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« on: January 31, 2012, 06:08:33 AM »

Hi!! hows everybody doing??  Got a question about what the best AC unit would be?? I need to rought in ducts,elc.
Are all RV style AC the same for rough in??  Where would I find a site that would help me?? Thanks for now.
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« Reply #1 on: January 31, 2012, 06:29:00 AM »

What kind of bus do you have?

Some of us wierdos are installing home-style mini-splits and keeping our roof lines cleaner and lower. Plus they cost half of what a roof top unit costs. In my case, they only draw 9 amps max, compared to 15-20 for rooftop units. Just another option for you to consider.
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« Reply #2 on: January 31, 2012, 06:47:41 AM »

The RV roof tops are 14x14 openings

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« Reply #3 on: January 31, 2012, 09:21:15 AM »

Some of us wierdos are installing home-style mini-splits and keeping our roof lines cleaner and lower. Plus they cost half of what a roof top unit costs. In my case, they only draw 9 amps max, compared to 15-20 for rooftop units. Just another option for you to consider.

Where are you buying mini-splits for half the cost of a roof top?  Are the prices in Mexico that lop sided because mini-splits here in the USA seem to cost around the same as a roof top.
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« Reply #4 on: January 31, 2012, 09:41:28 AM »

I have a 102C3.  Don't know any thing about a mini split!! needing info about the space between roof and ceiling for the internal duct work and cold air return
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« Reply #5 on: January 31, 2012, 10:45:06 AM »

Where are you buying mini-splits for half the cost of a roof top?  Are the prices in Mexico that lop sided because mini-splits here in the USA seem to cost around the same as a roof top.

Here in Mexico we paid 6,300 pesos for each mini-split. These also have the heating elements installed. Each rooftop unit would cost us 14,000 pesos down here. Exchange rate is about 13.5 pesos per dollar.
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« Reply #6 on: January 31, 2012, 12:58:36 PM »

I have a 102C3.  Don't know any thing about a mini split!! needing info about the space between roof and ceiling for the internal duct work and cold air return

I used to have a travel trailer with ducted A/C.  The ducts were maybe three inches tall.  I suggest finding the installation manual for a rooftop A/C and it should list the required dimensions for the duct work.  Typically the duct work is sized in square inches of area.  There is a fair bit of leeway in how wide and tall the duct work can be as long as the square inches are right.

Mini-splits require no duct work.
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« Reply #7 on: January 31, 2012, 01:23:37 PM »

Where are you buying mini-splits for half the cost of a roof top?  Are the prices in Mexico that lop sided because mini-splits here in the USA seem to cost around the same as a roof top.

Here in Mexico we paid 6,300 pesos for each mini-split. These also have the heating elements installed. Each rooftop unit would cost us 14,000 pesos down here. Exchange rate is about 13.5 pesos per dollar.

I live in Houston and wondered where/who could I order a mini split from? Brand? more info?

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« Reply #8 on: January 31, 2012, 02:10:02 PM »

Steve, how many BTU's are they each, for 9 amps (at 120 volts?) and is the 9 amps for both units (evaporator and condenser?)

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« Reply #9 on: January 31, 2012, 02:59:04 PM »

As posted by Bob a while ago.....http://www.minisplitshop.com/store/home.php

HTH....Tim
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« Reply #10 on: January 31, 2012, 05:38:32 PM »

UEMJG, living in Houston should be no problem finding a Goodman mini split they are made there,huge plant they make units for all the major manufactures
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« Reply #11 on: January 31, 2012, 05:50:01 PM »

     Here is a section from a "single-zone" mini-split product specification:

Type    Rotary/Scroll
RLA (Amp)    4.5
LRA (Amp)    26.0

     What do the RLA (Amp) and LRA (Amp) numbers mean?
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« Reply #12 on: January 31, 2012, 06:07:12 PM »

I guess I should have been more clear on my request...I was replying to mex-busnut as to where in Mexico I could buy a mini-split.
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« Reply #13 on: January 31, 2012, 06:09:07 PM »

Bruce

RLA= rotor locked amps (running)
FLA= full load amps  
LRA= load rated amps
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« Reply #14 on: January 31, 2012, 06:58:25 PM »

I guess I should have been more clear on my request...I was replying to mex-busnut as to where in Mexico I could buy a mini-split.
Are you in Mexico? I am 100 miles North West of Mexico City. I bought them here in town. I would imagine buying them and shipping to the U. S. would cost an arm and a leg.

Here is the tag on the box. I exaggerated when I said "9 amps". They take 8.5 amps max. They are 12,000 btu each.
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Dr. Steve, San Juan del Río, Querétaro, Mexico, North America, Planet Earth, Milky Way.
1981 Dina Olímpico (Flxible Flxliner clone), 6V92TA Detroit Diesel
Rockwell model RM135A 9-speed manual tranny.
Jake brakes
100 miles North West of Mexico City, Mexico. 6,800 feet altitude.
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