Dometic Air Conditioner

Submitted: Tuesday, Sep 11, 2018 at 13:26
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The other day after travelling in a strong crosswind I noticed when we stopped that the white shroud on the air conditioner was missing. I wonder if this has happened to anyone else and where a new shroud was purchased. On inspection of the air conditioner I noticed that the fins on the condenser are corroded so it may be time for a replacement. Our van is 20ft 2006 model. Any info would be appreciated.
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Reply By: Off Route - Tuesday, Sep 11, 2018 at 13:49

Tuesday, Sep 11, 2018 at 13:49
have a look at the Air Commander Coremet ??? it is a inverter stye and well worth the change
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Reply By: Free & Easy - Tuesday, Sep 11, 2018 at 22:19

Tuesday, Sep 11, 2018 at 22:19
Caravansplus have some. Not sure if its your model

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Reply By: Gamma and Grumps - Thursday, Sep 13, 2018 at 13:34

Thursday, Sep 13, 2018 at 13:34
Hi
Thanks for the replies. I have since found out the cover and the condenser for Dometic Model CAL136.312 are no longer available but a cover from another model may be retro fitted. Has anyone fitted the Truma Aventa and if so are they OK? Has anyone removed and replaced the air conditioner themselves? Is it a job for Bushtracker or can the local fridge man do the job?
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Follow Up By: Gone Bush - Thursday, Sep 13, 2018 at 16:49

Thursday, Sep 13, 2018 at 16:49
I've read about a few failures for the Truma Aventa.

The Dometic Harrier Inverter model seems to be getting some ticks.

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See if you can contact Nik'n'Off. He just fitted one.
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Reply By: Deeks - Saturday, Sep 15, 2018 at 09:52

Saturday, Sep 15, 2018 at 09:52
I recently replaced the shroud on my 2005 van which was a CAL136. I got this from caravans plus. The original cover was quite brittle and probably would have disappeared on the next trip or two.
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Reply By: Gamma and Grumps - Saturday, Sep 15, 2018 at 13:46

Saturday, Sep 15, 2018 at 13:46
Thanks very much for the reply. Would you by any chance have the part number and cost.
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Reply By: Deeks - Sunday, Sep 16, 2018 at 12:19

Sunday, Sep 16, 2018 at 12:19
It was this one and for my aircon was a perfect fit.

https://www.caravansplus.com.au/3308046014-white-outer-shroud-suit-dometic-b3253-b3254-cal136-air-conditioners-p-10762.html

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Reply By: Gamma and Grumps - Sunday, Sep 16, 2018 at 12:33

Sunday, Sep 16, 2018 at 12:33
Thanks very much. Sounds like the way to go.
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Reply By: NIK `N` OFF - Monday, Sep 17, 2018 at 20:18

Monday, Sep 17, 2018 at 20:18
Recently changed our 2007 Dometic AC over to their newer inverter model with the help of Brian Fox. A reasonably simple job but I did have to remove the Winegard aerial as the new AC was slightly longer.

So far I can say we are very happy with its operation but mainly used on heat. Approx $1800 from My Generator on line.
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Reply By: Gamma and Grumps - Sunday, Sep 23, 2018 at 07:10

Sunday, Sep 23, 2018 at 07:10
Thanks. I have ordered a new cowl from Caravan plus.
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