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Old May 17th, 2017, 05:16 PM
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R/V A/C system on D110?

Ok, is this a stupid idea? I do have a factory A/C system in my 110. It is pretty much a joke. I live in Southeast Texas and it gets HOT! I was thinking of installing an R/V rooftop air conditioner system. I am assuming I will need an inverter and a two battery system. I also go camping quite a bit and want to be able to use it while camping. Sooo back to my original question. Is this a stupid idea?
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RV AC is a bad idea.
What system do you have?
We are in VA and it gets hot here.
Our Diavia AC was so cold it would freeze humidity mid air.
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Old May 17th, 2017, 08:52 PM
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UNDERSTOOD! I am not sure what system it is. A friend of mine said it was stock in many NAS Defenders. My truck is a hodgepodge of parts. Most being from a 96. It is a squareish box on the firewall with A/C vents on the dash. The pictures are what the truck looked like when I picked it up. Looks way nicer now.
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Old May 17th, 2017, 09:03 PM
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Looks like the same in dash system as the NAS 110s...The under dash units like the one Robert is describing are much more efficient. Or you could take it up a notch and get a Red Dot.
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Old May 17th, 2017, 09:26 PM
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First stop would be making sure it is all working correctly.
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UNDERSTOOD! I am not sure what system it is. A friend of mine said it was stock in many NAS Defenders. My truck is a hodgepodge of parts. Most being from a 96. It is a squareish box on the firewall with A/C vents on the dash. The pictures are what the truck looked like when I picked it up. Looks way nicer now.
That's the dash mounted unit which I am not familiar with.
We had a Diavia unit like the one in the pictures.
In my humble opinion the way to get efficiency is air flow through the condenser.
We never run a clutch fan.
Instead we have a 12V cooling fan behind the radiator and a 12V fan in front of the condenser.
When you turn on the AC both fans run providing instant cold air.
When the AC is off, a thermo-switch turns both fans on and off to cool the engine.
As John suggested, make sure your existing AC works and if broken fix it.
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Old May 18th, 2017, 08:50 AM
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I have a new fan clutch, and 2 new condenser fans. The system is operating ok, however I had to rebuild the interior of the evaporator/blower motor box. The blower motor was frozen and the plastic framing broken beyond repair. The parts are unubtanium. I improvised a blower motor but it is only achieving 150cfm. That is not enough. I do not have any other ideas to replace the original blower motor assembly. Please do not berate me for my ingenuity!
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Did you look into insulating your seat boxes? A lot of heat comes in that way also. Once the A/C is functioning you then need to seal up the truck to keep that cold air cold.
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Ah, well, all the information makes a difference in the advice. Then you are just needed to figure out a working blower. If you went that far, I'm sure you can figure out how to add a proper fan.
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Old May 18th, 2017, 09:07 AM
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Ok, I am still looking. Seems all I have to work with is 3". I can achieve 100cfm+ more if I could go to a 4". I have scoured the internet, I guess I need to dig even deeper. Anyone have an original blower motor hanging around??
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