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RE: A/C help needed. Coleman mach 8 .. Quartzsite

This installer had one guy at the top. One guy at the bottom of the ladder. Extension ladder tilted onto the RV. Rope with hook (onto some feature of the A/C that i couldn’t see.). Slide A/C down ladder to ground person.
groundhogy 08/30/20 11:51pm Tech Issues
RE: A/C help needed. Coleman mach 8 .. Quartzsite

Yes, the mach 15 fan is quiet , but also the compressor sound is quiet. You listen for the compressor sound when you want to see if it’s actually on. The tech was not approving of dometic penguins (their low profile offering?). He said he has a small pile of them at his home base that are broken and he said like 3 years old.
groundhogy 08/29/20 02:02pm Tech Issues
RE: A/C help needed. Coleman mach 8 .. Quartzsite

The new a/c is a Coleman mach 15. It is called a 15kbtu, but i think i saw on a lable it listed as a 14.5k. The last a/c was a 13.5k mach 8 low profile. I can report these observations. Cooling: Not a dramatic difference although the mach 15 seems better. Mach 15 a simpler design. The Mach 8 literature says it is a more efficient design i think because they separatet air moving with 2 fans. Allows condenser fan to run full anytime its desired? So maybe at 13.5k and more efficient, it approaches a standard a/c at 14.5k? Idk. Compressor quietness: When the two techs came inside to do the first turn-on, they thought the mach 15 wasn’t working. Thats how quiet the compressor is. I assume compressor vibration is low also. The mach 8 compessor was louder and wiggled alot. I think this caused/assisted the eventual copper tube rupture. Note that the above may not hold for all purchases for all time as the mfr may use several different compressor brands on their factory line.
groundhogy 08/29/20 01:33pm Tech Issues
RE: PA Boondocking??

There are apps such as Freeroam and Boondocking
groundhogy 08/28/20 11:26am Public Lands, Boondocking and Dry Camping
RE: PA Boondocking??

Land for sale
groundhogy 08/27/20 11:07pm Public Lands, Boondocking and Dry Camping
RE: PA Boondocking??

Go on craigslist. Look up for sale by OWNER. Contact and ask if you can camp and how much.
groundhogy 08/27/20 11:07pm Public Lands, Boondocking and Dry Camping
RE: Solar - Permanent mount or portable?

Portable. Can point them. U can be under tree. No cramming fuzes and all kinda extra circuits under your **** couch. You can sell them when you are done
groundhogy 08/27/20 11:04pm Tech Issues
RE: New rig for boondocking?

I have a 29 foot airstream and like how i can tuck it in and under trees. I have camped in pretty cold. In my wish list would be some type of heat back up plan. Like if the furnace breaks down and its out for a few days or week. Would love a wood stove.
groundhogy 08/27/20 11:01pm Fifth-Wheels
RE: A/C help needed. Coleman mach 8 .. Quartzsite

Bad Design: Having that long soft copper tube hanging out there and wiggling like that IS a bad design. I am not a mechanical engineer and it totally captured my attention. On the other hand, I’m not sure how the engineer would cheaply address that. Maybe put lead tape on the compressor to limit wiggle? The compressor mounts on rubber. Its the compressor people that should be reducing the wiggle on their product. Tecumseh is mfr.
groundhogy 08/27/20 02:16pm Tech Issues
RE: Will honda 2000 start a 15k BTU air conditioner?

I currently own the eu2000i. Just hoping it will start the new 15k btu a/c
groundhogy 08/27/20 01:03pm Tech Issues
RE: Will honda 2000 start a 15k BTU air conditioner?

I have a low profile a/c, but the only available unit is the regular coleman
groundhogy 08/27/20 12:11pm Tech Issues
RE: Will honda 2000 start a 15k BTU air conditioner?

Might as well get a 100lb predator generator. Im gonna end up with the a/c I don’t want and the generator I don’t want. Lol
groundhogy 08/27/20 12:10pm Tech Issues
RE: Will honda 2000 start a 15k BTU air conditioner?

... thats not the answer i was looking for...
groundhogy 08/27/20 12:08pm Tech Issues
RE: A/C help needed. Coleman mach 8 .. Quartzsite

I have an airstream currently with the low profile ac on top. There is an ac shortage going on. The tech can only get a regular 15k coleman right now. I ordered an easy start. Oh, if anybody wants to order one, you can get $40 off right now. Use coupon code AIRSTREAM
groundhogy 08/27/20 12:06pm Tech Issues
RE: A/C help needed. Coleman mach 8 .. Quartzsite

Ok. Tech was just up on top. I am not at the RV (Parker). He found a tube rupture. I did not see this last night, so I am assuming that after I climbed down and restarted the unit, the leak opened up. My theory at this time.. I was up there last summer when the leak first showed up. At the time i noticed that that compressor wiggled like hell. I was immediately concerned for the long copper tube comming out of the wiggling compressor. I think the original leak was in that wiggling tube, maybe right near the compressor. And as the unit put up hours, that section became more and more work hardened and brittle. Finally resulting in rupture. What do you think?
groundhogy 08/27/20 12:02pm Tech Issues
Will honda 2000 start a 15k BTU air conditioner?

I need a new a/c. All the tech can get is a 15k BTU unit. I currently have a 13.5k BTU unit. Will the eu2000i start a 15k unit? What if I install the EasyStart?
groundhogy 08/27/20 11:59am Tech Issues
RE: A/C help needed. Coleman mach 8 .. Quartzsite

No. It is a pretty slow leak. It was charged in the very beginning of the summer. So it has almost made it through the whole summer. I originally put the port on. If you put one on yours, be careful. The gaskets on mine were put on so haphazardly, it would have certainly leaked. I pulled the gaskets, cleaned and reseated them with some automotive gasket dressings, etc.
groundhogy 08/27/20 10:51am Tech Issues
RE: A/C help needed. Coleman mach 8 .. Quartzsite

Yes, i have tried to imagine how hot that compressor must be running in its normal life and it makes you feel sorry for the thing. I would guess you could just about make a cup of coffee with it. Th RV a/c tech is coming over to recharge. He said in his experience when they start doing this, the compressor doesn’t have long to go. The RV a/c units are in shortage right now so I guess we will do the recharge route. I only need the unit to go another four weeks i am guessing.
groundhogy 08/27/20 09:14am Tech Issues
RE: A/C help needed. Coleman mach 8 .. Quartzsite

So, on the lable on the compressor, it says “thermally protected” Being in Quartzsite, Az... yes, its pretty thermal. But, its a dry thermal. Then, perusing the internet, I read this... “Low refrigerant flow will also cause refrigerant-cooled compressors to overheat.” Is all this adding up to ... I need to recharge the coolant?
groundhogy 08/27/20 01:53am Tech Issues
RE: A/C help needed. Coleman mach 8 .. Quartzsite

But, it seems to not really make cold. What should I do?
groundhogy 08/27/20 01:05am Tech Issues
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