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Old 06-18-2003, 07:08 PM   #1
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My air conditioner, probably the original on the 78 Sovereign, blows a lot of air, but doesn't seem to be doing any cooling. Any ideas as the the problem?
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Old 06-18-2003, 11:56 PM   #2
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Maybe you are real lucky and it only needs Freon. The old Armstrong air conditioners could be recharged.

Worse case, it's the compressor and an Armstrong air conditioner. Armstrong has been out of business for a long time. Hard, if not impossible, to find parts.
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Old 06-19-2003, 02:12 PM   #3
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Piper,

The first time we took our 75 soveign out I did not realize it had a thermastat on the wall to adjust the temperature of the air conditioner. The first trip became alot better when we were able to control the temperature.

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Old 06-19-2003, 09:01 PM   #4
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Hello. Is the thermostat you are referring to the one in the bedroom that controls heat as well? I see a setting on it that says cool, but don't now how tooperate it. If you do, please letus know. thanks
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T stat in Sovereign

I have two thermostats in my Sovereign. One is for AC and the other is for the furnace.

They are very integral to the operation of the AC. The fan will blow continously but the compressor will only cool if the T stat is set correctly.

The furnace will actually cycle the fan as the ambient temperature meets the setting on the T stat.

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Piper,

The thermastat in the bedroom is just for heat, be sure it is off if you are running the a/c. The thermastat for the a/c on my soverign is on the wall by the refrigerator. in the front of the camper.

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T stat location

Both of my t stats are in the bedroom.
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Old 06-20-2003, 05:12 PM   #8
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Piper,

Your thermostat has a 3 position switch on top. The far left is A/C, the center is Fan Only and the right is Heat.

If your compressor does not come on when the switch is in the A/C position, you may need to replace the unit.

I have and Armstrong on my '78 Excella and it died last March. I contacted the Airstream Factory and they use the Dometic Penguin 13,500btu as a replacement. Airstream makes a drip pan that adapts the Penguin to the rounded roof of the Airstream coach. The price they quoted me was $1400 parts and labor.

I am having mine done here in Melbourne Florida at Giant Recreation World. They gave me a price of $1140 with my military discount. The parts have arrived and it gets installed on Monday.

Good Luck with your A/C.

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