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Lwiddis

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Posted: 02/08/20 05:25pm Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

“and it's just plan stupid.”

My, my...stupid.


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Shoot I keep meaning to build a better filter.

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I have a spare set, so I swap out the dirty with clean. Then clean and dry the dirty ones and they are ready for the next swap out


I do the same.



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Dave H M wrote:

some of that gunge may even collect on the squirrel cage vanes and further degrade the air flow. [emoticon]

BTW, I think some of us cold have cut the OP a little slack and not used the "s" word as in stupid on him.

I am not that sensitive.


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All of the replies have to do with cleaning, cleaning, cleaning. I get it. My question was more about air flow, which in my trailer is significantly stronger with the filter out.

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Care about how it looks? You can build a little frame to accept a much bigger filter.

Idea being much better filtration with better flow.

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I think maybe there are different types of filters for different types of RV air conditioners.

On my TT the only filter is on the inside of the TT and it's just a thin one. As someone said you can see through it. It doesn't block the flow at all. It also only seems to catch the biggest pieces of dirt.

You can purchase a whole bag of this type of filter for household room AC's. I just cut a new one and replace mine once a year. It's so cheap it's not worth washing out.

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Sure glad this was posted. Last thing I thought of, the filters. Well I cleaned ours and boy after 2 years the needed it.
Thanks for the reminder. It is now on our list of things to do.


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Let's all just take the filter out of our engine intake system. I'll be it flows more air thus more horsepower, at least for a little while. Sarcasm sign on.


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I won't as far as to say stupid because that's rude, but a really bad idea. The filter is intended to keep dirt out of the indoor coil. Dirt is next to impossible to clean out of the indoor coil without removing the AC from the rooftop.


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