Journey with Confidence RV GPS App RV Trip Planner RV LIFE Campground Reviews RV Maintenance Take a Speed Test Free 7 Day Trial ×
 
 


Reply
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread Display Modes
 
Old 05-11-2022, 07:39 AM   #1
KaseyCarriage
Junior Member
 
Join Date: Apr 2022
Posts: 8
Carrier AIR V replacement/rewiring?

Hi everybody,

We are going to replace the Carrier Air V (17 yrs old) as I explained in previous post because of obvious age and reset prob.

I was told a few days ago at RV service department in Gilbert AZ, that only AC replace for the Carrier Air V, Cameo LXI '33 (2005) is a Coleman MACH series. The tech said they have serviced a lot of Carriages and that the Colemans are the only ones that work because of wiring etc....

Wondering if anybody can confirm this? THANKS!!!
__________________

KaseyCarriage is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 05-16-2022, 06:32 PM   #2
Dave The AV Guy
Junior Member
 
Join Date: Feb 2021
Posts: 6
Our Carier Air V in our 2016 Carriage Carri-Lite is still going strong, fortunately. The tech may be saying this because of the interconnection with the furnace such that the one wireless remote controls both. I personally would not let that deter me from looking at whatever other brand AC may be available, but I would certainly go with a top line model, even if that mean re-wiring the furnace control to a separate thermostat. But then, I’m an electrician and that wouldn’t scare me. As for the AC feed cable, I believe it is 12/2 on a 20 amp breaker, so that should handle any brand of AC. On another topic, I recently installed a n RV Soft Start module that spreads the start up inrush current out over time, and that allows you to operate the coach on a 30 amp feed and even run two ACs at the same time. The Carrier AC unit is a little more efficient than most, and I found I could actually feed our coach from a 15 amp circuit and the AC would still start and run okay. Of recourse I just tried this to see if it would work; I wouldn’t try this at a campground unless absolutely necessary, and one would not want to have any other AC loads active in the RV.
__________________

Dave The AV Guy is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 05-18-2022, 04:25 AM   #3
steve_darlene
Junior Member
 
Join Date: May 2005
Location: Massachusetts
Posts: 18
I separated the heater and ac and have 2 thermostats works great
__________________
Stephen & Darlene
2004 33FKT Holiday Rambler Presidential
2004 Chevy CC D/A Prodigy, PullRite, Line-X
steve_darlene is offline   Reply With Quote
Reply

Tags
ac rewiring, carrier air v, coleman mach

Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off

Forum Jump

» Featured Campgrounds

Reviews provided by

Powered by vBadvanced CMPS v3.2.3

All times are GMT -5. The time now is 04:30 PM.


Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.8 Beta 4
Copyright ©2000 - 2022, vBulletin Solutions, Inc.
×