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Old 08-07-2014, 07:53 PM   #1
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Hi -- just bought a 97 Newmar Mountain Aire and drove it 1100 miles from Ohio to Texas with the wife, two kids, the dog ... oh yeah, and no dash AC. Trying to get it fixed before the long, hot drive home. Not sure I want to drive it that far again, but bought it hoping to travel to the Pacific every summer or so. I'm a little (okay a lot) frustrated with the experience so far. Maybe it will be better at a park. I've gleaned a lot of good stuff from members and hope to continue to learn more. Thanks for your help.
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Welcome to the irv2 gang! Glad you're here. Folks in these forums are really helpful. Congrats on your Newmar purchase; I hear they are nice RVs.

You mention the drive from Ohio to Texas and trying to get your A/C repaired before finishing the trip home. I'm guessing "home" is further along in Texas or maybe another state? If you are looking for some kind of repair center or other information, post it on the forums and I'm sure you will get plenty of help from folks here. Good luck and safe travels to you and your family!
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Old 08-07-2014, 08:05 PM   #3
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Congratulations on your new rig. Hopefully the AC isn't a big deal.

Safe and Happy Travels.
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Old 08-07-2014, 08:20 PM   #4
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Glad you're aboard. Congrats on your new to you rig. Sorry you are having problems. If the genie runs you could possibly run it and the A/Cs to cool the coach. Better days are coming. Enjoy your adventures and be safe.
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Old 08-07-2014, 08:37 PM   #5
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Good luck with a solution to your problem.
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Glad to have you here with us.

A common problem with dash air is loss of refrigerant in the compressor. A quick test is to go to the engine compartment and look at the compressor and have someone turn the AC on see if the clutch engages. If it doesn't most likely low refrigerant.
Good luck.

Welcome to the Newmar family and Happy Trails!!!
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Old 08-07-2014, 09:11 PM   #7
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Congrats on your new toy!
If you can run your generator while heading home, do so and turn on your AC. Leave your dash AC off. You use less fuel this way too! Stay cool!
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Welcome aboard and good luck with the AC....
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Welcome to IRV2! We're sure glad you joined the gang here!

Get that A/C fixed! It's HOT out there!

Good luck, happy trails, and God bless!
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Howdy from SC and welcome to the forums. Congrats on your purchase. Not having dash a/c may not be that big a problem. Ours went out last year and we don't use or miss it. When it gets hot, we turn on the genny and turn on the roof a/c's and find that cools off the entire rig more efficiently
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Welcome to the Forum and to the Newmar family. We hope you have many wonderful camping adventures. Best of luck.

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