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Old 06-11-2019, 07:47 PM   #1
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Question A/C Noise Level

Good evening everyone. This is my first post, but I have learned a lot from reading othersí posts for the past year and a half. I know that I still have tons to learn, so here is my question.

I have a 2012 Thor Citation, 27í. For the most part, I really enjoy the RV, but the A/C unit is so loud that it makes it difficult to talk to someone sitting across the dinette from me and it frightens my dogs. I have read reviews saying that the Dometic Brisk II Polar is the best A/C out there for RVs. Does anyone know if this A/C unit really does run quietly, or at least at a level where a conversation can be held without having to use my ďcommand voiceĒ? And, do you recommend this A/C or is another one that is a better option?
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Does the Citation have a ducted AC with lots of little vents in the ceiling, or just one big vent directly underneath the unit?

If it is ducted, there should still be one big vent directly underneath the unit where you can open/close the big vent. If this big vent is open, then all the cool air comes out there and it is VERY noisy ... try closing this vent and allowing the air to go into the AC ducts ... this will be quieter.

I know you initial question was about the Domestic Brisk II Polar air conditioner ... I hope to buy a low profile Penguin II in about a week or so I can tell you more about it then!

Good luck!
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Old 06-11-2019, 10:57 PM   #3
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https://wackoproducts.com/ Can't respond to which A/C might be quieter, but I did see this info on one of the forum sites I visit. RV A/C noise reduction. Haven't tried it, just thought it was interesting and might try it some day.
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Non ducted units are noisy.
But they are starting to make better units for this:

https://youtu.be/caBQ87EBPrY
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https://wackoproducts.com/ Can't respond to which A/C might be quieter, but I did see this info on one of the forum sites I visit. RV A/C noise reduction. Haven't tried it, just thought it was interesting and might try it some day.
These products are fascinating. I’m going to look up the specs to see if one will fit my Dometic Penguin 13.5 BTU unit. Thanks!
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Most of the noise my AC's produce is from the hum of the compressor motor. I replaced the 20 year old rubber feet and it seemed a bit less noisy.
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Hi ! Welcome to IRV2! We're sure glad you joined the gang!

Noticed you are kinda new on IRV2 and wanted to say hello!

I ordered one of the Whacko silencers for my A/C but haven't installed it yet! Have fun and keep her between the ditches!

Good luck, happy trails, and God bless!
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MShappyCamperd: let us know if the Whacko silencer works as advertised. I might order one for my front A/C.
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Wacky AC noise reducer

Installed on 15000 ducted Dometic in my 2014 montana and am very pleased with the noise reduction and it also seemed to help with circulation in a situation where not needing both ACs,but that may be because the "dump"is not as wide open. We can now talk or watch TV much more comfortably.
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MShappyCamperd: let us know if the Whacko silencer works as advertised. I might order one for my front A/C.
Will do!
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Change my name to Happy Camper?

This afternoon in 96 degree temperatures I installed the RV/ AC Silencer. Iím impressed! While the installation video online is a little misleading about the installation of the filter, I got it installed in less than 30 minutes - and Iím height challenged, so reaching a few of the screws was a stretch.

Hereís the data. With original Dometica dB were 76 at the dinette and 69 in the bedroom. With the silencer installed dB were 71-72 at the dinette and 66-67 in the bedroom. Remembering that dB are calculated on a sloping scale, so 1 decrease in dB does not equal the next decrease. Iím still waiting for a 30 minute temperature reading with the silencer installed, but it already feels more comfortable than with the original version and itís only been 15 minutes.

Iím doing the happy dance!
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This afternoon in 96 degree temperatures I installed the RV/ AC Silencer. Iím impressed! While the installation video online is a little misleading about the installation of the filter, I got it installed in less than 30 minutes - and Iím height challenged, so reaching a few of the screws was a stretch.

Hereís the data. With original Dometica dB were 76 at the dinette and 69 in the bedroom. With the silencer installed dB were 71-72 at the dinette and 66-67 in the bedroom. Remembering that dB are calculated on a sloping scale, so 1 decrease in dB does not equal the next decrease. Iím still waiting for a 30 minute temperature reading with the silencer installed, but it already feels more comfortable than with the original version and itís only been 15 minutes.

Iím doing the happy dance!
I'll let you use my name once in a while but don't get permanently attached!

Glad you got positive results. I still haven't installed mine!
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