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Old 07-29-2015, 08:25 PM   #1
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Dometic Self-Contained Truck Air Conditioner

I know Dometic makes self contained air conditioners for the Semi Truck Industry. Those units are installed either within a locker or below a bunk and available up to 15K. Unfortunately those Units start at $2400.-. Anybody has a better source? we do not want to install a roof top on our 22 Liner, nor do we want to use a split system with outside condenser. Any help / suggestion is greatly appreciated.

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I know Dometic makes self contained air conditioners for the Semi Truck Industry. Those units are installed either within a locker or below a bunk and available up to 15K. Unfortunately those Units start at $2400.-. Anybody has a better source? we do not want to install a roof top on our 22 Liner, nor do we want to use a split system with outside condenser. Any help / suggestion is greatly appreciated.

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What you're looking for is the Dometic Blizzard Turbo.
http://www.dometic.com/QBankFiles3/E...-Web_30203.pdf

Unfortunately, Dometic's dealer locator web page doesn't show sources specifically for that model. But good news, they show a Dometic dealer for marine air conditioning equipment right where you live in Long Beach, MS. AER Marine Supply. They may be able to order one for you. and if not, you're not out much for asking.
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Old 07-30-2015, 07:21 AM   #4
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Thanks for the reply .The blizzard turbo is with the external evaporator . They also make a complete self contained unit with no external mounted parts . As for the dealer, I already have a source and can get it shipped to my place of work. Now what I am looking for is maybe a different manufactured that sells something similar but for much lower cost .


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They also make a complete self contained unit with no external mounted parts .
That makes no sense. The way an air conditioner works is that it cools the inside by transferring heat outside, so at least part of the unit has to be outside.

Unless it's like your Dometic refrigerator, and the "outside" part is just vented to the outside but still mounted inside and isolated from the rest of the trailer. But in any event, there must be a wall or roof penetration somewhere to get the waste heat outside.
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Old 07-30-2015, 08:22 AM   #6
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See the attached dometic manual . They show both . The split and the self contained . If I use the self contained , I can exhaust the hot air through either the side wall or the bottom of the camper
http://www.dometic.com/QBankFiles3/E...-Web_29024.pdf


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Here a little better direct link : http://dometicenviro.com/marinerefri.../selfcont.html


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Have you considered a portable house unit.....I've seen them in campers, exhausted through side walls...prices on them have dropped considerably..
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Have you considered a portable house unit.....I've seen them in campers, exhausted through side walls...prices on them have dropped considerably..
Ollie's has a bunch of different portable units for sale this month. I remember one is 8,000 BTU and is in the $330 range. Some reviewers like these type of A/C units and some don't. Could be that some try to use a too small unit to cool a large space. In any event, the portable units have plastic air handling hoses that exhaust the hot air through a window. For an Airstream, perhaps a port in the sidewall or floor could be created. Possibly, the exhaust could be fitted to an existing window.

The good thing about the portable units: they will run on 110VAC and can be powered by a regular 15 amp receptacle. Essentially, they use about the same amount of power as a microwave.

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That makes no sense. The way an air conditioner works is that it cools the inside by transferring heat outside, so at least part of the unit has to be outside.

Unless it's like your Dometic refrigerator, and the "outside" part is just vented to the outside but still mounted inside and isolated from the rest of the trailer. But in any event, there must be a wall or roof penetration somewhere to get the waste heat outside.
The "packaged" unit, or "all-in-one" unit is vented to the outside. Think of a residential window unit air conditioner.
Some RV's come with window units mounted in a locker or under the couch with an outside vent that looks similar to an RV refrigerator unit.
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