a/c won't cool

Discussion in 'Beginning RVing' started by reneen, Jul 7, 2008.

  1. reneen

    reneen New Member

    Hi everyone, We have a 2002 Catalina Sport Class C 22" motor home that has maybe 80 hrs. on the a/c. The fan works but it won't cool. We are pretty new at this and not at all handy. We were told at a dealer that we needed a new compressor... with labor...$1000.00!!!!! Does that sound right? Could there be something else wrong..I hope so!! Thanks

    ARCHER Senior Member

    Re: a/c won't cool

    Welcome, I'd check on a new one, if they said that much. Second opinion.......get one
  3. Grandview Trailer Sa

    Grandview Trailer Sa Senior Member

    Re: a/c won't cool

    WAY too much. If it is a roof top AC, 500.00 to 600.00. There is no such thing as replacing the compressor, the whole unit gets replaced. Yes, go get a second opinion.
  4. Guest

    Guest Guest

    Re: a/c won't cool

    i agree with both the above ,, there is only minor stuff that can be replaced on an overhead a/c unit ,, and the compressor is not one of them ,, as GTS ,, and Archer both said ,, now was that price ,,parts and labor + tax ,, or what ,, as GTS said and Archer also ,, have it looked at ,, at another dealer or repair shop ...
    Welcome to the forums :) :) :) :)
  5. C Nash

    C Nash Senior Member

    Re: a/c won't cool

    Welcome to the forum and I agree with all the above.
  6. cwishert

    cwishert New Member

    Re: a/c won't cool

    I know you all are not big on Camping World but when we picked our MH up last month, the ac went out in thier parking lot, they replaced it with a brand new one in about an hours time. I saw I think yesterday there was a unit on thier site for about $800 or so. Shop around. I think the guy told me at the time that normal labor charges are about $90 per hour. I'm glad ours broke down before we took possession of it. That would have been a big pain.

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