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by Robert Ross
How much Freon goes in a southwind motor home engine 454, year is a 1983?
ANSWER: Greetings Robert thanks for submitting your question on our Ask An RV Question Page.
I do not know the exact amount of R22 Refrigerant your motorhome takes. But I am going to take this opportunity to emphasize my feelings on whether a do-it-yourselfer should recharge their own automotive air conditioners. I do not believe it is advisable for you to recharge your own air conditioner for the reasons I have listed below.
1. The old type R22 refrigerant is not as readily available as it used to be due to US Environmental Regulations. The cost of R22 Refrigerant has gone up dramatically.
2. There is a reason that your air conditioner is no longer blowing cold air. Unless you have the proper equipment to diagnose the reason, you may be wasting Freon especially if there is leak that has not been repaired. If the problems with the air conditioner are not repaired you are going to be spending a lot of money on Freon that may just leak out into the atmosphere. The money you waste could have been spent to hire a professional to do the job right the first time.
3. Whether you believe in global warming or not there is solid scientific evidence that when the chemicals used in the old Freon are released into the atmosphere they are a contributing factor in the deterioration of the earth's ozone layer.
4. As RVers we have the opportunity to experience all of the natural wonders of the world. As RVers we are also charged with the responsibility of not ruining the environment we visit. We pick
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