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Hondavalk

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DarkSkySeeker wrote:

All of the replies have to do with cleaning, cleaning, cleaning. I get it. My question was more about air flow, which in my trailer is significantly stronger with the filter out.


"All of the replies have to do with cleaning"???. They all have to do with keeping max air flow. Letting dirt clog you AC unit by not having a filter is gonna restrict your air flow. Sounds like you had your mind made up before you asked the question though, have at it.





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Hondavalk wrote:

Sounds like you had your mind made up before you asked the question though, have at it.

Not exactly. There is a substantial increase in airflow in my AC without the filter. I am convinced after the exchanges here I need to keep the filter in place. Cleaning it is trivial.


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OP wrote:

In fact, on the hottest days I just remove it and the flow seems to go up about 25%. Is this something you've done?


OP wrote:

All of the replies have to do with cleaning, cleaning, cleaning. I get it. My question was more about air flow, which in my trailer is significantly stronger with the filter out.


Most of the respondents have answered your original question. "No, we do not remove our filters" along with additional information as to why we don't remove our filters.

Your observation about an increase in air flow, with the filter removed, is correct. But I can assure you the air handling system in your RV was designed for optimum air flow with a filter system installed. The purpose of the filter is to maintain the efficiency of the system.

What exactly is your point of you second post that I quoted?

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ryoung wrote:

What exactly is your point of you second post that I quoted?

I no longer see it. Was the post deleted? What I've learned here is not to remove the filter. I am not sure why this thread is still going.

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There must be some different filters than my AC's have had. The ones in my units wouldn't make any difference to air flow what so ever.


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"What I've learned here is not to remove the filter. I am not sure why this thread is still going.
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Just because you have your answer that does NOT mean there is not more to be discussed by others.


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ScottG wrote:

There must be some different filters than my AC's have had. The ones in my units wouldn't make any difference to air flow what so ever.


Are they the 1/4" thick foam sheet filters?

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ScottG wrote:

There must be some different filters than my AC's have had. The ones in my units wouldn't make any difference to air flow what so ever.


Mine either. It is so thin that removing it makes no noticeable difference.

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DarkSkySeeker wrote:

ryoung wrote:

What exactly is your point of you second post that I quoted?

I no longer see it. Was the post deleted? What I've learned here is not to remove the filter. I am not sure why this thread is still going.

Middle of page 3 - still there.
I'm sure the thread is still going because nobody has broken the forum rules and members are still replying to it. Maybe someone will get some useful info from it.
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