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Old 02-12-2009, 09:36 AM   #1
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Carrier 13.5 heat pump

I am thinking about a new A/C unit - the Coleman I currently have is shot.

Here is my question: Does Carrier make a low profile 13.5 heat pump that has the build in drain (no drain pan needed) and will it fit a ductless installation in my 22' Excella II trailer.
I tried to call Carrier tech support and got the run around.
Anyone have any insite on this question?
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Old 02-12-2009, 09:42 AM   #2
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This company sells a lot of units through ebay at a very good price. They might be able to help you out.

eBay Store - FAMILY RV PARTS STORE: RV AIR CONDITIONERS, RV REFRIGERATORS, CARRIER A C OPTIONS
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Old 02-12-2009, 10:03 AM   #3
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This company sells a lot of units through ebay at a very good price. They might be able to help you out.

eBay Store - FAMILY RV PARTS STORE: RV AIR CONDITIONERS, RV REFRIGERATORS, CARRIER A C OPTIONS
Definitely, call them up, the guy is very helpful over the phone. I got my 15K BTU low-profile w/heat strips from them last year, great price.

I'm not certain that the low-profile unit is available without requiring condensation draining, but the folks linked above know far more than I do, so ask them and they should be able to answer all of your questions.

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Old 02-12-2009, 10:34 AM   #4
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I am thinking about a new A/C unit - the Coleman I currently have is shot.

Here is my question: Does Carrier make a low profile 13.5 heat pump that has the build in drain (no drain pan needed) and will it fit a ductless installation in my 22' Excella II trailer.
I tried to call Carrier tech support and got the run around.
Anyone have any insite on this question?
I have this unit installed on my Airstream now for 2 yrs..
I have to tell you, it does run water down the outside of your unit..That's the only down side to it..
Otherwise, the heat pump and A/C is superb in every respect..
Including the COLD SHOWER FEATURE~
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Old 02-12-2009, 02:12 PM   #5
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I ordered and installed a 13.5 BTU Carrier low profile (not heat pump) from FamilyRV and it does come with a condensate drain feature. I haven't tested it in the heat of the summer yet, but I can tell you that the standard 13.5 unit does have a built in drain connection. The tricky thing is just fishing the condensate line down the wall of the trailer! Very difficult!!! FamilyRV does have the best price and has great customer service.
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I have been reading your thread and I also am in need of an airconditioner. It seems you prefer the Carrier. Does that seem to hold up and run the best?
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Old 02-22-2009, 07:42 AM   #7
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I just recently purchased a Dometic Duo Therm Penquin heat pump (13.5) and it works well with AC and the heat pump here in Florida - we have had some colder days and it heats down to 40 degrees. I did purchase a wall mount thermostat(home type) and that helps as well. I have an hose to the ground water discharge. Best of success in your purchase.
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Some clarifications to my earlier comments..
I have the Carrier AIR V with the heat pump, which is the 15,000 BTU, not the 13,500 BTU unit, with the heat pump/cold air shower..lol
It did not have a drain pan..Trust me if it hadone, I would have connected it.
Does it cool the 29FT, IN A WORD..LIKE A MEAT LOCKER..I have one several occasions left the door open while running it..why?? BECAUSE I CAN..lol
Some Carrier AIR V specifications..
Outperforms standard 15,000 btu cooling capacity units
  • 5,600 btu heating output with optional heater assembly
  • 14.5 approximate full-load amps for cooling
  • 11.0 approximate full-load amps when heating
  • 362 CFM evaporator air delivery at high speed cooling
  • 402 CFM airflow at high speed heating.
  • 94 lb. approximate system installed weight.
  • 2 year warranty.
  • Be sure to read details and turn in warranty card.
  • Running Watts of 1,632 cooling
  • Running Watts of 1,800 heating
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Air continued

Thanks for the help;
I would have to assume then that 13.5 would be sufficient for 22 if 15k is doing the job on 29ft....

I will look at the Duo therm also..

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The one thing that has not been mention..
The most you should expect (in air temperature differential) between inside air and, outside air temperature is, at best 20 degrees. I always try to start A/C up before it gets too hot outside.
I think you'll be just fine with the 13.5k BTU in the 22 ft. (Just stay out of the Shara Desert.)
Last option..
You could always grab a tall one and, sit under the awning~
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I forgot to mention - according to Dometic, the Duo Therm Penquin heat pump / AC draws the lowest amps in the industry.
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