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Old 08-08-2016, 04:24 PM   #8561
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I installed reflex on the indoor coil housing of the AC unit. I attached 3 sides with spray glue and on the service side used foil tape to hold the reflex it in place just incase I need to service the unit. It took about 45 min and is a very easy modification to do. I had already installed a hard start kit and insulated the suction line.

I may be interested in doing this mod. Is there a quantifiable benefit? 1 degree cooler? 5 degrees? Also is there a link to a explanation thread on the process?


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Old 08-08-2016, 05:32 PM   #8562
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Old 08-08-2016, 06:56 PM   #8563
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Old 08-08-2016, 07:24 PM   #8564
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Removed all propane hoses and copper lines in the trailer to clean out any residual oil that accumulated over the years. Then I'm going to pull out the fridge and clean the entire propane system.
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Old 08-08-2016, 07:26 PM   #8565
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Got tired of breaking my back lifting generators, outboard motors and water tanks [black and fresh water] into the truck bed. This cost me $125 and really takes a load off.
I lifted a 30 gallon barrel of water onto the tailgate with no problem. Also a Champion 3000 watt generator, swiveled it around into the bed and lowered it with ease.
I added the larger baseplate as the sheet metal of the bed isn't strong enough to handle a very heavy load IMO.
When I received the unit from FedEx, the end of the box was opened and all the small parts were missing. Seller said he would reimburse me for the parts if I chose to buy them local which I did. We will see if he stands by his word.
Sorry, but couldn't rotate pictures upright. Not tech savvy.
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Old 08-08-2016, 07:43 PM   #8566
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Would that pick up an engine?

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I picked up both a 30 gallon barrel, then a 50 gallon barrel [full of water] just to see if the base plate I added would do the job and they both lifted with no problem.
The further out you extend the lifting arm, the less weight you can lift. At full extension, it is marked at 500# max.
Since I will be mainly using it to lift our outboard motor or generators, it isn't even a strain at 150 lbs. I would, however, recommend a larger base plate than is part of the unit so you can distribute the pressures over a wider area.
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This is where the idea came from.

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I'm kicking myself for not taking a picture oh well. I removed the inside cover of my coleman mach and found that FR had applied so much expanding foam to seal the unit that in both supply ducts the foam was blocking about 1/4 of the duct and on the return air on both sides the foam was sticking out into the air flow. I use a razor knife and cut away all the access foam should help the air flow. I did find one screw not fully seated on the ceiling decider plate.
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I'm kicking myself for not taking a picture oh well. I removed the inside cover of my coleman mach and found that FR had applied so much expanding foam to seal the unit that in both supply ducts the foam was blocking about 1/4 of the duct and on the return air on both sides the foam was sticking out into the air flow. I use a razor knife and cut away all the access foam should help the air flow. I did find one screw not fully seated on the ceiling decider plate.
My air conditioner in my 2306 was a bloody mess. Another sign of the high quality FR strives for. Had a piece installed backwards and it was allowing about 25% of the air output to return into the intake. Made it vey loud. Ducts blocked also. Why we keep buying this crap is beyond me. Makes me not want to upgrade. I just don't have the time or patience to go through the break-in period again. Think we will just buy a shack on some beach.
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I hear ya, but you know if everything was right with my rig I would be bored to tears and consuming way to many gin and tonics. between my rig and that of others it has been a great learning experience and given me the opportunity to help other campers so overall its a plus.
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