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Old 06-27-2016, 09:34 AM   #15
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I have a 01 Alpine just recharged the AC and had to run water on the coil to keep the high side pressure down around 175-200 psi. So my question is has anyone hooked up a manual bypass / override switch on the cooling fan? If you got into slow traffic you could flip on override and keep your AC working properly.
The electric fan blowing air through the condenser is usually tied to the compressor electric clutch. When the compressor is engaged and creating pressure, the fan is running, regardless of whether the RV is moving or not.
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The electric fan blowing air through the condenser is usually tied to the compressor electric clutch. When the compressor is engaged and creating pressure, the fan is running, regardless of whether the RV is moving or not.
No, on the Peak chassis (Alpine), the dash A/C condenser is in back and "outboard" of the CAC and radiator. The hydraulically driven fan comes on based only on coolant temperature, so if coolant temperature is lower than "fan cut-on" temperature, there is insufficient air flow through the A/C condenser.

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On my RV the condenser is off to the side of the engine under the right rear. It has two electric fans. I'd think on your Alpine if you were in traffic on a warm day the fan would be spinning to cool the engine and transmission, thus cooling the condenser. I guess if you have room behind the cool pack you could wire in an electric fan to pull air through to help cool the condenser.
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