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Old 09-26-2007, 07:31 PM   #1
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Airconditioners for the Argosy

I am currently looking around for an airconditioner that will fit nicely on our curved vehicles. Can you guys help me find the right one for my unit. I always see people camping playing around with their airconditioners, problem after problem. Which is an almost "Sure Thing" in reliability and performance?
Thanks for all your help I know there is a lot of experience out there....
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Old 09-26-2007, 07:53 PM   #2
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Hi Carl,

We have a Coleman Mach series, don't know the exact model number. Probably one of the lower end in the series. It's at least 8 years old and never gave any trouble.

My wife's one of the Williams/Hinson clan from up around Fairview (near Monroe).

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Old 09-26-2007, 07:58 PM   #3
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Hinson Plumbing and Heating? I guess there are a lot!
I was actually looking at the Coleman low profile, or the Duo Therm....
I have also looked at the new Carrier low profile... I guess I dont want to put one up there and have to climb up and hit it with a hammer a few times to get cold air.....
Thanks for your help. I will look at the Machs also. Does yours have heat also?
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Our 77 Minuet has the original Coleman Mach III air conditioner in it. It still works great.
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Old 09-26-2007, 08:07 PM   #5
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Mach Series

Another thumbs up for the Mach series......
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Old 09-26-2007, 08:32 PM   #6
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Had to replace the original Coleman on our 78 Argosy. Camping World (bless them) would not touch it. Said it would cost $700.00 to make a drip pan, plus the cost of the AC. Called the Airstream repair man in town who told us to get the Carrier and it would fit without need for a drip pan. Got it installed by a great RV place in a little town up the road about two years ago. It's working just fine, no leaks, no problems.
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Old 09-26-2007, 09:16 PM   #7
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I have had good luck with Coleman (mach), Armstrong (OEM), Duo-Therm, and Carrier.
The Coleman units tend to be more power hungry than other comparable units.
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Hinson Plumbing and Heating? I guess there are a lot!
I was actually looking at the Coleman low profile, or the Duo Therm....
I have also looked at the new Carrier low profile... I guess I dont want to put one up there and have to climb up and hit it with a hammer a few times to get cold air.....
Thanks for your help. I will look at the Machs also. Does yours have heat also?
Yes, my Coleman Mach has a heat strip. It will knock the chill out of the air when it gets down to upper 50s or so and below that I break out the little ceramic heater.

I never imagined it could be the original unit, but if PattyO's is original mine probably is too.

Good luck with your upgrade!

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I put the penquin low profile WO/Thermostate on my 24' Argosy in June 2005 and it works well and has a pan.
I wouldn't go without a pan. Just watch the water running off the SOB next too you at the camp ground!!

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