Closed Thread
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread Display Modes
 
Old 04-29-2003, 09:27 AM   #1
Rivet Master
Airstream Dealer
 
Inland RV Center, In's Avatar
 
Corona , California
Join Date: Feb 2002
Posts: 16,497
Images: 1
Air Conditioner pans

Carrier makes a 15,000 BTU Roof AC, that would work great for many owners.

The basic problem is that a drain pan at this moment does not exist.

However, we are working on a small inexpensive pan kit, that is made out of fiberglass.

We would like to know how many might be interested in this new developement.


Andy
inlandrv.com
__________________

Inland RV Center, In is offline  
Old 04-29-2003, 10:26 AM   #2
Moderator dude
 
Action's Avatar

 
1966 26' Overlander
Phoenix , Arizona
Join Date: Apr 2002
Posts: 6,631
Images: 13
Would it only work on Carrier units?

>>>>>>>>Action
__________________

__________________
1966 Mercury Park Lane 4 DR Breezeway 410 4V, C-6, 2.80 - Streamless.
1966 Lincoln 4 door Convertible 462 4V 1971 Ford LTD Convertible 429 4V Phoenix ~ Yeah it's hot however it's a dry heat!
Action is offline  
Old 04-29-2003, 11:04 AM   #3
Rivet Master
Airstream Dealer
 
Inland RV Center, In's Avatar
 
Corona , California
Join Date: Feb 2002
Posts: 16,497
Images: 1
Each type or brand AC has it's own unique base.

The Carrier AC pan, will only fit it, at least hopefully, by the time we are done with the R & D.

The idea here is that the Carrier is very light compared to others, and has some special features that none of the others have.

More later. Bench testing etc, is now in progress.

Andy
inlandrv.com
Inland RV Center, In is offline  
Old 04-29-2003, 11:13 AM   #4
Rivet Master
 
Join Date: Mar 2002
Posts: 1,485
Images: 19
I would be interested in hearing some of the advantages Carrier offers. If at all significant, it would not take all that much to get me to replace my noisy, ugly, and (I suspect) inefficient Coleman.

Mark
j54mark is offline  
Old 04-29-2003, 12:50 PM   #5
Moderator dude
 
Action's Avatar

 
1966 26' Overlander
Phoenix , Arizona
Join Date: Apr 2002
Posts: 6,631
Images: 13
More Q's

Andy,

15K BTU is a strong unit.

Any idea of what the total weight of the Carrier might be? And the height with the drain pan?

Also, if an older unit (say an early 60's) did not have A/C originally, could the Carrier be made to work? And how would the drain pan direct the condensate? Over the side?

>>>>>>>>>>Action
__________________
1966 Mercury Park Lane 4 DR Breezeway 410 4V, C-6, 2.80 - Streamless.
1966 Lincoln 4 door Convertible 462 4V 1971 Ford LTD Convertible 429 4V Phoenix ~ Yeah it's hot however it's a dry heat!
Action is offline  
Old 04-29-2003, 05:50 PM   #6
Rivet Master
 
wb13798's Avatar
 
2004 28' Classic
Currently Looking...
huntsville , Alabama
Join Date: Jul 2002
Posts: 866
Images: 1
andy
i havent looked at the carrier because it does not have a drain pan avail. what are the specs for the carrier unit your making a drain pan for ?? i really want a efficient unit on top of the silver weenie that doesnt load my gen set to the max. was looking for a pan that would work on the coleman power saver. it is a 13500 btu unit that only pulls 10 amps. lol
al
wb13798 is offline  
Old 04-29-2003, 08:51 PM   #7
3 Rivet Member
 
LLB21's Avatar
 
Join Date: Nov 2002
Posts: 193
Carrier is certainly a good name in home air conditioners.

I believe that the Carrier RV air conditioners are developed to handle condensation differently so it does not run down the sides of the trailer.

The only problem I had with them is that they are boxy looking and not as sleek looking as Dometic.
__________________
Louie
LLB21 is offline  
Old 04-30-2003, 03:06 PM   #8
3 Rivet Member
 
JPAIRSTREAM's Avatar
 
1972 31' Sovereign
, Ohio
Join Date: Sep 2002
Posts: 229
Images: 47
SPEC PAGE for various models of A/C's.

Not sure of pricing but Airstream has pans for the dometic A/C's 13,500 and 15,000 btu's according to there parts book..... There Duo-therm's Penguins with heat pumps..

Here is another link to the point about the condesation control..Manual from Carrier

I have also found that a Carrier AIr V weighs approx 90lbs.. still looking for dometics weight..
__________________
JP
JPAIRSTREAM is offline  
Old 04-30-2003, 03:34 PM   #9
Rivet Master
Commercial Member
 
ViewRVs's Avatar
 
1977 20' Argosy 20
Charleston , West Virginia
Join Date: Feb 2002
Posts: 1,226
Images: 9
Send a message via Yahoo to ViewRVs
Airstream only offers a pan for the Duo-Therm Penguin which is not the high efficiency model from Duo-Therm. they are shorter by 3 inches (9"vs 12") so the wind drag is less while moving.

I have heard that the Carrier unit is loud. My Colemans aren't exactly quiet!

I guess the interest in Carrier is the Carrier name and reputation and the cost which is usually $150 less for a similar 15,000 BTU unit.

I too am concerned about the load on the generator. My two old Coleman's said 20amp under the cover when I took the shield off. I am assuming that 2 new 15 amp units will be easier for the generator than the old existing 20amp units. (FYI - I have the 7k Kohler generator)
ViewRVs is offline  
Old 04-30-2003, 06:46 PM   #10
Rivet Master
 
Chas's Avatar
 
Austin , Texas
Join Date: Oct 2002
Posts: 949
Images: 22
The Carriers probably sling the condensate water up onto the condenser coils much like a lot of residential window units. Very efficient but a bit noisy. You can tell on the window units, you can hear it sloshing up, sizzling and hissing nonstop.

I am not sure if you can hear it on the Carriers.

Chas
__________________

Chas is offline  
Closed Thread


Currently Active Users Viewing This Thread: 1 (0 members and 1 guests)
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are Off


Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Air conditioner thermostat working? nickcrowhurst Furnaces, Heaters, Fireplaces & Air Conditioning 7 03-18-2004 07:37 PM
Air Conditioner Draft w9det 2001 Safari 11 09-01-2003 10:01 AM
Air Conditioner Question/Problem??? pscottn Furnaces, Heaters, Fireplaces & Air Conditioning 6 08-23-2003 10:21 AM
Heater and Air Conditioner jberndt Airstream Motorhome Forums 2 10-22-2002 07:45 AM


Featured Campgrounds

Reviews provided by

Disclaimer:

This website is not affiliated with or endorsed by the Airstream, Inc. or any of its affiliates. Airstream is a registered trademark of Airstream Inc. All rights reserved. Airstream trademark used under license to Social Knowledge LLC.



All times are GMT -6. The time now is 08:26 PM.


Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.8 Beta 1
Copyright ©2000 - 2020, Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd.