Jayco RV Owners Forum
 


Reply
 
Thread Tools Display Modes
 
Old 05-20-2019, 11:28 AM   #1
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Dec 2018
Location: Bethany
Posts: 150
Jayco ac ducting

So I watched a video, well a couple, that talked about maximizing ur ac systems. so I went to town this weekend taping up all the air leaks in my ac's. It now blows about 25% better.....
__________________

Brooksb is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 05-20-2019, 12:13 PM   #2
Senior Member
 
2naEagle's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2016
Location: McCalla, AL
Posts: 1,020
Post a link to the videos you watched so others can see.
__________________

2naEagle is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 05-20-2019, 12:23 PM   #3
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Dec 2018
Location: Bethany
Posts: 150
Here's what I was talking about.
https://youtu.be/rxCljBVi8DU
Brooksb is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 05-20-2019, 02:49 PM   #4
Senior Member
 
2naEagle's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2016
Location: McCalla, AL
Posts: 1,020
Thanks for the good video.
__________________
2017 North Point 315RLTS
Disc Brakes/Joy Rider Shocks/SRE4000/EMS-HW50C/TST507
2017 F350 CCSB SRW
50 gal aux tank/Rancho 9000xl/air bags/Hellwig Big Wig Sway Bar/Trailer Saver BD5
2naEagle is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 05-20-2019, 03:27 PM   #5
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Mar 2017
Location: Kingman
Posts: 313
Quote:
Originally Posted by Brooksb View Post
Here's what I was talking about.
https://youtu.be/rxCljBVi8DU

Wow, thanks a million for the link. After I watched the video I went out to my trailer, dropped the inside AC cover and discovered my divider was worse than the one in the video! I also discovered the AC hold down bolts that hold the AC to the roof were also loose. There were also gaps between the framing and the ducts, so cold air was blowing into the roof area instead of going into the ducts. Not what I expected in a new trailer just 2 years old.


It took me about 45 minutes to correct all of the discrepancies and button it back up. When I turned on the fan I could not believe the difference!


Last week we were camping in 100 degree temps and I was a little disappointed in the AC cooling. My unit is a 15k and my trailer is only 29 foot, so I had expected better results. Today the temps are in the 60's so I can't give it a good test, but from the amount of increased air flow I know it's got to be an improvement.


That video should be a Sticky and kept available for future use. If you have never looked at your AC unit, watch the video and go out and look at your AC. I have a feeling you may be surprised at what you find......
Route 66 Traveler is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 05-20-2019, 03:37 PM   #6
Site Team
 
norty1's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2011
Location: Charleston, SC
Posts: 16,032
I made this a sticky and moved to General Jayco Chat.
__________________
Moderator
2011 351RLTS Eagle, Mor/Ryde suspension & pin box, PT50C EMS
06 F350 Lariat PSD, SRW, LB, CC, EGR delete kit, 16K DrawTite hitch, Timbrens, TST TPMS
2017 GMC Terrain (future TOAD)

Can't find what you're looking on JOF? Try:Jayco Owners Forum Custom Google Search
norty1 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 05-20-2019, 07:40 PM   #7
Member
 
Balibe's Avatar
 
Join Date: Mar 2018
Location: So. Maryland
Posts: 77
Great video, thanks for posting Brooksb checking mine this weekend.

In honor of this guys great video, maybe we should petition Merriam-Webster to add "Roof Shinglely" as a new word next year
Balibe is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 05-21-2019, 10:41 PM   #8
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Feb 2019
Location: Enumclaw
Posts: 118
Well.... I'm gonna have to watch this video and do it. Just the first few comments saying its helped a lot. Must be worth looking at.
Trippy1313 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 05-22-2019, 03:10 AM   #9
Senior Member
 
GMA385's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jun 2017
Location: Cicero
Posts: 188
Thanks for posting will be checking my ac's. Great video
__________________
Gary & Elaine
Cicero, NY

2017 Precept 35S
2008 Honda CRV toad
Roadmaster Sterling All Terrain tow system
Retired firefighter
GMA385 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 05-22-2019, 04:01 AM   #10
Senior Member
 
Lake Huron's Avatar
 
Join Date: Nov 2016
Location: Port Huron, Mi
Posts: 262
Now that you've seen how bad your A/C is, look at the other side,.... your furnace heat. I did quite a bit of repair and re route on those ducts to get more heat to the rear bunk of my trailer. Much better now.
Lake Huron is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 05-22-2019, 06:20 AM   #11
Senior Member
 
Jopopsy's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jun 2015
Location: NJ
Posts: 1,543
I had to do this repair on my 2015 Greyhawk. My separator was off causing my unit to short cycle due to the air getting mixed up.
__________________
2020 Rockwood Mini Lite 2509s
2019 Greyhawk 26Y - sold

Jopopsy is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 05-22-2019, 07:19 AM   #12
Senior Member
 
Screwby's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jun 2016
Location: Indiana
Posts: 934
Good find, looks like Ive got some work do do this weekend!
__________________
1999 Suburban 2500 4x4
2016 Jayflight 23RB Elite, Fiberglass, Polar Package
400w Renogy RV solar kit w/ Bluetooth, 100w Renogy solar suitcase
430 amp/hr 6v battery bank
1000w Renogy hard wired inverter
2011 F350 Lariat, DWR 4x4, 6.7 turbo diesel
2017 Open Range, Mesa Ridge 374BHS
Screwby is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 05-22-2019, 07:24 AM   #13
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Dec 2017
Location: Southeast
Posts: 428
I checked mine yesterday and the ducts are neat as they can be. I couldn't find anything to repair.
__________________
2017 Jay Flight 245 RLS
Chevy 2500 HD
Camping since 1960
Riverman is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 05-22-2019, 10:25 AM   #14
Member
 
Join Date: May 2018
Location: Jefferson City
Posts: 60
All the vents on one side of my 29MV didn't work. Because of a video like this I checked and found they did not even cut out the foam to the ducting. Did the same as others here and fixed all leaks with foil tape. Much better flow but also much quieter!
__________________
Bill & Billie
2019 Greyhawk 29MV
2014 Honda CRV
Demco Base Plate
Demco Commander Tow Bar
billjmck is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 05-22-2019, 10:48 AM   #15
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Jan 2019
Location: Cincinnati
Posts: 157
I wonder how you check this with a whisper quiet system? No big square cover plate to use for access.
__________________
Ford F250, Crew, 6.2 Gas, 4X4, Short Bed, Companion Hitch
2019 Jayco 28.5 RSTS, MorRyde orbital
Cincinnati Kid is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 05-22-2019, 11:18 AM   #16
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Dec 2018
Location: Bethany
Posts: 150
Quote:
Originally Posted by Cincinnati Kid View Post
I wonder how you check this with a whisper quiet system? No big square cover plate to use for access.
Not sure. But I have a friend that has that quite system as well. I'll have to look when I go over there and see.
Brooksb is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 05-22-2019, 01:11 PM   #17
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Mar 2017
Location: Kingman
Posts: 313
When talking to my neighbor I mentioned this topic and he asked me if I could check his AC on his new Coachman travel trailer. It's a Dometic and looks a little different than my Coleman. I removed the cover and only found one small area that needed to be taped up. His ducts looked good, but his mounting bolts were very loose. One was very easy to turn by hand and the other 3 were just barely finger tight. Got those snugged up and put the cover back on. Seems like loose mounting bolts are a very common problem with RV AC's.
Route 66 Traveler is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 05-22-2019, 01:26 PM   #18
Senior Member
 
Jopopsy's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jun 2015
Location: NJ
Posts: 1,543
Snug is the key word w/ those bolts. Too tight and you crimp the gasket and it leaks. Too loose and the gasket doesn't seal right and it leaks.
__________________
2020 Rockwood Mini Lite 2509s
2019 Greyhawk 26Y - sold

Jopopsy is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 05-22-2019, 02:21 PM   #19
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Mar 2017
Location: Kingman
Posts: 313
There are 4 tabs, one in each corner of the AC unit. The instructions say to tighten the bolts until the tabs touch the roof. That's what I did and the bolts are snug, but not tight. One of mine was backed out almost 1/4 inch, and the other three were just finger tight.
Route 66 Traveler is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 05-29-2019, 12:24 PM   #20
Junior Member
 
Join Date: Jan 2019
Location: Jacksonville
Posts: 10
Please pass on the link for that
__________________

2018JaycoWhiteHawk30RLS is offline   Reply With Quote
Reply

Thread Tools
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are Off


» Featured Campgrounds

Reviews provided by

Powered by vBadvanced CMPS v3.2.3
Disclaimer:

This website is not affiliated with or endorsed by Jayco, Inc. or any of its affiliates. This is an independent, unofficial site.


All times are GMT -6. The time now is 01:13 PM.


Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.8 Beta 1
Copyright ©2000 - 2019, vBulletin Solutions, Inc.
Copyright 2002-2016 Social Knowledge, LLC All Rights Reserved.
×