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Old 07-30-2008, 07:59 AM   #1
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New AC Air Distribution Boxes in 2009 Airstreams

WOW I just saw the new Dometic Air distribution boxes in the pictures of the new 2009 Airstreams. They look sharp and better still they are recessed, have fast cooling, multidirectional and accept air filters.
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Old 07-30-2008, 08:31 AM   #2
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In leu of pictures in my post, you can download the Dometic heat pump catalog .pdf here. Pages 3, 4, and 6 have the new AC interior panel and description.


http://www.dometic.com/f0493afb-4b19...2be76248.fodoc
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Old 07-30-2008, 08:40 AM   #3
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I think Bambi Bandit had this switched out when at the service center. He posted a few pictures in his thread.

I asked about them when I was there last week and no one knew about them
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I'll have to go check his pictures. Thanks. Is this something that retrofits the ACs we already have do you think?

Here are the pictures from the Dometic site and one from Neat Airstream of a 2009 Classic.
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Here's the post with a pic of the new Airbox.

I don't have the PN#s here with me at work now, but I can get them later.

You will need to get 2 pieces - the airbox and a new duct inside, as well as relocate the electrical box.

Total price was about 75$ or somwhere around there...

The thread has a few other "2009" upgrades I did, including LED clearance lights, etc.
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That looks great in your Airstream. I like your other upgrades very much too. Thank you for posting your link. Very sharp.
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Here's the photo that Bambi Bandit posted earlier this year when he had his hail damage fixed at the factory. Hopefully he'll chime in on the compatability. I called a local Dometic service center and they're checking to see if it would work on my 2006.
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Bambi Bandit picked one up for me when he was at Jackson Center & it fit fine on my 2005 CCD with the 15000 btu AC.
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How well does it work? Does it help or hinder airflow or is it about the same?
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It probably helps airflow because you can open up the "air shower" which blows straight down with almost no resistance. If they're not too expensive I'm going to upgrade. It matches the interior a lot better than the 1970s version with woodgrain that I have on my 2006.

I had to sleep on the dinette a few weeks ago and it will be nice to have some airflow in that area.
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Question anyone want to buy a brand new old style AC?

I wonder how much it would cost to have this put in?

If we switch to this, my current one in my '08 has been used for 15 mins AC and 10 hours tops for heating.

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I talked to the local Dometic dealer and they talked to the Dometic regional rep. The new air box is compatible with my 2006.

Dometic part # 3310700.012 Polar White

$110 retail + tax + shipping.
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Here's the photo that Bambi Bandit posted earlier this year when he had his hail damage fixed at the factory. Hopefully he'll chime in on the compatability. I called a local Dometic service center and they're checking to see if it would work on my 2006.

Hey Kevin (Bambi Bandit)
Was this one of your upgrades you told me about?

Very nice...If I were to have mine replaced how would the "hole" in the ceiling look? Does the old (2008) unit dismount cleanly or will it end up looking like we changed things.

Looks great!
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Hey Kevin (Bambi Bandit)
Was this one of your upgrades you told me about?

Very nice...If I were to have mine replaced how would the "hole" in the ceiling look? Does the old (2008) unit dismount cleanly or will it end up looking like we changed things.

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Hi Dennis,

Yes, this is one of the items I did while at JC.

Its no "hole" at all. It replaces the exsisting air duct and air box location. Only need to relocate an electrical box connection (very easy) and that's it.

I love the air shower after being outside in this texas heat. Also like the fact that I can put air right over the stovetop oven area when I'm cooking as it can get hot with the oven on...

The only other thing I'd say is before you screw the airbox all the way down, make sure the little air filters come in and out without binding. It's easy to flex the airbox ever so slightly and the filters will be hard to get in and out.
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