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https://wackoproducts.com/product-category/rv-a-c-silencer/

Anyone install one (or more) or these.  Saw an article in "Trailer Life" and it looks like an inexpensive way to quiet things down.  They also claim an increase in ducted air output.  Guess that means it reduces air loss at the ceiling opening where this gets installed.

Reviewers mostly say it works as advertised.

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56 minutes ago, Kirk W said:

Looking at their explanations I think it would reduce the air flow. 

I thought so too, but it looks like the air intake area may be significantly larger, so even passing through the baffles may result in a little more air with less pressure drop. I know that the little 6" x 12" foam filter in our A/C picks up a lot of dust and can get clogged pretty quickly.

But it looks like we'd lose the "Quik Cool" function of the original ceiling piece which allows us to dump all or part of output of the unit directly into the living area when we first start it on a hot days, rather than ducting it up to the bathroom and bedroom area.  We like that feature.  But less noise would be nice...

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16 hours ago, mptjelgin said:

I know that the little 6" x 12" foam filter in our A/C picks up a lot of dust and can get clogged pretty quickly.

That is part of what I was thinking also. Any filter will restrict air flow and more so as it collects gunk. Some of the deadening materials associated with the ducting might also but it is difficult to give much opinion without ever having seen the kit. To me it looks very expensive for something so completely unknown. I'd really like to hear from someone who has installed one and used it for an extended time. 

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  • 2 weeks later...

I have instead the Rv A/C Silencer and love it. I see multiple things it does. 1. More air flow through the vents. 2 . 8 db drop in sound levels. 3. Love the filter, it is truly a reusable filter. 4. The kit is easy to clean. 5. The one that matters the most, the wife is happy...  This was on a Dometic unit

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Have it. Like it. Only concern is I happened to be wanting to clean the filter one day while it was running. Took the screws off, and can feel the intake air sucking and holding the cover up. Hints at some air restriction, but for me, the lesser sound is most important. For me, it has been on near a year. 5db (using phone app) better, which in a small rv, is a huge deal. We can actually talk and hear while under the AC.

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5 hours ago, Dp26 said:

Have it. Like it. Only concern is I happened to be wanting to clean the filter one day while it was running. Took the screws off, and can feel the intake air sucking and holding the cover up. Hints at some air restriction, but for me, the lesser sound is most important. For me, it has been on near a year. 5db (using phone app) better, which in a small rv, is a huge deal. We can actually talk and hear while under the AC.

May be so, but we do get more air through the vents. So there can not be any restrictions with the cover.

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On 12/23/2019 at 7:30 AM, Kirk W said:

Any filter will restrict air flow and more so as it collects gunk.

Our hardware store sells a device that is basically a tube whistle you insert into your filter. As the filter gets clogged more air goes through the whistle which then sounds off when the filter needs to be cleaned or replaced. Clever gadget to my mind.

Linda Sand

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