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Old 02-15-2008, 11:06 AM   #1
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I have heard from a couple of different sources that Winnebago might discontinue basement air from their Class A lineup due to inadequate cooling on units 35' and larger. The plan would be to go back to roof airs.

Is this true?
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Old 02-15-2008, 11:06 AM   #2
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I have heard from a couple of different sources that Winnebago might discontinue basement air from their Class A lineup due to inadequate cooling on units 35' and larger. The plan would be to go back to roof airs.

Is this true?
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Old 02-15-2008, 11:34 AM   #3
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Never had a cooling problem with our Adventurer 35U and basement air.
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Old 02-15-2008, 01:39 PM   #4
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Sure hope not ...we love the basement air/heat pump on our 40' ...certainly nothing inadequate about it's cooling ability where we've been in the desert SW during the summer!! Only complaint we have is that it reqires total removal to service, and after two blower motor replacements, we are 50/50 for service locations being able to properly diagnosing bad motors!!
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Old 02-15-2008, 01:54 PM   #5
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We certainly appreciate the Basement Air in our 39' Chieftain. It is very adequate and we would opt for Basement Air in a new coach.

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Old 02-15-2008, 02:15 PM   #6
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I hope they keep it -- that is one big reason we are looking at a new Tour. Our basement AC kept us very comfortable in 110 degree heat on 30 amps -- while our friends cooked since they could only run 1 roof air.
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Old 02-15-2008, 02:21 PM   #7
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I hope that's not correct. WE spend summers in southern UT with temps over 100*. we've been very happy withthe performance of our basement air/heat pump.
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Old 02-15-2008, 02:32 PM   #8
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I love basement AC.

I had one of the first in my 1994 Vectra and it was still going strong after 10 years.

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Old 02-15-2008, 02:49 PM   #9
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When I was at the Tampa show I heard the same thing directly from a Winny source. The person said that it was a "consideration" only. I agree with others here.....I love my basement air and it is one of the reasons I stayed with Winny.
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Old 02-15-2008, 03:12 PM   #10
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We love our basement air. We have yet to try it in 100 plus heat so no idea how good it cools. Our last RV had 2 roof mounts and they didn't work all that well in 100 plus heat. The basement air has cppl at least as good and it is so much quieter.
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Old 02-15-2008, 06:04 PM   #11
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Thye main problem is getting some one to work on them. We called the recommended dealer here in FL and were told to drop the coach off and maybe they could look at it in 5 to 7 days. Our air is fine but the fan won't come on for the heat pump. When the thermostat went out last year and we thought it was the unit, we could get no one to work on it but a tech told us to try changing out the therm because it didn't click and my husband fixed it himself. Much as I like it if we ever get another unit, it won't have basement air.
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Old 02-15-2008, 06:39 PM   #12
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To me it is one of the main reasons to buy a Winnebago product. Basement air has kept us comfortable in the desert at 110.degrees and the eletric heat is great too.
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Old 02-15-2008, 06:41 PM   #13
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This is the first time I have heard anything about Winnebago discontinueing the basement air option. Infact they just recently started the availability of basement air in the Sunrise lineup. There are pros and cons to either basement air or roof top air, and it comes down to what your priorities and preferences are. I have read of test comparisons of the two types and the last comparison I read stated that if both systems are charged and operating properly that the basement air is quieter, but the roof air is more efficient and will actually draw the temperature down more quickly and to a lower temp overall. Every big high dollar motorhome I have seen has roof top air, but I admit I haven't seen them all! I like the looks of a basement air rv and the quietness of operation, but I like the additional basement storage the roof top air makes possible, especially in a small rv like ours. If basement air would have been available when we ordered ours we would have thought very seriously about it, but I can't say I would have ordered it especially since almost all of our basement storage space is being used. I'd really be surprised if Winnebago actually eliminated such a popular option!
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Old 02-15-2008, 07:20 PM   #14
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Beabop,
I don't quite understand you statement, basement a/c is nothing more than a central house unit in plain English. My local a/c man has maintained my unit (3 years formuchless than RV dealers have indicated they would charged.

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