Originally Posted by n5pht
We have found ducted to be a lot quieter and the ability to point the vents for us is also a nice feature.
My feelings on the subject exactly.. Ducted not as noisy. Plus epically on larger RV's better cool distribution.
NOTE: the very small dowside, I will tell you how small too.
You can go to any RV dealer and get a replacement for a NON-Ducted A/C. odds are it is in stock.. DUCTED they may have to special order one part to mate with your ducts.
HOWEVER: A/C's on my coach no longer made,, So when one failed I could not simply replace it (Air conditioners come in 3 parts, The ceiling (Lower) unit, the middle unit that is INSIDE the roof and the Upper unit up above the roof, That is the part that fails (Usually) and if you need replacement an OEM is the easy way).
TWO competing 3rd parties made "Drop on" replacements for the upper unit, I had to chnge one part in the control box and that's all. everything inside is identica (Did not change in fact).