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    I have a 4 ton 10 SEER Coleman/Intertherm system with a Nordyne A-Coil. The A-Coil keeps freezing up, and I have pretty much determined that I have a leak, and that more than likely it's the A-Coil. Having said all that, I was advised that I might be better off getting a new system. If I do get a new system, do I have to go back with the trailer crap that I had before (or some other name brand trailer crap)? I got less than 6 years of service on this equipment so I would like to have something that I can rely on. Second part of the question is; would I be able to change out say the outside unit and the inside A-coil part without changing out the heater portion (trying to save money)? Sorry for being so long winded. Any advice is appreciated.

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    Yea, you can do just the A/C and I dont

    use trailer A/C equip on them. I install Amana in trailers. Throw away that $6. plastic thermostat while yer at it. http://yourhome.honeywell.com/Consum...RO/Default.htm
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    Originally posted by smokdivr28
    If I do get a new system, do I have to go back with the trailer crap that I had before (or some other name brand trailer crap)?
    Pretty much. Trailer homes have a different type of duct setup using a smaller trunk than the typical stick built house. I doubt a regular furnace / air handler would work well, if at all.
    Second part of the question is; would I be able to change out say the outside unit and the inside A-coil part without changing out the heater portion (trying to save money)?
    Absolutely.

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    mobile unit

    you can use any manufacturer as long as it is a down flow. where i live there are a lot of mobile home units. i have used carrier and all. it must say approved for manufactured homes.

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    I have seen some of the coleman A-Coils start leaking after 4 years. But that doesn't happen that much. Just replacing the coil would less expensive than replacing the whole system.

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    I'd just replace the indoor coil.

    You don't want to know the trouble you'll have going to a 13 seer if you get a new unit.
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