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Old 08-07-2016, 09:20 PM   #1
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A/C cover

Freak wind storm just blew thru the RV resort here in Salt Lake and blew the front A/C cover off our '06 Endeavor. Suppose to leave tomorrow. Will it be OK to drive to our next stop without the cover on the front A/C? Any problems driving without an A/C cover? Getting into cooler climates where the A/C's may not be needed but not comfortable driving down the road without that cover. Will try to get one installed at nearest Camping World but may not be near one for a couple weeks. Any suggestions?

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Old 08-07-2016, 10:11 PM   #2
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Hi, Hate when that happens.
Should be ok. Make sure to put the screws back in the next one.
Those suckers are about $80+ the last time I checked.

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Old 08-07-2016, 11:15 PM   #3
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No; however, I would tape trash bags or tarp around it just in case...
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Old 08-07-2016, 11:25 PM   #4
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Is the next CG down wind? j/k Any chance you can find the cover before you leave?
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Old 08-07-2016, 11:32 PM   #5
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Yes you can BUT. No cover means you cannot use it period. The shroud is part of the ducting to ensure the unit operates properly. You could bag it but I would be surprised if the bag made it to wherever you're going to.You don't need CW only as almost all RV dealers stock at least one shroud, they disappear more often that you think. CW does sell the polypropylene covers that are way more durable than stock ones.
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Old 08-08-2016, 02:31 AM   #6
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Oh come guys, it's obvious you never had your covers off to clean and spray wash those units out.
1) It will not harm the unit to run it with the plastic cosmetic cover off for a couple weeks. The coils and fan are enclosed and shrouded. You might insure that the same inept service person didn't leave any other screws out of anything else.
2) It will not harm the unit to drive down the road at expressway speeds. You'd be more prone to problems securing some other kludge like wrap that could fly off and risk injure to someone else.
Thank God you got where you are, without it having landing on someone's windshield sooner.
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Old 08-08-2016, 02:56 AM   #7
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Funny thing, I've seen some lose the cover and never replace it.

Drive on for years without the cover, looks like crap but the unit still works just fine.


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