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Old 06-29-2012, 01:59 PM   #15
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Good Advice

Yep, that's good advice. I was a little over an hour at ODM, and I don't have my paperwork nearby so don't remember the price. When I said under $2K, it was under by more than a few dollars. Quotes from both is the way to go.

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Get a quote from each and figure your gas costs into the equation and go with the cheaper one. It should not take them more than an hour to do the job.

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Old 06-29-2012, 02:35 PM   #16
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I would go with the 15K unit. I have a 15K on my 2005 Classic and it is just marginal when the temperature outside reaches 100 or more, especially if there is no shade.

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Old 06-29-2012, 05:25 PM   #17
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Do they make a low profile 15000 btu unit like the typical AS penguin ac?
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Old 06-29-2012, 05:40 PM   #18
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According to their websight they do.

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Old 06-29-2012, 06:00 PM   #19
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I sent requests for quote for an installed 15000 btu Dometic Penguin AC to Jackson Center and ODM. We'll see how the estimates turn out.
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I sent requests for quote for an installed 15000 btu Dometic Penguin AC to Jackson Center and ODM. We'll see how the estimates turn out.
I doubt you'll regret this decision. Back in '03, there were a bunch of naysayers about going with a 15k unit when I ordered my unit, but in the end, you can ask anyone that has gone to the June Midwest Rally....you could hang meat in my trailer.....even in direct sun. The 15k unit is now fairly common on most 25ers and up.

If JC is closer, by all means go to JC, stay at the Airstream Campground (Terraport), check out the retail store and service waiting room, and go take the factory tour while yer there.
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Old 06-30-2012, 06:53 AM   #21
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I just priced a new Duo-Therm Penguin 15000 BTU low profile heat pump from AmericanRV.com. The cost including shipping is $1250.00 , but the model has changed and I have to upgrade my thermostat as well at a cost of $103.00. The local mobile RV repair guy here in Michigan where we are staying has quoted me $110.00 to install. If I was home I would do it myself, but I don't have a good way to get the old one down off the roof and the new one up on the roof. So, my replacement will cost $1468.00. I could get the non-low profile for a couple of hundred cheaper, but I want to stay with the same thing that came on the unit new. I was planning on adding a an AC to the bedroom on this trip, but this one going out has blown my budget. Oh well, what's another year without it. I will just have to avoid Texas, Arizona and Florida for the next 12 months.
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Old 07-03-2012, 07:27 AM   #22
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I have got price quotes for complete installation of a Dometic Penquin ranging from approximately $1400 for a 13500 btu AC to approximately $1800 for a 15000 btu AC to approximately $2500 for a 15000 btu heat pump.

The low profile Dometic Penquin units are several hundred dollars more than high profile units.

I plan to think this one over for a few weeks for deciding which way to go.
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Old 07-03-2012, 09:05 AM   #23
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Heat Pump 15000

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I have got price quotes for complete installation of a Dometic Penquin ranging from approximately $1400 for a 13500 btu AC to approximately $1800 for a 15000 btu AC to approximately $2500 for a 15000 btu heat pump.

The low profile Dometic Penquin units are several hundred dollars more than high profile units.

I plan to think this one over for a few weeks for deciding which way to go.
Hey Ridge,

My 15K Penguin Heat Pump is toast and I just finalized getting the new one and here is the exact figures without sales tax. I am having it replaced at the AS dealer in Anoka, MN on our way to South Dakota. I had to order the unit from AmericanRVCompany.com on the web. Dometic has these units on Backorder for 2-3 more weeks. I bought the last unit that american had in stock.

Here is the shakedown:

15000 BTU Dometic Penguin AC/Heat Pump $1066.00
Part# 651816CXX1C0
Shipping for Penguin from CA to MN $ 155.57
New Thermostat ( required for new unit) $ 107.00
Part# 3314082.000 Black
3314082.011 White

Labor to Remove old one and install new $ 220.00


Total $ 1548.57

link to AC:

Dometic 651816 Duo Therm 15,000 BTU Penguin II Low Profile Heat Pump Air Conditioner with Electronic Board Built In Trailer Camper RV

Go for the 15K you wont be disappointed. Ours kept the 34 Classic nice and cool. We are however going to add the 2nd AC in Bedroom this coming winter.
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Old 07-03-2012, 03:45 PM   #24
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Hey Ridge,

My 15K Penguin Heat Pump is toast and I just finalized getting the new one and here is the exact figures without sales tax. I am having it replaced at the AS dealer in Anoka, MN on our way to South Dakota. I had to order the unit from AmericanRVCompany.com on the web. Dometic has these units on Backorder for 2-3 more weeks. I bought the last unit that american had in stock.

Here is the shakedown:

15000 BTU Dometic Penguin AC/Heat Pump $1066.00
Part# 651816CXX1C0
Shipping for Penguin from CA to MN $ 155.57
New Thermostat ( required for new unit) $ 107.00
Part# 3314082.000 Black
3314082.011 White

Labor to Remove old one and install new $ 220.00


Total $ 1548.57

link to AC:

Dometic 651816 Duo Therm 15,000 BTU Penguin II Low Profile Heat Pump Air Conditioner with Electronic Board Built In Trailer Camper RV

Go for the 15K you wont be disappointed. Ours kept the 34 Classic nice and cool. We are however going to add the 2nd AC in Bedroom this coming winter.
Thank you. That's very helpful information.
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Old 07-25-2012, 02:36 PM   #25
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I decided to go with the 15,000 btu heat pump to be installed at Jackson Center. I noticed that Colonial Airstream has 15,000 btu heat pumps on their new 25's. Some of the Colonial 27's appear to have both a 15,000 and a 13,500 heat pump installed. Hopefully this will be a big improvement over my 10 year old 11,000 btu ac.
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Good move. I doubt you'll be sorry.
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