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Old 07-13-2013, 09:30 PM   #1
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Types of AC units for 5 ers

I need to replace the 15k btu AC in the main living area due to it going out on us. My friend has a MH with two AC units and all the air goes through the duct work and is overall fairly quiet. My current AC unit goes through the duct work and has a vent that will open or close and blow directly into the unit. Although its nice to have that direct vent to help in cooling off, it's also very noisy and makes it hard to have conversations or watch tv even with the vent closed. My question is do they sell AC units for 5ers that will only blow through duct work like a MH and be fairly quiet or is that not an option and I have to replace it with the one I have? Does anyone else have a different setup by chance?

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Old 07-14-2013, 07:50 AM   #2
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Yes, the 2 Dometics on our 5th wheel discharge only through the ductwork and operate quietly. Not having seen your 5th wheel, I can't say for certain what would or would not work in your case.


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Old 07-14-2013, 09:39 AM   #3
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The AC unit is just that, a unit.
The mfg of the trailer determines how it will suck up and exhaust air. Montego Bay by KZ (06ish models) had ducted exhaust AND intake. So no Chill Grill ceiling assembly. Bolted down with lag bolts into the roof decking and stud work.
If you have a ceiling assy., then you have to get another one. However, you can get one that is NON Chill Grill. (Chill Grille is Coleman's name brand. Dometic is quick cool I think.)
I know Coleman's do have options of just an intake ceiling assy. but forces it into ductwork only.
What is the model # and mfg of your AC right now?
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