Reply
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread Display Modes
 
Old 07-03-2006, 03:14 PM   #1
Winnie-Wise
 
Thudman's Avatar
 
Join Date: Sep 2003
Location: Destin, FL
Posts: 494
With the A/C On when driving into campgrounds with dust-covered roads, the exhaust from the A/C blows up so much dust that I just shut it down before entering. Has anyone put a baffle or deflector on the A/C exhaust? (to vent it sideways).

Thudman
__________________
03 Adventurer 38G, W22, 22.5 Whls

Koni FSD's, TracBar rear, SteerSafe, 50A SurgeGuard, Eternabond; 2012 Honda CRV EXL w/Nav & AWD
Thudman is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 07-03-2006, 03:14 PM   #2
Winnie-Wise
 
Thudman's Avatar
 
Join Date: Sep 2003
Location: Destin, FL
Posts: 494
With the A/C On when driving into campgrounds with dust-covered roads, the exhaust from the A/C blows up so much dust that I just shut it down before entering. Has anyone put a baffle or deflector on the A/C exhaust? (to vent it sideways).

Thudman
__________________
03 Adventurer 38G, W22, 22.5 Whls

Koni FSD's, TracBar rear, SteerSafe, 50A SurgeGuard, Eternabond; 2012 Honda CRV EXL w/Nav & AWD
Thudman is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 07-03-2006, 03:55 PM   #3
iRV2 Marketing
 
DriVer's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2000
Location: Conway, SC
Posts: 886
<BLOCKQUOTE class="ip-ubbcode-quote"><div class="ip-ubbcode-quote-title">quote:</div><div class="ip-ubbcode-quote-content">Originally posted by Thudman:
... I just shut it down before entering. </div></BLOCKQUOTE>Thudman, I haven't thought about it because I shut my unit down if I'm using it before running on dusty CG roads. The toad takes the biggest beating in the dust cloud! The time between getting from the office to the site isn't all that long so creating a solution to address that one problem for the time it's needed seems like a lot of work.

I don't think that shutting down the unit for a few minutes won't present too much climate loss in the coach until you get the rig situated and plugged in.

So I vote for shutting down the unit.
__________________
03 Adventurer 38G, Workhorse W22
F&R Track Bars, Safety+ , Ultrapower, Taylor Extremes, SGII
TST 507, Blue Ox, SMI, Koni FSD, CrossFire
RV/MH Hall of Fame - Lifetime Member
DriVer is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 07-04-2006, 03:02 AM   #4
Winnie-Wise
 
bobpie's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2005
Location: south NJ
Posts: 423
You have to shut the unit down to connect to the AC power cord. At least I always do. So that sounds like a good idea to shut it down while signing in anyway.
__________________
2001 32-V Suncruiser,Ford V-10, 310 HP, 4 Koni FSD's, KVH Tracvision,trickle charge, awning travel lock, 1 dinning room slide; no roof leaks, 03malibu toad sometimes, Blackhawk all terrain towbar, Roadmaster brake Pro,1 wife,1 westy, life is good!
bobpie is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 07-04-2006, 03:07 PM   #5
Winnebago Master
 
MrTransistor's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2004
Location: Albuquerque, NM
Posts: 504
Hi Thudman,

We started out with an Adventurer and had the dust problem as well as the AC exhaust heat scorching grass. I also noticed that when parked at a curb, the exhaust would blow down and to the side and be deflected by the curb ˜up' and back into the coils. That hot air just had to be reducing the efficiency of the AC. (It was!)

When we traded up to the Journey, it had the same problem so I designed and made the deflector that you see in the pictures posted in my Photo Gallery. It doesn't look like much because of a little rust (I need to treat it with Extend), but it does a perfect job of diverting the exhaust to the opposite side of the coach. The dust problem on dirt roads from the AC exhaust is eliminated.

It worked so well that I moved it from the Journey to the Horizon. The engine fan on the Horizon is still a dust producer.

I hope this gives you some ideas. I don't think I want to make another one.

I just posted the pics and they are awaiting approval.
__________________
Have Fun!! Mark & Donalda 04 Horizon 40WD no TOW 90,900+ miles and counting
Triumph Bonneville & Susuki S40 on the back
MrTransistor is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 07-05-2006, 07:21 AM   #6
Winnebago Master
 
John_Canfield's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2005
Location: Back at the ranch
Posts: 2,041
We have had problems with the AC condenser collecting grass clippings when some parks are running the mowers. I wait until they finish and pick/blow/brush the grass off. A bit of a hassle but it doesn't happen very often. (At least it's not me running the mower )

We have driven in so much dust up here I have noticed the Cummins air filter monitor (the little clear cylinder thingy that measures vacuum)is now at about 1/3 of the scale but still well in the green. We probably will need a new air filter when we get back to the 48.
__________________
--John

2005 Horizon 40AD, 2005 Jeep Liberty CRD
John_Canfield is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 07-05-2006, 01:32 PM   #7
Winnie-Wise
 
Thudman's Avatar
 
Join Date: Sep 2003
Location: Destin, FL
Posts: 494
Mr Transistor: Thx. How to I access your pix?

Thudman
__________________
03 Adventurer 38G, W22, 22.5 Whls

Koni FSD's, TracBar rear, SteerSafe, 50A SurgeGuard, Eternabond; 2012 Honda CRV EXL w/Nav & AWD
Thudman is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 07-05-2006, 03:49 PM   #8
Winnebago Master
 
MrTransistor's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2004
Location: Albuquerque, NM
Posts: 504
Here you go Thudman.





I Hope this helps.

__________________
Have Fun!! Mark & Donalda 04 Horizon 40WD no TOW 90,900+ miles and counting
Triumph Bonneville & Susuki S40 on the back
MrTransistor is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 07-06-2006, 03:25 PM   #9
Winnie-Wise
 
Thudman's Avatar
 
Join Date: Sep 2003
Location: Destin, FL
Posts: 494
Thx Mark. Looks a bit complicated for this city boy. Like DriVer, I'll shut down the A/C in dusty areas. Appreciate inputs from all.

Thudman
__________________
03 Adventurer 38G, W22, 22.5 Whls

Koni FSD's, TracBar rear, SteerSafe, 50A SurgeGuard, Eternabond; 2012 Honda CRV EXL w/Nav & AWD
Thudman is offline   Reply With Quote
Reply


Currently Active Users Viewing This Thread: 1 (0 members and 1 guests)
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search
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
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are Off


Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Basement air conditioner air flow azloafer General Maintenance and Repair 63 09-07-2010 05:57 PM
Manual for True Air Air Conditioner? #2 Compressor Inop? FlyingW Heating, Cooling and Appliances 32 09-05-2007 09:05 AM
Coach Air conditioner water wahf General Maintenance and Repair 11 07-16-2007 05:15 PM
Loss of Air - Basement Air Conditioner Ducts j griff General Maintenance and Repair 8 07-14-2007 09:18 AM
Basement air conditioner problem wagonmaster2 General Maintenance and Repair 6 07-21-2005 07:13 PM

» Featured Campgrounds

Reviews provided by

Disclaimer:

This website is not affiliated with or endorsed by Winnebago Industries or any of its affiliates. This is an independent, unofficial site.


Copyright 2002- Social Knowledge, LLC All Rights Reserved.

All times are GMT -6. The time now is 01:13 AM.


Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.8 Beta 1
Copyright ©2000 - 2019, vBulletin Solutions, Inc.