RVs are designed to provide you with comfort while you travel. Cool and comfortable interiors are essential during the hottest days, which includes good air conditioning. The ceiling units that we reviewed here are the most versatile and don’t take up too much space in your home. The air conditioners can be plugged in or run off a generator while you drive in order to supplement the in-dash system.
In addition to cooling capacity, a unit’s BTU (British Thermal Units) per hour should provide enough cooling for most RVs; 13,500 to 15,000 should be sufficient depending on the weather. You should also buy a unit designed for ducted ventilation if your RV has one. Alternatively, you can get a unit that can serve as a heating unit in cold conditions if you want it to do double duty. Listed below are the best models for different types of people.
Coleman Mach 15+
Using the Coleman Mach 15+, all bases are covered. RVs of all sizes should be able to cool down using this powerful unit, which produces 15,000 BTUs. Due to its 320 cubic feet per minute (CFM) capacity, the 15+ can be used in ducted ventilation systems. Additionally, a heater with an output of 5600 BTUs can be added for protection against cold nights.
Dometic Brisk II (B59516.XX1J0)
Dometic Brisk II sports the same motor as its 13.5K model, but it generates 15,000 BTUs instead. The capacity of a larger RV should allow it to stay cool even in hot weather. Brisk II is an especially appealing package given its affordable price, strong performance, and light 74-pound weight. The product is covered by a two-year warranty.
Dometic Brisk II
If you’re looking for a budget-friendly air conditioner for cooling a smaller RV, the Dometic Brisk II is a good option. A large RV with 13,500 BTUs of cooling air should also be able to use it in moderate conditions. Weighting only 77 pounds, it is an easy to install model. This has made Dometic’s Brisk II RV air conditioner Amazon’s best-selling product. There is a two-year warranty on the product.
Coleman Mach 3+
It’s possible that the Mach 3+ is the best choice for you if you don’t need the higher performance of the Coleman Mach 15+, but want the option of an optional heating unit. Mach 3+ has 13,500 BTUs and costs about a few hundred dollars less than Mach 5+. The airflow is the same as that of our top pick, at 320 cubic feet per minute. This is also one of the best-selling RV air conditioners, which explains its popularity.
If you need to maximise clearance over your RV’s roof, a low-profile air conditioner may be the best option. Despite its size, this RV has a narrow 9 inch gap between its roof and the RecPro model. With a remote control that includes a timer, you can easily control the unit’s operation. The RecPro emits 51 to 55 decibels, depending on fan speed, less noise than other models. During the warranty period, you are covered for two years.