Good Sam Club Open Roads Forum: General RVing Issues: Cleaning your AC Filter
Open Roads Forum Already a member? Login here.   If not, Register Today!  |  Help

Newest  |  Active  |  Popular  |  RVing FAQ Forum Rules  |  Forum Posting Help and Support  |  Contact  

Search:   Advanced Search

Search only in General RVing Issues

Open Roads Forum  >  General RVing Issues

 > Cleaning your AC Filter

Reply to Topic  |  Subscribe  |  Print Topic  |  Post New Topic  | 
Page of 4  
Prev  |  Next
ryoung

Oregon

Senior Member

Joined: 11/11/2002

View Profile


Offline
Posted: 02/07/20 09:22am Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

Filters of any kind have a purpose. Use them and maintain them. Geesh.

ryoung


2018 Ram 3500 SRW Diesel
2019 Wolf Creek 840


Cummins12V98

on the road

Senior Member

Joined: 06/03/2012

View Profile


Offline
Posted: 02/07/20 10:50am Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

My 6 filters for my 3 AC units are a simple thin sponge type of filter media. Simply wash, squeeze dry with a towel and replace.


2015 RAM LongHorn 3500 Dually CrewCab 4X4 CUMMINS/AISIN RearAir 385HP/865TQ 4:10's
37,800# GCVWR "Towing Beast"

"HeavyWeight" B&W RVK3600

2016 MobileSuites 39TKSB3 highly "Elited" In the stable

2007.5 Mobile Suites 36 SB3 29,000# Combined SOLD

Hondavalk

Toledo

Senior Member

Joined: 03/13/2013

View Profile



Good Sam RV Club Member

Offline
Posted: 02/07/20 02:27pm Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

Cooling coils are wet. Dust in the air will quickly collect on the coils greatly reducing there efficiency. The fins will clog reducing the airflow more then the filters do.





Dave H M

IL

Senior Member

Joined: 08/11/2006

View Profile


Offline
Posted: 02/08/20 05:02am Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

some of that gunge may even collect on the squirrel cage vanes and further degrade the air flow. [emoticon]

BTW, I think some of us cold have cut the OP a little slack and not used the "s" word as in stupid on him.

dodge guy

Bartlett IL

Senior Member

Joined: 03/23/2004

View Profile


Offline
Posted: 02/08/20 05:51am Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

Look what’s on the filter when it gets used for a weekend. Now imagine it removed and what would be on the evaporator after one year of use.

Just clean the filter after every trip!


Wife Kim
Son Brandon 17yrs
Daughter Marissa 16yrs
Dog Bailey

12 Forest River Georgetown 350TS Hellwig sway bars, BlueOx TrueCenter stabilizer

13 Ford Explorer Roadmaster Stowmaster 5000, VIP Tow>
A bad day camping is
better than a good day at work!


JoeH

Apollo Beach,FL

Senior Member

Joined: 02/21/2001

View Profile



Good Sam RV Club Member

Offline
Posted: 02/08/20 06:47am Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

Cummins12V98 wrote:

My 6 filters for my 3 AC units are a simple thin sponge type of filter media. Simply wash, squeeze dry with a towel and replace.


I have a spare set, so I swap out the dirty with clean. Then clean and dry the dirty ones and they are ready for the next swap out


Joe
2013 Dutch Star 4338- all electric
Toad is 2015 F-150 with bikes,kayaks and Harley aboard

sayoung

Tx

Senior Member

Joined: 09/17/2012

View Profile



Good Sam RV Club Member

Offline
Posted: 02/08/20 09:47am Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

Guy Roan wrote:

The manual says to clean the filter, so I clean it.
It is a five minute job

Guy

I don't clean them, just replace. The material is just a couple $ at wallyworld so I just cut 2 new ones.

campigloo

Baton Rouge, La

Senior Member

Joined: 06/27/2011

View Profile



Good Sam RV Club Member

Offline
Posted: 02/08/20 10:56am Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

When dust hits wet fins you get mud. Air flow will fairly quickly suffer and if prolonged will cause the compressor to run longer and hotter as well as the fan. After a while reduced air flow will cause the evaporator coil to ice over. Air don’t move through icebergs. Compressors are not cheap.

Cummins12V98

on the road

Senior Member

Joined: 06/03/2012

View Profile


Offline
Posted: 02/08/20 11:18am Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

JoeH wrote:

Cummins12V98 wrote:

My 6 filters for my 3 AC units are a simple thin sponge type of filter media. Simply wash, squeeze dry with a towel and replace.


I have a spare set, so I swap out the dirty with clean. Then clean and dry the dirty ones and they are ready for the next swap out


I considered that but the time it takes to rinse out from the back side and roll up to dry in a hand towel is negligible.

down home

south

Senior Member

Joined: 06/01/2008

View Profile



Good Sam RV Club Member

Offline
Posted: 02/08/20 01:26pm Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

We washed our several times over time but finally the heat pump pulled part of the degraded or worn out filter up inside. Bought cheap filters and one three part very fine filtration filters for room type acs to cut up fit. Didn't work too well.CW and others didn't have any so ordered two oem types from CW?. A bit better grade and thicker items. Quieted down the heat pumps too. Most or all of the filtration occurs in one corner of the filter. I cannot understand not making the units to utilize the full filter and the grate which fits over it.
Getting tired of maintainance on every trip. So far $7,000.00. Next Coach if there is one a hard look as to quality and sevicability, including filters change...and a house filter on dash intake.

Reply to Topic  |  Subscribe  |  Print Topic  |  Post New Topic  | 
Page of 4  
Prev  |  Next

Open Roads Forum  >  General RVing Issues

 > Cleaning your AC Filter
Search:   Advanced Search

Search only in General RVing Issues


New posts No new posts
Closed, new posts Closed, no new posts
Moved, new posts Moved, no new posts

Adjust text size:




© 2020 CWI, Inc. © 2020 Good Sam Enterprises, LLC. All Rights Reserved.