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Old 07-01-2018, 08:54 PM   #1
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I need to replace one of the roof ACís on the 345, and between them have 2 carriers and one Coleman which sums up my personal experience with their output. Does anyone have a favorite brand/model? And if so why? Iím thinking a 15k btu is the correct size, but thatís about it....thanks!
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Old 07-02-2018, 07:12 AM   #2
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OK, Iím going to be the first to wack the bees nest with a stick....I installed 2 - 15,000 BTU Dometic Penguin low profile units on the 370LE. Keep in mind that I upgraded to 50 amp service which is really 100 amp service 2 Yearís ago. Never the less they both have the heat pumps as well as the optional drain kits so I can use the interior wall factory drains that Airstream installed in between the walls. The performance is flawless whether on generator or shore power. In addition to painting the roof white, where you canít see it from the ground, inside temperatures are easily maintained. Should you decide to go this way and have any other questions feel free to contact me, Regards, Bob
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I went with a 13.5K Atwood because it is theoretically more energy efficient with separate blowers for the condenser and internal airflow. It also has a slightly lower roof profile.
I had some initial problems (as shown in my install web page), but it has doing fine for me since 2013 once I got the bugs out.

http://theouterlimits.ws/projects/ai..._ac/index.html
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+2 for the Atwood

http://www.my12voltstore.com/Atwood_...5021-15026.htm

They seem like a very high quality unit with two separate fans that can run at independent speeds.

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OK, Iím going to be the first to wack the bees nest with a stick....I installed 2 - 15,000 BTU Dometic Penguin low profile units on the 370LE. Keep in mind that I upgraded to 50 amp service which is really 100 amp service 2 Yearís ago. Never the less they both have the heat pumps as well as the optional drain kits so I can use the interior wall factory drains that Airstream installed in between the walls. The performance is flawless whether on generator or shore power. In addition to painting the roof white, where you canít see it from the ground, inside temperatures are easily maintained. Should you decide to go this way and have any other questions feel free to contact me, Regards, Bob


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I went with a 13.5K Atwood because it is theoretically more energy efficient with separate blowers for the condenser and internal airflow. It also has a slightly lower roof profile.
I had some initial problems (as shown in my install web page), but it has doing fine for me since 2013 once I got the bugs out.

http://theouterlimits.ws/projects/ai..._ac/index.html


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+2 for the Atwood



http://www.my12voltstore.com/Atwood_...5021-15026.htm



They seem like a very high quality unit with two separate fans that can run at independent speeds.



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Old 07-07-2018, 08:54 PM   #8
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Thanks for the input guys! I ordered a new one and will post follow up. After these posts it jogged my memory that I put an Atwood on a Ď73 Airstream International that was converted to a cigar bar about a year ago, and itís been working fine, and also a dometic on a buddyís 5th wheel, but it was ducted, but also working fine.
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What did you use for roof paint? Thanks in advance!
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I have two new coleman mach 9330e715 (a 13.5k btu unit), installed by the previous owner

I just finished my 50A upgrade, so today was the first day of running them both, but upper 80s and sunny and it got so cold we had to turn them both to low

We will see how they handle 100 degree days, but so far I'm super happy
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While I had the entire roof stripped and bare, I sanded all of the remaining clear coat off, applied three Coates of etching primer followed by 4 Coates of gloss white, Regards, Bob
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Thanks Bob!
I figured you used some super duper ceramic coating or something, since your works seem to be a step above factory. I have some ceramic coating stuff that I've used in hot rods where it can't be seen, but not sure about the exterior in the TX sun. I'll peruse the interwebs and see what the world has to recommend....
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