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Old 08-08-2017, 04:40 AM   #551
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It was actually the only color they had left for a quick build. We were gonna go with white to save money, but since all they had was silver ice we went with it. I prefer a darker color myself, but we didn't much care what it looked like.
You didn't do too badly. The silver surcharge on your CS is about 2k. The other CS colors run from about 5k to 8k. But color choices on the Simplicity and the Zion run only about 600 bucks.
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Old 08-08-2017, 11:13 AM   #552
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I ran the AC today for about four hours of driving before pulling into a spot with shore power. It was 96 outside and the coach stayed about 86F by the fridge up front and about 79F by the couch with the air blasting on the couch.

Did much better than I expected based on my previous tests. I bought a laser temp gun and I'm going to have to do more testing before I feel solid about the results.

Of course I don't really know what the "standard" is for A/C performance in the Adventurous.
The first thing you must do is to point the laser at the intake and the output slots, you should see a 16~20 degrees temperature differential. You can check other areas for comfort, but that does not tell you if the A/C is working properly.

If you do not see the temperature range,
the next thing you can do is to check the voltage to the A/C. It should be at least 103v.

The next thing you can check is the ampere to the compressor. You will need a clamp-on meter to do that. The higher the outside temperature, the higher the electricity draw.
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Old 08-08-2017, 11:38 AM   #553
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I have a suggestion-put the AC on and open the fantastic fan.aim open the air conditioner so it just blasts low. Perhaps the combo of these 2 things will enable the hot air to rise and escape thru the fantastic fan.
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I like the silver and it's probably the best color other than white for heat reflection.

Classy looking van.
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I think you will find that a cooking or meat thermometer will work much better than an infrared thermometer for checking air temperatures, as the infrared can just take the temp of surfaces.

I would also make sure the van AC is on recirc or max AC setting (or whatever they call it) so you aren't bringing in a lot of air that needs to have the moisture taken out of it and requires more cooling to do so.
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I think you will find that a cooking or meat thermometer will work much better than an infrared thermometer for checking air temperatures, as the infrared can just take the temp of surfaces.

I would also make sure the van AC is on recirc or max AC setting (or whatever they call it) so you aren't bringing in a lot of air that needs to have the moisture taken out of it and requires more cooling to do so.
Booster-i've never seen a control on mine that lets me re-circulate inside air-please enlighten me. I have the same AC as Wynged
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Booster-i've never seen a control on mine that lets me re-circulate inside air-please enlighten me. I have the same AC as Wynged
We may be speaking of different AC units. I was referring to the van's dash AC unit, not the coach rooftop one, as WingedRyno had said he was driving. The dash air almost always will have a recirc function although it may be called something else. There used to be window and small AC units that had a "fresh air" setting that would bring in outside air, but I haven't seen on in a long time, and never in an RV that I recall.
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We may be speaking of different AC units. I was referring to the van's dash AC unit, not the coach rooftop one, as WingedRyno had said he was driving. The dash air almost always will have a recirc function although it may be called something else. There used to be window and small AC units that had a "fresh air" setting that would bring in outside air, but I haven't seen on in a long time, and never in an RV that I recall.
Sprinters have an air-recirculation mode, but it will only stay on for max of 30 minutes. See attached page from owners manual for deatails.


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Sprinters have an air-recirculation mode, but it will only stay on for max of 30 minutes. See attached page from owners manual for deatails.


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Now that is weird, IMO. We use ours on recirc almost all the time. It makes for less humidity and dust coming in and really reduces the duty cycle on the compressor.
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"Now that is weird, IMO. We use ours on recirc almost all the time. It makes for less humidity and dust coming in and really reduces the duty cycle on the compressor."

I use recirculate in the New Orleans area, but Not when traveling in a dry climate as would have even a more bloody nose, dryness.

My 2013 Honda Accord recirculate or outside is automatic so I suppose it has a humidity sensor?

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