Originally Posted by SteveOGilroy
Really good info. Where your original AC units the Carrier units with the remote that controlled the AC and gas furnace? Do the Penguins interface with the furnace? Did you need to modify the control units? Do the Penguins interface with the AC duck work? Which models of Penguins? I think we'll upgrade next year.
Who did the install? Oh and what about the general cost?
Lots of questions....
Thanks in advance...
Steve - my original units were Carrier with remotes - I began to have trouble with one of the units only to find out Carrier does not make these anymore. This gave me the perfect "reason" to convince DW that it was time for an upgrade. The Penguin II replaced the carriage units perfectly and I also replaced the remote controls with a digital control center that Dometic offers with the penguins. I believe there is also a conversion kit that Dometic has allowing you to use the Carrier devices but I was ready to replace all.
These new units use all the same ductwork that the Carrier did with an added feature of being able to open the ceiling assembly vent directly below the roof top unit and dump all the cool air in one space vs running thru the ducts. My kids like this after a hot game to simply stand below the unit and dump cold air on them as if it were a shower.
I was able to get this all done for $3700 --- I was able to find a master rv Tech in our area to do this...Camping world was going to be in the +$4K too high range.
Related to prices - he also gave me quotes for different options...
*Without heat pumps - $2900
*One heat pump and one without - $3300
*13,500 heat pump in back and 15,000 heat pump up front - $3500
(I was considering this last option since my back bedroom stays pretty cool, it is usually the front of the coach that sometimes struggles to stay cool on hot summer days)
But in the end I went with the $3700 to replace both with 15,000's
Hope that is helpful