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Im wondering about air conditioning- I have a Bluebird

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Im wondering about air...

Im wondering about air conditioning- I have a Bluebird school bus that I am renovating into an RV it has 2 5500 but AC units on it that work with the engine running. Can I keep those and get a generator that will be able to run them when not driving?

Mechanic's Assistant: Have you checked the Freon level?

Yes. all good

Mechanic's Assistant: What is the model/year of your RV?

Its a Bluebird all American school bus

Mechanic's Assistant: What year is your RV?

\2007

Mechanic's Assistant: Are you fixing your RV yourself? What have you tried so far?

Yes. nothing

Submitted: 2 months ago.Category: RV
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RV Mechanic: Randall, RVIA Certification replied 2 months ago
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RV Mechanic: Randall, RVIA Certification replied 2 months ago

Are these rooftop units? And if so, what is the make and model of these units?

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Customer reply replied 2 months ago
OK. Basically, I want to have good AC in the bus. Yes, they are rooftop. They came with he bus. Bluebird makes them I think
Customer reply replied 2 months ago
I need to be able to run them on a generator so if I keep them, Ill need to tie them in electrically and make sure I can power them
RV Mechanic: Randall, RVIA Certification replied 2 months ago

You should have at least a 5K unit for that. Are you going to mount this on the bus?

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Customer reply replied 2 months ago
5k?
RV Mechanic: Randall, RVIA Certification replied 2 months ago

5,000 watts.

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Customer reply replied 2 months ago
yeah. it probably makes sense to get two new units that are more efficient. Can I put them in so that they can run with the bus engine in addition to the generator?
RV Mechanic: Randall, RVIA Certification replied 2 months ago

Not sure they will run off the engine. Most won't without some special equipment or you need a generator to run them while you are moving.

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RV Mechanic: Randall, RVIA Certification replied 2 months ago

Just checking back in to see if you needed any more help with this issue?

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