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Old 07-17-2013, 08:04 AM   #1
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Air Conditioner Noise Level

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?
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AC Noise Level, Question Rephrased

The noise level is not mechanical, it is an air flow noise. I am wondering if there is a different louvre that is available to lessen the noise level....any ideas?
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Yes to me it's also way to noisey. We run it when were out of it only. Shut it off when we go in. It seems to stay cool for a good while with the windows shut and a small fan running. That works for the upper 80's but I don't know what i'll do when it gets into the 90's.
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We have a Coleman, I think a Mach 3, that my wife complains about the noise level. It doesn't bother me as much, as I see it as white noise, but I do agree it's very loud.
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Mine is loud too....same as sirrealone, I count it as white noise....nice when the campsite next to you is a little loud.

The extra low fan is not a mis-print, it's for when you have the optional heat strip. Without the heat strip, it's just another low fan setting.
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Yes Yes, the AC is much too loud for us also. I have considered ear plugs during the night but am uncomfortable with not hearing what is going on around me. I have noticed after a week of running the AC at night, you begin to get use to it.
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I like my table top fan for the white noise as it does block out most outside sounds. I hope I never need the ac on to drown out a noisey campsite but I will if need be.
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At least the AC drowns out the generator noise.
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The noise level is not mechanical, it is an air flow noise. I am wondering if there is a different louvre that is available to lessen the noise level....any ideas?
Do some experimenting... Make sure ALL vents are open and the filter is clean. Try re-directing air flow to see if it makes a difference. If your rig is big enough for 2 units, you can run the farthermost one at night.
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Noticed on ours that if you close the quick cool vents it gets much quieter, and all the cool air is directed through the vents at a higher flow.
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