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Old 01-16-2020, 11:12 AM   #43
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New Horizons tries hard to stay on the leading edge of innovation. We offer (or have offered) many new concepts to our customers that have had little, if any actual field testing... thus, you become our R & D department. Some of the ideas work great and others... well, not so much.

In January I spoke with the owner of the manufacturing company who, to my knowledge is the only one to offer the mini-split system. At that time they had installed approximately 7 units. Out of those 7 units, 2 of them had significant issues. In my opinion, 29% failure rate isn't something that gets me too excited to offer this product. Yes, we want to offer the latest and greatest ideas and innovations but not at the expense of frustrated, unhappy and disappointed customers.

As CEO here, I plan to wait until there's significantly more test data before offering mini-splits on an RV.

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Yup. That's the post.

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Are there any spec comparisons showing the power consumption of the split mini vs roof top units?
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Are there any spec comparisons showing the power consumption of the split mini vs roof top units?
Just google mini Splits and the internet will cover you up with info.

Basically what I'd say after a few years of research and having a couple friends do DIY installs-

They work - the higher the Seer rating the better they work - from 16 to 27 seer. They, like the new refrigerators (Mini Splits did it first) have Inverter technology - allowing the system to only run at the speed needed to generate the temperature needed to keep the temperature right where you set it - Fans run and you cannot even hear them after the temperature is achieved.

Not the Noisy Blast you get with the old house units or the RV roof units - a blast of hot or cold then when needed another blast of air and Noise.

Today the inverter Technology has gotten into the upper end housing units and heating and cooling is achieved amazingly well, meaning at a lower cost and much quieter. (I had the inverter Technology installed in the last house I built and the only time you hear the system run is when it has more than a degree to make up - then it does it and you can hear it but once you are there not a sound the rest of the day.

You can even get them in 12 or 24 volt configurations for off the grid.

Generally - historically they went in retro-fits where duck work was not feasible, as they are a single source and usually get even distribution by quietly moving the air with the onboard fan system, most of these are in areas that were under served with the original system, more often than not Commercial applications. Overseas they have been the go to conversion for older places that now require A/C.

They are Highly efficient and if done correctly can save money, lots of Money. As far as a comparison with RV rooftop units it's really Apples and Oranges with rooftop being not even close in comparison.

They usually cost a bit more to install but can save you hundreds $$$ a year over many other lower seer systems.

Just google to get all the info you want.

Hope this is of some help,
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Old 01-26-2020, 09:48 AM   #47
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Found this and it seems like a good start. Answered some of my energy concers and Ill keep looking.
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A mini on a rv. Interesting. First some background. I am a Refrigeration tech and own a Fujitsu dealership here in Nova Scotia. We have installed them in park models but not on mobile units.

The newer units are rated to -26c (-14.8f).

Would they work on an rv? Good question.
The outside condenser unit is designed to be mounted upright so on the back of a TT, fifth etc would be ok. The inside unit is hung on a bracket and clipped in place. Would either stand the travelling earthquake? To say nothing of the rain, spray getting into the electronics. My gut feeling tells me that this would not be a happy marriage.

The other consideration is voltage. Most units are 220v although there are some 110v units of limited size.

There are other issues as well. The inside evaporator weighs about 25-30 lbs. Are your walls strong enough to support this weight, considering the earthquake feature?

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There are floor mount pedestal units as well.
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There is a member here cant remember who but he has mini splits on his Teton. He hung the condenser units on the back i believe. Keeps his rig super cool.
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I believe the mini split they used on the NH show model is a LG that has the cassette style evaporator / blower that mounts in the ceiling versus the wall hung unit. Looks like the condenser uses a portion of bay space with access from the outside.
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I believe the mini split they used on the NH show model is a LG that has the cassette style evaporator / blower that mounts in the ceiling versus the wall hung unit. Looks like the condenser uses a portion of bay space with access from the outside.
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That is correct. Or at least what I observed while in Junction City.

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I had no so much about mini split information.If I missed that post then I lost some information that will be informative for me.I want to know some information about ac because sometimes ac temperature did not work properly. If anyone faced that problem and contact any ac repair service center then suggest to me.
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There is a member here cant remember who but he has mini splits on his Teton. He hung the condenser units on the back i believe. Keeps his rig super cool.
That's me. I have had zero problems with them. Work super good, quiet, sipps electricity.
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