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D.E.Bishop

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Posted: 06/07/17 07:36am Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

Our first rig, a 1990 Bounder had a failure within a month or so of purchase and the replacement was running well when we sold it two years ago.


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Thanks everyone! I won't worry about running it 8-10 hours at a time anymore!

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its better for it to run than repetitive start stop.


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It is a machine, it does not get tired. It is good to run 24/7/365.
Probably last 8 to 20+ years.


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Posted: 06/07/17 09:05am Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

time2roll wrote:

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Probably last 8 to 20+ years.


I guess stretching it to 100 years is a bit much, isn't it? [emoticon]

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X2 on checking and cleaning the coils often.

I RV'd mostly in the Midwest and never gave a thought to coil cleaning and my AC worked fine.

THEN....I moved on down to Florida for several months. A couple of months parked there and my AC wouldn't cool.

Called Mobile Repair and the first thing he did was show me the coils that were completely covered in Florida's famous green mold! He washed the coils off and I had cold air again.

So if you are RV'ing in the South cleaning the coils often is paramount. [emoticon]


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time2roll wrote:

It is a machine, it does not get tired. It is good to run 24/7/365.
Probably last 8 to 20+ years.


Ditto.

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GordonThree wrote:

Clean the rooftop coils now and then if you think of it. Clean the inside air filter maybe once or twice a season depending on how much you cook in the trailer.

Yup. Our old trailer was 17 years old (1998 Nash 22H, loved that thing!) when we sold it. AC ran cold the day we sold it. I wouldn't worry about it, keep yourself comfortable. If they fail, they can be fixed or replaced.


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I'm considering moving back to Florida and I have 2 dogs. My fear is of the A/C dying while they are in there in the summer heat without me home. Trying to figure out the best way to make sure they are safe without them having to be with me 24/7.


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Using the AC unit when the voltage is below 105 volts and often enough will cause permanent cumulative damage and result in premature failure.

Decent voltage depends on the CGs (or other locations) you use. At a min., use a plug-in or permanently mounted LED digital voltmeter inside. Best thing is an EMS unit that will automatically shut off the power. Using a portable voltmeter to check a pedestal *might* help but voltage can drop after you turn on loads and also voltage in a CG section can drop at certain times in a day and when there are a lot of users running ACs and other high loads.

If you bought a new TT you will know how it's been treated but on a used TT you won't know how often the AC was used under low voltage conditions.





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