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Old 07-29-2012, 01:31 PM   #15
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^^^ Agreed. R-22. ^^^


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Old 07-29-2012, 07:56 PM   #16
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Originally Posted by Half Dimes View Post
I think Carrier is out of the RV air conditioner business. Check here.
You think.. I know, they dropped out in 2009, Stopped carrying replacement parts (Even though there are laws requireing them to keep parts on hand for a period of time) and totaly left us to our own devices.

If there are any lawyers reading this I'd love a class action.

The reason I have comparision labels between a 2005 Carrier Air-V and a 2012 Advent is very simple.. One of the first was just replaced by the 2nd.

By the way. I like that new, more powerful (But not more power hungry) Advent. .IT is doning a good job, I'm in a park where I can only use one and I'm actually.. A bit chilly.

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Old 07-30-2012, 09:24 AM   #17
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Thanks for the correction r22 it is.
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Old 07-30-2012, 10:33 AM   #18
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Got 3-15,000 penguins sitting at the storage house, only thing is they were about 1.5 inches too high going under the bridge. Need parts?
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Old 07-30-2012, 10:48 AM   #19
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I think the lawyers would like a class action suit too. They are the ones who would make all the money while you might get a dollar.
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Old 08-06-2012, 02:35 PM   #20
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With houses the building contractors more than 50% of the time (according to HVAC industry studies) put in a system that is double the capacity needed and as a result does a poorer job of cooling the house. The reason is simple. The AC unit needs at least 10 minutes of operation before it begins to operate efficiently and the longer it runs the more moisture it is able to extract from the air. It is operating within its designed duty cycle.

An oversized unit runs for shorter periods of time and so removes less moisture and their is less air movement per hour so it feels hotter as well. People end up setting the thermostat much lower to compensate and use twice as much energy without feeling that much better.

A new 9200 btu air conditioner will often provide better cooling than an old 13500 btu air conditioner in most conditions, especially in areas of high humidity. RV manufacturers install oversized AC units as it is a selling point, and they pass the higher costs on to their customers.
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Old 08-06-2012, 02:43 PM   #21
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(Even though there are laws requireing them to keep parts on hand for a period of time) and totaly left us to our own devices.
Please cite the law? Never heard of one.
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Knowing someone who works in the domestic AC market, I can tell you that almost all of the parts - if not the entire ACs themselves are made overseas...

I'm interested in the answer to this also, as I'm about to upgrade from 13.5k units to 15k Duo-Therm (Brisk-Air) units. They still have 15k units available that will work with my thermostat.

New units have control boards. Per Duo-Therm there is no change in efficiency by moving to a new unit.. (Mine are 13 years old) - that's kinda saying something... I'm not sure what, but it's saying something.

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