RV Air Conditioner – So How Can You Keep Your RV Cool?
Instead of opening up the small vent on the roof, many campers opt for the comfort of a RV rooftop air conditioner.
When looking for a RV air conditioner, there are two different types from which you can choose: a standard height air conditioner or a low-profile airconditioner.
Standard Height Models
Standard height models are generally about 12 inches high and provide excellent cooling.
In particular, the Coleman RV air conditioner is a popular brand. The Coleman line includes the Mach RV air conditioners.
The Mach 3 PLUS is a high-efficiency RV air conditioner that won’t drain the battery on your RV. The Mach 3 PLUS is very popular and, in fact, is the world’s best-selling RV air conditioner. Priced at about $440, the Mach 3 PLUS is an excellent value.
The Mach 3 PLUS uses a large evaporator and condenser coils. It also relies on raised lance fins, which help make the heat in your RV disappear quickly. The Mach 3 rv air conditioner provides 13,500 nominal BTU cooling capacity. It also delivers 320 CFM (cubic feet per minute) airflow.
The Mach 3 PLUS is also a very reliable RV air conditioner. You can rest assured that its all-copper tubing and gas-flux brazed joints will ensure that it holds up over time.
If you have a bit more to spend, the Mach 15 gives you the highest cooling capability on the market. The Coleman 15 is one of the best RV air conditioning values on the market.
Like, the Mach 3, it uses a large evaporator and condenser coils with raised lance fins to help dissipate heat. Moreover, the Mach 3 is a 15000 BTU air conditioner and is priced at around $550.
And if you take your RV off road, consider purchasing the Coleman-Mach Roughneck. The Roughneck is designed with a tough inner core so that it can handle rugged off-road or heavy industrial use.
If you are looking for a RV Carrier air conditioner, you are out of luck. While the Carrier RV air conditioner was very popular, the company no longer manufactures RV AC units. Carrier still makes home units, but they stopped selling their RV air conditioner a few years ago.
If you have a Carrier unit that needs parts, you can buy a Carrier-to-Coleman conversion kit for a few different models of the RV Carrier air conditioner.
RV Air Conditioner – The Low Profile Model
In addition to a standard height air conditioner, you can also purchase a low profile air conditioner for your RV. The benefit of a low profile unit is that it is uses less energy than a standard unit. These units are also sleeker and less obtrusive than standard ac units. The typical low profile air conditioner measures 10 inches in height.
Your best bet for a low profile RV air conditioner is the Coleman Polar Mach or the Polar Cub RV air conditioner. These units provide more cooling than any other low-profile units ever made and use significantly less power.