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Old 07-08-2011, 02:47 PM   #1
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Mr. Kool not too cool!!!

My a/c is acting up again. Two months ago had an a/c guy look at it, said someone had atached a saddle tap to the line. He loaded it with more freeon and 2 months later no more cool air. Worked for two trips out. Guess there is a leak.
Question? should this unit have been tapped? I have always heard that RV airconditioners are self contained and never need recharged!!Maybe this unit has now been compromised.
I guess I will call the same guy out and have him diagnose again. Would probably be easier to purchase a new unit. Best brand??
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Old 07-08-2011, 03:06 PM   #2
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Like you said RV air conditioners are closed units. The only reason to add a saddle tap is if it was leaking and you wanted to repair it for a short time maybe to dump the coach without replacing the unit or possibly they thought they had fixed the leak. Probably time to replace it.
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Old 07-08-2011, 05:23 PM   #3
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Should it have been tapped: They used to allow that, not so mucn any more.

Should it be replaced: YES
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Old 07-08-2011, 06:10 PM   #4
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The saddle tap valve is a temp repair to gain access to the system. It is not a matter if if it will leak, it is when it will leak. They should have soldered in Schrader valves for a permanent repair. The saddle taps will continue to leak.

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