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Old 06-24-2013, 02:23 PM   #11
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Coleman costs $ more, comes with a 5200 watt heat strip, is quieter and will operate off a 2000 watt generator. Dometic appears to be somewhat smaller, costs less, has more BTU, is noisier, and may not operate off a 2000 watt generator unless it has the soft start installed.
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Old 06-24-2013, 02:28 PM   #12
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Thanks Jim! The noise factor is my main concern so I am leaning toward the Coleman.

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Old 06-24-2013, 02:43 PM   #13
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FWIW,
With the insulation package and foam and all the other things like double pane windows, I have only used the a/c twice in a year, once to test and once it was needed. Otherwise, the railer keeps out the heat fairly well and the MaxxFan is awesome.
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Old 06-24-2013, 06:08 PM   #14
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I find that too, Jim. Not that I have the option, as I am waiting on getting A/C until I do some hot weather travelling, but have been in temps well over 30°C (86°F) and by bedtime the fan had it cooled nicely. Plus, I hear others darn A/C units, and am not impressed with the noise. The Maxx Fan on a lower setting, combined with the window over our head cracked makes for a pleasant cool breeze over our heads.
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Old 06-24-2013, 07:14 PM   #15
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We probably won't use it very often either but we do plan on traveling in the south next year. I am wondering if you would get most of the money back when you sell it down the road.
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Old 06-25-2013, 01:13 PM   #16
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Thanks for the info. I think I only need about 2'. However, you've given me food for thought. I might be able to go to an auto parts place or even a store like Home depot and find something useful.
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Old 06-25-2013, 02:08 PM   #17
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You should do all your windows, you may camp elsewhere and the slope is entirely different.
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Good thought. I have only noticed it on the left front, but
you're quite right.
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What is a reasonable differential between outside temp and inside temp with the Dometic? In this current heat wave in CA and finding the difference marginal. Was hoping for more.
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Old 06-27-2013, 07:01 PM   #20
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no more than 10-15 degrees, the dehumidification is more important, at least here on the east coast
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