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Old 08-13-2006, 09:26 AM   #21
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Camping World told me it would cost $700.00 just to fabricate a new "pan" for an Airstream in order to install a new Coleman AC. I called Inland RV for suggestions and they said to get a Carrier. I called a little RV shop in Stillwater, Oklahoma, and the owner said he had installed several Carriers on AS's. Soooo I took the Argosy up to him and have had the Carrier for over a year with no leaks and no problems. I got the 13,500 with the heat strip for my 24ft Argosy. It will freeze you out even here in Oklahoma. We have had temps over 100 for most of the Summer and I have had no problems. I agree with what has been said here before, Camping World will not work on my Argosy. They would not even put in my new gas/elect water heater. Said it would take special wiring, etc...... My little RV shop had it in in a day and it works perfectly on electricity with no problems.
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Old 08-21-2006, 09:47 PM   #22
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mea culpa

I have since learned there is little wrong with my Armstrong, much wrong with my outbuilding electrical service. Plugged into a state park 30 amp service it froze us out of the unit. I have replaced the 120V > 24 V transformer, might need a relay. Thanks, all. I'll keep the ol'dependable if my electrician can get me some juice & I can figure out rewiring the control box up top
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Old 08-22-2006, 10:46 AM   #23
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well i ended up with a dometic unit due to a mix up in the delivery. i picked up a 15000 btu unit with the controls mounted on the unit. the armstrong 14 was somewhat of a pain to remove since the screws were puddied over, but the spacing was accurate so we just measured the distance and found each screw fairly easy. and there was about 40 screws! we installed the wood support braces and screwed them in place from inside the trailer. we used a sky jack to raise and lower the units. the four mounting screws really pulled the new unit down and the tight fit into the 14" x 14" hole prevents any movement in the new unit. thanks for all the help and comments prior to the install -- i appreciate everyone's help! thanks, tuna
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Old 01-31-2015, 12:35 PM   #24
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Replacement Holes Issue


One way might be to mount a small, rectangular aluminum frame in it's place, flat, with holes punched in a attached n thin plate to match the hole pattern of the new a/c. simple, ez to install, hassle free.

There is a great, cheap customs shop in San Diego that may be able to give you a quote on this mounting plate when you have a chance: - ask for Dave . . .the shop owner.

You will love his website and his ability to make custom, polished, aluminum parts for cheap!

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Old 02-11-2015, 06:34 PM   #25
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Drain hose

We had a knew air condition put on our 1975 Argosy, do they come with the drain pan or is that something we. Will have to put on ? Does the air condition have to come off to do this?
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Old 09-25-2015, 11:37 AM   #26
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Penguin air conditioner shroud

I am trying to buy a replacement shroud for my 2004 safari. It has a Dometic duo-therm Penguin A/C. When I call around, they want a model number. My manual covers several model numbers so I don't know which one I have. I see shrouds for sale that just list as shroud for Penguin A/C. Are all shrouds the same for Penguin A/C's?
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Old 10-10-2015, 02:20 PM   #27
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Shroud for 2004 Safari

I just noticed that my shroud needs to be replaced on my 2004 Safari. Out-of-Doors mart has it (3308046.022 Grey Penguin AC Shroud).

I am pretty sure it will work on the 2004, because I ordered my current shroud from them. Not sure why they only last 5-6 years; wondering if they need to be coated periodically.
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