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Old 08-15-2011, 10:00 AM   #1
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AC filter on Crusader 298BDS

Hi, This is the first fiver I owned that did not have the 'quick cool' dump feature for the ac. In my previous unit, right next to that quick dump was the filter you could take out and clean. This new unit actually has nothing showing on the inside at all. Its there new AC units that has residential vents in the ceiling to pull the hot air out. My question is this. Is there a filter somewhere on these units that you can clean?

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Old 08-15-2011, 10:53 AM   #2
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Yes, there are/should be filters under the air return vents, just like a house
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Old 08-15-2011, 11:51 AM   #3
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i'd like to know what brand air conditioner u have. may be able to go to a manufactures web site and find one.
the older one u described sounds like my dometic.

next question; is the return somewhere else. seems like i read another post somewhere where the return air was next to the firg or something.
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Old 08-15-2011, 12:39 PM   #4
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Maybe I will have to take the vents down to see if there is a filter in there. It did not look like it had one in it.


next question; is the return somewhere else. seems like i read another post somewhere where the return air was next to the firg or something

There are 2 vents in the ceiling across from each other. They look like vents that you would have in the floor of your house if you have forced air heating.
Its a dometic.
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With a flashlight I can my filters through the slats
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Old 08-16-2011, 06:39 AM   #6
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i could find the unit but not a break down.
looks like there would be (non tool required) access somewhere.
on my carrier, they slide in but isn't ducted and part of the unit hangs down. only using it as an example of different way of placing filter.
for curiosity, i'd like to know what u find. pictures would be good.
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I did take another look at it and there are filters in each of the returns. It seems silly though that if you are suppose to clean these that the vents are screwed to the ceiling by 6 screws instead of something more convenient like a hinged setup where it would be easier to remove them.
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Old 08-16-2011, 09:05 AM   #8
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I took mine off last night too. It's not that bad IMO. Took about 30 seconds with a cordless screw driver. Figure you only need to it maybe once a year. Mine were still clean. Wonder if they make a residential return in that size? Either way i think it looks nicer than having the bottom of the ac exposed although the in certain cases the quick cool down would be nice.
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