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Old 07-27-2018, 07:52 AM   #1
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How old is your Basement AC

My 05 Dolphins AC is original and still working perfectly, Have full timed since new basically in the Desert SW. Keep expecting it to become a problem.
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Old 07-27-2018, 04:45 PM   #2
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Purchased my '07 Meridian 34H last May 24th. Have put 3000 miles on it so far in triple digit heat. Basement AC original so that makes it 11 or 12 years old and working great.
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Old 07-27-2018, 05:44 PM   #3
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Mine is a 2000, had to replace a relay. other than that, no problems.
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Old 07-27-2018, 07:44 PM   #4
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Old 07-28-2018, 11:04 AM   #5
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Second owner of 04 Dolphin w/basement air. Had 17000 miles on it when we bought it 2 1/2 years ago. Super cold. Just have to remember to put mat down before I fire it up to prevent a major dust storm, especially at the beach.


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We just returned from the beach and was wondering the same thing about our A/C, thanks for all the positive replies.
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2005 - we've had to replace the condenser fan motor ($1200 all said and done). Evaporator fan is getting a little slow to start these days....but we're full time and it basically runs full time....
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Mine sits in a 2008 Itasca Latitude.

I go on a lot of trips with buddies and they call it the meat locker tour bus.
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Mine is 11 years old and the RV has 75000 miles on it so the AC is used a lot. The only problem I've had is burnt start capacitors. We were in really bad lightning in Maryland and I had a burnt power cord and the AC capacitors. Never figured out why the surge suppressor didn't take a hit also.
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Mine is 11 years old and the RV has 75000 miles on it so the AC is used a lot. The only problem I've had is burnt start capacitors. We were in really bad lightning in Maryland and I had a burnt power cord and the AC capacitors. Never figured out why the surge suppressor didn't take a hit also.
24 years on mine now. The evaporator coil is a little beat up but it works great. Just a part timer. 90+k on the clock.
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My 05 Dolphins AC is original and still working perfectly, Have full timed since new basically in the Desert SW. Keep expecting it to become a problem.
I have an 06 and someone did a halfass repair on the a/c. Maybe when it was under warranty. They installed the cheap fittings that screw into the a/c lines to charge it and they leaked.
$800 to remove and replace and put the correct fittings on.
There's also an upgrade to the electrical panel which i did myself.
Problem I have now is everytime I get on the hwy a louver breaks off.
One almost went through the condensor line
Can't decide to just cut them all out and have someone make a custom grill

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Old 08-12-2018, 10:06 PM   #13
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2004 Dolphin, >50,000 miles, works perfectly, but did have to replace the thermostat/heat pump controller, pretty sure a board mounted relay failed.
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I have a Coleman basement air and heat pump. Is there a recommenced cleaning or maintenance. No one seems to want to touch these.
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