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Swift Kon Tiki 679 2009

Aug 11, 2019
2
1
Funster No
63,159
MH
Swift Kon Tiki 679
Exp
2018
I’ve just bought a 2009 Kon Tiki 679 with 8000 miles on the clock and very pleased with it.

Am going to install some solar panels and roof mounted air con (probably truma)

Is it worth upgrading to Truma INet to run the air con and heating? I need to purchase upgraded controls and the inet box?

Anyone who has done this or has experience please let me know if it was worthwhile.

Thanks.
 
May 7, 2011
1,999
4,663
East Anglia
Funster No
16,302
MH
Kontiki 669
Exp
Since 2010
I’ve just bought a 2009 Kon Tiki 679 with 8000 miles on the clock and very pleased with it.

Am going to install some solar panels and roof mounted air con (probably truma)

Is it worth upgrading to Truma INet to run the air con and heating? I need to purchase upgraded controls and the inet box?

Anyone who has done this or has experience please let me know if it was worthwhile.

Thanks.
I don’t know if you have had an answer for you question,if not perhaps ask in motorhome chat as someone may of done it on a different model and you may get more answers!
 
Feb 21, 2016
2,358
3,486
Uk
Funster No
41,726
MH
C class
Exp
Beginner
Welcome.
As above or put it under Technical Mechanical

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Apr 12, 2013
421
630
Shrewsbury
Funster No
25,496
MH
Adria Matrix 670 sl
Exp
10
I think you made need to add a control board to your truma boiler as older ones wont work with truma I net.
 

TerryL

LIFE MEMBER
Mar 5, 2010
4,474
4,511
North East
Funster No
10,511
MH
Low Profile
Exp
2009
Why do you want roof-mounted air-con? They are a seriously heavy item and although the Kon-Tiki is not known for having weight problems, I wonder if it is worth the expense?

We have an air-con unit on the roof, came with the van, but because it has to be on a hookup to use it I can count on the fingers of one foot how often we've used it "in anger". IMO far better to use a roof-light mounted 12v ventilator which can either be set to extract as well as provide cooling, albeit at the outside temperature of course. It's the airflow rather than the temperature that seems to have the most cooling effect.

Been some lengthy discussion on here - just search on habitation air-con or someone may provide a link (I'm useless at searching!)
 
Sep 23, 2014
4,839
12,014
Ayrshire Scotland
Funster No
33,478
MH
Swift Kon-Tiki 640
Exp
Since 1964 Gosh that makes me feel old.
Some folk simply do not like the heat & I'm one of them, air con is becoming a must have for folks like me & my other half.
I haven't installed a system for a very long time but, here is a photo of our Dometic system on our Bessacarr, remember too that these units can be used for heating too.
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Jun 8, 2019
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2,719
Bexley Kent
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61,505
MH
Autocruise starlet 2
Exp
May 2019
Greetings peeps your gonna be happy with the snow next week then?
 
Oct 7, 2013
3,638
10,085
South Wales & Burgundy
Funster No
28,463
MH
Elddis Accordo 125
Exp
Since 1988
Genuinely interested in this thread as we spend a lot of time in hot climates.

I have read threads that suggest roof mounted units are “too noisy” during the night to enable sleep. Add this to the weight increase, no ability to use off EHU, do they really make sense?

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Aug 14, 2011
549
759
Derbyshire Dales
Funster No
17,756
MH
Auto Sleepers Warwick Duo
Exp
Full Time 2011-2013, now part timers!
We have the iNet in our van, and the only time I’ve ever used it is if I’m too lazy to get out of bed to switch the heating on! Never had cause to use it away from the van when away, and at home the main panel is switched off, so the heating wouldn’t work anyway! I think it’s an expensive gimmick, but others may think differently! 😀
 

TerryL

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Mar 5, 2010
4,474
4,511
North East
Funster No
10,511
MH
Low Profile
Exp
2009
It all depends on your way of living. We spend most of our time off-grid so the aircon unit is just so much unusable payload - we have used it a couple of times but in all honesty a 12v fan system would probably been just as effective. We bought an Endless Breeze unit a couple of years ago and that sees more use. If ever we change vans I wouldn't be buying aircon (still appreciate the cab aircon though).
 
Nov 25, 2013
664
545
kent
Funster No
29,170
MH
Swift Kontiki 669
Exp
Since April 2013
I have a later 669, we did consider the purchase of fitting an air con unit. Our after sales told me that they had fitted a couple but they were not very successful. I purchased a 10” Cooling fan from Screwfix at £9.50, It works well on EHU and as it only consumes 40 watts I can use it with the Inverter we have .

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Mar 10, 2017
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47,646
I’m not sure if one of these roof fans might fit the bill as an alternative via the excellent YouTube channel of Greg Virgo:

 
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