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Old 07-01-2018, 09:31 PM   #1
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I have a 2017 Aspen Trail 2790. The air conditioning system does not send much air through the ducted ceiling vents. If I completely shut off the main ac vent and open all of the round ducted vents will that over stress the ac compressor or do I need to leave the main vent partially open?
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Old 07-01-2018, 09:56 PM   #2
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That's just to "flood" the main area to cool off faster after storage or non use. I always shut mine completely off after the initial cool off and let the vents do their job. It's a lot quieter with it closed off. Of course I have a 15k unit in a 22ft camper and it will freeze you out, even in the 90's.
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I have a 2017 Aspen Trail 2790. The air conditioning system does not send much air through the ducted ceiling vents. If I completely shut off the main ac vent and open all of the round ducted vents will that over stress the ac compressor or do I need to leave the main vent partially open?

What you want to do is pull the main vent down and vacuum out the soda cans and saw dust and cigarette butts. Then get some good quality tape and really tape and seal the ducts, the ones the blind installers missed.
Then you will have air as it should be.
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Thank you. I'll close the main vent completely. It sounds like will solve the the distribution problem. I have been partly closing the main vent, but was fearful of completely closing the it and causing some sort of overload of the whole system. Dutchman did not provide a manual or instructions for the AC system.
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You can close off the vent on the bottom of the AC unit and allow it to feed air to the ducts. Which model of AC do you have? The manuals are readily available online.

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Old 07-02-2018, 01:48 AM   #6
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Wahoonc, thank you for the info
I'll check the model number this week when I go out to the storage lot. I'll see if I can find a manual on line.
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