Advent Air RV Air Conditioner w/ Air Distribution Box, Start Capacitor, and Heat Strip - 15,000 Btu

Advent Air RV Air Conditioner w/ Air Distribution Box, Start Capacitor, and Heat Strip - 15,000 Btu

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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 - 15,000 Btu part number ACM150CH can be ordered online at etrailer.com or call 800-298-8924 for expert service.
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Advent Air RV Air Conditioners - ACM150CH

  • 15000 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
  • White, 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): 12.4 amps
  • Fan motor power draw (while running): 2.6 amps
  • Capacity:
    • Cooling: 15,000 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

Advent Air AC Installation 15,000 BTU

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.



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ACM150CH Installation InstructionsInstallation Details ACM150CH Installation instructions


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Video Transcript for Best Rooftop RV Air Conditioner Options

Randy: Hey, guys, it's Randy here, at etrailer.com. We get questions about AC units all the time, so we spent about the last week and-a-half running a bunch of tests on the different manufacturers. And what we are going to talk about today are the 15,000 BTU class, the Furrion, which we have here, in the middle. It's actually a 15,500 BTU AC unit. But we've got some really good results. Now, we'll just run down the summary now, so if you're just worried about the information, we'll give it to you, and we'll explain it a little bit more in depth if you want to stick around.But basically, the first concern most of our customers have is going to be noise.

As far as noise go, the Furrion and the Atwood inside your RV are going to be the quietest. They are about 10 decibels quieter than what the Advent, based on the testing we we're able to come up with. Basically, the Atwood here, it runs at about 67 decibels with the compressor on, fan going. The Furrion's at about 66. Now, both of these are going to be very similar to a normal conversation at about three to five feet away.

When we look at the Advent, this was up 77, 76, just depending This is going to be . You get the additional airflow, but this is going to be closer to the sounds that you generally get from a washing machine.The next big question is always temperature difference, like how much cooling capacity does it have With the Atwood and with the Advent, they both brought down the ambient air temperature about 20. The Furrion was closer to 30. So, this one's definitely better at cooling the air. Surprisingly enough, even in June here in Missouri, we've still got pretty nice weather.

So, we tested all of these at about 74. 74, 75, something like that.And what we got essentially, is that with the Atwood and with the Advent, they both brought our air temperature from that 74 down to 55, 54, somewhere right in that range. So, these are about 20 cooler than what the air is outside. Now, if it's at 100, you might not get a full 20, but that's where they sat. With the Furrion, I was really impressed with it.

Same temperature, 74, 75, this thing got down to 43 a couple times, 44, 45. So, this one's closer to 30. Now, that's measured directly where that air comes out of the duct. We put our temperature sensor right there so we could pick it up as close to the source as possible.As far as generator use, a lot of times you'll be out boondocking, you'll be out somewhere where you don't have access to plug-in power or shore power. And they all would start with our generators. We used our 3200 watt etrailer generator. We could start each of them without any problems at all. The thing that comes in, and the one that I would recommend for generator use is going to be the Furrion. The Furrion's compressor uses a separate motor than the evaporator, versus the Atwood or the Advent. So, these, while they don't really require any more power to start than the Furrion, these take a little bit longer. So, they put a longer period of drag on your generator. That could cause, in some cases, depending on your generator brand, for these not to fire.The Furrion has a much shorter cycle there. The compressor kicks on very rapidly. So, I like this one the best. The generator doesn't hardly have time to recognize the load before it's up and running. So, that's something to keep in mind there. Another question we get are about capacitors. Capacitors are a small, kind of like a coil, or kind of like a battery, and it can store power inside. When we ask the AC unit to come on, that capacitor discharges that energy it's got, and it helps out. It wants to help it along.So, basically, what we we're doing is testing them. The Atwood comes standard with a capacitor, the Furrion comes standard with a capacitor, the Advent does not in most cases. So, what you'll need to do if you want to use this, especially if you're going to be using it with a generator, get a capacitor, install it in there, and it's just going to help with that initial start up. It's going to help it out just a little bit, trying to give it that little bit of boost that it needs to get everything working properly.As far as the generator questions, we get those a lot, and people want to know which generator they need to use to power them. And basically, this is going to be pretty specific, but our etrailer generators, whether you're using the 3200 or two of the 2000's paralleled together, they started these each and every time with no issue. To go a step further than that, our two etrailer 2000 watt generators really surprised me. We ran the Atwood, which we started first. After the Atwood was running, we started the Furrion, and they fired right up. I was really surprised. Same to be said for that 3200 and parallel, or the 3200 and 2000 watt kit we made. So, if you've just got one air conditioner on there, any of those are going to work out really well for you.If you're going to be running two, the only exception would be if they both try to start at the exact same time. That's one of the most rare instances, I think, that you'll ever encounter, but if it does happen, it's going to trip your generator. You'll have to restart it. So, just keep that in mind. But outside of that, they all work really well, even with the large BTU ratings, with those generators that I've mentioned.The last is going to be airflow. And basically, the Advent, while it is the noisiest like we talked about, it seems to put out the most air. But it's not quite as cool as what we get with the Furrion. The Furrion's a little bit cooler, doesn't blow quite as much air. The Furrion's going to be for me. I like that bigger temperature difference. And then the Atwood, it just kind of stays right there in the middle. The airflow on this one's a little bit less than the Furrion. It cools at the same rate as what the Advent does. So all in all, they all do a good job and they're all going to work.I think the biggest reason you might want maximum airflow is if you've got a ducted trailer. We're going to have one AC unit in the back, let's say, of the trailer, and we're trying to get it to push through those vents all the way up to the front. Outside of that, I think all three of them are going to be really adequate in that department. Now, looks are something that can sometimes be important. Back in the day, campers, none of them looked very nice maybe, except for the Airstream. It had a nice look to it. But the rest of them just looked like squares or rectangles.Anymore, the campers are stepping up their game. The camper manufacturers are looking nicer and nicer. And in my opinion, I know beauty's in the eye of the beholder, but in my opinion, I really like the looks of the Furrion. It has a really nice, New Age kind of a look. You can see it's got good lines on it, very aerodynamic. This one happens to be the one with the white top. It's also available in a black top. My second favorite in the looks department is going to be the Atwood. It's a little bit more outdated in the appearance, slightly. But again, this is something that's going to sit up on top of your camper, and you're probably not going to look at it very often.But if you want your camper to look nice sitting out there, again, Furrion is where it's at. With the Advent here, I think it's slightly more outdated than what that Atwood is. So, again, beauty is in the eye of the beholder. Everybody likes what they like. But with the new lines and kind of the new design on this Furrion, I think it's going to stand out amongst the other ones.Now, as far as which one I would pick and which AC unit I would choose to use, basically, that's going to be the Furrion. I like the colder temperature, I like that quicker start when we are dealing with generators and things like that. All three of them are going to be adequate. I mean, the Atwood is extremely popular. The Advent, we sell just about as many as we can get. So, they all do a good job. I just, after playing with them for the last couple of weeks, I think the Furrion would be the way I would go.


Customer Reviews

Advent Air RV Air Conditioner w/ Air Distribution Box, Start Capacitor, and Heat Strip - 15,000 Btu - ACM150CH

Average Customer Rating:  4.0 out of 5 stars   (5 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.

- ACM150CH
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I wanted you to know that the heater for the rooftop air conditioner is worthless. It only has a 10 degree temperature drop. One of the issues is that the rooftop fan runs on high and you can't slow it down. Unfortunately we have a space heater in the trailer to heat the trailer. 593501


Comments

According to ASA, the manufacturer the # ACMHD is a heat strip, not a heater. A lot of people are confused by this. The heat strip is designed to keep the trailer above freezing and is only 1400W. It is commonly referred to as a chill chaser because that is the purpose - not a heater to provide heat. This is most likely on a non ducted system and does not have a wall thermostat, it is designed to run only when the fan is on. It sounds as though the needs would be better met with an actual heater as opposed to a heat strip.

-- Mike L - 01/03/2019

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- ACM150C
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Review from a similar Advent Air AC Assembly in RV Air Conditioners


Sent wrong parts , but Reesa in customer service quickly rectified the problem and shipped proper stuff. Awesome team of people. SPECIAL THANKS TO REESA !!!!!!! 522428



- ACM150C
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Review from a similar Advent Air AC Assembly in RV Air Conditioners


Received product on the day promised. Product had a little damage from shipping. Don't think it will affect the ac working properly. Haven't installed yet. Planning on it this weekend. Will follow-up. Ac seems to be better made and heavier duty than the original. 573737



- ACM150C
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Review from a similar Advent Air AC Assembly in RV Air Conditioners


etrailer.com did they job delivering it on time, good packaging and working properly. This equipment does a good job, in the trailer is always way cooler than outside, but I still wish the AC Unit was a little more powerful. I won’t complain though, it was definitely a cheaper equipment. I could have spent a lot more in a different unit. 729053



- ACM150C
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Review from a similar Advent Air AC Assembly in RV Air Conditioners


Keeps the horse trailer really cold during the 100 plus degree summer, Only thing is when it rains it leaks but that could have also been user error when installing it. We had to replace our old AC since it quit working on us and this one is doing the job really well. 725612


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