A/C blowing out warm air - Luxury Coach Lifestyles
Reply
 
Thread Tools Display Modes
 
Old 06-22-2013, 05:26 PM   #1
PIExpress
Member
 
PIExpress's Avatar
 
Join Date: Sep 2009
Posts: 53
Default A/C blowing out warm air

Does the roof ac run less while on generator the when plugged into electric? While driving the last few days the front ac appears to be blowing out warm air, but the back one is ice cold. Not sure if it could be a freon problem, or if they just go bad and possibly need a new one. Right now I am plugged into electric and the front is blowing out okay air, and the back one is noticeably cooler to me anyway. Thanks for any ideas.

PIExpress
__________________

__________________
1980 Newell Coach
PIExpress is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 06-22-2013, 11:41 PM   #2
prairieschooner
Senior Member
 
prairieschooner's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jun 2009
Location: Idyllwild, CA
Posts: 1,340
Default

I have noticed this on occasion in our '82. It has been a simple fix by cleaning the Filter, It is a Foam Piece under the Vent Cover, try that 1st.
__________________

__________________
have Coach will Travel
Steve & Tricia
1982 Newell 38' (built before #1) 6V92 DD, 5 Speed Allison, 12.5 KW Kohler, Couch used to make into a Bed but I fixed it!
https://newellshowcase.com/thumbnails.php?album=214
2007 Yukon, 1981 CJ7 Laredo, 2002 Honda CRV, 1955 Thunderbird, 1952 Pontiac Sedan Delivery, 1952 Ford 8N, 1958 Airstream, 1959 Glasspar 16' Avalon, Cabin in the Woods........what will I work on next
[SIGPIC][/SIGPIC]
prairieschooner is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 06-23-2013, 02:16 AM   #3
77newell
Senior Member
 
Join Date: May 2008
Location: Just North of Detroit, a surprizingly great city
Posts: 380
Default

Air conditioners are really ignorant, they can't tell where the juice is coming from. If as you sat plugged in it worked fine after you thought it wasn't working fine on the road while the rear one worked fine, then I can see no reason to think it is fundamentally toast, that it's out of freon or that the AC is somehow a problem. I was initially thinking along the lines of Steve's post but I can't explain why stopping would make the filter less of an issue. Maybe it's just late here and my brain is fried, but the only explanation I can come up with is that the front of the coach is subject to more leakage of warm outside air into the cabin than the back A/C and it just can't keep up. Just occurred to me that if the filter is plugged and there is outside air getting in while traveling then what Steve suggested makes sense. I certainly would clean the filter. And I would spend some time checking for air leaks but closing everything up tight as I can, turning my vent fan on high and using incense stick smoke to look for drafts from the outside. Even if you don't find any leaks you will at least have your neighbors wondering what you are smoking in there.
__________________
Jon and Alie Kabbe
Started with 77 Coach
Now have 39' 93 coach
2007 civic toad
77newell is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 06-23-2013, 04:17 PM   #4
NewellCrazy
Senior Member
 
NewellCrazy's Avatar
 
Join Date: Sep 2006
Location: Sugarland, TX or Salida,CO
Posts: 1,867
Default

Makes no difference whether on gen or plugged in. I would actually suspect that going down the road would provide better air flow to the condenser, but don't know that for a fact. Start with basics- clean filter, go on roof to remove cover and clean condenser. A quick way to check freon level is if you have an EMS, see how many amps that a/c draws. Mine leaked freon out and a tech used a clamp on meter on a wire inside.
Also, the air coming out of the ac should be about 20-25 degrees cooler than the air being sucked in, which is basically the temperature inside.
__________________
Sean

If Ain't a Newell, It Ain't Wurt Oonin!
NewellCrazy is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 06-23-2013, 07:20 PM   #5
JustDustin
Senior Member
 
JustDustin's Avatar
 
Join Date: Nov 2010
Posts: 266
Default

Yes clean the filter first and see if that helps. Keep cool!
JustDustin is offline   Reply With Quote
Reply

Thread Tools
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off

Forum Jump

Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Looking for a super quiet 110v compressor replacement lbrachfe Running Gear, Brakes, Tires, Chassis and Pneumatic Systems 6 01-17-2013 01:58 AM
Upright or Overhang mirrors for motorcoach Derek Knight Exterior Works 0 12-21-2012 05:12 PM
Tow bar opinions on best brand? blue ox, stowmaster,OR?? David Carrol Toads and Towing Concerns 5 08-22-2012 12:29 AM
ABS light on encantotom Running Gear, Brakes, Tires, Chassis and Pneumatic Systems 11 01-08-2012 11:48 PM
batteries went dead. Captain Newell Major Mechanicals 1 08-25-2006 03:47 AM

» Featured Campgrounds

Reviews provided by

Powered by vBadvanced CMPS v3.2.3
Disclaimer:

This website is not affiliated with or endorsed by Newell Coach Corporation or any of its affiliates. This is an independent, unofficial site.


All times are GMT. The time now is 07:10 AM.


Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.8 Beta 4
Copyright ©2000 - 2020, vBulletin Solutions, Inc.
×