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Old 08-10-2019, 02:51 PM   #29
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I have to say that I understand Brian's reluctance to use a mini split. However what does a Prevost use to cool? It's road tested and could be mounted under the floor?
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Tell me how to and I will. Picture that is. Our 110v unit has been in operation for a few years now. All we ever got out of our Dometic was 2 years per before compressor fan goes out. We are full time so they run constantly. Our Teton rides on an air hitch, ET hitch. It is as smooth as it gets. Only complaint I have heard of about NH units Mini Splits are humidity.They may be over sizing them. They cool better I believe due to not pushing air thru small duct in a hot area. The cassettes are better at air distribution. They distribute air in 4 directions. They are only 220v. Best of my knowledge that is what NH uses. They run an interior duct down center of unit. Our interior unit in living/kitchen room is on the wall with no duct. We are now in south Texas and it is hottest of year so far. Heat index now of 107. We are quite comfortable. Clothes dryer running also. DW cooking earlier also. We were not with the Dometics. Also the Dometics were 15k units. Also I am a welder by trade. So I built the frame on the back for mine. Nothing redneck about it.
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Had to mount high due to running lights. One larger unit for mutiple heads could go in middle lower. NH puts their unit in storage area. I didn't due to large battery bank going in there and my air over hydraulics air tank. Just take up too much storage for us. As far as service, I can do anything on them. Also asked a service man that was servicing the parks air conditoiner and he can looked at mine and said he saw no issuse with servicing it if needed. Now that I have had both, roof Dometic and Mini Split we will never own anything else. The low power makes it possible to run them on lithium batteries and inverter/s with solar. That means a lot
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You did a good job on the platforms. As far as service goes, there are way more residential HVAC techs available then dedicated RV techs. Obtaining parts may possibly be a problem on at least lesser known brands, but honestly, once the wiring and refrigeration tubing is in place, replacing the entire unit (both inside and outside have to match) would be child’s play for a good tech and no more expensive than the rooftop units. I wouldn’t worry in the least about whether they hold up or not. I doubt they would be any worse than current production rooftop units. If I were full-timing I would pull my rooftop units and install minsplits just for the noise reduction alone and with the reduced power draw, these make solar power way more doable.
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I used the Pioneer brand units. They have high seer rating and well made. Not overly exspensive either. NH uses LG units or at least the ones I know of. They are the only ones I have heard any complaints on humidity isuses. I would mention this and see if it has been addresed. I have no bad issues with ours. Very satified. DW happy.
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Typically, lack of humidity control occurs when the ENTIRE unit is oversized. Thus the temperature demand is satisfied before the unit runs long enough to pull the humidity down. I’m not an engineer but have worked in the AC industry both as a servicing and installing dealer and recently retired from the wholesale supply house side of the industry. From what little I know I doubt the unit brand is the cause of too much humidity. However, I freely admit that my experience does not include inverter technology which allows the unit to modulate capacity as the load demands. The last few years I’ve worked as purchasing, inventory control and pricing at the supply house and did not stay up to date on the latest technology. Modulating the system down though, should in effect give one an increased coil surface ratio over cooling BTU’s which logically would seem to increase rather than decrease humidity control. I know that can happen in house systems where the dealer has increase the coil capacity as in, say, a 3 ton coil matched to 2 ton system. SEER increases as a result of increased coil surface area but in extreme situations one can pull TOO MUCH humidity out of the air as a result.
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I think Glen West has confused SpaceCraft RV for New Horizons. To my knowledge from several people that have just been to NH, NH hasn't installed Mini-Splits yet. Space Craft has.
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I think Glen West has confused SpaceCraft RV for New Horizons. To my knowledge from several people that have just been to NH, NH hasn't installed Mini-Splits yet. Space Craft has.
I am almost positive they will. They are custom buld. Space Craft has put several out with them. If they wouldn't I would go to Space Craft. I will never own another without it.
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Typically, lack of humidity control occurs when the ENTIRE unit is oversized. Thus the temperature demand is satisfied before the unit runs long enough to pull the humidity down. Iím not an engineer but have worked in the AC industry both as a servicing and installing dealer and recently retired from the wholesale supply house side of the industry. From what little I know I doubt the unit brand is the cause of too much humidity. However, I freely admit that my experience does not include inverter technology which allows the unit to modulate capacity as the load demands. The last few years Iíve worked as purchasing, inventory control and pricing at the supply house and did not stay up to date on the latest technology. Modulating the system down though, should in effect give one an increased coil surface ratio over cooling BTUís which logically would seem to increase rather than decrease humidity control. I know that can happen in house systems where the dealer has increase the coil capacity as in, say, a 3 ton coil matched to 2 ton system. SEER increases as a result of increased coil surface area but in extreme situations one can pull TOO MUCH humidity out of the air as a result.
My bedroom is oversized. But it mostly idles. No humidty problem. Our dryer is in there also. That reason left it at 12k. I don't understand the LG problem but it is widely reported. Why I mentioned it.
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