Thomas Short Bus Air Conditioner removal
Have a 2002 Ford E450 with a Thomas Minotour 5 window bus body on back. I has an AC unit in the back and the unit under the bus behind the drivers seat. I would like to remove both of these units in due to the need for hot water for the heater from the motor and to put a unit that runs off the RV power.
I already know I'm going to cut the hot water lines that run under the bus from the block to the back. What I do not know is do I have to evacuate the freon from the main AC system, or is the AC in the back on a seperate AC / freon system and I will have to evac. that one too. The reason I ask is in the bus, when I flip the AC rocker switch on the acc. panel, the AC does not come on. I have to turn the AC dial on the dash to AC for the system in the back to turn on too. If I have to evac the AC, I should be able to go to any garage that handles AC, or even an HVAC contractor (it is a Carrier system).
What I want to end up with is a AC / heater for the front (drivers) section of the bus and have a propane heater for the back part, or even a heat pump system (use the space under and behind the drivers seat for the outside unit). Thanks