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Old 11-09-2021, 04:36 PM   #1
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Quieter A/C

We have a 2011 Eagle Super Light w/ a single AC. The AC in the living room sounds like a jet taking off. The bedroom and bath are not as bad.

My wife has hearing loss and when there is any significant background noise can't understand conversation or television.

We have mini-splits in the house and as long as we keep the fan speed down, it's not a problem for her there.

Has anyone ungraded their original AC units to the mini-split type? Feedback and info please. Results, price, etc.

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Old 11-09-2021, 04:47 PM   #2
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A company named Wacko products makes an "RV Silencer" kit. Maybe someone can post on there experience. On the website they claim a large reduction and some online reviews say they do. But those who use it might help better.

You may want to repost as How good is RV Silencer kit from Wacko? to get better answers on that possible solution.

On mini-splits, I looked at one for my permanent mobile home and it wold come to several thousand installed. But --Oh are they quiet and efficient.
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I have seen mini splits installed on campers. They have never looked great. The outdoor condenser is either on the tongue or rear bumper. The evaporator unit is inside right above it. With the tubing exposed.

If I had a 5ver that was designed for a genny, but did not have one. I would consider installing the outdoor unit there. Then look at modifying a ceiling mount unit to integrate with the furnace. This way the tubing can run under or through the cargo hold area.

It would be best for the cool air to drop from the ceiling. But, this would be a clean installation.

We have one in our bedroom. Its an awesome unit, quiet and extremely efficient. Ours has the heat pump option. Hands down the best ac I have ever owned.

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Old 11-10-2021, 02:18 AM   #4
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I installed one of those kits from RV Airflow into our Dometic 13.5K btu AC. It made the AC both quieter and helped a lot with airflow. No need to run the blower on high anymore. Jay
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Originally Posted by RogerR View Post
A company named Wacko products makes an "RV Silencer" kit.
Read a magaazine review on the Wacko. It looks interesting and might be a possible solution. Thanks
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