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Looking at one of these wondering if nay have on in their trailer. Your thoughts good and bad are welcomed.




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We take the motorhome when over night or hot. But if we didn't have that, I would be tempted to do a mini split. They are more efficient and there are lots of folks who have done them. I think they would be slick as a motorhome replacement if there was a good place for the inside unit.


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No place in trailer for split unit. When/if I can get to where I build the design I have it might be more feasible .

Had three very good comments on Dometic and going that route. Motorhome has dual AC's and needs one replaced if this one works I will be buying another for it. Probably another soon there after. One dies the other is not far behind.




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We take the motorhome when over night or hot. But if we didn't have that, I would be tempted to do a mini split. They are more efficient and there are lots of folks who have done them. I think they would be slick as a motorhome replacement if there was a good place for the inside unit.


Where would you mount the outside unit?

Also, it looks like anything bigger than 12000 btu requires 220 volts and a 30 amp breaker. I only glanced at them so there maybe something else out there.

Chris, I've bought Coleman, Dometic, and one other brand. Seems everything I own needs a new unit just before I trade it off..lol I always look at the current requirements of the unit.

Dave


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Dometic 15000 btu pulls 15.9 amps compressor and motor and is 110 volt. 3.5 minimum generator and 5 kw if using two. Hoping with 15000 I will not need second one for trailer. Especially since motorhome needs one right now also. But thats later project. Never a shortage of those you know.LOL




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Originally posted by Bucky:
We take the motorhome when over night or hot. But if we didn't have that, I would be tempted to do a mini split. They are more efficient and there are lots of folks who have done them. I think they would be slick as a motorhome replacement if there was a good place for the inside unit.


Where would you mount the outside unit?

Also, it looks like anything bigger than 12000 btu requires 220 volts and a 30 amp breaker. I only glanced at them so there maybe something else out there.

Chris, I've bought Coleman, Dometic, and one other brand. Seems everything I own needs a new unit just before I trade it off..lol I always look at the current requirements of the unit.

Dave


I usually see them on the trailer tongue. Now in the motorhome, it would need a little more creativity, but I think I could do it on mine.

Chris, I don't know what numbers you looked up, but remember the startup amps are way higher.

David,
I haven't looked at many of them, but you are right. Many are 220V past a certain size.


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You know I haven't found any above 12k btu for 110V now that you say it.


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Yes I know. 35 years of Air Balance.Taking amps and maxing out Air handlers and exhaust fans. I did learn cpl things about motors(not engine),LOL




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