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Old 05-26-2018, 12:31 PM   #1
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2018 FR3 30DS Ford Chassis AC Issue

Hi all,
Picked up our new FR3 in VA in March when it was a balmy 25 degrees. No one thought to check the chassis AC on the PDI so on our first 85 degree day, turned it on and chassis AC blowing warm air. First problem found was thermostatic switch that sends power to AC compressor was bad. Replaced switch, evacuated and refilled freon to FW specs and all seems good......not quite air temp will not go below 69 degrees from dash.

Ford thinks the blend door may be jammed by debris or electronic control module for blend door could be bad, scheduled to go back to RV dealer for troubleshooting next week.

Has anyone had this or similar issue with your FR3?
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Old 05-27-2018, 07:30 PM   #2
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OK, no replies yet.............I gotta ask, does anyone use the AC dash when driving???
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Old 05-27-2018, 07:46 PM   #3
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All the time on my 2014 30DS. Never had any issues with it over the last 4 years.
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Old 05-28-2018, 06:33 AM   #4
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Yes live in South Florida and most of the 10K miles I've driven the A/C is blasting. Leaks condensation on front left inside at very hot and humid days, but always cold air...

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Works well with no issues. 2017 31DS
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Old 05-28-2018, 04:10 PM   #6
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If it is the blend door, that would be Fords problem not the dealer, you should have 2 different warranty 1 on the coach or RV section, 2nd on the Ford chassis which includes the engine who told you That? Your dealer will not repair your engine A/C system. Did I READ that correctly?
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You should 1 year from FR. And 3 years or 36,000 miles from Ford just like any other truck, not all Ford dealers will work on a RV chassis call Ford to find the closest dealership, because of weight and height. Hope that helps.
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I had about 8 months of fighting with the RV dealership, Ford, and FR to get the AC dash blower motor replaced.



Most of the issue was with the dealer's service department, because it was under warranty.
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I had about 8 months of fighting with the RV dealership, Ford, and FR to get the AC dash blower motor replaced.



Most of the issue was with the dealer's service department, because it was under warranty.
So who did the repair in the end? Ford or the RV dealership.
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The RV dealership.... After MUCH pain. Needless to say I will never go back to them.
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