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Old 02-23-2004, 11:42 PM   #15
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Old 02-24-2004, 06:58 AM   #16
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Is the Penguin unit more expensive than the Briskair?
As I understand it the Penguin uses a scroll compressor vs. a piston or other type. The scroll compressors are a more expensive inti to make, so the cost is higher. BTW you AC GURUS if I am wrong please call me on it
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Old 02-24-2004, 10:37 AM   #17
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I can't seem to find a competitive price for the Penguin (online RV supplier PPL offers the Brisk Air at a discount but not the Penguin). Any suggestions for a Dometic dealer with good prices? Thanks again....
If you haven't already ordered one, keep an eye on EBay.

My friend that installed his, left this morning with his Safari, for Florida. He'll be gone a couple of weeks. He's getting into vintage motorcycle racing and they race this Thursday and Friday in Jennings, Florida, then he's doing Bike Week in Daytona (or a few days of it) and some camping down in S. Florida. When he gets back, I'll find out where he purchased his... unless you're in a rush to get one installed.
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Old 02-24-2004, 12:08 PM   #18
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To those who installed the a/c themselves, how did you lift the a/c to the top of the unit? Seems that would be the hardest part.

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Getting it on top.

Ken,

I had two ladders setup on the curb side. My brother on one and me on the other. We both walked up the ladders carring the A/C unit.

Once on the tops of the ladders we *set* it on the edge just over the awning rail. Next we got onto the trailer only standing on the rivits areas and not going near the endcaps, and lifted the A/C unit and setting it into place.

It wasn't that bad really. Just had to have everything ready and in place first. Like a wide bead of vulkum around the opening and the drain pan centered on top of that. The A/C unit was gently set in place in the drain pan. If it need to be adjusted we lifted it again instead of sliding it.
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Get some rubber backed throw rugs or rubber mats to use on the roof, they're good for parts, tools, and standing.

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Mark, the reason the cost was $950 was because I installed the 15,000 BTU low profile penguin . Your right the 13,500 BTU are cheaper. I went with the bigger unit because 1) I have a 31' Airstream and 2) I live in Texas.

As far as the install the other guys are right on the money. Remove the old unit, clean the area up and set in the new drip pan and have vulcrum read. As far a getting the A/C on top of the trailer I carried mine up by my self. If you can get help I recommend it as dropping the unit might cost $$$$$$.

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David...thanks for your post. Very helpful.
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