Dometic -v- air command (ibis) air conditioners

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Our dometic air conditioner has finally chucked the towel in just blowing hot air after 11 years of no problems. Thinking of changing to air command (ibis). Can anyone that has had both give us some feed back on which is the best.
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Reply By: Turist - Sunday, Aug 10, 2014 at 01:04

Sunday, Aug 10, 2014 at 01:04
Have a look here John.
Aussie made, reverse cycle.
Denso Air Con

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Reply By: The Murray Marauders - Monday, Aug 11, 2014 at 03:09

Monday, Aug 11, 2014 at 03:09
Thanks for that Bob,

I have been in on their web site and had a look, can't seem to find any prices but I'll give them a ring tomorrow and cost them and compare the price against a Ibis Air Command. Are you heading to the Muster ???

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Reply By: Rob & Glen - Monday, Aug 11, 2014 at 07:16

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John
We replaced our dometic with a air command cormorant , reverse cycle and will cool to 25c in 40c heat. Also Australian made (Adelaide). Been three years no problems so far could not be happier , currently in Penong C/P on heat cycle. Getting closer to WA

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Follow Up By: The Murray Marauders - Monday, Aug 11, 2014 at 09:24

Monday, Aug 11, 2014 at 09:24
Thanks Rob,

I will have a look at them all, I do want the slimmest one that I can find.

See you soon

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Reply By: Doinit-Ezy - Wednesday, Aug 13, 2014 at 19:07

Wednesday, Aug 13, 2014 at 19:07
After much research (years actually as we never had one fitted to the van) we decided to fit an Aircommand Cormorant as it was recommended as the most robust & most efficient for hotter conditions. It is also a very cheap unit which concerned me at first but all the experts (even Steve) & lots of fellow off-road travellers kept recommended the Cormorant as the most suitable for our purposes.

There are newer, lighter designs but we prefer tried & proven products plus it is Aussie made.

Safe & happy travels.
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Follow Up By: The Murray Marauders - Wednesday, Aug 13, 2014 at 22:23

Wednesday, Aug 13, 2014 at 22:23
Thanks for your input. Do you know what the difference is between the Cormorant and the Ibis ????
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Reply By: Just Wandering - Wednesday, Aug 13, 2014 at 21:34

Wednesday, Aug 13, 2014 at 21:34
Hi John,

We are going to replace our Dometic 3000+ with the Air Command Cormmorant. The only issues with whatever you select is the ability to fit correctly on the roof between solar panels etc and the unit's off-road capabilities.

My two cents worth.

Cheers Tony
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Follow Up By: The Murray Marauders - Wednesday, Aug 13, 2014 at 22:26

Wednesday, Aug 13, 2014 at 22:26
Thanks for yolur input Tony. The people that I have spoken to at this stage have all gone for the Ibis, so I am wondering what is the difference between the Cormorant and the Ibis ????

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Follow Up By: Just Wandering - Wednesday, Aug 13, 2014 at 23:40

Wednesday, Aug 13, 2014 at 23:40
Hi John,

You can get the different specs from aircommand.com.au. Have a look at the different brochures. Also, if you look under the "Support Tab" and go to "knowledge base", you can download the respective manuals. These will give you an idea of how much room is required around the units. From memory we do not have the recommended amount of room between our four solar panels to fit the Ibis 3.

One big difference is that the Cormorant is 150mm higher than the Dometic. If you use a generator to run the aircon etc then output etc of the generator will have to be considered as well.

Have you sought advice for your particular setup from BTi?

Good luck with your quest.
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Follow Up By: Rob & Glen - Friday, Aug 15, 2014 at 03:03

Friday, Aug 15, 2014 at 03:03
We have not had any issues running our cormorant with a Honda 2 . I think the latter ones have soft start.

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Follow Up By: The Murray Marauders - Friday, Aug 15, 2014 at 04:08

Friday, Aug 15, 2014 at 04:08
Thanks for the feed back you blokes, it is very much appreciated. I rand B.T. today and spoke to Peter Thompson aqnd he tells me that they have been fitting the Cormorant but have just recently started fitting the Ibis 3. So, I will have a close look at them to start with, thanks again.

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Reply By: Gone Bush - Thursday, Aug 14, 2014 at 01:02

Thursday, Aug 14, 2014 at 01:02
I see that BT is now using the Ibis model in their new vans (in the New Vans For Sale thread).

It might be worth asking them for some advice on what you want to do as far as solar panels, roof cutout etc are concerned.

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