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srx-6

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Posted: 05/25/20 02:27pm Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

Thanks. I will check them out.


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Yesterday I talked with Dometic Customer Service they seemed very helpful and knowledgeable. After many questions they told me, since I was replacing all 3 ac units that I could remove the control boards from the 3 old units and install them into the new Brisk Air II and use my 5 button T stat. This seems to good to be true as this will save about $500. So far PPL has the best price and availability on the Brisk Air. We will be heading home next week so, looks like I will be spending a day on the roof of the camper.
Any advice on the install would be appreciated.

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Posted: 05/28/20 07:58am Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

Is seems silly to remove three brand new circuit boards from three new AC units and then install three used boards from 12 year old AC units. The correct plan is to buy a new 10-button thermostat for less than $100 and upgrade your entire system. It's all plug and play.

Where is the $500 savings?

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Posted: 05/28/20 08:28am Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

The Brisk Air comes without control boards. If I bought a new thermostat I would have to purchase 3 compatible control boards.

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That is the difference between Brisk Air and PENGUIN. Penguins come with 10 button control boards and the Brisk Air's are just the upper unit. The install is just 4 bolts per AC and letting the existing control boxes hang loose until you get the roof top unit secured. Do you have Brisk airs already? Most Monaco's came with Penguin's to lower the height of the RV. The OLD Penguin's have the seperate control boxes. Doug

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Not sure what they are. My paperwork states Dometic / Duo Therm ac and heat pump model #630516.331. I can see the control boards so should be easy to remove

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srx-6 wrote:

Not sure what they are. My paperwork states Dometic / Duo Therm ac and heat pump model #630516.331. I can see the control boards so should be easy to remove


600 series is Penguins. Your new Brisk airs will be about 3 inches taller. Doug

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A1RVTraveler wrote:

Is seems silly to remove three brand new circuit boards from three new AC units and then install three used boards from 12 year old AC units. The correct plan is to buy a new 10-button thermostat for less than $100 and upgrade your entire system. It's all plug and play.

Where is the $500 savings?


He is buying Brisk Air which have no control boards. The savings is NOT buying Penguin's which come with the control boards and they are slightly higher in base cost. If I had his unit, I would buy 3 new Penguin HP's and upgrade the tstat. Granted, another extra $1500 for all 3, but you get current Technology and do not have to worry about if the older Control boards fail and then have that cost. Doug

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The new Penguin II units have finally arrived (ordered them June 15). I am thinking I will pull them up to the roof with rope and sling. Can anyone tell me if the units must remain flat or can they be turned vertical for the trip up the ladder?

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srx-6 wrote:

The new Penguin II units have finally arrived (ordered them June 15). I am thinking I will pull them up to the roof with rope and sling. Can anyone tell me if the units must remain flat or can they be turned vertical for the trip up the ladder?


They can be turned vertical for a few minutes. Doug

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