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We are thinking of purchasing a 1994 34 Winnebago Vectra.

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We are thinking of purchasing a 1994 34' Winnebago Vectra. We have read various opinions about the basement air conditioning (reliability, cost of repair (if parts are even available). We are looking at the unit tomorrow and would like to go into this with as much information as possible. If the basement air did have issues what is the range of repair cost and how much would it cost to change to 15,000 roof air (and would we need 2 roof units for this size motorhome)?
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RV Mechanic: Robert, RV Mechanic replied 10 years ago
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Hi There...

The basement units are a royal pain to work on, many times you have to remove them to work on any of the components inside the AC unit. Normally a shop will charge you a hour of labor to diagnose plus parts, if the unit has to be removed figure another 2 hours of labor, so about 3 hours compared to 1 hour for a roof top unit.

You are looking at some labor to install the roof top units, running wires, drilling holes etc. You could get two that are no ducted, they will just blow air out the AC unit, not through any vents. Ballpark you are looking at about 5 hours labor to install each, so about 10 hours of labor plus the cost of the AC units. Most shops charge 100 a hour so for labor about 1K maybe more and another 1K for the AC units, but down the road it might be better. I would want 2 units in a 34' RV. Also you may have issues finding a shop to do it but since Winnebago is still in business then they should be able to get prints of the roof to cut the holes out.... Hope this helps. Robert

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