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Old 07-26-2012, 06:25 PM   #15
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Old 07-26-2012, 07:25 PM   #16
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You may have one thermostat that controls both zones. Mine's still old school... has 2 seperate thermostats.. one in the hall near the dinette, and one in the bedroom. The little round doohickey you're speaking of is most likely the temperature sensor for the thermostat...
That's what we have...one thermostat that controls both units in separate zones.
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We have a single thermostat for both zones, but can control them individually.
We had an Onan failure and I'm now on a hitch-mounted backup generator for the trip home and I'm on one AC unit.. I shut off the bedroom, clamped the vents on the rear of the coach. It's uncomfortable in front, but bearable... Darn gasser Class-A, you can feel the heat coming in front the floor.

Note, we have no problems keeping the coach cool when sitting. It seems to be the added heating of a 6.8L V10 that is the deal killer.....
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Old 07-26-2012, 08:49 PM   #18
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We keep "Reflectix" on all our windows except of course the front and both driver and pass side. We live in Florida and it keeps the coach very comfortable with just one 15k A/C running. We also travel this way and it works perfectly. Most days with just the dash A/C on its just fine. We were in Nashville with a heat index of 116 and still the same results. We also repainted the A/C covers white to help the efficiency. Why ANY A/C manufacture would make them black is beyond comprehension.
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Maybe you have lost insulation on your engine hatch or it wasn't secured well the last time someone worked on it ?

We had a ford van years ago that they left the shroud somewhat connected...
couldn't tell it was open, but MAN the heat came through...
ended up redoing the seals and installing more barrier between the engine and the doghouse... worked well after that...
Could u temporarly put reflectix or a cheap sun screen in front of your doghouse to sheild some of the heat ? just offering some quick fixes.... good luck !

maybe leave the freezer compartment open
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Old 07-26-2012, 08:56 PM   #20
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Our previous mh was the 8.1L gasser in a workhorse chassis. We lined the doghouse cover with this type of self sticking insulation from Summit Racing and the heat problem went away.
http://www.summitracing.com/search/?...YC-11905&dds=1
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Old 07-26-2012, 09:00 PM   #21
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I normally just use the dash air until the temps get into the high 90's. seams to be just fine but the coach air does a great job of cooling in my MH. I did run both roof units and the dash air last week, 98 drgrees outside and the temp came down inside pretty fast. I also have a V-10 but don't notice any heat from the dog house.
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Maybe you have lost insulation on your engine hatch or it wasn't secured well the last time someone worked on it ?
We've still got foam and a reflective barrier on the hatch... It also comes up through the floor, probably not much you can do when the pavement temps are over 120 and you're pushing 75% throttle...

I could try and re-insulate, but I'm curious as to how the other Class-A gasser's do in these conditions.
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Should be no surprise but that big picture window in front is letting a lot of heat in also, especially if your driving towards it.
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Old 07-26-2012, 09:37 PM   #24
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I could try and re-insulate, but I'm curious as to how the other Class-A gasser's do in these conditions.
OP says he wants comments from only Type A gassers now so I won't post any more.
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OP says he wants comments from only Type A gassers now so I won't post any more.
Mr. D, I appreciate your opinions, suggestions, and advice... I've owned 2 class-A gassers, but the first one I might have put a total of 300 miles on it... I used it to boondock while building a home.
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