Has anyone on here bought one of the Advent RV roof top A/C units or bought an RV that had one on it.
It reads in the adds, that they are built by personal from Dometic Duro Therm & built to a higher quality that the Dometic, with powder coated pan & copper tubing coils instead of aluminum. It reads also that it is rated at 13,500 btu, but is higher output by 1,250 more btu.
Price is much better than the others on the market, but adapters are needed like if it is replacing a Carrier or Colman.
Says they are plug & play, no hassle wiring & a full 2 year replacement warranty.
What Ads state they are built by Dometic workers???? Advents are a knockoff of Dometic by ASA and are built in China. While they may be good, I personally would not purchase one until they have been on the market for awhile. Remember what happened to Carrier. Until they make sales to a lot of OEM RV makers, I would wait and see. Service will also be a problem. I know of no one that is set up to service and do warranty on them. They do have service centers, but they are few and far between. Doug
Our friend just bought a new Dutchman TT with an Advent. He has water leaking out of the inside trim. I took a look and found the sheet metal directly above the air filter was all wet and dripping down. Looks to me like a poor design. The cold sheet metal has moisture condensing on the metal. It was everywhere when I looked with a flashlight. I think this is going to be a problem. Never saw an RV AC designed like this. Hey, it does cool OK. Warranty or replacement won't fix this. Dutchman saved a hundred bucks, good for them.
I got bait and switched by my dealer if you ask me. When shopping, the Dutchmen I was looking at had a Dometic. It sold before I committed and they said they'd bring in the "Aspen Trail" from another store and sell it for $400 less. I didn't know the differences at the time, but the Aspen Trail had the Advent. I called the dealer and he said sorry but he would have the shop quote me the labor for switching it out. !#$!#$
Anyway, it works really well, but last trip, I did have a drip of water come through the air filter. It was 98 degrees out in the humid gulf coast, so I chalked it up to that. Most of our trips will be in the mountains and I doubt it will happen there (hasn't in a few trips now).