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Old 07-17-2013, 03:55 PM   #11
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Just completed our first trip in our new Ultralite Camper 197. Great experience, love the camper. Only issue is how loud the 13500 Coleman Max air conditioner is. There is Low Fan, Low Fan, High Fan, Low cool, High Cool. It works great, but can't have a pleasant conversation in the trailer with the AC on. I suspect the second low fan setting is a misprint and should say medium. Regardless, there is almost no noise level differance between the settings. The noise level just did not stand out when we were looking at trailers, and when we did our walk through, it did not seem that loud. Is the noise level normal?
Hey JMA.....I'm glad your first trip went OK...yes the AC is loud but it is what it is. We are camping as I respond to you and we are in the 90s with heat index at 100 or above. There isn't much you can do about the noise unless you turn it off while your in the trailer.

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Old 07-17-2013, 10:45 PM   #12
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Air Conditioner Noise Level

We have a Mach 15 and yes, it is loud. The noise is definitely from air flow and not motor or condenser related. That thing moves a ton of air! I agree that closing the Chill Grill vents and forcing the air out through the ducts is the best way to quiet it down. In our trailer there are ducts in the main living area as well that can provide cool air there in lieu of the vents in the grill. I'll have to try closing all the grill vents and see if things still stay cool enough.

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Old 07-18-2013, 08:14 AM   #13
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Not much you can do about this. A 13k BTU unit blowing air into a small amount of square footage is going to be noisy. We had window C/C units in our house the first 8 years or so we lived in it. They were noisy. The RV units are essentially roof mounted window units.
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Old 07-18-2013, 09:14 AM   #14
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We have a Mach 15 and yes, it is loud. The noise is definitely from air flow and not motor or condenser related. That thing moves a ton of air! I agree that closing the Chill Grill vents and forcing the air out through the ducts is the best way to quiet it down. In our trailer there are ducts in the main living area as well that can provide cool air there in lieu of the vents in the grill. I'll have to try closing all the grill vents and see if things still stay cool enough.

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Closing chill grill vents and forcing the air through ducts is not an option for JMA and myself. If you look at his post again....he has a jayco 197 as do we. doc hit the nail on the head....its a window unit mounted on the roof.

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If I did nt have the ducted version, I would look at getting a replacement grill and doing some modifications and testing to see what I could change to lower the noise of the air rushing out of it. BAsically all you need to do is dump cold air into the big space under the unit. It would be nice to direct it, but being able to direct it, is causing most the noise. I would question taking out the registers that restrict airflow, thus reducing the things the air hits on the way out. The fan is going to generate noise itself and I think that cannot be solved.

In residential systems cold air goes into a plennum and then out to the ducts. Noise of the fan is trapped in it. Maybe a modified grill to create a compact plenum could be made.

McGyver could solve this, but it wont look pretty.
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Thanks for the input. Called the manufacturer and feel satisfied with their answer. With the 13,500 BTU Coleman roof air that we have, it is just a forced air issue. The good news is that it does a great job cooling off the trailer, so we will live with the noise and be grateful for the cool air. Happy Trails!
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