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RE: A/C no A/C no more

Don, Have not checked the voltage. Will do so this am. The breaker was not tripped. After a wait of about a minute or so the A/C will restart, but the result is the same. Back in a bit. Thanks for the reply. Jack O.K,…voltage is 110. I’m still thinking the capacitor. But, what I don’t get…yes, the unit is a 2012. We had a Itasca Suncruiser, but the wife wanted something she felt comfortable driving. We bought it from the estate of a good friend who passed and whose wife didn’t want it. They bought it new, but his health was deteriorating even then. So, they hardly used it. When we bought it, with tow car, it had 7,500 miles on the odometer. It now has 8,500. Would just the age be enough to affect the capacitor? Tried it again this am. Fan starts, compressor starts, blows cold air for about 15-20 seconds. Then the compressor shuts down, and after another couple of seconds the fan quits. Weird.
Coelacanth 07/17/23 04:10am Class B - Camping Van Conversions
A/C no A/C no more

Folks, Getting ready to head out in a few days. Just finished rewiring the rear brow marker lights and backup camera (again) where rodents had decided to nest and chew. Need a new solution. Install a cat!? Well, we planned on getting the interior ready today. It’s hot and humid. Go figure. So, I turned on the roof A/C unit. It’s a 4900 series Airxcel (Coleman Mach). Well, the fan came on, then after a second or two the compressor engaged and it started blowing cold air. But, after about 20 seconds the compressor shut down. And, about 10 seconds later the fan quit. I pulled the filter, but it looked fine. Tried to run the unit without the filter. Same success. Removed the ceiling fixture. Examined wiring, etc. Nothing looked amiss. Tried it again. Nope. Went on the roof. Took off the cover. Looked for any restrictions to air flow. Nothing. So, my question is this. Am I looking at a capacitor failure? I don’t smell anything. No leakage. But, from what I read, the symptoms sound like it might be a possibility? Any suggestions are more than welcome! Best, Jack
Coelacanth 07/16/23 09:47am Class B - Camping Van Conversions
RE: Generation X

Thanks again!
Coelacanth 02/22/23 06:58pm Class A Motorhomes
RE: Generation X

Will, Thanks. Do you have a name for the spray? Relatives in TN suggested “hedge apples”. I did some research and discovered that the trees that produce them are Osage orange. Supposedly, the fruit repels rodents and spiders? Well, we brought a bunch of the fruit home and placed them around the RV. So far, no critter sign. May have no connection, but I’ll take it. Sure beats dryer sheets.
Coelacanth 02/22/23 04:13pm Class A Motorhomes
RE: Generation X

Thanks, John. I’ll check it out!
Coelacanth 02/20/23 05:35pm Class A Motorhomes
RE: Generation X

Well,…last summer we were camping at a local state park when a violent series of thunderstorms passed through. It seemed to last for hours. In the process, the entire campground lost power. This occurred at about 2am and lasted for most of the night. The temperature and humidity were both in the 90’s. As a result, the interior of the RV became beyond oppressive. I don’t mind. I’m generally oblivious. But, my wife is extremely claustrophobic. You can’t imagine. Therefore, it’s an experience I’d rather not repeat. So, if in the future I only need a generator once, I’m only too willing to pay the price. Ergo, the initial question.
Coelacanth 02/20/23 03:43pm Class A Motorhomes
RE: Generation X

Did you contact your insurance company? Yes, we got some of it back.
Coelacanth 02/20/23 10:40am Class A Motorhomes
RE: Generation X

What year is it? 2011. 8k on odometer.
Coelacanth 02/20/23 10:27am Class A Motorhomes
Generation X

Folks, As some may know, rodents ate my Onan QG 4000, onboard generator last year. The cost of repair thru Onan was almost the cost of a new generator. (Heck, they charged $600, just to diagnose the issue.) Therefore, I decided to go new. The problem is, the generator compartment is open to the road. Therefore, there is nothing to prevent this situation from repeating. So, I’ve, decided to purchase a replacement, but I’d prefer a portable. The RV is a Holiday Rambler, Augusta, B+. It has dual, roof A/C units. But, only one runs at any time. We never dry camp. In fact we’ve never gone anywhere that shore electric wasn’t available. I don’t foresee needing a generator to run the RV long term. Our previous rig was a Itasca, Suncruiser. The only time the generator was run in ten years was a weekly function check. Can anyone tell me what size portable generator would serve us in an emergency? Best, Jack
Coelacanth 02/20/23 09:56am Class A Motorhomes
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