Last post by djsamuel - October 10, 2023, 11:42:56 AM
After our first night with the new A/C I can confirm everything Merlin said about the RecPro systems. The difference over our Dometic Penguin II is amazing. My wife said she had her best night's sleep ever in the camper and so did I. It is quiet, cools really well and the remote is an added bonus!
Taking a sound measurement about 2 feet below the unit; the Dometic was 74dB on low fan and the RecPro is 62dB from the same location. HUGE difference.
I would highly recommend this unit if you are tired of a noisy A/C.
Last post by charliem - October 04, 2023, 08:02:14 PM
For Sale: 2014 Camplite 21RBS (Pre-Thor)
All aluminum including floor, roof, cabinets. Thick interlocking foam tile flooring added. Custom dinette cushions and table. Upgraded mattress. Upgraded large SS kitchen sink and faucet. Upgraded bathroom sink and shower fixtures.. Five new Goodyear tires and two new batteries. SiriusXM satellite radio. Three Fantastic Fans, two with rain covers. SeeLevel tank monitors. Voyager wireless rearview camera. Custom reinforced rear bumper for bike rack (rack not included). Electric tongue jack. Fastway E2 weight distribution hitch. Many more upgrades and accessories too numerous to list. Price: $23,000. Located near Fort Collins, CO.
Last post by djsamuel - October 03, 2023, 07:41:04 AM
Yesterday, I replaced the Dometic Penguin 2 A/C on my 21BHS with the RECPro AC3800, the higher profile 15KBTU A/C and heat pump. All I can say is that thing is AMAZING. We can't believe how quiet it is compared to the Dometic. We can hold a normal conversation inside without a problem and it cools and heats great. We went with the higher profile model instead of the low profile simply because of the plenum design. The high profile unit only directs the air to the front and back, nothing to the sides. My wife HATES sitting at the table or standing at the kitchen counter and having the air from the A/C hitting her. It is amazing how evenly the A/C cools the camper down.
Install was not bad at all. Getting the unit on the roof was my biggest question. My younger neighbor came over to help. He lifted the box to see how heavy it was and said, "Do you mind if I just take it up myself?" I looked at him like he was nuts but told him to have at it. He threw that box on his shoulder and climbed right up the ladder. Told my wife, "Well, that was easy." Very humbling!
Merlin, thanks for the feedback on your purchase. It was what clinched our decision to make the purchase and we are very happy with it.
Last post by Merlin - September 30, 2023, 10:32:48 PM
Last I heard, the original double insulated windows on Camplites are not available, at least at a reasonable cost. Someone might have found one in England but window plus shipping was over $1K. My best suggestion is to measure the opening and start looking at RV window supply sites for a different type. Or go to a RV dealer and have them put on a new one of a different style. It will still be a couple hundred dollars. Here is one source that others have had some luck with, but not original equipment.
Last post by Miclite2270 - September 28, 2023, 02:46:21 PM
Help! Anyone know where I can find the small kitchen Dometic/Seitz window for my 2014 Camplite 16DB trailer. It blew off on highway. I would also appreciate a picture of the transparent window sticker from a similar Camplite so I can have actual model & dimensions to continue my search. Thanks!
Last post by gzelna - September 23, 2023, 03:01:17 PM
Slow reply here.. Thanks Merlin, I will tear into the rear axle on the rig this winter (FL) when its tolerable to work outside, haha. I have been consistent about greasing them every 5 to 10k miles through the zerk fitting and not a full disassembly/repack. Have not blown a seal out yet- but as its a 2017 I probably need to replace the grease seals and do a full clean and repack. I'd estimate the trailer has 35k miles on it.
Last post by Merlin - September 22, 2023, 10:39:55 PM
Chappy, Based on your notes and observations, I think I'll get into the Starlink system for use at my cabin. The Internet there now comes in via a very wimpy/iffy cell tower that's 12 miles away and blocked by trees. I even had to put up my own 50' tower with a Yagi antenna connected to a booster to get any reception at all.
Anyway, as I understand it from you, the RV Starlink service allows for on/off periods and even with a lower priority the speeds are fine. I have a clear view of the north sky from my cabin and lots of solar power in reserve for operation. We are there for 1-2 weeks at a time during the spring/summer/fall. Do you have any advice on setting up a Starlink system for Internet access (up and down) in a situation like mine?
As an aside, I'm not going to use it for my camper, so far as I know now. I just completed a 5700 mile 16 state trip and with the WeBoost Drive RV booster and both Verizon and AT&T connections available, we always had good Internet access in campgrounds.
I did find a no cut cable solution through ESTY. You can also build your own 12 volt solutions too. However having red green color blindness I can't do the wiring. Quite a few YouTube videos to walk one through the process.
I have been pleased with this. For a one night use this is quicker for setting up for me.