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Gundog

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Posted: 06/16/19 09:14am Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

My 34' 2005 coach has 2 zones for the AC the front does not seem to be blowing cold air. The rear AC unit zone 2 is very cold. Couple that with the dash air not blowing very cold air and the front of the coach is pretty hot you could hang meat in the bedroom in the back. I figure I probably need a new unit but was wondering if there is anything I can check?

If I do need a new unit is this a DIY job or is it something that needs to be done at an RV shop? I have DIY skills and a forklift to load unload the AC unit and a background in mechanical and electrical but I am not an RV tech.

I plan to have the dash air looked at. I also noticed the dash heat in the winter did not work well. The valves in the heater lines are turned on right now. I plan to turn them off and try the dash air again before having it worked on.

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* This post was edited 06/16/19 03:30pm by Gundog *


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I found this on youtube I am going to do some checking. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yl-f71tj8VA

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Is this a single unit basement A/C ?

This could be a ductwork flap problem
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A #2 compressor problem

You need some one to look at

Model# and Mfg brand info, will get you more answers and probably better


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Posted: 06/16/19 10:00am Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

Neither one of mine are working right now. I can hear the compressor kick on when going from fan to ac. Im going to braze in a service port pull a vacuum and fill with r22 and see how it goes. If not will have to replace both.


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MrWizard wrote:

Is this a single unit basement A/C ?

This could be a ductwork flap problem
Or
A #2 compressor problem

You need some one to look at

Model# and Mfg brand info, will get you more answers and probably better


This is a double roof type system I believe they are Coleman but I need to pull the cover off and check.

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Sounds like you can do it yourself and you have the stuff to do it with. Change both of ours a few years back along with new Thermostat. No issues. enjoy

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I have been playing around with it and it does seem to put out cold air just not very much, it doesn't seem to make any difference on fan speed the amount of air does not change. I have taken the top off of it and looked for any blockage it all seems clear and it is not as dirty as I would have thought. It may be a fan relay or the fan motor is tired. I am letting it run again to make sure the coil is getting cold.

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Before doing surgery to the refrigerant system pull inside output vents and check for sealing of cold air from going inside roof instead of inside coach.Buy a rool of aluminum Duct Tape and fix if there are gaps.
Then on top pull cover off ac and check for cotton wood tree seeds and any other blocking and clean and the fan too.
Have someone turn it on from inside while observing and listening on top.
Low refrigerant will cause the evaporator to freeze up and water should drip from ducts inside as well as drain if that is the case after turning off and given time for ice to melt.
The front ac always catches whatever is in the air going down the road first.

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One thing I have seen on MY Coleman (And others as well)

The concenser coils (The ones on the outside) Get clogged. now on a coleman this is simple You need.. One each Phillips head screwdriver #2 or 3 should do it.

That's all folks. a soft bristle brush may help too (Like a dusting brush or shoe brush. or even a hair brush)

Up on the roof and look at the thing. if you can not clearly see the fins. use srewdriver to remove 4 screw head bolts on top and the washer under them

Lift cover and peal then brush the crud off.

Replace cover, washer and bolts

It now will work better

ON MINE when it cruds up it will trip the breaker

OTHER MODELS

You have more screws to remove (#2 driver still works, I use a battery driver for these) then you have an inner cover as well that has to be opened. Some it's just screws. Mine it's tape and bend tabs and that's why it now has a coleman fan so I dont' have to do that. but the coleman fan does not cool the condenser as well it seems as I have to do a lot more cleaning on that unit.


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We just replaced our roof units last summer on the class A that we bought two years ago. Very easy for some like with with very basic mechanical skills. As simple as remove 4 bolts, unplugging wires, and plugging back and bolting back. It required three people though. In inside position the unit while two on the roof picked up and moved the unit without sliding it on the seal.


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