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After 24 years, my penguins are dying. They sometimes don't turn on and the heat function is failing. Anyone replace theirs? Recommended models? Are the roof holes universal? Thanks.


R.P.Muise 1994 Breakaway/Cummins 5.9/Allison transmission/Spartan Chassis
 
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YES I replaced both. ATWOOD is far and away recommended by a number on our site. Bill T, Tom Johns, Steve VW, me are all the ones that come to mind. YES the holes are universal on any thing newer.

The 72 has weird rounded holes for the fans. I didn't remove the original air. Still works so not sure what the hole is for that one.

Make sure you check when ordering you are getting what you want. Some will hide they are only selling the main upper and have to dig to make sure. If it looks to good to be true be skeptical.


Dana & Lynn
1996 38ft Monarch front entry
Spartan Mountain Master Chassis
Cummins 8.3
Allison MD-3060 6 speed
22.5 11R
Cummins Factory Exhaust Brake
Midnight Star

1994 34ft Side Entry Aristocrat Currently FOR SALE
Christened - DBarth
Spartan Chassis
6BTA 5.9L 230hp Cummins
Allison MD-3060 6 speed
15040S Eaton rear
Banks PowerPack brings HP 268
PacBrake
ProSine 2.5 Watt Inverter/Charger
Build Number#3895

1972 22ft
Christened Camp Barth
No motor, no tranny, no running water
Electric 110 and 12 volt intact and running
Still mobile as a toad with newer brakes, tires and lights
Has Original Fridgeking Air conditioner so far
 
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Climate change ROTFLMAO

Jim


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Holes should be universal (I think it is 14 inches square)

I would also highly recommend the Atwoods. Quiet and very effective.

I don't know what kind of controls your old unit had, or if it was ducted or not. The controls can be in the unit or may use a remote thermostat.

If the controls are in the unit the new one will drop right in.


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We just put two new Coleman 15000 with heat pumps in ours. They are none ducted as we had basement air originally. We bought the inside covers with the controls built in. They are a little noisy with the fan speeds but as it turns out they have enough cooling power to cool the whole bus individually.
The rear unit will cool down the coach and you can barely hear it in the front of the coach and the same goes for the foreword unit when we are sleeping.
We bought them from camping world on sale and they were easy to install.

Ed
 
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Climate change ROTFLMAO

Jim


Considering the seriousness of climate change and its effects on all life, that comment was not called for. I apologize.

Jim


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To avert serious thread drift in the tech corner, I have started a climate change topic for you Jim.
 
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Forgot to add. I have two electric thermostat controlled fan vent units with new plexiglass tops and Fantastic vent covers if someone wants them. Took them out to install the AC units

Ed
 
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Originally posted by Deb&Eds38:
Forgot to add. I have two electric thermostat controlled fan vent units with new plexiglass tops and Fantastic vent covers if someone wants them. Took them out to install the AC units

Ed


Ed how are the housings on the fans? How much would you want for one? Would you be able to ship one cheapest shipping method?


Dana & Lynn
1996 38ft Monarch front entry
Spartan Mountain Master Chassis
Cummins 8.3
Allison MD-3060 6 speed
22.5 11R
Cummins Factory Exhaust Brake
Midnight Star

1994 34ft Side Entry Aristocrat Currently FOR SALE
Christened - DBarth
Spartan Chassis
6BTA 5.9L 230hp Cummins
Allison MD-3060 6 speed
15040S Eaton rear
Banks PowerPack brings HP 268
PacBrake
ProSine 2.5 Watt Inverter/Charger
Build Number#3895

1972 22ft
Christened Camp Barth
No motor, no tranny, no running water
Electric 110 and 12 volt intact and running
Still mobile as a toad with newer brakes, tires and lights
Has Original Fridgeking Air conditioner so far
 
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Dana
No charge. I will check on the cost to send it.
Ed.
 
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Did some research on the screen units. You have to order the gasket separately? And the internal unit sera rarely? Wtf? They don't make this easy.


R.P.Muise 1994 Breakaway/Cummins 5.9/Allison transmission/Spartan Chassis
 
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Nowhere did it say anything about the seal. I ordered the gasket separate but the gasket was included with roof unit I believe. Can't guarantee still the case. There are places that sell the whole system but it is not easy to spot the right option.


Dana & Lynn
1996 38ft Monarch front entry
Spartan Mountain Master Chassis
Cummins 8.3
Allison MD-3060 6 speed
22.5 11R
Cummins Factory Exhaust Brake
Midnight Star

1994 34ft Side Entry Aristocrat Currently FOR SALE
Christened - DBarth
Spartan Chassis
6BTA 5.9L 230hp Cummins
Allison MD-3060 6 speed
15040S Eaton rear
Banks PowerPack brings HP 268
PacBrake
ProSine 2.5 Watt Inverter/Charger
Build Number#3895

1972 22ft
Christened Camp Barth
No motor, no tranny, no running water
Electric 110 and 12 volt intact and running
Still mobile as a toad with newer brakes, tires and lights
Has Original Fridgeking Air conditioner so far
 
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It's typical for the A/C roof unit and the inside casing to be sold separately.


Rusty


MilSpec AMG 6.5L TD 230HP; built-to-order by Peninsular Engines:  Hi-pop injectors, gear-driven camshaft, non-waste-gated, high-output turbo, 18:1 pistons.  Fuel economy increased by 15-20%, power, WOW!"StaRV II"

'94 28' Breakaway: MilSpec AMG 6.5L TD 230HP

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In either case the idea is quite staggering.
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Incidentally, the Atwoods aren't universally perfect. I have the largest unit, non-ducted, but it has some quirks.

1. The control panel folds down from the shield. The control labels are in small print, and are dark brown on light brown.

2. My unit features a "Dry" setting, which supposedly dehumidifies. Fuggeddaboudit. When I had to move into the Barth after Irma, a nice crop of mold was already there, and I've been fighting it since.

3. The inside shield on mine sports output louvers that adjust up-and-down only. The intake louvers are integral to the shield, making cleaning very difficult.


Rusty


MilSpec AMG 6.5L TD 230HP; built-to-order by Peninsular Engines:  Hi-pop injectors, gear-driven camshaft, non-waste-gated, high-output turbo, 18:1 pistons.  Fuel economy increased by 15-20%, power, WOW!"StaRV II"

'94 28' Breakaway: MilSpec AMG 6.5L TD 230HP

Nelson and Chester, not-spoiled Golden Retrievers

Sometimes I think we're alone in the universe, and sometimes I think we're not.
In either case the idea is quite staggering.
- Arthur C. Clarke

It was a woman who drove me to drink, and I've been searching thirty years to find her and thank her - W. C. Fields
 
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Tea Tree Oil will get rid of mold and mildew. Been there


'92 Barth Breakaway - 30'
5.9 Cummins (6B) 300+ HP
2000 Allison
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