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Old 09-23-2018, 10:25 AM   #1
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Dash air conditioner problems. need drier

Hello, I have a 2005 Safari Cheetah 40' I bought a month ago, guy said everything worked, including the dash air. I drove the safari 10 hours to get home, no air. generator wouldn't start either, so no air, and it was in the high 90's.
Any way I started checking the dash air out, no pressure in the system, checked the Freon lines, and I found a leak at the drier, receiver, the drier is from china, the number on the drier isn't a good number any more. parts store can't find any part # to match my drier. I can't find any drier # to cross reference the number. I think my drier lines are 15 mm in and out. I have search for several hours on line. I live in a small town in Mo. not many options for air service stores. a couple aid guys, but I'm sure they would run into the same problem that I'm running into, no parts #. Can anyone lead me in the right direction to find air conditioner parts for safari, or motorhome dash air parts? I'm not for sure but I think safari ordered the driers from china, at one of them sited where you can buy hundred of parts for a little price, then the part is no longer available.(my thoughts aren't always right). Thanks for any help someone can help me with.
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Do you see the name Evans/Tempcon anywhere on the dash system housing?
Are your dash controls vacuum operated?

Just replaced my compressor and receiver/dryer/accumulator and after several cross references came up with an A/C Delco #, for the dryer. .

Here are the web sites of the most popular MH dash A/C systems

Evans Tempcon > Page Not Found

HVAC Systems | DENSO Heavy Duty


The Evans site says page not found , but it works , use the "support "drop box and then "service parts".
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If your having such a hard time finding the AC parts, do you have a trade school near by that teaches automotive AC maintenance, if so maybe they can figure out what you need or suggest a replacement. Maybe a phone call to the nearest school will help. Good luck I hope you find what your looking for.
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I buy mine from NAPA or Ryder Truck Parts.

I suspect driers are not significantly unique if you can replicate size and connections. But the I am no expert......
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I would take the dryer to a Napa auto parts or similar parts place and get a similar size one to replace your old one most use the same size refrigerant fittings. Some have a fitting on them for the pressure switch also. The dryer is nothing special just a desiccant . It doesn’t matter if it has a sight glass or not I haven’t seen a sight glass that functioned with 134 any way.
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I would take the dryer to a Napa auto parts or similar parts place and get a similar size one to replace your old one most use the same size refrigerant fittings. Some have a fitting on them for the pressure switch also. The dryer is nothing special just a desiccant . It doesn’t matter if it has a sight glass or not I haven’t seen a sight glass that functioned with 134 any way.
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If your having such a hard time finding the AC parts, do you have a trade school near by that teaches automotive AC maintenance, if so maybe they can figure out what you need or suggest a replacement. Maybe a phone call to the nearest school will help. Good luck I hope you find what your looking for.
Just got electric to our town few years ago, I'm in the Ozarks of Mo. but that's a thought thank you.
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I buy mine from NAPA or Ryder Truck Parts.

I suspect driers are not significantly unique if you can replicate size and connections. But the I am no expert......
My wife took my drier to a parts store yesterday, but they couldn't anything without a #. I'm going to try something different.. Thanks.
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Do you see the name Evans/Tempcon anywhere on the dash system housing?
Are your dash controls vacuum operated?

Just replaced my compressor and receiver/dryer/accumulator and after several cross references came up with an A/C Delco #, for the dryer. .

Here are the web sites of the most popular MH dash A/C systems

Evans Tempcon > Page Not Found

HVAC Systems | DENSO Heavy Duty


The Evans site says page not found , but it works , use the "support "drop box and then "service parts".
Yes my controls are vacuum, it's a simple dier, receiver, nothing special, just need someone that can check the in lines and out lines for diameter instead of parts # Thank you..
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Can you get the ID measurement from your current drier connections to start matching against the connectors of offered driers online?
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Evans Tempcon > Our Products

Most of our coaches were built with Evans Tempcon parts - but a Receiver-Drier is very standard component. You should have no trouble getting one based on inlet/outlet hose sizes (i.e. #8 fittings) and the diameter of the unit.
http://www.acpartshouse.com/categori...umulator-drier
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Hello, I have a 2005 Safari Cheetah 40' I bought a month ago, guy said everything worked, including the dash air. I drove the safari 10 hours to get home, no air. generator wouldn't start either, so no air, and it was in the high 90's.
Any way I started checking the dash air out, no pressure in the system, checked the Freon lines, and I found a leak at the drier, receiver, the drier is from china, the number on the drier isn't a good number any more. parts store can't find any part # to match my drier. I can't find any drier # to cross reference the number. I think my drier lines are 15 mm in and out. I have search for several hours on line. I live in a small town in Mo. not many options for air service stores. a couple aid guys, but I'm sure they would run into the same problem that I'm running into, no parts #. Can anyone lead me in the right direction to find air conditioner parts for safari, or motorhome dash air parts? I'm not for sure but I think safari ordered the driers from china, at one of them sited where you can buy hundred of parts for a little price, then the part is no longer available.(my thoughts aren't always right). Thanks for any help someone can help me with.
I want apologize for putting two threads of the same subject to everyone, I'm not real familiar with this site I assume. Got my as chewed out this morning for doing it. Sorry, have a great day for everyone for helping me, instead of complaining..
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Some people just need to chill. Which, of course is all you are trying to do by getting your ac working. If you could put a picture of your drier on here along with some measurements I may be able to help you locate one.
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