Reply
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread Display Modes
 
Old 05-31-2010, 03:48 AM   #1
2 Rivet Member
 
AxelBruijnis's Avatar
 
1978 31' Sovereign
Gasselternijveen , drenthe
Join Date: Nov 2006
Posts: 74
Images: 6
Send a message via AIM to AxelBruijnis
Lost AC shroud on highway, will it leak ?

Hi Guys..

during my most recent trip in strong wind, i lost the AC shroud , including some hardware ( some fan-blades , the radiator )

Since i am located in Europe, it will be hard to find a replacement 110 Volt AC quickly.

if i travel without the shroud in the rain.. .. will it leak ?

thank you for your opinions !

Axel
__________________

__________________
1978 Sovereign 31 Mid Bath
1969 Overlander 27
2000 dodge 2500 diesel
AxelBruijnis is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 05-31-2010, 06:01 AM   #2
Rivet Master
 
SteveH's Avatar
 
2005 39' Land Yacht 390 XL 396
Common Sense , Texas
Join Date: Sep 2007
Posts: 5,311
Yes, the rain will come right in. Without the shroud, the A/C system is basically wide open to the elements. I had to replace mine this year also, but fortunately found it cracked before it actually blew off.

I would suggest you find some heavy duty sheet plastic and duct tape that over the system until you can get a replacement shroud.
__________________

__________________
Regards,
Steve
SteveH is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 05-31-2010, 06:21 AM   #3
Rivet Master
Airstream Dealer
 
Inland RV Center, In's Avatar
 
Corona , California
Join Date: Feb 2002
Posts: 16,499
Images: 1
Quote:
Originally Posted by AxelBruijnis View Post
Hi Guys..

during my most recent trip in strong wind, i lost the AC shroud , including some hardware ( some fan-blades , the radiator )

Since i am located in Europe, it will be hard to find a replacement 110 Volt AC quickly.

if i travel without the shroud in the rain.. .. will it leak ?

thank you for your opinions !

Axel
Axel.

The AC shroud for which coach?

Andy
__________________
Inland RV Center, In is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 05-31-2010, 07:43 AM   #4
2 Rivet Member
 
AxelBruijnis's Avatar
 
1978 31' Sovereign
Gasselternijveen , drenthe
Join Date: Nov 2006
Posts: 74
Images: 6
Send a message via AIM to AxelBruijnis
Quote:
Originally Posted by Inland RV Center, In View Post
Axel.

The AC shroud for which coach?

Andy
Andy,

For my 1986 excella 32 ft.
It was a coleman, i cleaned the shroud 2 days before losing it , it seemed OK then, and felt very attached to the rest of the trailer.

i am thinking about replacing it with a carrier low profile.

Axel
__________________
1978 Sovereign 31 Mid Bath
1969 Overlander 27
2000 dodge 2500 diesel
AxelBruijnis is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 05-31-2010, 09:46 AM   #5
Rivet Master
Airstream Dealer
 
Inland RV Center, In's Avatar
 
Corona , California
Join Date: Feb 2002
Posts: 16,499
Images: 1
Quote:
Originally Posted by AxelBruijnis View Post
Andy,

For my 1986 excella 32 ft.
It was a coleman, i cleaned the shroud 2 days before losing it , it seemed OK then, and felt very attached to the rest of the trailer.

i am thinking about replacing it with a carrier low profile.

Axel
Axel.

That AC shroud is cosmetic. All RV AC's are "ugly" without a cover.

There cannot be a leak caused by the missing shroud.

The only leak you could have with that AC, is if it was loose in it's mounting, or if the gasket is bad.

A Carrier high or low profile, is an excellent choice, if you choose to replace the AC.

Go with a 15,000 BTU model.

Andy
__________________
Inland RV Center, In is offline   Reply With Quote
Reply

Tags
air conditioning


Currently Active Users Viewing This Thread: 1 (0 members and 1 guests)
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are Off


Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
The Beartooth Highway? ZoominC6 On The Road... 29 06-10-2013 06:49 AM
Alcan Highway Bert Gildart On The Road... 19 09-18-2009 10:34 AM
Highway 1 and brake chatter bevman Brakes & Brake Controllers 5 05-19-2008 01:31 PM
West Boondocking Gravenstein Highway walter1 Boondocking 0 10-12-2007 04:00 PM


Virginia Campgrounds

Reviews provided by




Copyright 2002- Social Knowledge, LLC All Rights Reserved.

All times are GMT -6. The time now is 04:01 PM.


Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.8 Beta 1
Copyright ©2000 - 2017, Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd.

Airstream is a registered trademark of Airstream Inc. All rights reserved. Airstream trademark used under license to Social Knowledge LLC.