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Atwood Air Command Rooftop RV Air Conditioner Review

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Review of the Atwood Air Command Rooftop RV Air Conditioner

Hey guys, this is Jake here with etrailer. Today we're going to be taking a look at the Atwood air command rooftop AC unit for RVs and campers. As you can see, it has a pretty low profile design on the roof of your RV or camper. So it's not going to add a lot of wind resistance or noise when traveling down the road. This rooftop AC unit is going to be available in both black and white, and it's going to be available in two different sizes. It's going to be available in 13,500 Btu and 15,000 Btu.

With that being said, the plenum on the inside of the camper is going to be white for both kits.So here we are in a trailer, we're going to go ahead and give you a temperature reading. So right now here in our bedroom, we have 86 degrees. That's a little warm to be sleeping here. Now it is during the day, so it is going to be a little bit warmer than it would be at night, but yeah, we're reading about 87 degrees. Let's go ahead and turn the AC on and see how low we can get it.So we've been running our AC in our bedroom for about 10 minutes.

So we'll take another temperature reading. We're coming out at about 74 degrees. So that's quite a bit of difference just in 10 minutes from that original number. With an air conditioning unit in your bedroom, the idea of adding one is to make your bedroom more comfortable to sleep in. In addition to that, you don't want to have a whole lot of noise while you're sleeping up there because it can get annoying and keep you up at night.With this one, it really impressed me how quiet it is.

Right now we have it on the high setting, which is running at full blast, which is why we're getting that such cool temperature. I could easily sleep with this amount of noise on, and you can have a normal conversation without having to yell over top of your ACU. This air conditioning unit is going to be rated to cool 360 cubic feet per minute. So that's quite a bit of space, especially when you're using it primarily for the bedroom like we have here.The kit is going to come with a thermostat with easy to operate buttons, and it's going to have a long enough extension to where you can place your thermostat pretty much wherever you want near your air conditioner. In addition to the thermostat, you'll get a remote in your kit in case you put your thermostat in a place like we did here, where it's not the most convenient to get to if you're not in the bed itself, you can control your air conditioner from the ground.

So you can see we can turn it up with our remote and we wouldn't have to get up here to change the mode.So like most thermostats, you're going to have three different settings of fan speed. You'll have low, medium and high. and four different modes. Cool, dry, heat and fan. So those different modes are for those different times when you may need other types of airflow for your camper. So here's a good look at the plenum that's on the ceiling of our camper. I like it because it's going to be really low profile, which is really nice specifically for the camper we have here. We have an extremely low ceiling. Our ceiling is only about three and a half feet above the floor of our camper here. So with the bed in place, we're not going to have to worry about hitting our head on this plenum.You're going to have these adjusting doors here where you can open and close if you don't quite need that much air flow. Now this is going to be a ducted AC unit. So you can tie it into your existing air duct in your camper, so that you can evenly distribute air. Your air conditioning is going to come out of these front slats you see here, and your air return is going to be in these larger section of slats back here. So, you're going to have a filter in the back that you can pull out. You want to make sure you clean this filter off regularly, and if it gets dirty and caked up enough, you want to buy a replacement. We do have those available here at etrailer.One feature I really like about this plenum, is that where the air is coming out you're going to have these two holes here where it's coming straight down, and then these vents, the slats, are going to direct it away from your face when you're sleeping. So you're not going to have to worry about it drying your eyes out when you're asleep. Well guys, with all that being said, that's going to do it for a look of the Atwood rooftop AC unit.

Questions and Comments about this Video

is there any kind of heat strip that can be added to this?
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Reply from David B.

This unit # AT15028-22 comes with a heat pump. If you want one with a heat strip I suggest the Advent Air RV Air Conditioner w/ Air Distribution Box, Start Capacitor, and Heat Strip - 13,500 Btu # ACM135BCH

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