1. RV Air Conditioners
  2. Advent Air
  3. 13500 Btu
  4. Non-Ducted Ceiling Assembly
  5. Air Conditioner w Heat Strip
Advent Air RV Air Conditioner w/ Air Distribution Box, Start Capacitor, and Heat Strip - 13,500 Btu

Advent Air RV Air Conditioner w/ Air Distribution Box, Start Capacitor, and Heat Strip - 13,500 Btu

Item # ACM135BCH
lowest price pledge
Our Price: $735.18
RV Air Conditioners
This item qualifies for Free Shipping
Shipping Weight: 94 lbs
Quantity: 
In Stock
ACM135BCH - Non-Ducted Ceiling Assembly Advent Air Air Conditioner w Heat Strip
zoom in icon
zoom out icon
Comment field cannot be left empty.
Name field cannot be left empty.

Thank you! Your comment has been submitted successfully. You should be able to view your question/comment here within a few days.

Error submitting comment. Please try again momentarily.

Product Images

In Use/Installed

Ductless AC unit lets you replace an existing AC or add a new AC to your RV. The air distribution box has a built-in thermostat, the start capacitor jumpstarts the AC when you need a boost, and the electric heat strip keeps you warm on cold mornings. Lowest Prices for the best rv air conditioners from Advent Air. Advent Air RV Air Conditioner w/ Air Distribution Box, Start Capacitor, and Heat Strip - 13,500 Btu part number ACM135BCH can be ordered online at etrailer.com or call 800-298-8924 for expert service.
  • All Info
  • Reviews (57)
  • Q & A (10)
  • Photos
  • Why etrailer?

Advent Air RV Air Conditioners - ACM135BCH

  • 13500 Btu
  • Non-Ducted Ceiling Assembly
  • Advent Air
  • Air Conditioner w Heat Strip

Ductless AC unit lets you replace an existing AC or add a new AC to your RV. The air distribution box has a built-in thermostat, the start capacitor jumpstarts the AC when you need a boost, and the electric heat strip keeps you warm on cold mornings.


Features:

  • Air conditioner quickly and efficiently cools the interior of your RV or camper
    • Replaces, upgrades, or adds an air conditioner and air distribution box
    • Compatible with only ductless systems
  • 6-Blade fan with motor has 3 speed settings for increasing or decreasing airflow
  • Air distribution box has adjustable registers on the front and back that let you direct the air where needed
    • Internal aluminum components are rustproof
  • Built-in thermostat controls the fan and temperature settings
  • 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
  • Electric heat strip removes the chill on cold or frosty mornings
    • Easy plug-and-play installation with included 30" power cord
  • 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
  • Removable air filter prevents dust and dirt build-up on the fan blades
  • 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
  • Capacity:
    • Cooling: 13,500 Btu per hour
    • Heating: 5,500 Btu per hour
  • Electrical rating: 115V, 60Hz
  • Air flow: 500 cubic feet/minute
  • Thermostat temperature range: 65 F to 90 F (16 C to 30 C)
  • Overall dimensions:
    • Air conditioner: 31-3/16" long x 24-7/8" wide x 12-13/16" tall
    • Air distribution box: 22-1/2" long x 21-1/2" wide x 3-1/2" tall
    • Start capacitor: 2-1/8" long x 3-5/8" deep x 6-5/16" tall
    • Heat strip: 15-3/4" long x 2-3/4" tall x 4-3/4" tall
  • Refrigerant: R410a, 16.9 oz
  • Wire gauge: 12 AWG
  • Air conditioner weight: 68 lbs
  • 1-Year warranty


This Advent Air AC unit lets you replace an existing, old or broken air conditioner or add a new air conditioner to an area on your RV or camper that doesn't already have one. 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. For your convenience, the included air distribution box has a built-in thermostat that lets you set the fan speed and temperature. It also operates the electric heat strip, which helps keep you warm on a cold morning. 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 or add an AC unit is included, which makes installation simple and easy.


Air Distribution Box and Thermostat

Advent Air Air Distribution Box

The AC unit includes an air distribution box with a built-in thermostat. The dial on the left controls the 3 fan speed settings, which let you increase or decrease the airflow. It also controls the 3 cool settings and the heat setting. The dial on the right allows you to set the temperature. Additionally, there are adjustable registers on the front and back of the box. These can be tilted up, down, or side-to-side for directing the air where needed. The removable air filter prevents dust and dirt from building up on the fan blades.


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.


Electric Heat Strip

Advent Air Electric Heat Strip

The electric heat strip keeps your RV warm on a cold or frosty morning. It is operated with the control dial on the air distribution box. After you turn the dial to the OPT. HEAT setting, the compressor will shut off, and the fan will blow air over the heater and into your RV. When the optimal temperature has been reached, turn the dial to a fan or cooling setting. Please also note that the heat strip only has one temperature setting and cannot be controlled by the thermostat.


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.


To install the heat strip, mount it to the evaporator inside the AC unit with the included mounting screws. The heat strip has easy, plug-and-play installation with the supplied 30" power cord. Please note that the heat strip should be installed before the air distribution box is installed.


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



ACM135B Advent Air RV Roof Air Conditioner - 13,500 Btu - Black

ACDB Advent Air RV Plenum for Air Conditioners - White

ACMSCKIT Advent Air Start Capacitor for RV Air Conditioners

ACMHD Advent Air Electric Heat Strip for RV Air Conditioners - 5,500 Btu

Installation Details ACM135BCH Installation instructions


California residents: click here



Customer Reviews

Advent Air RV Air Conditioner w/ Air Distribution Box, Start Capacitor, and Heat Strip - 13,500 Btu - ACM135BCH

Average Customer Rating:  4.7 out of 5 stars   (57 Customer Reviews)

Ductless AC unit lets you replace an existing AC or add a new AC to your RV. The air distribution box has a built-in thermostat, the start capacitor jumpstarts the AC when you need a boost, and the electric heat strip keeps you warm on cold mornings.

- ACM135BCH
by:

Ac option is awesome Good cold air install was very straight forward and easy. Heat option isn’t that great. Doesn't really put out much heat but overall good product 764952



- ACM135BCH
by:

I received my order quick and it was a easy install just had to take out the existing vent and it fit right in place approximately two hours was done with the whole project Thanks a trailer I’ll be ordering more parts 713153



- ACM135BC
by:

Review from a similar AC Unit in RV Air Conditioners


My review is on Lori at etrailer, when I ordered my advent a/c unit I knew it would not be available for 6 to 8 weeks,she kept me informed & when they received a shipment let me know, delivery was quick. Thank you Lori for keeping me informed . Due to travel I won't be installing the unit till spring so I can't review it at this time. I have bought from etrailer in the past & will again in the future, Great job. 572881



- ACM135C
by:

Review from a similar AC Unit in RV Air Conditioners


I’ve had the advent ac unit for a year now and love it . Our fifth wheel was preprep for the second ac unit so it was simple to install. We use it mostly to cool the rig down after set up and on those hot humid nights or when the outside temps shot up in the afternoons . But yes I would recommend this unit . In fact if the need would ever arise I’m would order the direct replacement for the factory installed Dometic unit on the rear . Shipping was fast with no damage. 664585



- ACCOL135
by:

Review from a similar AC Unit in RV Air Conditioners


Ahoy folks. Yelp I ordered and received ACCOL135 unit. designed to replace a Coleman unit. product was delivered from out of state, right on time!! very cost effective. easy installation. preformes as advertised. longevity undetermined? 602553



- ACCAR150
by:

Review from a similar AC Unit in RV Air Conditioners


Received Advent Air Replacement Rooftop RV Air Conditioner for Carrier Setup 15,000 Btu White- ACCAR150 in excellent condition by UPS. Replaced one of my old Carrier Air V air conditioners on my 32' Damon Daybreak motor home. It was easy to install and the conversion kit that came with it worked very well. Quiet even when running on high speed. Used the same remote and ceiling mount I had with my Carrier Air Conditioner. 528083



- ACM150
by:

Review from a similar AC Unit in RV Air Conditioners


I bought this for a 1983 ford shasta r/v Took about 1 1/2 hours to install. would have been less time but I had to reroute the 12/2/ rx to the other side. Was very easy to install. So next time I hit a very low tree branch and rip off my a/c unit I will get another one here!!! 489289



- ACM135CH
by:

Review from a similar AC Unit in RV Air Conditioners


I'm planning on using my trailer as a workshop so heat and AC were important. This AC unit was easy to install into the existing 14x14 vent. Took me about an hour to install and everything went smoothly. My trailer is 28 ft long so I'm thinking that I'll be needing a 2nd unit at the far end. I'll decide that after I'm finished insulating the walls. I've already put in 2 inches of rigid foam on the roof and that alone made a huge difference. 655942



- ACM150
by:

Review from a similar AC Unit in RV Air Conditioners


Very fast delivery at a very good price. 481836



- ACM150BCH
by:

Review from a similar AC Unit in RV Air Conditioners


Incredibly fast shipping, all packaging was intact with no damage. Items were easy to install. Biggest chore was lifting it on to the roof of the camper. Every time I've used E-trailer they have provided exceptional products and fast shipping. Great company 596813



- ACM135CH
by:

Review from a similar AC Unit in RV Air Conditioners


Great response time . Haven't installed yet but it appears to be in perfect condition. 642380



- ACM135C
by:

Review from a similar AC Unit in RV Air Conditioners


Product arrived super fast and seems to work well (too cold currently to know for sure) etrailer had the best price I found and has excellent customer service. Will be doing business with them again 579703



- ACM135BC
by:

Review from a similar AC Unit in RV Air Conditioners


My husband installed this as a second air conditioner in our 5th wheel. Installation took a little longer than expected due to getting the inside template to line up with the main unit. Also, it is pretty noisy on medium and high; however, that doesn’t bother us as we like to sleep with “white noise”. Overall, it cools well and is a fairly straightforward installation with minor adjustments needed. If you are mechanically inclined, installation should not be an issue. 647387



- ACCOL135
by:

Review from a similar AC Unit in RV Air Conditioners


The unit seems to be a top of the line quality product. Installation was fairly straight forward except the instructions are outdated. Instructions tell you to remove the receiver cover to prep it for mounting the Coleman control panel. The cover is not removable, it's now a high density foam. Also the supplied hardware is not long enough to go through the cover. The photos in the instructions are very hard to determine what they are of. 510096


Comments
Labor Day weekend 2018 we were camping at a site in direct sunlight. While running the unit on high we experienced a smell of something electrical over heating. I feel that the compressor failed. I have been in touch with the company and have the location of the nearest service location but have not been able to take the RV there yet. There is a 2 year warrantee so it shouldnt be a problem just an inconvenience.
Michael w - 05/19/2019

55433

- ACM135CH
by:

Review from a similar AC Unit in RV Air Conditioners


As with other orders, the generator showed up on time and in good shape. The etrailer videos were very clear as to remove the old AC and replace it with the new Advent unit. The etrailer videos also showed to install the capacitor, the heat strip, and the distribution box. We were worried about getting the unit on the roof of the camper however it really was not a problem ….. we leaned a ladder up against the camper, tied a rope around the box, then leaned the box against the ladder. One person got on the roof and pulled the rope while two more people pushed from below... no problems and in about a minute the box was on the roof. The unit is now installed and looks good …. no power at the storage yard so I can only assume that the unit works as it is supposed to (like ever thing else we have ever ordered from etrailer). Good Job guys! 644424



- ACCOL150
by:

Review from a similar AC Unit in RV Air Conditioners


This unit can't be beat if you are replacing a stock Coleman--Avery straightforward installation. Airflow is better than my old Coleman but temperature is not. I've taken 3 trips with this Advent on Summer days with temperatures in the 90s, and in all cases the output temperature never got cooler than 60. The old Coleman could blow 50 degrees. 551026


Comments
Where are you measuring the 60°? According to the manufacturer, ASA Electronics, if your trailer has a ducted system, its possible that theres a leak in the ductwork. The best way to rule out the AC unit itself is to measure the output air temperature right as it leaves the unit.
-- Mike L - 01/24/2019

48844

- ACM135CH
by:

Review from a similar AC Unit in RV Air Conditioners


The order came in super quick. I can't report on performance of the roof top ac or fan yet, as my rv isn't ready for them yet. It they work half as good as delivery, I know they will be great. 574262



- ACDOM150
by:

Review from a similar AC Unit in RV Air Conditioners


SUPER pleased with the product. It was exactly as described and performs exactly as expected. The installation was simple, do-it-yourself, (less than 30 min) using 1 screwdriver and 1 nutdriver. The 15,000 btu unit cools my 41' park model in less than 20 min. Super quiet, and efficient. This unit was used to replace a Dometic Duo Therm and I did not have to modify anything...straight plug and play! Many thanks to the team at etrailer for the great service and lightning fast shipping! I will definitely be a loyal future customer. 540255



- ACM135C
by:

Review from a similar AC Unit in RV Air Conditioners


You for Your Free shipping and well packaged order. I have it installed in my camping trailer and I will be applying the power tomorrow. 597910



- ACM135C
by:

Review from a similar AC Unit in RV Air Conditioners


Very easy to install , took me 1 hour and a half , runs nice 538835



- ACM150
by:

Review from a similar AC Unit in RV Air Conditioners


This is a direct replacement for a unit that I have. A tree branch put a hole in the condenser. This was not the fault of the unit. I was able to remove the six Phillips head screws on the inside shroud, unplug two cables and remove four 10mm bolts, then remove the old unit. once the old unit was out of the way place the new unit in place and reverse the process. I think the whole process took me 30 minutes to complete. It works just as well as any other unit I have owned. 518681



- ACM150
by:

Review from a similar AC Unit in RV Air Conditioners


Top cover is broke at the screw holes. 509868



- ACDOM150
by:

Review from a similar AC Unit in RV Air Conditioners


Great quick service. Ordered online then I had a follow up call to confirm info. Ordered Thursday afternoon got it Tuesday morning, free shipping. The A/C unit was well packaged. I would recommend them. 642296



- ACDOM150B
by:

Review from a similar AC Unit in RV Air Conditioners


Amazing product, I will definitely recommend Advent to all my RV friends. Extremely easy to install, just a little to heavy to get up a ladder alone so i used a tractor to lift the unit to the roof of my RV, 4 bolts on the inside to remove and the wiring harness and off with the pos demetic, placed the Advent right in place bolted it down turned it on and instantly got cold air, very cold air! Only thing you have to install which I think the factory could do but, was easy. 516122



- ACDOM150
by:

Review from a similar AC Unit in RV Air Conditioners


Arrived very fast only took about 3 days to get here really simple to install the hardest part was getting unit on top of RV and that wasn’t to hard by myself only took about 45 minutes and it blowing around 50 degrees over 100 dollars less than local RV dealer great product would buy again but hope I never have to 641655


25
60
Show More Reviews

Ask the Experts about this Advent Air RV Air Conditioners

  • Power Draw of 13,500 Btu Advent Air RV Air Conditioner
    The 13,500 Btu Advent Air RV Air Conditioner w/ Air Distribution Box, Start Capacitor, and Heat Strip # ACM135BCH (Black) and # ACM135CH (White) draws 1,450 watts so you will need a generator with that much capacity so keep the AC up and running. For that I recommend the 3,200-Watt Portable RV Inverter Generator - 2,900 Running Watts # 333-0002-2-0007. I have added links to video reviews for you to check out as well.
    view full answer...
  • AC Unit Recommendation for 5 by 8 Trailer and Generator Size Needed
    For a 5 by 8 trailer you'd need an AC unit that comes with an interior vent panel and a lower BTU since it's a smaller trailer which wouldn't have as much cubic feet to cool. For that the best option is the Advent Air Command part # ACM135BCH which is a 13,500 btu unit for non-ducted applications like yours. A ducted application would be an application that has roof ducting designed for AC units that directs the air through vents. A non-ducted application would be one like yours where...
    view full answer...
  • What Type of Power Source Typically Powers RV AC Unit
    The heat pump is going to draw enough amperage to drain a vehicle battery overnight. Same for the AC unit of the kit you mentioned. If you really wanted to use an AC system like the Atwood part # ACM135BCH you referenced you'd have to look into a generator. When you go with a generator that's going to have you out of the "cheap" options since you'd need a higher rated generator setup like the # 333-0001-0002.
    view full answer...
  • Furrion Vs. Advent 13.5 BTU Air Conditioner For Cooling and Noise Level
    The Furrion Chill RV Air Conditioner and Air Distribution Box w/ Built-in Thermostat part # FACR14SA-BL has a 60 db indoor sound level which can be compared to the sound of a normal conversation. The Furrion is actually about 10 db quieter than the Advent part # ACM135BCH based on our testing. However the Advent brings down the ambient temperature about 10 degrees lower compared to the Furrion. The Furrion does not have the option of a heat strip so I recommend the Advent Air RV Air...
    view full answer...
  • Why Cant RV AC Systems Mount Vertically on Wall
    RV AC units like the Advent # ACM135BCH cannot mount vertically. The refrigerant does rely on gravity to get through the unit properly. Also as heavy as these are it would take quite a bit of reinforcing to mount one on a front wall.
    view full answer...
  • Replacement Advent Air Conditioner for Ductless DuoTherm Air Conditioner
    I spoke with a representative of Advent, who told me the Air Distribution Box with Built-In Thermostat for Advent Air RV Air Conditioners # ACDB will only work with the Advent brand of air conditioners. So if your ductless DuoTherm distribution box is not working you can replace your entire unit with an Advent set up, which includes the distribution box and thermostat. You can choose based on the BTUs and color you want: - 13,500 Btu - White: Advent Air RV Air Conditioner with Air...
    view full answer...
  • What Size Generator Is Needed for the Advent 15,000 Btu Air Conditioner
    If you are trying to decide between the Advent Air RV Air Conditioner part # ACM135BCH for 13,500 Btu's or the Advent Air RV Air Conditioner part # ACM150BCH for 15,000 Btu's then you would need take the total square footage of your trailer and then multiply that number by 20. This will then give you the correct number of Btu's that is needed to cool that area per hour. If you are in doubt, I would just go with the larger option as it will be better to have more than you need than not enough. In...
    view full answer...
  • Recommended RV Air Conditioner with Non-Ducted Assembly and Black Shroud
    You may want to consider the Advent Air RV Air Conditioner with Ceiling Vent and Start Capacitor - Black # ACM135BC or the larger # ACM150BC which will give you the non-ducted assembly as well as the black cover. This AC unit also has the start capacitor for storing energy to make startup easier under less power draw, which is really nice with certain RV power supply locations. If you want the heat strip as well then use # ACM135BCH or # ACM150BCH instead. If you have a larger area...
    view full answer...
  • Recommended AC and Heat Pump for Van Conversion to RV
    For your van, I recommend the Advent Air RV Air Conditioner w/Vent, Start Capacitor, and Heat Strip Black # ACM135BCH. This unit will cool or heat your space in about 2 minutes and will give you a temperature range of 60-85 degrees. There are 3 speeds for the fan and there is a thermostat included. This will be a great unit for your van/RV. This is the only non-ducted unit we currently carry that has the heat pump. I've attached a video of this unit for you.
    view full answer...
  • Does the Atwood Air Command 13500 BTU Non-Ducted Unit Come In Black
    I have a solution for you, but the Atwood Air Command # AT15025-21 does not come in black and none of the Atwood units that are black are for use in non-ducted applications. Instead, you might want to have a look at the Advent Air RV Air Conditioner # ACM135BCH. This is also a 13500 BTU unit and is available in the color black. This unit comes with an air distribution box (for your non-ducted trailer), a start capacitor to allow for easier starting when you may not have enough power...
    view full answer...

Do you have a question about this RV Air Conditioner?




  • Why etrailer.com?

    At etrailer.com we guarantee:
  • Highest quality rv air conditioners for the best price.

    Our Lowest Price Pledge ensures you will never overpay for the parts you need.
  • Real product know-how.

    We make sure that the products we sell are what we say they are, and that they work the way they are supposed to work. Get real advice from a real person who has the knowledge and expertise needed to solve your problem.
  • Most detailed, accurate rv air conditioner information available.

    Because we take providing accurate product information seriously, we take our own detailed product photos, demo videos and installation videos, as well as verify measurements, instructions, and vehicle fit information.
  • Installations, made easy.

    We love helping people and have the most highly-trained customer service, hands-on experience, step by step videos and installation instructions.
  • Fast shipping.

    Your order is automatically routed to get out of our warehouse and to your door as quickly as possible. Receive free shipping on orders over $99.
  • Personalized service for life.

    We provide one-on-one, personalized service from the ordering process through the life of your product.
  • Trusted since 1946.

    We've been serving customers since our parts store first opened in 1946 and continue to be recognized by our customers, our vendors and third parties for exceptional service.
  • Returns Policy

    Need to return an item? No problem. Please read our Returns Policy for more information.

Info for this part was:

Updated by:
Mary E
Updated by:
Sarah W
Updated by:
Adam Y
Edited by:
Amanda M
Written by:
Halie H

At etrailer.com we provide the best information available about the products we sell. We take the quality of our information seriously so that you can get the right part the first time. Let us know if anything is missing or if you have any questions.


Product Experts Available Now!
Call 800-298-8924