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JimR 1

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Posted: 05/11/21 10:39pm Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

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The outside Condenser coils you can access from the outside with a Garden Hose. The INSIDE Evap coils are harder to get at. Remove the AC filter under the rear bed and see if you can access the Evap there. Are you asking because you have a cooling problem? Doug


I do not remember any ALFA having a filter under the bed as that is where the engine is.

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One of the reasons Alfa went out of business was because the DESIGN of the basement AC system meant that you had inadequate return air from the middle to front of the Motorhomes. WE sold Alfa for just 1 year and dropped the line after numerous Customer complaints of NOT getting the Alfa's below 80 degrees on higher than 90 degree days. This was a known problem to Alfa and Alfa could never engineer a fix. So, the Air filter on the units we sold was indeed in the back under the bed. Doug


Doug the air filter is not under the bed. The air filter is in the bedroom area near the bed in the cabinets above or passenger side of the bed. Under the bed is the engine access hatch no air filters.

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You are correct. There was another brand Motorhome from 20 years ago with basement air that had the filter in the bed compartment. Doug


Doug no big deal I forget what I want when going into the next room. I will agree with you that the AC on the ALFAs were not the best and that a roof air in addition to the basement air solved some issues with cooling. In the later years ALFA added a J box in the electric compartment and a 12 3 Romex from the J box to the forward top roof vent for the addition of a AC unit on the roof at owners expense.

I hope dannydperez get his AC worked on

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Thanks again to everyone for the help. I think I finally have the basement air removal process clear in my old mind ??. It’s still working, but has a musty smell when first starting up, so I’m sure it’s in desperate need of a good cleaning. Going to get things together and tackle it sometime next week. I’ll take pictures and let y’all know how it turns out. Again, thanks so much for all the tips and advice!

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dougrainer wrote:

JimR 1 wrote:

dougrainer wrote:

The outside Condenser coils you can access from the outside with a Garden Hose. The INSIDE Evap coils are harder to get at. Remove the AC filter under the rear bed and see if you can access the Evap there. Are you asking because you have a cooling problem? Doug


I do not remember any ALFA having a filter under the bed as that is where the engine is.

JimR


One of the reasons Alfa went out of business was because the DESIGN of the basement AC system meant that you had inadequate return air from the middle to front of the Motorhomes. WE sold Alfa for just 1 year and dropped the line after numerous Customer complaints of NOT getting the Alfa's below 80 degrees on higher than 90 degree days. This was a known problem to Alfa and Alfa could never engineer a fix. So, the Air filter on the units we sold was indeed in the back under the bed. Doug

Step-by-step instructions for removing, repairing, reinstalling a basement air conditioner.
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Dannydperez wrote:

Hello everyone! I’m new to the forum, and looking forward to sharing my experiences with the forum, as well as looking for some guidance! I have a question about servicing my basement air unit. Is there any way to clean the coils on the unit without removing it? Maybe cut a hole something make a service hatch?? Thanks in advance!

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Had 2005 Alfa -too hard to get to intake filter so I added a filter on the passenger side of the bed in the upper cabinet. Had roof air installed and got clear plastic deflectors to put over the floor vents to get the air from under the couch. The basement air intake can be accessed by removing the passenger side bedroom cabinet.


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