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Old 01-07-2013, 07:02 PM   #1
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Can this a/c condenser be any good?

Ok, I admit I know nothing about a/c condensers. I'm in need of a new condenser for my Argosy MH and after measuring my radiator the absolute max size condenser that will fit is 17" x 30". The Argosy didn't have a condenser when I bought the motorhome so I have nothing to go on. I have someone that is going to measure the existing condenser in their 20' Argosy in the next few days so I will at least know what size to be looking for.

What I'd like to know is whether a condenser this cheap could actually be any good.

A/C condenser

Thanks!

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Old 01-08-2013, 07:14 AM   #2
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Brad,

When I click on your link it takes me to my account and asks what I'm looking for.....can't view the condenser.

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Old 01-08-2013, 07:17 AM   #3
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That's strange, it works for me

Let's try this link: A/C condenser

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Brad,

Yep...that werks.

Looks like Global Air has a pretty good rep, try contacting them directly.

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Old 01-08-2013, 08:45 AM   #6
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Wow! I was expecting to have to spend $300 or more to get a decent condenser for the motorhome. Not that I'm complaining mind you

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Brad, that is a Parallel flow condensor, and I was told and read that they work far better than the old tube and fin units, which is a great thing!
They carry less head pressure and transfer heat better, which is what you want.

Read this..
ACKITS.com Automotive Air Conditioning Parts & Equipment.: Parallel Flow Condensers - Aluminum

Aside from size, that is exactly the same unit I am planning to use.

I had saved a link to this Full Size Jeep installation, because it had some great info, and pics that helped me see how all the part go on a conversion..

Universal Parallel Flow Condenser Installed (Warning- LONG and lots of pics!) - International Full Size Jeep Association
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Brad, that is a Parallel flow condensor, and I was told and read that they work far better than the old tube and fin units, which is a great thing!
They carry less head pressure and transfer heat better, which is what you want.

Read this..
ACKITS.com Automotive Air Conditioning Parts & Equipment.: Parallel Flow Condensers - Aluminum

Aside from size, that is exactly the same unit I am planning to use.
I did see the ackits site when I was poking around earlier. They carry a 15.5" x 30.5" condenser. I found out last night that the original size was 16"x 28" (fin to fin excluding mounting brackets, etc) for R12. I think the 15.5" x 30.5" should work just fine.

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I had saved a link to this Full Size Jeep installation, because it had some great info, and pics that helped me see how all the part go on a conversion..

Universal Parallel Flow Condenser Installed (Warning- LONG and lots of pics!) - International Full Size Jeep Association
Good info.

Thanks,

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Looks like they only have one left. For $69.95 you better jump on it.

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Looks like they only have one left. For $69.95 you better jump on it.

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Dan, according to the auction it looks like there are still 3 left. Actually from the information I got last night from a fellow 20' Argosy owner (thanks Joseph!) the condenser core itself is actually 16" x 28" (excluding mounting flanges, etc). I think I have room for a 30" core so I may look for a slightly larger one. Since I'm converting from R12 to R134a the larger condenser would be beneficial.

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