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Old 04-20-2017, 05:55 PM   #15
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It's a Delta unit the leak was coming from underneath the wall into the main hallway. It was intermittent so I don't think it was the drain. Bad part is their is no access from behind the wall.
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Old 04-20-2017, 09:57 PM   #16
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I bought a new one and it could not cool the trailer, took hours to bring the temp down just a little bit, old original one worked way better! Just as loud as the old one too.. It's junk to me
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Old 04-20-2017, 11:10 PM   #17
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I had a old 32 yr old 15BTU Coleman a/c on the front, but it could not keep up with the Texas heat. I rewired to 50 amp and place a 2nd Dometic a/c on the back. I must agree with Bibbs... A noisy sucker :>( Only 3 years of light use and the Dometic lost Freon. I replaced them both. Now I have 2 15BTU Coleman a/c... "I Shell Never Be Hot Again"
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Old 04-24-2017, 09:09 PM   #18
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bet that dude was R12 and probable low on gas. Mine, a 2005 15K btu is R22 and seems to do a good job after cleaning both indoor and outdoor coils last year. The fins can get so dirty they do not absorb or release heat well during operation.

I have a Bullet Piercing Valve I was going to add to check Freon pressures when it finally get warm around here and not raining..

anyone know the Delta T across the coil.. in home systems its 20 more or less across the coil.

guess Coleman might be the go to for replacements.


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I had a old 32 yr old 15BTU Coleman a/c on the front, but it could not keep up with the Texas heat. I rewired to 50 amp and place a 2nd Dometic a/c on the back. I must agree with Bibbs... A noisy sucker :>( Only 3 years of light use and the Dometic lost Freon. I replaced them both. Now I have 2 15BTU Coleman a/c... "I Shell Never Be Hot Again"
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Old 04-25-2017, 07:14 AM   #19
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bet that dude was R12 and probable low on gas. Mine, a 2005 15K btu is R22 and seems to do a good job after cleaning both indoor and outdoor coils last year. The fins can get so dirty they do not absorb or release heat well during operation.

I have a Bullet Piercing Valve I was going to add to check Freon pressures when it finally get warm around here and not raining..

anyone know the Delta T across the coil.. in home systems its 20 more or less across the coil.

guess Coleman might be the go to for replacements.
18-22F but be really careful with this piercing valves. They are only meant for temporary use to drain a system before working on it...to be replaced by permanent Schrader valves later and quickly become a leak source if left in place
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Old 08-21-2017, 03:55 PM   #20
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I picked up my new Airstream on 6/2/17. Due to surgeries, we could not take her out until about 3 weeks ago. During that time, we had spent quite a bit of time in the trailer getting it configured to our satisfaction, with the A/C cooling.

About 3 weeks ago, we planned a trip. The day before we were to leave, we turned on the A/C and proceeded to load our groceries and clothes. We noticed that the A/C was not blowing cool air. We cancelled the trip.

We took it to our dealer, who FINALLY, after 10 days, took a look at it. He now has a new A/C on order. The Dometic A/C is being replaced and we have not even had the trailer out ONE TIME!
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Old 09-06-2017, 04:41 PM   #21
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I own 3 Airstreams. I have experienced a lot of Dometic A/C failure. I am currently on my 3rd A/C on my 2014 27" Airstream International. The first one failed within a year. Dometic replaced it. The second one failed within 4 months. Dometic replaced it, but made me pay for the dealership labor. I feel this is just wrong.



There are 2 A/Cs on my 2015 30" Airstream International Serenity. I purchased this Airstream 11 months after the original owner purchased it from the dealership. The 13,000BTU A/C in the bedroom failed 2 weeks after I purchased the Airstream. Dometic replaced it at the Airstream dealer. Now the 15,000 BTU unit at the front of the Airstream has failed. The Airstream is still under factory warranty. However, Dometic is refusing to replace this A/C. They say it is because I am not the original owner, regardless of the fact that the Airstream warranty is still in effect. I feel this is just wrong.



Has anyone else had trouble with Dometic Air conditioners failing and further trouble getting Dometic to stand behind their product?



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Yes we are dealing with it now. Colonial replaced the rear and both worked on our latest trip, the front does not work now.We have a 30' International Serenity,
Very frustrating especially when it's Hot..
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Old 09-06-2017, 04:53 PM   #22
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I just installed a late August build 15k PII.
I'm noticing it doesn't seem to cool anything like my 27 year old Penguin I.
Beginning to think something is wrong. The compressor runs always, and never cycles off!
Cold air comes out, but something is different!
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Old 09-06-2017, 10:48 PM   #23
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Speaking of warranties and AC performance, does the installation of the Micro Air Easy Start void the Dometic warranty?
I have one to install, but I'm thinking I should now wait until the warranty runs out. Any thoughts?
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Old 09-06-2017, 10:56 PM   #24
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Speaking of warranties and AC performance, does the installation of the Micro Air Easy Start void the Dometic warranty?
I have one to install, but I'm thinking I should now wait until the warranty runs out. Any thoughts?


Asked the easy start manufacturer and they said it can be installed in such a way that it can be removed for warranty work if needed. They also said it does not effect the functioning of the ac. Now, that's the easy start manufacturer, so the final call is yours.
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