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Old 06-28-2011, 08:52 PM   #1
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Airconditioning

We went on our first long 4 wk trip in our 04 fleetwood bounder, it was great and everthing seem ok till we got headed bk to the south were we need to run the A/c more we started noticing that the bk A/c was or seem to be staying cooler, and the front wasnt we could adjust the temp.to like 70 and it would go bk to 79 and we think it was on "AUTO" now it could have been telling us the coach in front was 79 but the air coming out was not cool but I dont understand why when you would put the temp.cooler it would flash and stay on the 79? I no you can't add freon any more dont no what it needs can anyone give us some imput on this maybe someone else has had this problem. love to hear from anyone.
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Not sure about your themostat, but you can have freon added to the A/C
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Not quite sure what you are saying, but the thermostat is probably displaying the current room temperature. When you set a temp, it displays that for a moment so you can tell what you did, then switches back to the current room temp. Many RV thermostats work this way.

The a/c runs trying to get to the set temperature, but may not have enough cooling to do so in real hot weather. RVs heat up like a tin box in the sun, especially in the front where the windshield is plus so many other windows. It's probably not going to get to 70 if it is 90+ outside and the sun is blazing on it.
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someone said useing the roof Ac was better than dash Ac but how expensie , we have a desial that's moving down the road,useing the genarador while driving your use fuel so you can be useing lots Dis.
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we have a desial that's moving down the road,useing the genarador while driving your use fuel so you can be useing lots Dis.
You will use about 1 gal per hour... how much is staying cool worth We made a trip to Disney World from Texas a few weeks ago and my DW and grandkids thought it was worth every dollar
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When it's hot I must run both dash and gen to keep everyone happy.
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We always run our genset while traveling. Mostly to run the A/C units, but also my outside fridge cooler, and the Norcold will run on it too so I don't have to run LP. Yes it does burn a little more diesel. I get about 7mpg while traveling with the generator running, not much better if not running the generator.

We just boondocked at my brothers house for 4 days. Ran generator continuously (it's HOT in central Texas), we used about 1/4 tank of fuel. Figures close to .5 gallon per hour. It wasn't a cheap visit, but worth every penny!

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Old 06-30-2011, 10:34 PM   #8
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we put two thermosate around the ac one in from one near the vent turn the ac on and it got cold I think we just didnt no how to run it we decided that when it is hot outside we need to use the shades also like Gary said there is a lot of glass up front so we need to take that in to. thanks for all answer's . just live and learn or should I say ASK TO EVERONE HERE. THANKS SOO MUCH I sure this wont be the last question
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Not sure about your themostat, but you can have freon added to the A/C
Not really, it's very restricted now:

"Because of ozone depletion concerns, EPA has restricted future US production of freon 113. After 1995, US production of freon 113 will be significantly lower."


Only an HVAC tech can buy it now and it's really expensive. You have to switch over to something like the 134A.

The kicker is that not many RV air cons have a port to add refrigerant, by the time you pay to have it done and recharge the unit it's getting close to a replacement anyway.
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