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Old 06-05-2011, 10:29 AM   #11
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I did the mods to my TT and it made a great difference in the air flow
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Old 06-05-2011, 11:18 AM   #12
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you said the beams have not that much space for air flow aswell. maybe you should have just gotten two ac's lol
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Old 06-05-2011, 11:37 AM   #13
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Inquired about two A/C's when-------

I inquired about two A/C's when I placed the order, I was told the 8285WS only come with one and 30 AMP service. No 50 AMP service for the 8285WS !!!!

I do believe the 15K A/C is plenty big enough for the 5 VER, the insulation is sufficient. It is just poor design of the A/C vents in the FOREST RIVER UNITS ?
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Old 06-05-2011, 01:32 PM   #14
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I see now what you mean. Thanks, I'm going to look into both this and the new thermistat.

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Old 06-05-2011, 09:49 PM   #15
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Finished cleanup and adding some expanding foam to fill in some voids this morning. Trimmed out extra foam this afternoon and reinstalled interior portion of unit. This mod definitely adds airflow. Not sure how much though. One other thing I fixed while I had everything apart was a loose layer of styrofoam directly above the ceiling. It either was not well bonded or had come loose from the ceiling at the AC and was probably restricting air flow as well. I glued it back down this morning.
Also installed the Maxxair on the bathroom roof vent for when we're not running AC.
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Old 06-20-2011, 09:58 PM   #16
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DAISY BOYKIN (SID) will have to check mine out next time. Sounds like any removal of blocked air vent should help.

Did you check the 4 AC mounting screws?
They get a little loose over time and miles.

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Increased air flow by 75%

Checked the four large screws, had to remove them for the work I performed. There are four yellow tabs that you watch when you tighten them back down to make sur they are even.
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Old 06-21-2011, 09:35 AM   #18
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Checked the four large screws, had to remove them for the work I performed. There are four yellow tabs that you watch when you tighten them back down to make sur they are even.
Amazing on the increase in air flow. I also knew about the yellow tabs but thought that they showed not to squeeze the gasket more than the width of the tab. I guess it also could show how even the 4 screws are.
Anyone have any more information on the yellow tabs and their purpose?
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Old 06-21-2011, 01:43 PM   #19
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The yellow tabs are "torque" tabs. The screws are tightened evenly until the yellow tabs just touch the roof material. That ensures the closed cell gasket material is tight enough to do its job of sealing on the textured roof material yet still have the flexibility to withstand road shocks to the air conditioner that will shorten its life. It also maintains the minimum space under the drain field since the weep holes are on the bottom of the AC.
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The yellow tabs are "torque" tabs. The screws are tightened evenly until the yellow tabs just touch the roof material. That ensures the closed cell gasket material is tight enough to do its job of sealing on the textures roof material yet still have the flexibility to withstand road shocks to the air conditioner that will shorten its life and maintain the drain field since the weap holes are on the bottom of the AC.


Thanks Herk.
That is exactly what I thouht the tabs were used for. A guide to make sure you didn't over tighten and compress the gasket and a dip in the roof.
Great document, You find all the great stuff. Good job.
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