Go Back   iRV2 Forums > MOTORHOME FORUMS > Class A Motorhome Discussions
Click Here to Login
Join iRV2 Today

Mission Statement: Supporting thoughtful exchange of knowledge, values and experience among RV enthusiasts.
  This discussion is proudly sponsored by:
Please support our sponsors and let them know you heard about their products on iRV2
Thread Tools Search this Thread Display Modes
Old 03-03-2016, 03:20 PM   #1
Join Date: Mar 2014
Posts: 57

Just got back from 2 month stay in Fla. Noticed several mobile RV repair services replacing roof A/C units. Each one I asked said tech said best route was to change verses repair. Are these units repairable or throw away like TVs today. My 2 are 10 years old and have minor issues.

55stude is offline   Reply With Quote
Join the #1 RV Forum Today - It's Totally Free!

iRV2.com RV Community - Are you about to start a new improvement on your RV or need some help with some maintenance? Do you need advice on what products to buy? Or maybe you can give others some advice? No matter where you fit in you'll find that iRV2 is a great community to join. Best of all it's totally FREE!

You are currently viewing our boards as a guest so you have limited access to our community. Please take the time to register and you will gain a lot of great new features including; the ability to participate in discussions, network with other RV owners, see fewer ads, upload photographs, create an RV blog, send private messages and so much, much more!

Old 03-03-2016, 03:41 PM   #2
Senior Member
Join Date: Sep 2012
Posts: 7,018
FWIW - I have seen comments from several folks who seem to know that say that the sealed system is not repairable or not economically repairable. The fans and controls probably are if you DIY it.

At least part of that is probably the rate of failure after the first repair combined with the cost of getting somebody to you and diagnosing then fixing something like a fan motor. If you replace a $50 motor it cost you $50. If they do it the price is $50 plus maybe another $25-$50 for stocking the part plus a 2-3 hours labor at $100+ an hour. Then the compressor goes a month of two later resulting in an unsatisfactory issue for all concerned. It's a lot safer for them to do the replace only line once a unit is out of warranty.

nothermark is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 03-03-2016, 04:15 PM   #3
Senior Member
Stealth01's Avatar

Newmar Owners Club
Join Date: Jun 2013
Location: MidWest
Posts: 889
Just went through this with our zone 2 Heat Pump. Unit quit putting out AC and heat and AMP draw was low. Mobile Tech found a Freon leak in the condenser coil (in house coil). Can't speak for all units, but our Dometic unit Freon system is not designed for servicing AND there was a significant Freon leak in the coil. Now, before the pundits leap on me I KNOW anything is possible... Yes, I COULD cut into the Freon lines and add servicing points and I COULD have a new coil soldered in and then I COULD have the system evacuated and re-serviced with Freon... BUT, is it worth it...??

The fan motor and the circuit board are replaceable, but for me, anything within the Freon circuit is a "Replace the Unit"!
Ken & Anita 2011 Newmar Essex,4522,Cummins 500 ISM,2013 CRV,RVI2 Brake with TPMS **Our Travel WebSite**
<a href=https://i1129.photobucket.com/albums/m512/kengallagher/copper_a_zps0e12153d.jpg target=_blank>https://i1129.photobucket.com/albums...ps0e12153d.jpg</a>
Stealth01 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 03-03-2016, 05:26 PM   #4
Senior Member
jacwjames's Avatar
Monaco Owners Club
Join Date: Jun 2014
Posts: 4,834
I replaced the blower motor on my front unit, it was starting to kick the breaker intermittently and loud. When I pulled it out I found the bearings were almost seized, I could hardly turn the motor by hand. Cost ~$100 to change by me doing it myself. If a shop had to do it ~3 hours labor it may not be worth replacing.

If you develop a Freon leak it will have to be replaced as it is not worth having it fixed.
Jim J
2002 Monaco Windsor 38 PKD
2005 Jeep Grand Cherokee w/5.7 Hemi
jacwjames is offline   Reply With Quote

Currently Active Users Viewing This Thread: 1 (0 members and 1 guests)
Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are Off

» Featured Campgrounds

Reviews provided by

Copyright 2002- Social Knowledge, LLC All Rights Reserved.

All times are GMT -6. The time now is 12:46 AM.

Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.8 Beta 1
Copyright ©2000 - 2018, vBulletin Solutions, Inc.