AnswerID: 443441 Submitted: Saturday, Jan 29, 2011 at 16:39
Whilst travelling I have spoken to lots of people with domestic splits in their van and not one has had a negative remark.
Quieter more efficient are the words usually used. And modern Inverter technology not old dinosaur technology as used by the standard caravan A/C supplier.
You will have the "naysayers" and "doomsday" brigade say theres no warranty in a caravan etc. but I've yet to find anyone who had has one, that is fitted correctly, that the unit has died an early death!
And anyway at a third of the price your are well ahead anyway.
I have a 2 year old Aircommand Ibis on my current van and its a piece of bleep
Its noisy and impossible to sleep with it on, and when the compressor cycles its like someone hitting the roof with the flat of their hand!
Also as the temp gets up around 40c it struggles to cope.
I've had it checked out had new rubber mounts etc. and its still as bad, overpriced rubbish.
I'm currently looking at fitting a split in and throwing the Ibis out.
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FollowupID: 715508 Submitted:
Saturday, Jan 29, 2011 at 17:16
Member - warren h (SA) posted:
Ditto for the Dometic, load of crap, when its running sounds like a hurricane inside the van, broken down 3 times, Caravan roof mount air conditioners are over priced garbage and in 2011 we should be able to purchase something a bit better than this rubbish especially with the technical knowledge now avaliable.
I now use 2 fans 20 dollars each, and quiet. I have never been more disapointed in a product than my Dometic roof mount air comditioner!
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