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Our dash air still works, sorta. I was going to put in a larger condenser and started to remove the current one. This is the one mounted behind the left rear wheel. Gave up on the removal for now. But did remove the metal shield in front of the condenser because it appeared to be hindering air flow and I was right. The AC puts out a lot more cool air now. Now to search for the minor leak.


'92 Barth Breakaway - 30'
5.9 Cummins (6B) 300+ HP
2000 Allison
Front entrance
 
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Hi Gary,

I have a '91 Breakaway and the dash air is hardly cool at all. I was noticing that the fans on the condenser don't spin at all so thinking maybe a electrical problem but have not had time to check it out. Do your fans spin?

Cheers
John


1991 28' Breakaway
5.9L 6B5.9 Cummins, Allison
Spartan chassis
 
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On my GM-inspired Breakaway, the fan connection is on the hi-lo switch on the accumulator in the front genset compartment. Also connected is the hot wire from the dashboard switch.


Rusty


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Gary,

I had a slow AC leak on my 1985 Regency, after taking it in several times, the AC guy said the Freon was leaking out through the aging hoses that ran from the rear of the Barth to the front.

Might want to check that out, he used some type of dye to find it.

Jim
 
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Thanks Jim. I have kinda suspected the hoses, but hoping not. When I get back to Yuma one of the projects is to really look for the leak.


'92 Barth Breakaway - 30'
5.9 Cummins (6B) 300+ HP
2000 Allison
Front entrance
 
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I have the same issue with my Regency. It was charged up and it didn't last.
Cooling fans on the condenser work fine,the compressor is operating but no cold air.
I'm surprised there is not a pressure switch to prevent the compressor from coming on with no Freon and ruining it.


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1993 34 Regency WB
8.3 Cummins 300HP
 
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pressure switch to prevent the compressor from coming on

There is a pressure switch Steve. The switch ix on the receiver dryer. My receiver dryer is in the front near the generator.
 
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Thanks Kevin. I'll have a look but if there was a switch the compressor should not come on with low freon.


1990 34 Regency WB
3208 300HP

1993 34 Regency WB
8.3 Cummins 300HP
 
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The low pressure switch might be by-passed from the last service and never plugged back into the receiver dryer.
 
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just bought 92 breakaway no switches on dash for heat or air just bundles of wires HELP can't find blower motors either steering problems also but would like to get things fixed before I climb under to hard to get up. see ya in hillsboro in Dec Thanks Bill
 
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