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Old 08-14-2015, 04:40 PM   #11
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I realized the OP asked how to charge the RV Air Conditioner however. I would have answered like this. No use in trying to charge a RV or any air-conditioner if the compressor is not running. The first thing to do would be find out why the compressor is not running. Then you move on to the next troubleshooting procedure. 50 years in HVAC & Refrigeration field.
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ReCharge Air Conditioner

Hi All: There are saddle ports, also known as bullet piercing valves available to install on the sealed cooling units. I ordered two for my air conditioner from the internet and also the R410A refrigerant. Adding these valves allows the cooling unit to be recharged. I think the valves were about $12.00 each and the R410A was around $50.00 shipped UPS. The container looks like a small propane cylinder and has a content weight of 28.2 ounces. The container also comes with a charging adapter and gauge. My unit has been working fine since I did the recharge. The main thing is to polish the area on the copper lines where the valves will be installed.
My rig is a 2012 3001W Windjammer with a Coleman air conditioner. Regards; Frank
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Old 08-14-2015, 06:42 PM   #13
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Hi All: There are saddle ports, also known as bullet piercing valves available to install on the sealed cooling units. I ordered two for my air conditioner from the internet and also the R410A refrigerant. Adding these valves allows the cooling unit to be recharged. I think the valves were about $12.00 each and the R410A was around $50.00 shipped UPS. The container looks like a small propane cylinder and has a content weight of 28.2 ounces. The container also comes with a charging adapter and gauge. My unit has been working fine since I did the recharge. The main thing is to polish the area on the copper lines where the valves will be installed.
My rig is a 2012 3001W Windjammer with a Coleman air conditioner. Regards; Frank

Watch that tap valve carefully. They usually turn into another leak themselves. Add in all the road bouncing and jolting and well you get the picture.
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Old 08-14-2015, 06:46 PM   #14
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Watch that tap valve carefully. They usually turn into another leak themselves. Add in all the road bouncing and jolting and well you get the picture.
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If you are going to have to evacuate and vac out the system it makes more sense to put inline valves in instead of the "always going to leak" self piercing valves.
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Old 08-14-2015, 07:57 PM   #15
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You have lost freon I talked to a dealer mine was under warranty. He told you can fix them so that you can put freon in but by the time you get all this done if you didn't do all the work it is cheaper to replace the unit. Some of the Forest Rivers the AC was going bad prematurely.
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Old 08-15-2015, 12:49 AM   #16
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This was the OPs question.

How do you charge the Dometic Air Conditioners???
If you don't have a license to buy the freon and line piercing connector, you are out of luck. You also need to know what the pressures for the freon it uses or how to measure the super heat. You can also pump it down and measure the freon you put back in it by weight. If you do have all that you wouldn't have to ask that question.
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Long story short,
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Old 08-16-2015, 05:19 AM   #18
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You have lost freon I talked to a dealer mine was under warranty. He told you can fix them so that you can put freon in but by the time you get all this done if you didn't do all the work it is cheaper to replace the unit. Some of the Forest Rivers the AC was going bad prematurely.
Forest River does not make Air Conditioners; they install them.

Dometic and Coleman make Air Conditioners used on FR and many other brands.

I also have been told that they (like the new TVs) are cheaper to replace than repair.

On the other hand, I saw MANY air conditioners replaced for free at the Rally last week.

Always next year!
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"Shinny": On your post there is a footnote that you have a 2015 Sierra 32QBBS. I have a 2015 Coachmen that had the air conditioner quit cooling at three months from purchase. There are some posts on this forum regarding my situation. Long story short--Dometic is not admitting that there "may be" a problem with some (a lot of) Dometic units not cooling. After contacting the selling dealer and finding out that they were six to eight weeks behind on RV repairs I contacted Dometic myself. Luckily there was an Dometic authorized service center in my area and they knew of this problem. I just had to schedule an appointment to get my Dometic 15K unit exchanged under Dometic's warranty, not the Cherokee or Forest River warranty. Dometic did not argue at all about sending a replacement unit for my TT. The service guy told me that mine was the third unit they had replaced within a two month period on new RV's. My recommendation: Contact Dometic directly, have your RV info (brand, serial #) handy. Remove the grill of the A/C unit inside the RV and get the info of the Dometic unit-model #, serial # unit size (13.5 or 15K), and see if you can find an SKU # (they like this for some reason). Once I gave the lady I talked to these numbers she started the process of sending a replacement unit to the local RV shop. The shop owner told me that usually Dometic can have a unit delivered to his shop in 48 hours, but--since all this started it is now a one week waiting time. When my replacement unit came in they called me, I took the TT to them the next morning and picked it up that afternoon with a working A/C unit. Dometic has not issued a recall on these units but I read every day on this forum where someone else has this problem. Good Luck
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