Van A/C problem

Submitted: Saturday, Nov 07, 2015 at 16:15
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Hi All,
I've a Jayco Freedom with the standard Heron A/C which is working OK but under the sink it's really HOT in fact so hot it fused a packet of corn flakes together !!! any one have an idea ? also I've a Prado 150 GXL and for some reason the driver side towing mirror has started to fold right in when a truck passes on the other side of the road is there afix for this ?
thanks in advance................
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Reply By: Racey - Saturday, Nov 07, 2015 at 16:52

Saturday, Nov 07, 2015 at 16:52
danda, The under sink problem sounds like a ventilation/installation issue, whereby the hot air from the condenser is directed to under the sink.

The mirror is a common problem with some mirrors; what kind do you have? I put up with with various mirrors for 10 years then lashed out on a set of Clear View. Expensive, but worth it.
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Follow Up By: danda - Saturday, Nov 07, 2015 at 17:15

Saturday, Nov 07, 2015 at 17:15
Hi Racey,
it's the clip on type chep but effective must sau this problem has just happened ie I've been using thyem with no problem before ?
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Reply By: Notso - Saturday, Nov 07, 2015 at 16:55

Saturday, Nov 07, 2015 at 16:55
t sure if the Prado has the same system but my Patrol had a plate under the hinge that the mirror swings on. If you remove the plate (if it's there) and tighten up the three screws that make the hinge tighter!

Is the Air Con Compressor unit under the sink?
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Follow Up By: danda - Saturday, Nov 07, 2015 at 17:16

Saturday, Nov 07, 2015 at 17:16
Hi Notso,
yes it is ...................
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Follow Up By: Notso - Sunday, Nov 08, 2015 at 08:58

Sunday, Nov 08, 2015 at 08:58
Sounds a bit excessive, you'd think that the thing would exhaust the hot air out through the external vents. Is the condenser fan working? Can you feel hot air coming out the external vents.
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Follow Up By: Notso - Sunday, Nov 08, 2015 at 09:03

Sunday, Nov 08, 2015 at 09:03
Here is the installation Manual, Might be worth a read. There's a couple of comments about heat escaping etc.

Heron Installation Manual
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Reply By: 2517. - Saturday, Nov 07, 2015 at 20:48

Saturday, Nov 07, 2015 at 20:48
The best mirrors I have found are Camec with a suction cap that's go on existing mirror the view could be better but they don't blow in or fall off.Allso cheap and easily stored,no problem after 4 year.
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Follow Up By: danda - Sunday, Nov 08, 2015 at 15:19

Sunday, Nov 08, 2015 at 15:19
Thanks for that will check them out...............
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Reply By: Member - Rodney J2 - Sunday, Nov 08, 2015 at 10:05

Sunday, Nov 08, 2015 at 10:05
Hi,
Check that the double sided tape gasket between the Condenser Unit and wall hasn't moved or dropped out and letting hot air exhaust to the interior instead of out through the vent.
Regards
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Follow Up By: danda - Sunday, Nov 08, 2015 at 15:20

Sunday, Nov 08, 2015 at 15:20
Thanks for that Rodney I'll get them to have a look at it when I take it in.................
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Reply By: Member - bbuzz (NSW) - Sunday, Nov 08, 2015 at 10:12

Sunday, Nov 08, 2015 at 10:12
I had the same problem. It is annoying.
I tied a length of blind cord (thin nylon string) to the mirror and tied it to the bulbar, loosely. I had a small piece of shock cord that I put on one of the string ends too, so that when the mirrors moved the shock cord cushioned the first part of the pull and then pulled it back in place.

Put a hook on each end when you know it works and the installation each morning takes no time at all.

It will bring a satisfied smile to your face each time a truck fails to dislodge your mirror!

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Follow Up By: danda - Sunday, Nov 08, 2015 at 15:22

Sunday, Nov 08, 2015 at 15:22
LOL ingenious Bill ,funny how it's just started to happen though aye ?
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Reply By: swampy - Sunday, Nov 08, 2015 at 19:32

Sunday, Nov 08, 2015 at 19:32
HI
keep the condenser and evaporator clean and as previously mentioned ,the gaskets/foam /duct work must be in place .
If further inspection is required once a connection by refrigeration gauges this will tell a story.

cheers
swampy
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