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Old 03-09-2020, 03:58 PM   #1
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Carrier ac units

Hi all, we bought a 2003 IC bus, and I donít think I want to keep the factory Carrier AC units. I was told that they were not working by the previous owner of the bus, but they appear intact. Maybe you can work on them or use them for parts. There are two units, one in the rear and one behind the front entrance on the side.

I think theyíre are model EM-1, 52000 btu each with separate two separate condensers outside the bus and two compressors on the engine. Iím not ready to drive the bus quite yet but want to finish stripping the inside panels, so need to deal with the refrigerant, which is r134a. Best case scenario is youíd come with your equipment and expertise to drain the refrigerant. Iím in south central Mississippi, close to Laurel.

Are these worth anything? I really donít know, so make me an offer. Images are in the link because I canít post them here yet.


https://imgur.com/a/jYEZp74
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Old 03-09-2020, 11:25 PM   #2
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I'm in Gulfport, MS. Where are the outside condensers located, under the bus or on the roof? Do you have pics of them?
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Old 03-10-2020, 03:09 AM   #3
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Hi all, we bought a 2003 IC bus, and I donít think I want to keep the factory Carrier AC units. I was told that they were not working by the previous owner of the bus, but they appear intact. Maybe you can work on them or use them for parts. There are two units, one in the rear and one behind the front entrance on the side.

I think theyíre are model EM-1, 52000 btu each with separate two separate condensers outside the bus and two compressors on the engine. Iím not ready to drive the bus quite yet but want to finish stripping the inside panels, so need to deal with the refrigerant, which is r134a. Best case scenario is youíd come with your equipment and expertise to drain the refrigerant. Iím in south central Mississippi, close to Laurel.

Are these worth anything? I really donít know, so make me an offer. Images are in the link because I canít post them here yet.


https://imgur.com/a/jYEZp74

Me personally, I wouldn't take the ac units out. There will come a time where it will hot as hell outside and it will be raining so you can't open the windows to get some air flowing in the bus as your driving down the road without getting your bus soak and wet.

I'd get them working, insulate the bus well and enjoy the cool ride!
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Old 03-10-2020, 10:59 AM   #4
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https://imgur.com/a/BCLcr08
The condensers are under the bus, one on either side.
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Old 03-10-2020, 11:04 AM   #5
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I’ve thought about it, but this seems best for us. We plan to travel infrequently, and to have shore power when we’re stopped. I’m tall and we’re not doing a roof raise, we already have a portable ac unit and may add a rooftop rv unit as well. Hard decision though. I’d really rather not have to spend on something that won’t be used much at all.
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Old 03-10-2020, 11:12 AM   #6
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ha! ive already helped quite a few who "im never gonna travel in the heat".. who sweated their arses off and wanted their AC back... what engine is in that bus? is it a T-444E by chance?
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It’s a dt466e turbo.
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Old 03-10-2020, 10:24 PM   #8
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I am interested although all I really need is the undermount condensers. What do you want for it if you decide to sell?
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Old 03-11-2020, 09:31 PM   #9
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Hey Desmoines12, I have a recovery machine for R134A freon, any idea what you want for the A/C parts?
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Old 03-11-2020, 10:13 PM   #10
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Hi all, we bought a 2003 IC bus, and I donít think I want to keep the factory Carrier AC units. I was told that they were not working by the previous owner of the bus, but they appear intact. Maybe you can work on them or use them for parts. There are two units, one in the rear and one behind the front entrance on the side.

I think theyíre are model EM-1, 52000 btu each with separate two separate condensers outside the bus and two compressors on the engine. Iím not ready to drive the bus quite yet but want to finish stripping the inside panels, so need to deal with the refrigerant, which is r134a. Best case scenario is youíd come with your equipment and expertise to drain the refrigerant. Iím in south central Mississippi, close to Laurel.

Are these worth anything? I really donít know, so make me an offer. Images are in the link because I canít post them here yet.


https://imgur.com/a/jYEZp74
I would take Cadillackidís advice. I incorporated my back unit into my cabinetry. The front unit I removed the evaporator coil, but Iím replacing it with a coil out of a fire truck.
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Old 03-25-2020, 08:13 PM   #11
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Hey bridg! I have a rear a/c unit for sale if you're interested. You can check out my recent post if interested. There is a link to my Craigslist listing. I would probably be interested in selling individual parts if that's all you need. Thanks!
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Old 03-25-2020, 08:55 PM   #12
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bridg73988, I messaged you a while ago, but my units are still available if youíre still interested.
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