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Old 07-26-2014, 11:07 AM   #1
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40' DP dash air freon weigh-n

Hi all! Just discovered the dash air in my '02 Intrigue not cooling.
Anyone know where to find the amount of R134A it holds?
Evap is a Specific Climate Systems model # HC-290.
Thanks, Mack
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Old 07-26-2014, 11:14 AM   #2
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There is a label on the surge tank in the engine compartment for my old rig that specified the amount. I actually had to add a bit more to get things right.

Unless you have the OTR AC system my data would not likely be useful to you.
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Old 07-26-2014, 02:19 PM   #3
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Thanks Dean,
Yes, there is a label on the surge tank, covered with (once) clear plastic,
now weathered and been subjected to lots of heat, as it is above the muffler,
now brown and wrinkled.
It states in bold blue type:
This system designed for R 134A refrigerant, R134A______lbs
servicing to be done by qualified..... OIL_________oz
Oil type:______
It appears that the information was supposed to be written
in at initial installation. Either it wasn't, or has faded out.
We bought this coach used about 8 months ago, and have
already found out that CCI isn't all that helpful. The want
to charge you $25.00 just to talk to tech support.
Anyway, thanks for the reply. Maybe someone else can
give me the freon weight. The superheat charts available
are mind-boggling to me.
Mack
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Old 07-26-2014, 04:15 PM   #4
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Unless you vacuum the system the weight does not matter.

Folks who have proper equipment can fill it based on tempersture and pressure readings.

If vacuumed out a good tech can fill it and record the amounts used for reference.

Our 1989 went to cc way bsck in the day by original owner and bill showed a 30 pound canister used...

Cc may not have exact amount anyway...
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Old 07-26-2014, 04:53 PM   #5
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We bought this coach used about 8 months ago, and have
already found out that CCI isn't all that helpful. The want
to charge you $25.00 just to talk to tech support.

Mack
Keep in mind that while the name is the same, the current Country Coach Corporation is not the same corporation that manufactured our coaches. Why would you expect to get something for nothing from a business?

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in a completely vacuumed system, about 5 lbs is the right number for my intrigue. yours is in a different year, it may vary.
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40' DP dash air freon weigh-n

We just went through this last week with our '02 Magna. Don't know the configuration of the Intrique but if the same as the Magna it may have two units, one being the dash air and a rear unit under the bed. Both units use the same engine AC compressor. Our label was missing so called Country Coach with our Coach number and the Tech said it takes 5 pounds 134a freon and 8 oz of PAG oil. Evacuated and recharged.

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We just went through this last week with our '02 Magna. Don't know the configuration of the Intrique but if the same as the Magna it may have two units, one being the dash air and a rear unit under the bed. Both units use the same engine AC compressor. Our label was missing so called Country Coach with our Coach number and the Tech said it takes 5 pounds 134a freon and 8 oz of PAG oil. Evacuated and recharged.

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Intrigues and below do not have the over-the -road AC in Magnas and Affinitys.
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Old 08-07-2014, 01:19 PM   #9
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'02 Intrigue 40' freon

Just an up-date folks...
Got this info from Country Coach after a couple emails
and a phone call:
The system normally holds about 4.5 lbs of R134A.
The oil is PAG 100 or 150, 10.2 oz.
Start with 4 lbs of freon, then add 1/4 lb increments
at a time to achieve a delta-T of 18 to 20 degree drop,
and or correct pressures.
Maximum amount is 5 lbs.
Hope this will help all!
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