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Recommended Replacement
June 8, 2011
10:51 am
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Thanks for the reply.  I did the retrofit to Passport I/O back in 2006. 

I'm sure if I need to replace the whole unit yet.

I recharged the unit last summer but it still did not cool very well.  This year when I turned it on it does not cool at all.  This leads me to believe that it has a leak.

I'm thinking it may be time to replace the unit since it is the original unit on my 1991 Carver. 

I will either call or email you for pricing.

Thanks again,

Pat Tollis

June 6, 2011
8:29 am
Steve Pooler
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Sure…I'd be happy to…These new "Turbo" units really are a step above anything else I have seen out there…


Also…That "VRE" model you have came with the "ECU" control system…Not a Passport I/O that started production in 2003…

So unless the unit has been retrofitted to the Passport I/O, you won't be able to use your keypad/display with this new unit which has the board for the Passport I/O or Elite controls…

You can ID your control with this link:  /marine-ac-updates/marine-ac-control-identification-marine-air-direct-expansion-units/ 

Retail pricing is here:  /2011-official-marine-airrrr-price-book-catalog-marine-ac-products-marine-air-conditioning-parts/

Email or call me for your price, or with any other questions thru the Contact Steve link at the top of any page here… 

Thanks for the inquiry  Smile


June 5, 2011
9:49 pm
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Brand of A/C – Marine Air

Type of control - Digital Passport I/O

Type of A/C units - Self Contained

Age of system – 20 years old

Boat Make, Length, and Model – Carver 36' Aft Cabin

Factory A/C installation – Yes


My main unit in the salon needs to be replaced.   The model number is: VRE16K-H.

Can you recommend a replacement model that I can use?

Thank you.