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Posted: 07/23/19 09:19pm Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

I should say, I am planning on running my Dometic for at least another year or 2. It cools well, and in Northern NY, I can go without it much of the year.
I just cant stand how loud the Dometic is.
I agree with the comment about not being the first one to buy one, I dont buy 1st model year cars for that reason, and would definitely let these Furrion units have some real world testing for a couple years befire I felt comfortable buying one.
It looks like it is only Attwood and Fuffion marketing their units as low noise, and they both use separate motors for the condenser and evaporator fans, which makes sense to me.
Most of the Attwood reviews I find say the heat pump ones dont put out much heat and many were getting shipping damage.
Im not interested in a heat pump, just ac.
Anyone have an Attwood unit and have anything good or bad to say about it?

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Mini-splits are the new rage and technically far superior to anything the RV industry is using today. They're intended use right now is zoned cooling with a small unit in each room. The unit's power is converted to DC and the motors are variable speed - both the compressor and the fan. As the need for cooling increases, they speed up to handle the job with the opposite being true when demand drops off overnight but they're designed to run around the clock to keep the conditioned space just right.

But, just like Onan still marketing constant speed generators, our air conditioners run at a single speed (sure some have two speed fans but the compressors are only single speed). It's time for an influx of available technology to the RV market. Who's going to be the first to offer it?


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I have never heard a rv roof air with an acceptable noise level to me! I have an 11k brisk air on my roof and mounted an 8k window unit in the rear bath window as I refuse to listen to the Dometic!

I have 3 mini splits in my house and would put one in my old Toyota in a heartbeat if I had room for the inside unit.

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I love the noise of my AC. It helps me sleep in a truck stop next to rumbling diesels.

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