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Posted: 04/22/12 08:48am Link  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

Good info in this forum. Set up our trailer, furnace, water heater, gas and water plumbing all OK. Checked air conditioner. made noise but no air flow. was thinking big $ to haul the trailer to a service center when I remembered someone on here saying with power off pop the roof A/C cover,try move the fan. It should turn freely. When I tried the fan was stuck, with a little force it spun free. Maybe the winter cold had jammed it. Powered on the air conditioner air flowed and ice cold. phew.. saved the day and $$.

Question: How long before I can expect to have the A/C freon recharged ? I know a lot depends on usage. If A/C used 4 months out of the year. Have others had to recharge the freon often.

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If it doesn't leak then there should be no need to re-charge. My air conditioner runs for almost three straight months when we go to Florida and still works fine. It is almost 8 years old.
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A/Cs never need recharging unless they develop a leak. To avoid the fan sticking run it periodicly to keep it lubricated.

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You will never need to recharge it. I agree with looking for restrictions that could have kept the fan from turning. And, while you were in there it would not have hurt to have carefully used some compressed air to blow out the coil. A garden hose will work too. The inside coil probley has a filter that should be cleaned once a year or so.

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Thanks for the input I won't wait in anticipation of recharing the A/C. Seeing how easy it was to pop off the A/C cover i'll do what is suggested with cleaning. I did wash/clean the inside ceiling filter on the A/C. and will run it now and then even during cold spells. preventive maintenence goes a long way in saving $$. Again thank you !

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Check for mud dober nest? Thats the usual cause in Texas.

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Hey, I just learned something on this one. I like the system we now have. The one on my PUP ran all the time, unless I shut it down. My AC unit on the PUP I previously owned had some cracks develop around the screw holes. I did the old aircraft repair. I drilled a small hole at the end of the crack to stop it from spreading. My screws on my TT were rusted on the heads so I removed them, brush them off, primered and then repainted. After this camping season I will remove the cover, and clean it good, to remove the accumlation of whatever.

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Posted: 04/22/12 11:00am Link  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

It is permanently sealed and not made to be re-charged…

It has no ports to re-charge it…


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