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Old 07-17-2014, 03:00 PM   #1
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Dometic Brisk air II

Hi all. After hearing all the nonsense about cheap junk Advents a couple of years back, I decided to pick up a new Brisk air II for my Cousins 86 Chieftain and what a mistake that was.

This new Dometic unit is not what I'm used to from this manufacturer and I'm not very happy with the end results of performance.
This is a non ducted setup and it cools ok but the front discharge vent by design of the supply plenum, is useless! The unit is also very noisy and if I had to compare quality of the whole setup, the Advent would win hands down.

Has anyone else installed one of these new redesigned units? If so, what do you guys think about it?
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The Brisk Air IIs are good. Maybe you should have said the ADB isn't great. Does it not cool or not blow air?
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The Brisk Air IIs are good. Maybe you should have said the ADB isn't great. Does it not cool or not blow air?
ADB? What is that? It cools fine but the front discharge vent is directly in front of the return hole, so by design of the grill, there is only a very small area that can send air to the front. In other words, the front vent puts out almost no air. The rear vent puts out a ton of air and cools the back of the coach just fine but the front of the coach stays warm.
I have never seen an rv air unit that didnt equally dispense air out of the front and rear vents.
The old Dometic and the copycat Advent have a good airflow design for dispensing air out the front and back of the unit.

Everyone was complaining about the flimsy ceiling template on the Advent but the one on this new unit was just as flimsy.

There is a piece of trim that is supposed to be supplied with the unit for separating the supply air from the return air but it was left out of the package, luckily I had a piece of sheet metal with me and had to custom fab a divider.

I have heard a lot of good things about the new Atwood unit but they were out of stock at the store, hence the reason for buying the Brisk air unit.
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ADB? What is that? It cools fine but the front discharge vent is directly in front of the return hole, so by design of the grill, there is only a very small area that can send air to the front. In other words, the front vent puts out almost no air. The rear vent puts out a ton of air and cools the back of the coach just fine but the front of the coach stays warm.
I have never seen an rv air unit that didnt equally dispense air out of the front and rear vents.
The old Dometic and the copycat Advent have a good airflow design for dispensing air out the front and back of the unit.

Everyone was complaining about the flimsy ceiling template on the Advent but the one on this new unit was just as flimsy.

There is a piece of trim that is supposed to be supplied with the unit for separating the supply air from the return air but it was left out of the package, luckily I had a piece of sheet metal with me and had to custom fab a divider.

I have heard a lot of good things about the new Atwood unit but they were out of stock at the store, hence the reason for buying the Brisk air unit.
You may want to order the correct baffle/divider. It is rather thick and is an insulator as well as baffle. My Brisk Air II directs a lot of air to the front but I did seal all possible air leaks between the cover and the template with A/C tape. Basically, it works fine but is rather loud (air movement noise).
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ADB? What is that? It cools fine but the front discharge vent is directly in front of the return hole, so by design of the grill, there is only a very small area that can send air to the front. In other words, the front vent puts out almost no air. The rear vent puts out a ton of air and cools the back of the coach just fine but the front of the coach stays warm.
I have never seen an rv air unit that didnt equally dispense air out of the front and rear vents.
The old Dometic and the copycat Advent have a good airflow design for dispensing air out the front and back of the unit.

Everyone was complaining about the flimsy ceiling template on the Advent but the one on this new unit was just as flimsy.

There is a piece of trim that is supposed to be supplied with the unit for separating the supply air from the return air but it was left out of the package, luckily I had a piece of sheet metal with me and had to custom fab a divider.

I have heard a lot of good things about the new Atwood unit but they were out of stock at the store, hence the reason for buying the Brisk air unit.
ADB is the air distribution box. There are non ducted and ducted, then manual ceiling controls and t-stat controls. So I think it only fair you disclose that the non ducted ADB isn't a great design, but that the roof unit itself has no issues.
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ADB is the air distribution box. There are non ducted and ducted, then manual ceiling controls and t-stat controls. So I think it only fair you disclose that the non ducted ADB isn't a great design, but that the roof unit itself has no issues.
Read my first post, I said non ducted. My whole beef was described as the interior setup, never said anything about the upper.
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You may want to order the correct baffle/divider. It is rather thick and is an insulator as well as baffle. My Brisk Air II directs a lot of air to the front but I did seal all possible air leaks between the cover and the template with A/C tape. Basically, it works fine but is rather loud (air movement noise).
By design of the box, the tunnel that directs the air to the front vent is tiny, no way possible to get a good amount of air out of it.

I build sheet metal and what we made, ended up being fine for the divider.
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