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Old 06-25-2018, 06:58 PM   #1
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Rooftop A/C prices

Anyone have a source for small to medium sized RV style A/C units? Looks like $500 and up... hoping for a better deal than that
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Consider a used unit?
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Certainly! Assuming you have one?
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No. I just picked one up used. Not sure if it works. I found mine just through work of mouth. Good luck!
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I have two sitting in need of a new owner.


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If there was reasonable way to make it work from 800 miles...
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Husker ,I am sorry that i wasted your time with my useless reply, You have not listed your location. I assumed when you asked mullet if he had one that you were in the area since mullet and I are not that far apart. I guess you were willing to make to five our drive up to him?


So do everybody a favor and don't waste time... fill out your location.


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Husker ,I am sorry that i wasted your time with my useless reply, You have not listed your location. I assumed when you asked mullet if he had one that you were in the area since mullet and I are not that far apart. I guess you were willing to make to five our drive up to him?


So do everybody a favor and don't waste time... fill out your location.


Thanks J
My apologies on the lack of location, but lay off the passive aggressiveness please. Goodness.
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Biggest thing with roof top ac units, is how do you plan on powering it? The old units consume a lot of juice and aren't very efficient compared to the newer ones. a 15k btu unit might take 20 amps of power to run. I know mine will not run on a 3500 watt generator whereas a newer one will, so take that fwiw.

You also have to realize that an old unit might not have a lot of life left in it. And as far as servicing and repair of old units, I'm pretty sure it's nonexistent, so keep that in mind as well. Do you spend 300 on an old unit that conks out after a year of use, or spend 500 on something that will come with a warranty?

I paid 100 bucks for mine with a guarantee that it works. That was 3 years ago and it's still working. Without the guarantee though, I'd look more at the free price range when it comes to an older unit, unless it's being purchased from someone you know and trust.
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Biggest thing with roof top ac units, is how do you plan on powering it? The old units consume a lot of juice and aren't very efficient compared to the newer ones. a 15k btu unit might take 20 amps of power to run. I know mine will not run on a 3500 watt generator whereas a newer one will, so take that fwiw.

You also have to realize that an old unit might not have a lot of life left in it. And as far as servicing and repair of old units, I'm pretty sure it's nonexistent, so keep that in mind as well. Do you spend 300 on an old unit that conks out after a year of use, or spend 500 on something that will come with a warranty?

I paid 100 bucks for mine with a guarantee that it works. That was 3 years ago and it's still working. Without the guarantee though, I'd look more at the free price range when it comes to an older unit, unless it's being purchased from someone you know and trust.
My plan is to add a shore power/generator electrical setup(which holy intimidating). I guess I would be interested to see what the forum thought about pricing for a 13,500/15,000 btu Coleman/dometic. $500-$600 pretty much the best I will see? Also, great points about new vs used.
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