Finally a quiet AC - Fiberglass RV


Reply
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread Display Modes
 
Old 10-27-2021, 03:53 PM   #1
Senior Member
 
Name: Bruce & Kathryn
Trailer: Bigfoot 25 RQ
North Carolina
Posts: 128
Finally a quiet AC

I replace the Dometic AC on our 2018 Bigfoot 25RQ with a Houghton AC3400, a 13,500 BTU model with heat pump. Easy install, and it is whisper quiet. We can listen to music, talk, watch a movie, etc when we have shore power while the AC or heat is on high. It really is that quiet.
__________________
“Tomato Man”
Buce, Kathryn & Oscar the pug
Bigfoot 25 RQ
Towed by 2018 Chevy High Country Duramax
Bruce Olive is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 10-29-2021, 11:38 AM   #2
Member
 
Name: Roy
Trailer: Bigfoot
Texas
Posts: 37
Registry
Sounds like a nice alternative. We have a 2015 Bigfoot 25RQ as well, and the factory 11000 BTU a/c is adequate but it sounds like you are standing next to a Boeing 737 when it is running! Don't have any experience with a heat pump. Let me know how it works out for you.
Roy
Roy M. is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 10-29-2021, 01:04 PM   #3
Senior Member
 
Dennis mn's Avatar
 
Name: Dennis
Trailer: Scamp
Minnesota
Posts: 335
We had a heat pump with the ducted Dometic AC in our AirStream Flying Cloud. We used it a lot more than cooling with AC. The only problem was hot air rises and the source of heat was in the ceiling.
__________________
2021 Nissan Pro 4X. 2020 Scamp 19’ Deluxe.
Dennis mn is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 10-30-2021, 03:07 PM   #4
Senior Member
 
Name: Elliott
Trailer: Bigfoot
Everywhere
Posts: 449
Nice! I've been considering that myself, more for the heat pump and power efficiency improvements than anything. Did you run across any problems or challenges with the install? Clearance or fitment either on the outside or inside? Or was it just a matter of unscrewing the old and installing the new, plus a bit of wire splicing?
Defenestrator is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 10-30-2021, 07:05 PM   #5
Senior Member
 
Name: Bruce & Kathryn
Trailer: Bigfoot 25 RQ
North Carolina
Posts: 128
Easy install. I have a small front end loader that really helped getting the units off and on. Just waited until my wife was out. Took about an hour total. Well engineered. We’ll be camping with it in a few weeks, so will test hot and cold in “real life.” Pleased so far. Much much quieter.
Bruce Olive is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 11-03-2021, 12:34 PM   #6
Member
 
Name: ginette & ron
Trailer: 2008 25RB 21 Bigfoot
Ontario
Posts: 91
Thankyou for your post. Will have to look into them. Hate the noise.
__________________
GiRo proud new owner 2008 bigfoot 21'with cargo pod and Ram 1500 Ecodiesel. Attached with a Pro Pride Hitch(Hensley design)
giro53 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 11-03-2021, 05:31 PM   #7
Senior Member
 
Name: Jon
Trailer: Bigfoot
California
Posts: 188
Quote:
Originally Posted by Bruce Olive View Post
I replace the Dometic AC on our 2018 Bigfoot 25RQ with a Houghton AC3400, a 13,500 BTU model with heat pump. Easy install, and it is whisper quiet. We can listen to music, talk, watch a movie, etc when we have shore power while the AC or heat is on high. It really is that quiet.
How is it for current draw? Any chance it would be low enough current to run off batteries easier than the ole Dometics?
JonRaw is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 11-03-2021, 05:36 PM   #8
Senior Member
 
Name: You can't call me Al
Trailer: Scamp
Massachusetts
Posts: 428
Quote:
Originally Posted by JonRaw View Post
How is it for current draw? Any chance it would be low enough current to run off batteries easier than the ole Dometics?
From the website,
https://www.recpro.com/rv-air-condit...te-non-ducted/

When running on 120 Volts ac:
Running Watts for Cooling : 1550W
Running Watts for Heating : 1100W
Rated current for cooling: 14A
Rated current for heating: 10A
Maximum power input: 1700W
Maximum current: 15.5A

So, for a 12Volt-DC-to-120Volt-AC inverter running at 80% efficiency, I would expect a draw of about 150 Amps from your battery.

So, what, maybe 30 minutes run-time from a 100 Amp-hour battery?

Also, US$1,500 plus shipping is <almost> what I paid for my 1977 13' ten years ago. :-)
AlanKilian is online now   Reply With Quote
Old 11-04-2021, 07:16 AM   #9
Senior Member
 
Carol and Mike's Avatar
 
Name: Mike
Trailer: Oliver Elite II
Boerne, Texas
Posts: 236
There are some Oliver owners replacing the Dometic with a Houghton unit and are very happy. When my Dometic AC bites the dust that’s what I will do. Maybe sooner, we can’t stand the noise machine we currently have.
__________________
2016 Oliver Elite II #135 | 2020 Ram 2500 Laramie 6.7L Turbo Diesel
Carol and Mike is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 11-04-2021, 07:21 PM   #10
Junior Member
 
Name: Steve
Trailer: Country Coach
Missouri
Posts: 1
A question I’m asking Oliver

I asked Josh about this the other day and all he said is that Oliver is “evaluating “ other units. This may be the deal breaker that forces me to a Big Foot as I can order without Ac and put in what I want.
Steve Roark is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 11-09-2021, 10:54 AM   #11
Senior Member
 
Name: Pat
Trailer: Scamp 19
Enchanted Mountains of Western New York State on the Amish Trail in Cattaraugus County!
Posts: 287
Quote:
Originally Posted by Steve Roark View Post
I asked Josh about this the other day and all he said is that Oliver is “evaluating “ other units. This may be the deal breaker that forces me to a Big Foot as I can order without Ac and put in what I want.
Just make sure that they prep it for AC!
parmm is offline   Reply With Quote
Reply


Currently Active Users Viewing This Thread: 1 (0 members and 1 guests)
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are Off


Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
How to make sure your "quiet Honda" generator stays quiet even in inclement weather Mitzi Agnew-Giles General Chat 4 11-01-2019 11:42 AM
Finally, Finally... Richard Hayes Hi, I am.... 11 06-16-2012 09:35 PM
Great Price on Quiet Yamaha Generators Bigfoot Mike General Chat 4 08-23-2008 07:28 PM
Quiet but busy Gerry General Chat 9 06-14-2008 02:23 AM
Why do you have to be quiet in church? Legacy Posts Jokes, Stories & Tall Tales 6 11-26-2002 08:30 AM

» Upcoming Events
No events scheduled in
the next 465 days.
» Featured Campgrounds

Reviews provided by


All times are GMT -6. The time now is 03:05 PM.


Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.11
Copyright ©2000 - 2021, vBulletin Solutions Inc.