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Some feedback on the Houghton air conditioner


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9 hours ago, Corcomi said:

Hello from Hull 275, an Oliver Ellite ll 2017. I have been wanting to replace the Dometic air conditioner because my wife HATES the noise even when using earplugs. So I went to last week to D&N RV service located in Guntersville and asked to order me the Houghton H3400 caravan air conditioner. They placed the order and 3 days later they called me to tell me that it had arrived. Today, Monday August 23, I took the trailer at 8 am and they had it installed by 1 pm.  This unit is a game changer, it is so quiet that my wife and I can have a conversation and watch tv within the horrendous noise we used to have with the Dometic unit. The remote control is great as I can have it on the nightstand and change the temperature without getting up. It doesn’t need the soft start as it has a ramps up without it. The only drawback was that they could not drain it with the drain that the Dometic use that drains the water down below the bottom of the camper but I will be installing a gutter so it doesn’t run down the window. Best ever. By the way the RV tech is name Brandon and he has won twice the National Championship of RV Techs. This was his first time installing this type of unit and he loves the unit. So it you are in the Guntersville area and want to have them exchange your unit, give them a visit. 

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Curious as to how you have the controls for AC and heat configured now?  Do you retain the original controls for the propane furnace (only)?  Also, does your Houghton have a heat strip also?

 

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Just completed 8 weeks in the Oliver.  The Houghton A/C was flawless.  We used the heat pump function most mornings in Alaska and the Yukon - saving us a bunch of propane.

I've said this several times - if you can't stand the noise of the Dometic and don't want to spend what I expect will be several thousands to have Oliver replace yours with a Truma - the Houghton is an excellent choice and very reasonably priced. 

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On 8/24/2022 at 7:18 AM, hobo said:

Curious as to how you have the controls for AC and heat configured now?  Do you retain the original controls for the propane furnace (only)?  Also, does your Houghton have a heat strip also?

 

The air conditioner has a remote control and also on the unit itself you can make changes in case you lose the control. My unit also has the heat strip. The original controls continue to be used for the propane furnace 

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33 minutes ago, Corcomi said:

The air conditioner has a remote control and also on the unit itself you can make changes in case you lose the control. My unit also has the heat strip. The original controls continue to be used for the propane furnace 

Does your a/c have a heat strip or is it a heat pump?  Two very different things...

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21 hours ago, Corcomi said:

That’s what I paid too

 

21 hours ago, Corcomi said:

The air conditioner has a remote control and also on the unit itself you can make changes in case you lose the control. My unit also has the heat strip. The original controls continue to be used for the propane furnace 

Thanks.

 

2018 Elite II, Hull #414 (the very last 2018 produced).  Trailer name "2 HOBOS" .   2018 F250 4X4 Crew Cab, 6.7L diesel

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Can anyone who has done the Houghton install themselves go into a little gory detail of what it took?  I would love to give it a go.  Am happy to end up using a remote to control the unit as long as the heat could still run off the existing thermostat.

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