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Old 04-22-2012, 12:14 PM   #1
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Triton V-10 Air Conditionning Recharge

So, the dash air on my 99 Tropical is pretty weak. It does cool a little which convinces me somewhat that the coolant has slowly leaked out over the years but that the system doesn't have a major failure in the seals so I am considering trying to do a recharge.

Problem 1. I'm not entirely sure what kind of refrigerant is in the system. I am in Canada and we banned Freon on here years ago. Can't even buy it if I wanted to. I don't know what the status was in the US and particularly for California were this unit was assembled. I assume that the chassis had to meet California standards which are probably tighter than a lot of states but some insight here would be helpful.

If anybody had done this job on their own rig, if you have any tips you can share....
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A 1999 should have R-134a. Now a word of caution....handling a high pressure gas can be dangerous and if you do not charge it properly, you can wind up costing you much more than having a professional check the systems and recharge it.

I would not recommend a recharge until you have done a through leak check on the units. For a time, the manufacturers were using a evaporator with aluminum fins and tubes. They were prone to leak after about 5 years due to pin hole leaks developing in the tubes. There is no patch other than replacing the coil.

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The Dash air on my 2002 National Dolphin was weak to say the least. Last year I did the "recharge do it yourselfer"..

It worked for a day or two...

Last weekend I brought it to a local shop. They pressure tested it, found a leak, fixed it, recharged it...

I do "everything" on my coach, but the AC system trouble shooting was above and beyond my doings...

Total cost $250.00

Small price to pay for driving comfort...
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Thanks for the suggestions. I have been debating whether I wanted to take the chance on this. I think you may have convinced me not to. In that vein, can anybody recommend a shop that will do the air in NW Washington State.
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Same issue here re dash air needing service. I would be interested to know, also in Pac Nth West........cheers.
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