Dometic Freshwell Aircon - under bench ? (1 Viewer)

Russ M

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Looking for some advice on Aircon please.
Our van is at the dealers to initially have a Dometic Freshlight 3200 fitted. Our van is 8.2 metres long so they told us we needed this more powerful aircon.
Problem is they now say the freshlight is too heavy for the centre of the roof (32kg ) . This surprises me but they say they have spoken to Dethleffs about it .
The dealer now suggests an under bench unit - Dometic Freshwell 3000. This is fitted under the bench seating somewhere and has the airflow ducted up through cupboards to a vent near the ceiling .
I’m a bit concerned about the power of these units and also where the ducting vents will be cut . I certainly don’t want big holes in my overhead locker doors .
Does anyone have any experience of these units , or this type of unit ?
Are they any good ?
I attach a couple of pics to assist with context .
Thanks in advance for any views or experience of these.
Russ.
 

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pappajohn

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32kg too heavy. ... Well make sure you store the van indoors in winter, you don't want a foot of snow on the roof.

On a more useful note, ducted aircon will be more efficient at distribution than a simple roof mount unit.
 

Happy1

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I fitted a Truma unit once which was quiet as exhaust air was under van, as long a vents are routed to roof level ( cold air drops) and you draw recycled air from van via a large grill it will work well, but I fitted vents front middle and rear as in your picture. Also it took ages as I hate to see cables and pipes and to do a good job you need time.

As an option the Truma sapphire can run off 12v with an inverter as you drive along and also runs via the inet and cp plus control panel so may be an option but still needs vents up top.

Or how about firing two smaller roof units like an American Rv to distribute air evenly and you can choose to run one or two depending on amps available.
 

pappajohn

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how about firing two smaller roof units like an American Rv to distribute air evenly and you can choose to run one or two depending on amps available.
Mine would only run both when running the 5.5kw (50amps @110v) generator, it was wired NOT to run both at the same time on hookup.... Not enough amps (32amps) from the 230/110v converter.
Each 110v aircon needed 20amps.

VERY noisy and still only blew fore and aft.
 

Happy1

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But the new truma and dometic units run on less amps and are much quieter

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RVFUN

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We thought about this new truma unit but the only place we could store it would be under our island bed and my other half was worried about all the vents being installed as have wardrobes and over the bed cabinets and meant our air con would be situated at rear of a 7.4 m MH. We have an escape 694 would love to hear how well it works from someone who has installed it. We were told it is professionally fitted by truma as after fit so I would have thought it would look professional but we are worried as a new MH,
 

Happy1

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Wardrobes and cupboards are great for pipe runs, mine was at the rear of I think a 7m van, air flow was great one of the outlets is stronger than the others and used that to reach front of van, or just fit a roof unit in bedroom lots of foreign vans do it’s mainly at night the cooling is needed.
 

eddie

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Looking for some advice on Aircon please.
Our van is at the dealers to initially have a Dometic Freshlight 3200 fitted. Our van is 8.2 metres long so they told us we needed this more powerful aircon.
Problem is they now say the freshlight is too heavy for the centre of the roof (32kg ) . This surprises me but they say they have spoken to Dethleffs about it .
The dealer now suggests an under bench unit - Dometic Freshwell 3000. This is fitted under the bench seating somewhere and has the airflow ducted up through cupboards to a vent near the ceiling .
I’m a bit concerned about the power of these units and also where the ducting vents will be cut . I certainly don’t want big holes in my overhead locker doors .
Does anyone have any experience of these units , or this type of unit ?
Are they any good ?
I attach a couple of pics to assist with context .
Thanks in advance for any views or experience of these.
Russ.
I would speak to Dethleffs personally, and ask their opinion

The Freshjet is much lighter than the Freshlight
 
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Mine would only run both when running the 5.5kw (50amps @110v) generator, it was wired NOT to run both at the same time on hookup.... Not enough amps (32amps) from the 230/110v converter.
Each 110v aircon needed 20amps.

VERY noisy and still only blew fore and aft.

Surprised at that John, my two run quite happily on A 16amp connection.
 

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