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Rooftop air conditioner?


our air conditioner died...insurance is paying out for repair...we have decided to pay the extra and get a new reverse cycle air conditioner.

Any suggestions on brand? Any brand or model quieter than othhers.

all advice gratefull received! Thanks!



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reverse cycle should be cheaper, about $6 t0 $800 plus instal
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blaze wrote:

reverse cycle should be cheaper, about $6 t0 $800 plus instal
cheers
blaze


       Mitsubishi Heavy Industries....NOT Mitsubishi Electrical. I got a 2.5kw reverse cycle from Good Guys for $700. Uses very little of my battery power,sits on the drawbar,and is not heard from inside van.Brilliant on cold or heat.....one of the best things I bought,along with the Truma diesel heater for the shower,and air in the unlikely event that we were to run out of battery power. The reverse cycle system is our primary choice,minimising diesel usage,but it always is good to have options!

 



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Hi Yobarr

Tell us a little more about the Mitsubishi AC if you will please?

Is this a domestic unit which you have adapted for caravan use, and if so how? I assume it's 240V so do you run it via an inverter? What its power consumption?

The Truma space/water diesel heaters look interesting:

https://www.truma.com/au/en/products/truma-caravan-rv-heater/overview.html

How does their cost and efficiency/convenience compare with the more common gas hot water and diesel space heating?



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Mike Harding wrote:

Hi Yobarr

Tell us a little more about the Mitsubishi AC if you will please?

Is this a domestic unit which you have adapted for caravan use, and if so how? I assume it's 240V so do you run it via an inverter? What its power consumption?

The Truma space/water diesel heaters look interesting:

https://www.truma.com/au/en/products/truma-caravan-rv-heater/overview.html

How does their cost and efficiency/convenience compare with the more common gas hot water and diesel space heating?


           Hi Mike...PM sent.Cheers 



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buffy61 wrote:

our air conditioner died...insurance is paying out for repair...we have decided to pay the extra and get a new reverse cycle air conditioner.

Any suggestions on brand? Any brand or model quieter than othhers.

all advice gratefull received! Thanks!


 On what basis is the Insurance Co paying out?

I'm surprised.  Was it mechanical damage or lightning stroke or similar blowing the motor?

Mine's a bit iffy but never even considered making a claim.



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Something (I think water) leaked into the compressor and stuffed it completely.

the assessor did a report and sent to insurance company. They were happy to cover it for repair.



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buffy61 wrote:

Something (I think water) leaked into the compressor and stuffed it completely.

the assessor did a report and sent to insurance company. They were happy to cover it for repair.


 Thanks for that.



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Assume go with brands that make roof top ? I would check output to load . No point fitting one you can not run off generator or existing wiring is too small . If you want to replace with roof top ?

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