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Old 07-07-2011, 12:36 PM   #1
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how to remove basement a/c on ALfa Gold

hey folks I am a new member, thanks for the site and all the information aviable. I have just traded for a 2005 Alfa Gold 40' coach and to my suprise the 2nd stage compressor in the basement a/c heat pump is defective. I am a home builder so i have some knowledege of this type unit since it is simular to a home type package unit and my HVAC person can replace the compressor once the unit is removed from the coach but he will not remove it so my question is , does anyone have any experence,tips or information on the procedure to remove the unit? I have revied the related post on this site but most of those are related to the winne where the unit is remove through the side wall but I am told mine comes out thur the bottom of the coach.

My local rv repair center is asking 1500.00 to 1800.00 just to remove and replace the package unit not including repairs once it is removed.

any and all help would be greatly appreciated

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Old 07-07-2011, 01:20 PM   #2
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Hi Wayne,

I'm not sure if the alfa uses the same unit as the winnie but here is a link to a .pdf file that I found searching "basement ac".


the file is lower on bill's home page and shows how he removed, repaired and replaced his.

Might at least get you started in the right direction....

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Old 07-07-2011, 09:24 PM   #3
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Hi Wayne,

I have a 2007 35', Itasca, Workhorse chassis. It is presently in the shop due to heat pump/air conditioner problems. They removed the unit, repressurized it, reinstalled it. The first trip out I found it had fantom clitchs, ie: Air would start blowing through the ceiling ducts even though the unit was turned off! I even turned off the AC C/B's along with turning off the thermostat but it didn't stop the fan from blowing. It would blow off and on all night! I know that the propane furnace fan is DC but I assume that the ceiling fans must also be DC. Anyway, the repair so far has cost $2000! My rig has been back in the shop ever since waiting for a new circuit board plus thermostat. Hopefully, that will eliminate the problem. I suspect it will be another $500 or so. Fortunately, I took out an extended maintenance policy at time of purchase! I am sorry that I can't offer any suggestions regarding removing your unit. I heard the tech mention that unlike a house unit, the coolant lines have to be soldered or welded on due to vibration.

Good luck, Knightly
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Old 07-08-2011, 10:24 AM   #4
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alfa basement a/c

Hello Jack
thanks for your response, I understand that my alfa a/c unit has to come out thur the bottom of the coach rather than thur the side wall as others do, at lest thats what i have been told and if that is true it seems that is going to be a nightmare to do but that is really what i am trying to figure out.

hello Knghtly
thanks for your response, sorry to here of your troubles but it sounds like you have it under controll other that the aggravation factor and lost time and use of the coach.

I will tackle my a/c unit this weekend and if it takes all weekend to get the thing out it well still save me the 1800.00 the repair shop is asking to do it, I my lose what little hair i have left in the process but at lest i will save a trip to the barber shop ha ha

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