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Old 11-21-2008, 09:26 AM   #1
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What replacement A/C for 68 Sovereign?

Hi

I have the original unit off the roof, but I'm not sure who makes the best replacement.

I had a look through a few threads and have seen reference to heat pump solutions but no brands there either.

Suggestions gratefully received.
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Old 11-21-2008, 01:07 PM   #2
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AC for the 68

I replaced with the Duo-Therm Air Conditioner. I purchased it from CW and the drip pan from Airstream. If you have the original Armstrong on the 68 (nice trailer BTW) you will have to cut the 14 X 14 hole in the top for it to work. Right now you have a unit in 2 parts with 3 holes going through the roof for the lines and thats it.

Good luck, also the upper unit is HEAVY! I put a big dent in my neighbors back yard when I threw it off the roof!
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Old 11-21-2008, 01:11 PM   #3
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Hi

I have the original unit off the roof, but I'm not sure who makes the best replacement.

I had a look through a few threads and have seen reference to heat pump solutions but no brands there either.

Suggestions gratefully received.
Carrier is the only unit that has oscillating louvers.

Also, you do not need a drip pan, which saves you about $100.00.

We have shipped them all over the country.

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Old 11-21-2008, 06:15 PM   #4
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Why did you get rid of the Armstrong unit? They are great units! You can get replacement parts for them still.

Anyway, good luck on your search.
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Old 11-22-2008, 07:30 AM   #5
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Also, you do not need a drip pan, which saves you about $100.00.



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But then you get streaks down the side of my polished AS from the AC!
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But then you get streaks down the side of my polished AS from the AC!
Nope. Not so.

The Carrier AC's have a "slinger."

It slings the water over the hot condensing coil, which vaporizes the water, then runs cooler, and more efficiently.

The only time it may not be 100 percent efficient is under extreme humidity conditions.

But then a polished trailer is supposed to be waxed every month, unless you live within 50 miles of salt water, then you only have to wax it, once a "week."

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Old 11-22-2008, 12:47 PM   #7
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I got the Carrier with the oscillating louvers and after a year, "they don't". Never felt it was worth trying to get it fixed since it means I have to haul the whole trailer in. The unit works perfectly otherwise. Just seemed like a gadget that wasn't worth having. The condensate does run down the side of my Argosy; however, it doesn't show on that cream paint.
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Juel-- That oscillating function is very simple, and very simple to fix. There is a plastic cam and plastic cam shaft linkages that go to either end of the unit to move those louvers. Most likely, those linkages have just slipped off. You should be able to correct that issue just by removing the lower shroud.

It's possible that the motor that drives the cam went out, and that would potentially be a costly repair, but it's worth checking out those linkages just to make sure they're still on. That is, if you even care about that oscillating function-- I don't really use it on mine.

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Old 11-22-2008, 02:33 PM   #9
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Nope. Not so.

The Carrier AC's have a "slinger."

It slings the water over the hot condensing coil, which vaporizes the water, then runs cooler, and more efficiently.



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Ahhhh very cool, I'll have to check that out when I replace mine again. BYW is the Carrier a low profile unit?
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Ahhhh very cool, I'll have to check that out when I replace mine again. BYW is the Carrier a low profile unit?
Carrier has both a high and low profile AC.

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Old 11-22-2008, 04:48 PM   #11
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The low-profile unit looks much better, but is somewhat more expensive, just because of the "having to cram it in" nature of the low-pro.
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Slinger = Noise ?? , we have a window unit at home that seems to have a water slinger in it... VERY NOISEY.... im about ready to tear into it to disable it.
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