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Old 08-09-2006, 10:31 AM   #1
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Hi all...Last trip on the road my dash air quit. My warranty has run out and am wondering if anyone has run across the problem with maybe an easy fix as to where the leak might be.

Oh by the way..Spartan chassis.

Thanks in advance.......Fritzo
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Old 08-09-2006, 10:31 AM   #2
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Hi all...Last trip on the road my dash air quit. My warranty has run out and am wondering if anyone has run across the problem with maybe an easy fix as to where the leak might be.

Oh by the way..Spartan chassis.

Thanks in advance.......Fritzo
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Old 08-09-2006, 01:21 PM   #3
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I have had problems with my 2004 DSDPs dash air. Twice I have had to have the Evans control valve replaced. when the control valve would not fully close it allowed hot air to mix in with the dash air. I would turn the temperature control knob all the way to heat and than back to fully cold. This usually would close the Evans control valve and I would start getting cold air again. I now have spliced a shut off valve into one of the heater hoses and keep the water flow to my dash heater turned off. I never have had a need for the dash heater since I am always in warm weather.
If you think the Evans control valve might be the problem try clamping off either heater hose and see if the dash air conditioner starts to put out cold air again.
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Old 08-09-2006, 05:29 PM   #4
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Tom has come up with the answer if you need more info go to "Find" and type in "dash air" and you will fine some more. Much in the same line as Toms answer.
How would you like to be a member of the Newmar Forum we can take care of that for you also.
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A good indicater that the valve is the problem is seeing condensation dripping from the evaporator yet no inside cooling. I had to replace mine in my last MA coach.
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Old 08-10-2006, 07:58 AM   #6
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I had a different problem with my 2000 KSDP. When I turned the dash controls to cold, the compressor would not kick in. It took a completely new wire to the compressor clutch to get it working. My little KS has only 1 rooftop unit so I need all the cooling capacity I can get.

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Old 08-15-2006, 08:53 PM   #7
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Hey Fritzo: I'm over here in Mobile, Alabama and I've got a VERY similar set up like you in my 2003 KS w/330 CAT/Allison/Freightliner config. I've had to replace my Evans Control Valve 3 times. I finally got an explanation and it turns out that Evans had purchased a BUNCH of the valves that had an "imperfection" in the valve flap or closure. These got installed "fleetwide" enmasse. The imperfection in the closure prevented the valve from operating correctly as it couldn't get "all the way" shut and it allowed the hot water to "seep by" and eventually "steal" your cool air! Evidently I eventually got one that WASN'T in the original LOT since mine has now been "rockin' along" for about 2 years ( knock on the proverbial wood! )
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Old 08-22-2006, 03:08 PM   #8
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Hi:

My 2003 Scootsdale just had the valve replaced. I kept telling the service guy to check it the very first time I took it back for service. Took him two times to check it. Now I believe he works elswhere (just kidding)

But the old GM dash air units had a "mixer valve" that would fail in a similar manner. So that's why I told them to check the mixer "circuits".
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Old 09-13-2006, 03:48 PM   #9
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Had my dash air checked out today at Duncan RV and they found the valve to be faulty also. They replaced it. Hopefully they did not get one of the faulty valves. I have to say the people here at Duncan RV in Elkhart have the best service department I have ever dealt with.
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Old 09-13-2006, 04:52 PM   #10
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So far so good on that problem when and if it fails will put in ball valve and shut heater down for the summer.
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