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Has there been any A/C improvements

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Joseph

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Re: Has there been any A/C improvements
« Reply #15 on: February 08, 2018, 06:27:39 pm »
It just occurred to me that Iím making assumptions on my Ac. Does anyone know what size ac units pc installed on the 2551 and 2552 back in 2011? I just found where dometic made (maybe still does) an 11,000 btu penguin.  Iím betting they never used on that small but it does make me curious.
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Re: Has there been any A/C improvements
« Reply #16 on: February 08, 2018, 07:27:57 pm »
I just checked out advanced rvís ac sound testing for ac units. Great video and their videos show they found a much quieter ac unit. However they donít tell you which it is and I canít make it out from the video. At one point they mention bringing in a new unit from off shore. Their videos are quite interesting

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Re: Has there been any A/C improvements
« Reply #17 on: February 09, 2018, 12:00:14 pm »
Advanced rv in their testing found a company whoís ac unit is five time quieter than the next best now sold in the U.S.  on the high setting thatís 15 decibels less!

They havenít announced the name of the company or when they will start importing but I think I narrowed it down to who and why. Itís an Australian company and though you can buy it on line they are sold as 220 volt. The conversions will be imported.

Check out the video titled new ac testing with Todd on their web site. The difference is nothing short of amazing.

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Re: Has there been any A/C improvements
« Reply #18 on: February 09, 2018, 02:01:18 pm »
Our 2910D is 50 amp with two A/C units. This is ok for most places. For extreme heat let me add some practical things to consider.

The major heat source has been the front window.  The other source is the metal door.

My minimalist solution has been two space blankets and magnets. The whole shebang stores in a sandwich bag.  We deploy the reflectorized material on the outside of the windshield and secure it with the magnets and/or the windshield ďbraĒ.

Same for the door only on the inside.  Use more magnets because the trapped hot air really balloons the space blanket.

For storage here in the South Florida sun, my really serious solution is to cut Reflectix panels to fit all the windows.  Some of these panels now travel with us on trips.

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Re: Has there been any A/C improvements
« Reply #19 on: February 09, 2018, 03:23:03 pm »
Dick, living in the low desert I know heat and much of the time, certainly not all, my current unit will keep us comfortable. That being said itís thatís in temp only, The noise level is horrid. Which that video shows in their own high end units. The difference in the new units being 15 dB less they point out is showing that the current ac unit they have offered is 5 times louder on the high setting compared to this other companies offering. It also put out cooler temps at a lower power use as youíll see in the other video. Itís impressive and Iíll bet more expensive than what we can currently buy here. Iím ok with that, Iím willing to pay more to not have to put up with the roar. I hate the roar of the ac unit on high. That and the rattle every time it kicks the compressor in and out. New models Iím sure are better but what this company found is so much better in the noise level of what they or anyone else had to offer previously here in the states.
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Re: Has there been any A/C improvements
« Reply #20 on: May 30, 2018, 11:05:13 am »
Some good news on the Quiet Ac Front. Advanced RV is now importing the Houghton ac units. They are three times quieter than what is currently installed on PC or almost any other builder and 20% more efficient as well. The good news is they are suppling them to other rv builders. So for those of you ordering a new PC, you have the option of having a quiet ac unit thatís far far farrrr superior to anything presently offered. There are several great videos on advanced rv site about these units.