Here is my situation.
I have a large older 1985 model RV (33') it has 2 roof AC Units (110 volt 13,500 btu each)
1 unit is in a bedroom which is 8'x8' (overkill)
1 unit cools an area about 8'x15'
Due to the power consumption Winnebago installed a switch which limits you to only 1 unit when you are running off the generator.
Last year the compressor on the bedroom unit went out. So I bought a 5000btu window unit and mounted it in the old shroud and wired and ducted it through the existing roof hole. It works beautifully and cools the small area perfectly.
What I would like to do now is take the old unit and replace the dead compressor with a newer/smaller/more efficient (10,000btu) compressor and then switch it out with the old front (13,500btu) unit so I can run both units at the same time.
I have called local HVAC companies but they all act like RV roof AC units are alien technology and they dont want to mess with it.
I called the local appliance supplier and they have plenty of 10,000btu window type compressors for less than $100 but I have to give them a part #. I asked if I could bring the old one in and see if they had something generally similar but they to run screaming if it doesnt show up on their computer when they pres a button.
Its like auto parts, years ago you could walk into a parts store holding your broken part and before you open your mouth the guy behind they counter would say "1972 vega fuel pump? same pump fits about 15 other GM cars and a few Volvos. pretty sure we have one in stock but if not we have a few other similar ones that will work with a little tweakin"
Any more you have to tell them everything but your underwear size and if it it doesn't show up on their computer you might as well just walk away.
Sorry, I'll step of the soap box and get back to my question.....
1. Is it possible to replace the 13,500btu compressor with a similar smaller 8-10,000btu one and......
2. does anyone have any model # they would suggest?