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« on: July 29, 2014, 06:15:48 AM »

On the Government Liquidation there are 4 units that would make good drivers AC for 24 volt buses fwiw

good luck
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« Reply #1 on: July 29, 2014, 06:32:13 AM »

Can you post a link? My research did not find them.

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« Reply #2 on: July 29, 2014, 06:32:22 AM »

Clifford,

I saw those last night. If they weren't in the middle of Nowhere, California, I'd be bidding on them.

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« Reply #3 on: July 29, 2014, 06:40:11 AM »

Here's a link:

http://m.govliquidation.com/mobile?cmd=auction&item=view&auction_id=8044817

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« Reply #4 on: July 29, 2014, 06:45:17 AM »

Hey Bob I can get them here and maybe in Jan I could get those headed you way with a little help from a snowbird I want 1 why I have no idea lol I hope Snowbird is not racist word  Roll Eyes
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« Reply #5 on: July 29, 2014, 08:48:35 AM »

There are 60,000 people heading that way the last week of august, myself included.  I wonder how flexible they are about pickups.
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« Reply #6 on: July 29, 2014, 08:57:37 AM »

Yes the fans run on 24vdc, but it is still an engine driven compressor. You need freon lines running the entire length of the bus-this is why I have three roof tops with the front most blowing on me.
There are 24vdc powered A/C's made that are popular in Europe. Good Luck, TomC
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« Reply #7 on: July 29, 2014, 10:51:57 AM »

Yes the fans run on 24vdc, but it is still an engine driven compressor. You need freon lines running the entire length of the bus-this is why I have three roof tops with

I was about to post and ask why there appeared to be a engine driven compressor with these.  Our government apparently paid almost $12,000 each for these.
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« Reply #8 on: July 29, 2014, 11:11:18 AM »

I was thinking same thing when I saw pic of compressor.  I wonder if it could be run off an auxiliary gas/diesel engine.  These don't seem like a good deal now.  That said I will be driving down that way at the end of august.
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« Reply #9 on: July 29, 2014, 12:10:28 PM »

Those don't use a engine driven compressor and long freon lines where did that come from ?,at Fort Hood they were driven with a hydraulic driven compressor with about 5 feet of freon lines, I am trying to find out if those are included in the kit from the manufacturer
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« Reply #10 on: July 29, 2014, 12:37:37 PM »

   Those don't use a engine driven compressor and long freon lines where did that come from ? 

     I was wondering if they were 24V compressor driven - like a Red Dot - then I saw the photo of what sure looks like an engine driven compressor in the kit (not the best pictures in the world, though).   Exactly WHAT are they???
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« Reply #11 on: July 29, 2014, 12:46:25 PM »

     And I guess a 24V compressor would work OK, but a typical dash-mounted AC unit is going to be in the 38-42K BTU range and you'd be pulling one jello of a lot of Amps through 24V wires to compress enough Freon for that.  If you're going to run an AC on electricity, wouldn't 120V make a lot more sense?
     I mean - you CAN put a railroad locomotive engine in a roller skate but you'd spend a lot of money and get a pretty bad roller skate when you were finished ...

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« Reply #12 on: July 29, 2014, 01:48:11 PM »

Appears to be belt-driven, and there's actually a belt included in the box of bits too:







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« Reply #13 on: July 31, 2014, 03:05:42 PM »

Somebody got a deal. $620 for the lot.

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« Reply #14 on: July 31, 2014, 04:03:30 PM »

yea he won't mind the 15% buyers fee on 620 bucks
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