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    Default Re: Anybody fitted one of these to their caravan yet?

    For that price it's cheaper to open or close the windows....

    Seriously tho, I've asks loads of caravanners that have AC's fitted why they don't use them and the answer is always the same-too noisy !
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    Quote Originally Posted by duncang View Post
    For that price it's cheaper to open or close the windows....

    Seriously tho, I've asks loads of caravanners that have AC's fitted why they don't use them and the answer is always the same-too noisy !
    Exactly why asked about this one. Whole unit contained in a manageable size that can be 'closed' in a cupboard and the spec of less than 40db is really not bad.
    It is expensive though.

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    Thread revival:

    So has anyone taken the plunge and installed one of these under the bench units? I know its seems to be a copy of the dometic but also a fair bit cheaper.

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    The Dometic is also noisy. Most of the noise is from the exhaust which in our case is fitted in the wheel arch.

    The unit needs to be installed so that the outlets point directly at the beds. Our installation has two outlets blowing directly at occupants in the main bed and works well. But it does not cool the entire interior of the van - there are just too many places for warm air to seep in - and of course being an underbench, the unit is itself sucking warm air into the van.

    But in Kruger over the Xmas period when the temperatures were hitting 45 during the day, it was a godsend.
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    Quote Originally Posted by AndrewC View Post
    The Dometic is also noisy. Most of the noise is from the exhaust which in our case is fitted in the wheel arch.

    The unit needs to be installed so that the outlets point directly at the beds. Our installation has two outlets blowing directly at occupants in the main bed and works well. But it does not cool the entire interior of the van - there are just too many places for warm air to seep in - and of course being an underbench, the unit is itself sucking warm air into the van.

    But in Kruger over the Xmas period when the temperatures were hitting 45 during the day, it was a godsend.
    Thanks for the reply. Still undecided. Noise not to much of a problem for me I love to sleep with load background noise. Its more if it is worth the money for the desired chill effect.

    My friend has a cheap Chinese inverter split unit in his Commander. It is amazing like walking into a fridge. Even when he leaves his door open.

    But in the Miskruier there is just nowhere to put such a unit.

    For us adults its not really a problem we can just have a beer. But if you have a little one that still needs to nap in the afternoon it is very difficult in 40 plus degrees.

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    We have one in our Okto Villa. I would personally not install anything else. It takes up a little space under the bed which also helps for the noise reduction. It is under a wooden plank and under the mattress so the noise is well insulated. You can have up to 4 vents blowing out. We have 2 above the main bed and one below the main bed pointed at the dinette/double bed for the kids. Works as well as any other aircon unit we have had, but no space taken in the nosecone for the compressor and no intrusive installation of cutting out cupboard space. Obviously you need to close all windows, vents and doors to prevent the cold air escaping, but that is logic.
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    We have the Dometic Freshjet 2200 mounted on the roof of our 7m twin axle caravan and have used it in France and Spain where temperature exceed 35C. We have 3 Yorkshire Terriers and need to keep them cool.
    We did look at the under bench but a lot depends on the size of the caravan. Plus you also need ducting. Another thing to remember is that hot air rises so although around the floor it may be cool, you are still sweating.
    Much better to have cool air coming down from the ceiling as more effective. Have you got the available payload to accommodate an air con? BTW at R16650 that does sound very cheap for an air con as ours set us back in excess of R25000.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Surfer01 View Post
    We have the Dometic Freshjet 2200 mounted on the roof of our 7m twin axle caravan and have used it in France and Spain where temperature exceed 35C. We have 3 Yorkshire Terriers and need to keep them cool.
    We did look at the under bench but a lot depends on the size of the caravan. Plus you also need ducting. Another thing to remember is that hot air rises so although around the floor it may be cool, you are still sweating.
    Much better to have cool air coming down from the ceiling as more effective. Have you got the available payload to accommodate an air con? BTW at R16650 that does sound very cheap for an air con as ours set us back in excess of R25000.
    I donít actually know if it would be wise to add the weight. Although I do remember reading somewhere about someone having fitted one to a miskruier or boabab.

    On the roof wont work as the roof is not flat when opened.

    Under the bench will definitely be only option. Still summer is nearly over so I will probably rethink about it at the end of the year

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    Default Re: Anybody fitted one of these to their caravan yet?

    Quote Originally Posted by Surfer01 View Post
    We have the Dometic Freshjet 2200 mounted on the roof of our 7m twin axle caravan and have used it in France and Spain where temperature exceed 35C. We have 3 Yorkshire Terriers and need to keep them cool.
    We did look at the under bench but a lot depends on the size of the caravan. Plus you also need ducting. Another thing to remember is that hot air rises so although around the floor it may be cool, you are still sweating.
    Much better to have cool air coming down from the ceiling as more effective. Have you got the available payload to accommodate an air con? BTW at R16650 that does sound very cheap for an air con as ours set us back in excess of R25000.

    It would also make sense for hard/fixed top roofs, but here in SA the majority of our caravan roofs lift or tilt. So the weight and load capacity might be an issue.
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