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Old 03-22-2011, 03:08 PM   #1
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Best low profile roof top A/C unit???

What is the best low profile A/C, Furnace combo on the market? Making a budget for my 1969 project- 27' Overlander. Thanks
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Old 03-22-2011, 04:11 PM   #2
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With Carrier having exited the marketplace the Duo-Therm "Penguin" is the only low-profile unit available.

I am not aware of any combined furnace-A/C combos. The Penguin is available in a heat pump configuration. I have one and do not recommend it due to the low heat output and high noise.
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We have a Duo-Therm Penguin. It is a nice unit. Havent' had much occasion to use the heat pump though.
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Best AC alternative

You can also consider the Coleman low profile Polar Cub. I thinks it is cheaper than the Penguin--some say it is less noisy as well.
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With Carrier having exited the marketplace the Duo-Therm "Penguin" is the only low-profile unit available.

I am not aware of any combined furnace-A/C combos. The Penguin is available in a heat pump configuration. I have one and do not recommend it due to the low heat output and high noise.
I agree it is noisy, but I don't understand the low heat output comment. Last week we stayed in Northern Kentucky. It snowed and was right at 32* all night. My heat pump kept the thermostat setting at 69*. The furnace never kicked on. Maybe that is too cool for you, but 69* with an electric blanket is perfect for us.

I'd recommend the Penguin.
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You can also consider the Coleman low profile Polar Cub. I thinks it is cheaper than the Penguin--some say it is less noisy as well.
Do you really think a 9,000 btu air conditioner will keep a 27' trailer cool when a 13,500 btu unit struggles to keep one cool?
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My Penguin has been reliable. I have the 11000 BTU in my 25' its adequate not ample. If I were replacing it, I'd go to the 15000 BTU for my use in the southwest.
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