Originally Posted by Poor Otis
I'm new to this site..and need some help with roof top ac units! We have a 07 Keystone Hornet 30 ft,with a Coleman-Mack(which one not sure) 13000 btu unit
that has been giving us problems for the past 2 years..it makes a lot of noise,the fan works sometimes,and lately it blows the breaker. I have cleaned the unit several times but that does nothing..its time to replace the unit with a new one..we were thinking a 15000btu..but which one?? Do I have to rewire everything..or is their something out there that I can install and just plug in and play??(Electric has never been my thing) Their are many units out there..but whats good and which should we avoid?? Any/All info will be helpful! Thanks.
I'll add in my recent experience... I had to replace the 15k BTU Coleman-Mach AC unit in my 2011 Catalina and it cost me a little over $1k. For your purposes, however, I assume it would be more because my understanding is that there are multiple "parts" to a complete AC install -- the part above the camper (with the compressor) and then the portion inside (ceiling assembly) is separate. I'd assume you'd need to replace both but the 13.5 and 15k may be universal.
Literally the day after we got our RV back, we traded it in on a new one (wasn't planned). Our new unit has a Dometic 15k AC. I had some other warranty that needed to be done so when I brought it in, I mentioned that the AC doesn't seem to cool as well as my old one did. The first thing he said was "Is it a Dometic? Yeah, for some reason we've replaced a few dozen of those so far this year under warranty."
I know this is probably not helpful but my experience was a $1k replacement on a Coleman-Mach that went out after 3 years and a service technician that apparently indicated that the 2015/2016 Dometic 15k units are having issues.