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Old 05-05-2010, 08:10 AM   #1
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1970 overlander AC

I just bought this trailer and i am having some problems with the heat and ac, the ac turns on but doesnt blow cold so i am trying to figure out what kind of refridgerant it takes so i can try and recharge it. The heater has never worked per the last owner. I don't know which one it is how can i find out what model it is PLEASE HELP!!!
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Old 05-05-2010, 08:32 AM   #2
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My guess ( and just a guess is your furnace is an NT-22). It should be stamped on the data plate on the case. If it an NT22, best bet would be to scrap it. There is a newer model Suburban that can be fitted into the NT22 case, lots of stuff on the forums about how to do it and why the NT22 can be dangerous even if it works.

If your A/C is an old Bay Breeze unit there are charge ports on the top under the cover where the refrigerate lines go down into the trailer ( a spot for leaks as well so if you have the cover off take a tube of Vulkem up with you to fill any gaps in the gasket). Shroud comes off and then the top cover. I think it is R-22 but not sure. Unless you have the equipment I'd let a pro look at it. Caution, when on top only step on the area over a rib (identified by the cross body row of rivets. The long rows of rivets about 2/3 of the way up are NOT on ribs.. Be careful or you can dent the top.

Tom W has a good web page with pics and details of what was needed to bring his old unit back to life. Short version is that they can be fixed but will be cheaper to replace with a new unit if your compressor is shot.
Here is the site: 1967 Airstream Overlander
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Old 05-06-2010, 03:11 PM   #3
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Thanks for the information i called my local camper store and they told me that it was probably a sealed unit and i would be better off putting a new one in but i just dont have 700 dollars to spend on an ac right now
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Old 05-06-2010, 03:30 PM   #4
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bigmo-go on the internet to PPL rv supplies. The have a/c's for a LOT less than $$700. and shipping is minimal and you pay no tax 'cause you are out of state.
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Old 05-06-2010, 04:01 PM   #5
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The ones from that era all take CFC refrigerants that you can't buy without a license, usually R12 or R22. Unlike automotive AC, which develop minor leaks, most RV air conditioners do not require recharging during their useful life. They fail for other reasons.
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