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72cougarxr7

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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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I understand what you're getting accustomed to buzzing, it's like a habit of falling asleep at sound of the TV


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72cougarxr7 wrote:

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?


I replaced a Coleman unit on a class C motorhome with the Atwood Air Command 15k unit with the heatpump it is standard on it. The unit was much quieter than the Coleman but as it is a heatpump they can only remove so much heat from the cold it is how they work all done with a valve not running it in reverse. Anyway if you set thermostat for a temp that is what it puts out, so can see where that seems like it lacks on heat that and they are good down to a certain temp. then they become very questionable. I also replaced a Dometic Brisk Air II with a 13.5 Atwood Air Command and it too lowered the noise level a bunch. Less amp draw due to the two motor design and such. The Atwood design is not that new it was designed in Australia and used there so it puts up with a bunch of rough conditions so I would say it is a good product.

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The older Atwood Air Command before Dometic bought them are much quieter than most RV air conditioners. Can’t say if the current product is good or not.


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I am using an Atwood 15026 Non-Ducted A/C Unit. I think it is a pretty good AC but if you care about the price, it is not really a good choice because it is expensive. However, if you care about the noise, Atwood has a low noise level. If you care more about it can read here: https://www.rvweb.net/best-rv-air-conditioners-reviewed/

* This post was edited 03/29/20 03:07am by SamanthaNichols *

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It dawned on me one day. They duct roof airs into the unit. But the operating (noisy)parts of the AC are wide open to the unit via the air return. Ducting the return air would help quiet the noise.

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jjrbus wrote:

It dawned on me one day. They duct roof airs into the unit. But the operating (noisy)parts of the AC are wide open to the unit via the air return. Ducting the return air would help quiet the noise.


They do Duct the return air on some RV's. The MORE you pay for the RV the more likely you get Ducted return. You can easily determine if the RV has ducted return. IF it has the standard 14 by 14 inch square inside ceiling mount, it does not have ducted air return. Doug

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