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Old 09-01-2008, 01:21 PM   #1
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What is the verdict? The Winnebago salesmen rave about them. Salesmen from the competition talk about them as a negative. Better than roof air units? Reliability? Noise?

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Old 09-01-2008, 01:21 PM   #2
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What is the verdict? The Winnebago salesmen rave about them. Salesmen from the competition talk about them as a negative. Better than roof air units? Reliability? Noise?

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Old 09-01-2008, 01:39 PM   #3
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We are very happy with our TrueAir Central Air System. It has cooled very well so far and it is a whole lot quieter than our previous Coach with 2 roof AC's.
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Old 09-01-2008, 01:54 PM   #4
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We love it. Easy operatio with little to no maintenance. Change one filter every week or two, depending on use, keep the outside radiator cleaned off, and that's it. We have been in some pretty hot places and haven't had a problem with being comfortable, day or night.

The noise is minimal and not a problem.
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Old 09-01-2008, 01:55 PM   #5
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Mean't to add "never listen to a salesman"
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Old 09-01-2008, 02:30 PM   #6
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Another A+ from us. Love it! Don
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Old 09-01-2008, 03:02 PM   #7
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I will tell you this, their customer ser is second to none from rv products.
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Old 09-01-2008, 03:31 PM   #8
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I am thinking it boils down to where you want to hear the A/C noise. We sleep over our A/C units. Doesn't seem to bother us in the least; in fact it is a kind of white noise. We do not like noise in the main living areas. So there is less noise then most of the overhead units. I say most, because I have heard some quiet overhead units that are ducted returns. So if I were to trade units, with my present experience, I would spend a little quiet time aboard to see if the A/C system, whichever design, is something you can live with. And there is a storage trade off as the basement units use storage space. We are OK with our basement storage so that is not a problem for us. Good luck with your analysis. SteveG
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Old 09-01-2008, 03:56 PM   #9
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This has been kicked around for years in all of the RV forums. We like ours, but we've never had roof air. I think there are advantages of having a single unit (but two compressors) - one control board to run the entire shebang. I also like the weight low and the unit accessible from the ground.

For me, roof vs. basement air is a secondary factor in coach shopping attributes - it's not a deal maker or a deal breaker.
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Old 09-01-2008, 04:18 PM   #10
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Having had pretty much everything - single non-ducted roof, single ducted roof, twin ducted roof, and TrueAir - each has its advantages.

Non-ducted air's only advantage is cost. All roof air units are noisier than the True-Air, except if the compressor noise under the bedroom bothers you. I look at it as white noise - handy when the drag races run until 1AM.

The TrueAir does use a large-ish bay's worth of storage space, but keeps the weight down low. TrueAir is not a deal breaker or maker - but non-ducted air IS.

I also like the heat pump function of the TrueAir - and admitedly some roof units have it. I don't like having to use propane to heat when I'm already paying the campground for electricity.
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We have had both roof and basement and I much prefer the basement. Much easier to maintain (filters for example) and I think it is more efficient.

One big consideration -- we recently were at a rally with 30 amp service. We could run our AC (both compressors) with no problem. Our friend with 3 roof airs could run only one at a time -- he cooked. I think the basement AC with the Winnebago load management system is a real winner.
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Old 09-01-2008, 04:39 PM   #12
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I prefer the basement air --- the noise under the bed does not bother me as others have said. Also, the condensation from the air conditioner is run onto the ground not on the roof as some of the roof units do. As RV Rick said in his last post, the air (both conpressors work fine with a 30 amp breaker setup -- I don't think you can run dual roof airs with just 30 amps.
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Old 09-01-2008, 05:16 PM   #13
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Have had both roof air and basement air of the 2 I like the basement best. Have use 2001 Harizon since new 50k miles and 8 years old and not a single problem with a/c or heat pump. Stay in tenps from 13f to 112f. Love the basement a/c heatpump.
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I have had both also, I would look at the coach as long as system had the heat pump combined go for the manfacturer you prefer, as long as the company had a good solid reputation.
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