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I would like to know that as well. But also, how about price? We need to
Replace our ac in our 89 Excella. We will install
It ourselves. What is the most cost-effective way to go? We are near Atlanta. Any recommendations?
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Old 06-26-2012, 06:47 PM   #17
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I'll query my folks at RVP and let you know what I find out.
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Old 06-27-2012, 01:46 PM   #18
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According to RVP

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I'll query my folks at RVP and let you know what I find out.
According to AirXcel, the new 8" Coleman is still a few months away from production, i.e., it is still in design phase. No other details were available other than they will put information on their website when it is available. Perhaps Lewster will be able to determine if the two month estimate is close to reality.
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Old 08-18-2012, 06:43 PM   #19
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Anything new on the new 8" Coleman. I an going to replace my Carrier in my 1976 31' Sovereign. Looking for something that has a lower fan speed and is quieter than the carrier. The carrier has 2 fan speeds high and higher and its loud.

I was leaning toward the Dometic with drip kit but the new Coleman sounds interesting.

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Old 08-18-2012, 08:30 PM   #20
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Anything new on the new 8" Coleman. I an going to replace my Carrier in my 1976 31' Sovereign. Looking for something that has a lower fan speed and is quieter than the carrier. The carrier has 2 fan speeds high and higher and its loud.

I was leaning toward the Dometic with drip kit but the new Coleman sounds interesting.

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I called my folks at Airxcell/RVP in Kansas on Friday. They are checking into the production schedules and should get back to me on Mon./Tues. I'll report back as soon as I have some official word.
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Old 09-20-2012, 10:57 AM   #21
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I called my folks at Airxcell/RVP in Kansas on Friday. They are checking into the production schedules and should get back to me on Mon./Tues. I'll report back as soon as I have some official word.
Hello Lew, just checking to see if there is any new on this.

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Old 01-07-2013, 05:14 PM   #22
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Updating the thread

Hi Lew, it won't be long until spring and summer arrives and was wondering if you had any more news on the new Coleman AC.

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Old 01-07-2013, 05:57 PM   #23
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Information is posted on the original thread announcing the new unit, along with suggested pricing.

I don't have the thread or the info handy, but it should not be hard to find.
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Old 01-07-2013, 07:09 PM   #24
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Heeeeeeeeer's the thread!

http://www.airforums.com/forums/f206...ml#post1206877
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Old 07-15-2015, 08:09 PM   #25
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trying to decide on Dometic Penguin II- following Lewster advice

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I don't have delivery info yet on the new RVP low profile units and yes, I definitely prefer the Dometic auxiliary drip kit to the (IMHO) convoluted and totally unnecessary drain pan that Airstream saw fit to use. I use the past tense as I was on the roof of a 2012 25FC and it had the auxiliary drip kit factory installed. About time!!!!!!!
I just bought a '73 31' Sovereign AS. Has the old Armstrong unit in it- no work.
I am in Maine- not a lot of techs here can give me advice on this replacement let alone doing the work! I am thinking of getting the Penguin II 15,000BTU.
What should I tell my AC guy I need to buy besides the AC to make this job complete? What drip kit/pan? wall thermostat? Does the AC come with a thermostat? I have lots of questions- can I call you? PLEEEEZE??
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I just bought a '73 31' Sovereign AS. Has the old Armstrong unit in it- no work.
I am in Maine- not a lot of techs here can give me advice on this replacement let alone doing the work! I am thinking of getting the Penguin II 15,000BTU.
What should I tell my AC guy I need to buy besides the AC to make this job complete? What drip kit/pan? wall thermostat? Does the AC come with a thermostat? I have lots of questions- can I call you? PLEEEEZE??
You have to decide if you want an electronic t/stat (Dometic's Comfort Control Center II) or manual, analog controls. Your decision will impact whether you need 12VDC at the A/C unit along with 120VAC.

If you get the manual controls, you need the compatible inner air distribution box (ADB) with the manual controls. For electronic t/stat, you need the ADB for that unit.......PLUS if you want your furnace to operate on the new t/stat, you will need to have the furnace wires present at the roof opening for the new A/C, as they get connected to the new relay board in the unit.

For either, you will also need Dometic's auxiliary drip kit. I don't have the number handy, but I have posted it numerous times and should be available using the search feature.

Also, you have to decide whether you are getting a a straight A/C unit or heat pump.
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Old 07-16-2015, 12:04 PM   #27
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When we bought the Penguin 4 or 5 years ago, we learned that the 15K BTU models require the electronic t/stat. The 13.5K models have the option of using the electronic t/stat or the analog controls on the ceiling plenum. Not sure if that's still the case, but it's something else to check on before you order the unit.
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I have two separate original Honeywell thermostats. One for the AC, and one for the heater. They are on opposite walls. I am guessing the AC thermostat is electronic? Its hard wired to the AC up through the wall and over to the unit, I'm guessing
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