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Old 03-29-2005, 04:37 PM   #1
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Recently purchased a 180CK Fleetwood TT (22ft).
It has in-ceiling rigid air conditioner ducting.

A place in OR https://www.rvpartsoutlet.com/newsto...C6EF283110E32C) offers a Coleman AC Polar Cub 9,000 for $525.

Looking for opinions:
(1) a good price?
(2) reliable?
(3) installation difficulty? Something a do-it yourselfer should attempt?
(4) with a small 22ft TT, is the overhead ducting necessary?

Any opinions welcome.
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Old 03-29-2005, 04:37 PM   #2
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Recently purchased a 180CK Fleetwood TT (22ft).
It has in-ceiling rigid air conditioner ducting.

A place in OR https://www.rvpartsoutlet.com/newsto...C6EF283110E32C) offers a Coleman AC Polar Cub 9,000 for $525.

Looking for opinions:
(1) a good price?
(2) reliable?
(3) installation difficulty? Something a do-it yourselfer should attempt?
(4) with a small 22ft TT, is the overhead ducting necessary?

Any opinions welcome.
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Old 03-29-2005, 05:02 PM   #3
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I will try to answer your questions.
1. To me the price doesn't seem too bad.
2. Coleman makes quite a few units and they seem to be decent quality (again, my opinion) but what about the scenario of needing warranty work?
3. As far as I know, you pull the bottom panel and remove the screws and they lift out. Just hope the existing hole is the right size.
4. My 26' fiver does not have ducted A/C and it cools nicely.
Hopefully someone with more knowledge will chime in.
Good Luck
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Like what MnTom said, Coleman seems to have a good name,
but I installed a "Duo-Therm" AC unit in my last 5er as a second AC unit. It seems to me that it cost prox $450 or so but it was a 13,5000 BTU AC unit.
Easy install.
I took out a front vent and put in the AC and it was then non-ducted as it replaced the vent. (The primary AC unit in my 5er was still ducted.)
But my ??? to you is, if your trailer already has in-ceiling ducting, are you considering not using it? The 2nd AC unit we installed just pumped cool air thru the bottom of the AC unit and it dispersed quite nicely throut our trailer. It worked great as a stand alone unit with no ducting. I put in a 2nd AC unit because my 5er then was 32' and I camp a lot in 120 degree desert and the one original 13.5 BTU just wasn't enough. So that is a ??? that maybe I would consider as well - if you are going to have one unit, should you consider a 13.5 BTU as versus a smaller one. But something tells me that maybe the temps in Wolf don't hover at 120.
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<BLOCKQUOTE class="ip-ubbcode-quote"><div class="ip-ubbcode-quote-title">quote:</div><div class="ip-ubbcode-quote-content">Originally posted by sawtooth:
Recently purchased a 180CK Fleetwood TT (22ft).
It has in-ceiling rigid air conditioner ducting.

A place in OR https://www.rvpartsoutlet.com/newsto...C6EF283110E32C) offers a Coleman AC Polar Cub 9,000 for $525.

Looking for opinions:
(1) a good price?
(2) reliable?
(3) installation difficulty? Something a do-it yourselfer should attempt?
(4) with a small 22ft TT, is the overhead ducting necessary?

Any opinions welcome. </div></BLOCKQUOTE>

So are you saying that it already has a AC installed or just the ducting for the AC???
No matter what in a 22ft TT a 13.5 BTU AC will cool it of with out any problems, or atleast mine did in 2002 when I went to see Mickey Mouse in Florida. Actually I could not run it on high becasue it would freeze up due to being too cold and 120% humidity.
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