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Old 08-13-2005, 05:01 AM   #1
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Has anyone ever cleaned there Carrier AC unit? I am talking about the part of the unit i could see if i was standing under it and look straight up. I see some metal coils that look to be cover in dust. i had my last RV 5 years and never cleaned the AC......
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Has anyone ever cleaned there Carrier AC unit? I am talking about the part of the unit i could see if i was standing under it and look straight up. I see some metal coils that look to be cover in dust. i had my last RV 5 years and never cleaned the AC......
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Old 08-15-2005, 06:23 AM   #3
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You'll see two bar like handles as you look up at the unit. They are the handles that allow you to remove the filter sheets from the unit. They simply pull out. Wash with cold water and dry. I don't know how long they will last. Just got this rig less than a month ago. Had a KZ Sportsman 35ft 5fer prior to this one.

I think I liked the filter in the Coleman A/C unit better. Still have one of them up front.

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Old 08-15-2005, 02:10 PM   #4
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oh i clean those filters once a week. ok go stand under your unit when the sun is shinning and look straight up.....way up to the part that sits on teh roof.....there are "coils" up there that look to me like they need to be "dusted".....but i have been in trouble before for cleaning things that aren't suppose to be cleaned!

By the way how do you like your new Rv?
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Old 08-15-2005, 03:57 PM   #5
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I did not realize you were talking about the condenser coils. I really have not looked at that area. Will check it out. My first Carrier as well.

The Compass is a roomy fifth wheel. 18" sure makes a differance inside from what I had before.

Its still at Lazy Days getting some warranty work done. Have only made one trip in it so far to Fort Wilderness at Disney. The King Bed is really nice. I also put a Combo-Matic 6200 in it, slide toppers and the second A/C unit.

The only thing I don't like is the tires that came on it. Goodyear Marathons in the 235x80x16 Load Range D size. Should have been Load Range "E" tires, anybodys make.

Have some trouble with the exterior slide rubbers on that doubled up system. The outter rubber flaps were folded over on themselfs, right down the middle and won't lay against the slide when deployed. Thats really something for a new trailer. They are being replaced now.

I'll have a look straight up next time I'm in the trailer. I'll also ask my son's father in law to look at his Carrier up there on his 36ft
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Old 08-15-2005, 04:26 PM   #6
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It's going to be difficult to get in there with some liquid coil cleaner. Not to mention messy. You might try a fine wire brush. Maybe even one with brass bristles. Do it when the unit has been off and the coils are dry. Wet dust seems to be gummy to brush out. You may need to add on to the handle to reach it good.
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Old 08-17-2005, 02:24 PM   #7
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Dave i feel for you that your RV is back at the dealer....ours is a year old and has been back twice! and needs to go again as well as i have had mobil service men out...i went from a entery level RV to this one and i amnot sure it was the best move sometimes.....and we are not alone. Our co worker has a Carriage the high end on and his has been in the service for two weeks now.....BUT i do know a GREAT service man in texas if you ever need one! LOL thanks for the input.

Can i use a vaccumm up there????
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....I have an old air/water fire extinguisher which I fill with water and add 35# of pressure too....I spray the coils inside and out letting any water inside fall on a plastic tarp I keep just for the purpose.I also water blast the drip pan and discharge hose onto the trailer roof....then I clean up and go on top and blast the top coil and flush off the roof......If it were a customer of mine I'd use just compressed air cuz they'd go crazy with the water issue....but It's mine and I know the HVAC business real well-too daam well.....geofkaye
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well we did it and wasn't half as bad as i thought.......I do have to say we had our last RV 5 years and never did this......OH MY what in the world were we breathing !
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