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Advent Air Replacement RV Air Conditioner for Carrier Setup w/ Start Capacitor - 13,500 Btu - Black

Advent Air Replacement RV Air Conditioner for Carrier Setup w/ Start Capacitor - 13,500 Btu - Black

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Is this right For you? Product Expert Kathleen M says:

Yes, if you:

  • Have a busted Carrier roof unit but don't need to replace the parts inside your RV
  • Have rooms or partitions within your RV and need as much airflow as possible, especially if your setup is ducted
  • Have a black or darker camper and want the AC on top to match

No, if you:

  • Camp in extremely hot or humid areas and need a unit with more cooling power (Btus)
  • Need to add an AC where one didn’t exist
This AC unit replaces the Carrier air conditioner on your RV or camper. Included adapter wiring kit enables the AC to work with your existing Carrier setup. The start capacitor jumpstarts the AC when camp power or generator power isn't enough. Lowest Prices for the best rv air conditioners from Advent Air. Advent Air Replacement RV Air Conditioner for Carrier Setup w/ Start Capacitor - 13,500 Btu - Black part number ACCAR135B can be ordered online at etrailer.com or call 1-800-940-8924 for expert service.
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Advent Air RV Air Conditioners - ACCAR135B

  • Carrier
  • 13500 Btu
  • A/C Unit Only
  • Cool Only
  • Black
  • Advent Air
  • With Start Capacitor
  • Medium Profile

This AC unit replaces the Carrier air conditioner on your RV or camper. Included adapter wiring kit enables the AC to work with your existing Carrier setup. The start capacitor jumpstarts the AC when camp power or generator power isn't enough.


Features:

  • Air conditioner replaces your Carrier rooftop AC to quickly and efficiently cool the interior of your RV or camper
    • Compatible with a ductless or ducted system
  • Adapter wiring kit enables air conditioner to work with your existing Carrier setup
  • 6-Blade fan with motor provides sufficient airflow
  • Start capacitor jumpstarts the AC when a campsite or generator doesn't provide enough power
    • Stores energy that will later be used for the next startup
  • Thick, collapsible gasket with 6 foam pads provide support between RV roof and air conditioner
    • Gasket seals the opening to prevent water seepage and air leaks
    • Foam pads help reduce noise
  • Black, hard plastic cover protects internal components from water and debris
    • Can easily be removed for maintenance and cleaning
  • Bolt-on installation
    • Includes wiring harness and mounting hardware
  • UL and cUL certified


Specs:

  • Fits: roofs 2-1/2" to 5" thick
    • Opening size: 14-1/4" long x 14-1/4" wide
  • Air conditioner power draw (while running): 15 amps
  • Compressor power draw (while running): 9.9 amps
  • Fan motor power draw (while running): 2.6 amps
  • Cooling capacity: 13,500 Btu per hour
  • Electrical rating: 115V, 60Hz
  • Air flow: 500 cubic feet/minute
  • Overall dimensions:
    • Air conditioner: 31-3/16" long x 24-7/8" wide x 12-13/16" tall
    • Start capacitor: 2-1/8" long x 3-5/8" deep x 6-5/16" tall
  • Refrigerant: R410a, 16.9 oz
  • Wire gauge: 12 AWG
  • Air conditioner weight: 68 lbs
  • 2-Year warranty


This AC unit from Advent Air is designed to replace the old or broken Carrier air conditioner on your RV or camper. The included adapter wiring kit ensures that the AC works seamlessly with your existing, in-good-working-order Carrier air distribution box and thermostat. The AC has a powerful fan and motor that provides a steady stream of air to efficiently cool the inside of your RV on a hot or muggy day. The included start capacitor will help jumpstart the AC. This beneficial upgrade provides the AC a boost when shore power or generator power isn't enough to start it. And everything you need in order to replace your AC unit is included, which makes installation simple and easy.


Start Capacitor

Advent Air Start Capacitor

If your campsite or generator isn't able to draw the power you need, then you may have difficulty starting your AC unit. The included start capacitor, however, can eliminate this problem. The capacitor stores energy that will later be used to jumpstart the AC. Once the sufficient amount of power has been supplied to the AC, the compressor will start to run, and the internal relay switch will turn the start capacitor off. At the same time, the compressor will send "back voltage" to the relay switch and capacitor in order to energize them for the next startup.


Simple Installation

Because your RV is likely already prepped and pre-wired for an AC unit, installation is simple and easy. Most AC units, including this one, are designed to fit an opening that measures 14-1/4" x 14-1/4". Depending on your roof setup, you may need to do minimal alterations. If the opening is larger than 14-3/8" x 14-3/8", you will need to install spacers between the sides of the unit and the opening's edges. If the opening is smaller than 14-1/8" x 14-1/8", you will need to enlarge the hole to fit the unit snugly inside the opening.


Advent Air AC Collapsible Gasket and Foam Pads

On the bottom of the AC, there's a thick, collapsible gasket with 6 noise-reducing foam pads. This provides support between the RV roof and AC and seals the opening to prevent water and outside air from leaking in. Because of this, the use of fresh sealant isn't required during installation.


To install the start capacitor, bolt it to the fan motor support with the included hardware and then route the wires to the run capacitor.


Once installed, the hard plastic cover on the AC can easily be removed for maintenance and cleaning.



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Advent Air Replacement RV Air Conditioner for Carrier Setup w/ Start Capacitor - 13,500 Btu - Black - ACCAR135B

Average Customer Rating:  4.6 out of 5 stars   (303 Customer Reviews)

This AC unit replaces the Carrier air conditioner on your RV or camper. Included adapter wiring kit enables the AC to work with your existing Carrier setup. The start capacitor jumpstarts the AC when camp power or generator power isn't enough.

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This ac works well but is noisy. I have a 2005 jayco greyhawk and my ac unit went Caput. This fit the ticket and shipping was fast from etrailer. Will buy from them again.



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great cooling for my camper.



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On time delivery easy to install. Installed 1 hour ago seems to be cooling good and quieter than old carrier unit I replaced



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Review from a similar Advent Air AC Unit in RV Air Conditioners


Advent 15000 BTU AC. Best price I could find on the internet or anywhere else for that matter. I received the unit 4 days earlier than expected which was a good thing. The installation, including getting it on the roof, was about 30 minutes. The Advent was a direct replacement for a 4/5-year-old Dometic Brisk II that quit cooling. The Advent is slightly quitter that the Dometic but of course that is only my subjective opinion. On low speed you can continue an intelligible conversation. The Advent has been installed 3 days now and it is working great.
I have purchased from etrailer in the past and have been completely satisfied. There are three concern/issues that need to be mention/address. (1) Packaging could have been better. The box it came in looked like it had been rolling around in the back of a UPS truck. (2) There was no installation instruction or owner’s manual whatsoever that came with the unit. I pulled mine off the internet. (3) the unit had minor damage on the base or main frame of the unit (I hope it does not cause issue later). The damage was not so bad as to cause forgoing the installation. Since the shipping box did not show any noticeable damage at the location of the damage on the unit, I can only assume that it was shipped by etrailer that way which is a QC issue.



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Review from a similar Advent Air AC Unit in RV Air Conditioners


Unit works great. Took an hour to change out. Hooked up as advertised. We replaced a Coleman Mach 3 13,500 btu for the 15,000. Puts out a lot of CFM.

Unfortunately, UPS shipping damage occurred in transit. Really nothing you can do about them being careless with your packages.


Comments
I hate to see this kind of damage! I passed your information along to customer service for them to better assist you.
-- Etrailer Expert Katrina B - 04/13/2022

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Review from a similar Advent Air AC Unit in RV Air Conditioners


simple install, make sure to prep around ducting with foil tape to seal good and decrease loss of cool air escaping. Plug and play install, blows harder than the dometic it replaced on my motorhome.



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Review from a similar Advent Air AC Unit in RV Air Conditioners


Great service just received the product. However the product was slightly damaged in shipment. Have pictures where do I send them? No damage to shipping box.


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Thank you for letting us know. I have sent your information along to our customer service team.
-- Etrailer Expert Brooke M - 05/02/2022

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Review from a similar Advent Air AC Unit in RV Air Conditioners


Everything worked great except my old mounting bolts were 5/16 and these units require 1/4 so would recommend getting the bolts before installation 1/4 x7 are needed. But otherwise they work great! Love them!



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Review from a similar Advent Air AC Unit in RV Air Conditioners


Super fast shipping, great price, very helpful staff. Installation was super easy. Replaced one of my original 1998 Duo Therm units with this unit. Getting the old unit unstuck was a bit of a challenge but from there it was just a matter of getting it lined up with the hole, attaching the cold control, putting the 4 bolts in, plugging it into the original connector, putting the plastic cover plate back on and turning it on! From experience I know that even the simplest of projects on an rv can snowball into a major ordeal. Without a doubt this was one of the easiest and most straightforward projects I’ve tackled. Working in 95° Oklahoma heat start to finish was under two hours and that included replacing the old foil sealing tape around the air duct. Having two strong people on top while I was inside to get it centered over the hole, getting the old unit down and the new unit up was a huge asset! I’ll be replacing the other unit sometime over the winter for sure. Just can’t think of anything negative about the whole experience.



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Review from a similar Advent Air AC Unit in RV Air Conditioners


It is a very good unit. I works really well. Was very simple to install and get it running. Will recommend that anyone buying this also buy the Starter kit ACMSCKIT to. it will make it so much easier on the unit and will help with the surge every time the kicks on.



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Review from a similar Advent Air AC Unit in RV Air Conditioners


Over all this is a good unit and met expections. The unit installed as stated with the existing wiring harness and mount. The overall dimensions of this unit are approximately 3 inches longer than the Dometic that it replaced (e.g. if you have a limited space due to solar panels as I do check carefully). The start Capacitor worked as intended and the start load was measure at 15.1 amps inrush. The running unit measured 14.7 amps with fan on high. The split (temperature between the return and the supply air) measured 25 degrees F and was consistent. The only negative is that unit will only run on two fan speeds with the existing Dometic thermostat not the three it is capable of.



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Review from a similar Advent Air AC Unit in RV Air Conditioners


I called etrailer and gave them my model number of both the roof unit and the interior air distribution box before I ordered and the "Expert" told me that this unit would work and would be plug and play with my existing unit in my camper. I ordered it and the roof unit did indeed work great. It bolted right up and my existing control box works great. The inside air distribution panel not so much. Called the etrailer "Expert" who then called the manufacturer who said basically oh well it happens. So my only option was to buy a complete retrofit kit that has the interior panel and a whole new thermostat set up that I don't need or want for an additional $xxx. I asked etrailer for a little help supporting their customer and at least give it to me for the price I would have gotten it for if I ordered it as a kit with my roof unit which would have been $xx. I think they should have sent it to me for free but a fair compromise would have been the $xx price because they were the ones that told me not to buy the kit in the first place because it was "plug and play". But all etrailer cares about is making that next sale and the next buck so they made me buy it for full price. So make sure that whatever you order from etrailer is going to work and verify their advice with another source before you buy because once you give them your money you are on your own. etrailer will not even try to make it right. It will be a long time before I buy anything from etrailer again and if anyone asks I will send them somewhere else.



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Review from a similar Advent Air AC Unit in RV Air Conditioners


I ordered six of these units and very nicely asked customer service to double box them, as they have done before, because of freight or shipping company beats them up. I’m constantly having to return them and I lose money and time do not care



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Review from a similar Advent Air AC Unit in RV Air Conditioners


I would like to thank George for his help when I needed it. In the year using my Advent air conditioner, it has done very well. For a DIY it was a straightforward install, and I only needed someone to help me get it on top of the RV, (in the box as someone suggested). I hope to get many years of service from my Advent air conditioner



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Review from a similar Advent Air AC Unit in RV Air Conditioners


Installing was quick and efficient. At first when I hookup up unit on the inside, it was blowing hot air. After purchasing the advent air distribution unit without thermostat, everything runs smoothly. I love my unit. This my first time installing everything. I would buy again, if my second unit goes out. Great replacement for carrier unit.



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Review from a similar Advent Air AC Unit in RV Air Conditioners


This was a replacement for a Carrier V 15,000 roof top. Still using the Carrier control panel and ducting. Runs and cools good but cycles more than our older advent air 13k ductless in the bedroom. Cycling may be caused by the ducting instead of ductless. It is quieter than the old Carrier V and seems to cool the same.



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Review from a similar Advent Air AC Unit in RV Air Conditioners


Installed 2 new Advent 15k btu air conditioners on our 2010 Winnebago RV. The old Coleman Mach units were dead. I got the pigtails that connected the new ACs to the existing Coleman control box. It couldn't have been easier! I didn't have to disconnect power or any of the wiring. Just had to drill 4 holes in the existing metal Coleman ceiling retainer rings for the hold-down screws. Read the instructions and it goes simple. Also, I was able to fit the old Coleman control box under the ceiling above the filter plate instead of cutting it into the return air shroud like the instructions suggest. It was a better installation for us. 2 units installed in 4 hours. Nice system, would definitely purchase again. Also the 2nd time we've ordered expensive things from etrailer.com with zero issues.



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Review from a similar Advent Air AC Unit in RV Air Conditioners


I received the unit as promised. I installed the start capacitor. Very Easy. Good instructions.
Hardest part was swapping the units on/off roof!!
I would say it took me a total of 45 minutes to change.
It is 91 here in AZ. The unit is putting out 48.8 degree temperature.
VERY VERY HAPPY with the whole process and end results!!
I will be replacing my second unit soon……



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Review from a similar Advent Air AC Unit in RV Air Conditioners


The Advent A/C unit is working great. Hardest part is getting it up on the roof. 6 plug works as advertised and was easy. There was a thermistor freeze protection with two wires that came from the Dometic unit. No one I contacted at etrailer or Advent had any idea it existed and couldn’t help me find a replacement. It’s working fine without it, but was concerning for a while.



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Review from a similar Advent Air AC Unit in RV Air Conditioners


We replaced our 2018 13,500 air conditioner (which had a slow leak and needed recharged every year) with the Advent 15,000 Btu model. First, it arrived less than 3 full days from when I ordered it. I watched the video and read online how to replace it. It was a simple job basically 4 bolts inside holding it to the roof and plugging it in. My wife and I had it done in less than an hour. We had trouble finding how tight it should be bolted down, I was able to see under the edges and tightened it until the seal was tight against the roof on both sides - tightened each bolt the same amount of turns. I was a little leery replacing it myself, now glad I didn't pay to have it done.



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Review from a similar Advent Air AC Unit in RV Air Conditioners


Upgraded from a 13.5 to the 15k unit. Install was very straightforward and plugged straight in, only issue we've run into is that the duct system doesn't allow enough airflow for the larger unit causing it to freeze up under heavy use. Modifying the cover to allow for both ducted airflow and direct flow from the unit is something we're experimenting with to solve the problem.



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Review from a similar Advent Air AC Unit in RV Air Conditioners


Have an 1999 Ford E-150 van used as an RV. I built a 30 amp box with 2-20 amp circuits several years ago. I and 3 doggies travel all over the SE for dog agility competitions. Loading and lifting a window A/C unit into the driver's side widow worked, but a major task. I cut and framed a hole in the van roof and installed the Advent ACM150. Had to install 12 volt system for thermostat and fish both 110 and 12 volt wire through walls and ceiling. A/C turned on perfectly the very first time I pushed the thermostat on button. Wowee...100 degrees outside; 69 degrees in the van. Absolutely life changing for me an my doggies. P.S. I am a nice 75 year old lady and still cannot believe I did this install all by myself. One year and miles later, this A/C is perfect!



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Review from a similar Advent Air AC Unit in RV Air Conditioners


I was a little unsure about the compatibility of this unit with my dead Coleman Mach unit. But it installed in less than 2 hours. The biggest challenge was removing the old unit from the roof and lifting the new one onto the roof. I could have used some help lifting it up there, but I managed by myself (don't recommend trying this!). The installation kit and instructions are complete. My particular Coleman unit had the control panel inside the ceiling behind the ceiling cover, so I did not have to install it onto the Advent unit as described in the instructions, which was a huge plus. I plugged it in and fired it up and the unit is performing well.



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Review from a similar Advent Air AC Unit in RV Air Conditioners


Nice unit, easy install, had issues with hard start capacitor but e trailer sent a new one out



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Review from a similar Advent Air AC Unit in RV Air Conditioners


This unit was plug and play from my old unit. Startup capacitor installed in about 2 minutes. Took about 30 minutes start to finish. The only difficult part was climbing the ladder to get it on the top of the rv. It is big and awkward with no good place to hold onto


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