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Old 04-29-2015, 08:16 PM   #61
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We don't have one, most times don't need one but when you do, it is really, really nice to have. You can always try a red neck air conditioner...
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Old 04-29-2015, 08:57 PM   #62
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Do you think you need a/c?

We used the AC extensively at the Bluebonnet Rally -- first time we had to. Never hit temps high enough to turn it on until then.

It is a bit loud, but no more irritating than the heater. And, what a difference it makes on a hot humid night! If you live down south like us, it's a must have.
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Old 04-29-2015, 09:04 PM   #63
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I wish there was some way to place a value on the term, "it's also very noisy." I mean, like compared to what?

Crinkling cellophane in a quiet theater is noisy. Chewing celery sticks is noisy. A fog horn is noisy. Listening to rap music is ... well that's enough of that, now.

How noisy is yours? Is it tolerably noisy on low but intolerable on high, but you can still sleep with it on? If on a scale from 1 to 10 the Maxi-Fan on high rates a 5 is the Penguin an 8 on low? Is the Coleman Mach 1 louder than the Mach 8?

Oh, and a side note: I found what looks like a real good price for the Penguin II on a site called AdventureRV.Net. Anyone ever use them?

....ah, rbryan, that's what I'm looking for. ("...no more irritating than the heater.")
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Old 04-29-2015, 09:07 PM   #64
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I don't care how noisy it is. In Louisiane we run ACs 24/7 7 months out of the year!
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Old 04-29-2015, 09:20 PM   #65
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Works for me. Much quieter than the one I had in a Casita.
What year was your Casita and which A/C did you have, please?
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Old 04-29-2015, 09:35 PM   #66
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What year was your Casita and which A/C did you have, please?
2006 LD and a Coleman something.
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Old 04-29-2015, 09:49 PM   #67
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Oh, and a side note: I found what looks like a real good price for the Penguin II on a site called AdventureRV.Net. Anyone ever use them?
I bought a lot through them when I was restoring a vintage trailer. They have great prices but their customer service is not so great. I had quite a time returning a defective part. I found it defective when I opened and installed the item, and they said they would not accept returns on used items. I finally persuaded them that I needed to install it to tell it was defective, but that took a lot of effort on my part. I would use them again but only for items I was sure I would not return.
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Old 04-29-2015, 10:40 PM   #68
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I have heard good and bad things about the Dometic Duo-Therm Penguin 11,000 BTU air conditioner ETI installs. Since I am now considering buying one, and installing it myself, I was wondering how you who have it on their roof like it.

Please feel free to vent.
Hi Myron,
I am with the group that A/C is a most have at times. I work in a factory and to me the Dometic Duo -Them A/C is still very loud and annoying . If you do purchase a A/C unit I would highly recommend the use of a wall mounted thermostat to operate the A/C. It does cut down on some of the cycling on time of the A/C unit.
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Old 04-29-2015, 10:41 PM   #69
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I wish there was some way to place a value on the term, "it's also very noisy." I mean, like compared to what?
Maybe some data would help:

Furnace 61 dB
Range Hood 71 dB
Maxx on max 71 dB
Water Pump 73 dB
AC 83 dB

All measurements were taken from on top of the bed with an tablet app.
We haven't used our AC yet because we hit the hot spots early in the year and they cooled down rapidly as the sun set.
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Perhaps there is an advantage in getting a bit older - maybe things that sounded noisy when you were 40 aren't so irritating when you are 65+.
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