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Old 06-10-2014, 09:14 PM   #1
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ACs: Low profile vs regular height??

I'm in the process of buying 2 new a/c. Don't know if $500 extra per a/c is worth it. Looking for some input please.
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Old 06-15-2014, 02:02 PM   #2
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Old 06-17-2014, 09:15 PM   #3
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Well, decided to buy the regular height Coleman a/c's rather than the low profile one's. #1 reason was they are not as noisy #2 I got them for $650 each complete. It's in the shop now should be ready by Thursday.
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It is mostly about appearance and noise.. Taller units seem a little quieter.. Anything you'd hit with low profile unit you'll probably hit with taller unit, as difference is only a couple inches and well below standard overpasses..
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Just picked up my Moho with the new a/c's installed. These things are quiet and powerful. Click image for larger version

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Old 06-25-2014, 07:24 PM   #6
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Could I ask where you bought the new AC as I"m checking vendors for prices now. I'm located in the Bay City, Tx. area. Thanks,
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Old 06-25-2014, 07:41 PM   #7
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There is no AC made that is as ugly as those hoods that go over roof vents. I was camping in FL there other day and there has a slide in camper that had an AC unit that sounded like a jet engine. I never heard anything like it before. It cycled on and off which made it even more irritating. I hear more complaints about the low profile units than any other. I think they have two fans to fail as opposed to one. If two fans go out it is probably not worth fixing.

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It is mostly about appearance and noise.. Taller units seem a little quieter.. Anything you'd hit with low profile unit you'll probably hit with taller unit, as difference is only a couple inches and well below standard overpasses..
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I don't find the low profile I put on my trailer a year or so ago to be any noisier than a "regular" height unit. It is a Dometic Penguin, and only has one fan motor. I think the aesthetics of a low profile unit become more important the shorter the trailer is. For a trailer long enough to warrant two AC units, the low vs high profile is not going to be anywhere near as noticeable as on a Bambi.
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I got the units at Crestview RV In Buda, Tx just 5 miles south of Austin for $650 each including upper and lower as for Joe in parts. Install was $250 each. Camper clinic ll is across the highway but PLEASE don't go there. They will ruin your RV as they are clueless in their service dept.
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