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I do not think it is as efficient as it was when purchased and I feel that sometimes it is not working when other times it is

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How old is the unit? RV Air Conditioners usually do not deteriorate over time. What happens is they get dirty and when not cleaned on a regular basis, do not work well. If you get up on the roof and remove the shroud from the unit, you can inspect the condenser coils. They are the fins on the back of the AC.

Take a water hose and gently rinse the coils out with water. Do not use too high of pressure as this may damage the coils. Continue rinsing the coils until the water flowing through them is clear. Once you are done, replace the shroud and turn the AC back on.

Doing this procedure at least once a year will greatly increase the efficiency of your unit and prolong its lifespan.

Hope this helps,

Jeff

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