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Old 06-08-2014, 08:24 AM   #29
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Got a 2008 Classic 25fb and I may want to upgrade the air distribution box since the base on my current old style box has developed a stress crack midpoint over the ducts. Probably due to the stress of the slight roof curve. Where is the best source for the parts so I'm confident I'll get the right parts.

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Old 06-16-2014, 07:41 AM   #30
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Kelvin,
I'm doing this right now. The parts are being delivered today. I found the best prices on eBay from different sellers. The duct adapter kit was $19.95 total and the ceiling shroud was $95.50 total.
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Old 06-16-2014, 02:35 PM   #31
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Can you post some photos of the install and the part numbers you used to order. I did a temporary fix on my cracked shroud. As someone said before if you squeeze together the shroud sides the crack pretty much disappears. I cut some sheet styrene (purchased from a hobby store in the model train section used for making buildings) strips and while I had my wife squeeze together the shroud sides to close the crack I applied some thick CA glue on crack on the inside of the shroud and pressed a strip of sytrene sheet on the glue covering the crack. Unless you look very close you can barely see the crack. Did this to both sides.
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Old 06-18-2014, 06:31 PM   #32
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It's Done!

Got it in You can still see the indent that the old one left, but hopefully that will go away some. This was way more than an hours work. The instructions are useless. Yours may be less trouble as it is a newer unit. Mine is a 2004, 1500 heat pump unit. The duct adapter is included with this, you do not need to order one like I did The hardest part was getting the duct adapter to fit and stay in place. I ended up enlarging the duct adapter opening and used 2 metal screws to hold it in place (the 2 sided tape that came on it would not hold) . You only need to order this:
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Old 06-19-2014, 10:42 AM   #33
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Thanks for the photo. I doubt the ceiling imprints will go away. I repositioned the chandellier light over our dinette and the circular imprint is still there after a year in hot and cold. Luckily I just shifted the fixture about 1/2" so unless you look for it you don't notice. I'm not sure if applying heat or cold would cause the vinyl to reset.

I don't think Dometic changed much between 2004 and 2008 since mine is a Penguin 1st generation also so I bet this would work on my 2008.

How do you find the airflow now and has it improved the noise?

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This photo shows the left duct adapter enlarged compared to the right one that they use. This definitely helped with more air volume compared to what was used on the original one .
The next photo shows how this also has the side vents. Air distribution is much better with side , bottom and end vents. So yes, there is more air being distributed. Now for sound level? I wish but do not think so
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Yes, I changed mine out over year ago when we took our first week trip in the summer. The air blowing on people at night was too much as we were all sleeping on both ends. Blowing the air down and to the sides in the galley area really makes a difference.

I do not remember using a duct adapter.
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