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GrampaR123

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Posted: 05/10/18 10:49am Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

Thank you to everyone who responded. All good info and ideas. I spoke to our regular mechanic this morning who suggested that I get it fixed before our trip. We're headed to Wall, South Dakota in July and it will be plenty hot, for sure. If the worst case scenario was that we couldn't use the dash air, my wife wouldn't be happy. We do use the generator for the house air while driving once in a while, but it still stays pretty warm up in the drivers seat without the dash air. I'm kinda trapped in a small 3-sided room because the front wall of the large slide is right behind the drivers seat.
Again, thanks to all who responded.
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Hopefully it will be cheaper than what you were quoted, good luck with it all and the trip.


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The compressor seized on the CAt engine in my 98Beaver Marquis. It took out the sepentine belt which shut down the alternator. Luckily, the oil pump is gear driven on that engine so Brett knew that and advised me to run the generator to keep the batteries charged and run the house AC. Worked fine, and made it to Bethel Truck Service in Bethel, PA. They put on a different idler and a shorter belt and I was on the road the next morning at 11AM. Never did replace the dash air compressor.


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Anytime faced with possible repairs and are still at home, consider this.

Would you rather have it repaired locally, at your convience, with a shop you know and trust? Or locate a repair shop that you have no idea of the quality of work and would want you to return for any warranty work?

Myself, locally wins out hands down everytime.


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and if main unit fails you are screw for sure get it fixed before the trip.


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Posted: 06/05/18 04:40pm Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

Have your mechanic add a dye to the system. Then verify the leak, as well as if leaking in any other area.

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