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Old 07-22-2019, 11:13 AM   #15
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Yup, getting the new one up there is the hard part!
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Old 07-22-2019, 12:29 PM   #16
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Air conditioner lifespan

A/C are sealed systems and should in theory last forever. But leaks happen from rocks or whatever. Cotton wood blow on the coils. Causing high pressures failures.
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It's too bad they are designed to be disposable. No reason they can't be made more durable as proven by the vintage stuff that was build to last. This new stuff is just designed to fail. Blame it on greedy cooperations and consumers that are intensely price sensitive, driving the race to bottom with the cheapest product/most features possible.

I just recharged the A/C on my 16 year old Porsche. $17 DIY job with refrigerant from the local auto store. Why RV ACs can't have these same fill ports to enable longer useful service lives makes no sense. Perhaps most SOB travel trailers are disposable anyways at that age.

Hopefully my purchase of a top of the line Dometic Blizzard NXT might prove to have a longer durable life? I suspect not as they only care to sell more features and performance rather than core quality these days.
I believe that these Dometic A/C and even Coleman runs on some kind of ammonia, not Freon. I may be wrong but this is what I learned from other forum. Cannot be refilled but can be replaced
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