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Old 08-04-2019, 08:07 PM   #1
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AC is OUT - worst timing

Our AC blows but compressor does not kick on. Blowing hot air. And yes, it's Sunday night in Fort Stockton Texas, so nobody to come out and look at it, and its gonna be a hot one tonight.

First RV trip since I can remember too. Kinda bummed. Will have to pull chocks and stay in a motel or sweat it out tonight.
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Old 08-04-2019, 08:53 PM   #2
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I had a sudden loss of home AC, and with internet help, I concluded it was the capacitor, but I was afraid to change it. Called a local service, who agreed. He discharged the old capacitor then installed the new one.
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Robert sorry to hear about your A/C troubles. Maybe it's time for a mini-split?!
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Sounds like rubicon is offering to install one for you
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Robert sorry to hear about your A/C troubles. Maybe it's time for a mini-split?!
That would surely be nice Dave. I think it's either a capacitor or the control board that went out, although a relay could also be it. No way to know until I have it looked at. Luckily, there was a nice new Hampton Inn close by in Ft. Stockton last night, and I had plenty of points to cover the cost. Now that we're camping in the Forest Service campgrounds outside of Cloudcroft, there is absolutely no need for AC. Just beautiful here. Highs in the 70s, lows 50ish. It's amazing what altitude can do to the temps. We're at 9000 feet. An hour east or west of us, at much lower altitudes, it's 100 degrees. 20190805_183114.jpg
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That would surely be nice Dave. I think it's either a capacitor or the control board that went out, although a relay could also be it. No way to know until I have it looked at. Luckily, there was a nice new Hampton Inn close by in Ft. Stockton last night, and I had plenty of points to cover the cost. Now that we're camping in the Forest Service campgrounds outside of Cloudcroft, there is absolutely no need for AC. Just beautiful here. Highs in the 70s, lows 50ish. It's amazing what altitude can do to the temps. We're at 9000 feet. An hour east or west of us, at much lower altitudes, it's 100 degrees. Attachment 40877
Beautiful spot and you can’t beat those temperatures. Enjoy.
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That would surely be nice Dave. I think it's either a capacitor or the control board that went out, although a relay could also be it. No way to know until I have it looked at. Luckily, there was a nice new Hampton Inn close by in Ft. Stockton last night, and I had plenty of points to cover the cost. Now that we're camping in the Forest Service campgrounds outside of Cloudcroft, there is absolutely no need for AC. Just beautiful here. Highs in the 70s, lows 50ish. It's amazing what altitude can do to the temps. We're at 9000 feet. An hour east or west of us, at much lower altitudes, it's 100 degrees. Attachment 40877
Good time to escape the Texas heat- triple digits forecast for this week. Enjoy!
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Not good Robert, sorry to hear. A trip to RV service will very quickly tell you what the problem is. Most issues are easy to fix quickly. Heck, we had mine replaced under warranty in 20 minutes (not counting time to get the replacement in), but my compressor kicked in after it was on 10-15 seconds, but no cold air.........
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Not good Robert, sorry to hear. A trip to RV service will very quickly tell you what the problem is. Most issues are easy to fix quickly. Heck, we had mine replaced under warranty in 20 minutes (not counting time to get the replacement in), but my compressor kicked in after it was on 10-15 seconds, but no cold air.........
Unfortunately Jim, ours is no longer in warranty, being 4+ years old. We've used it maybe 5 times too - funny thing.

In any case we will figure out how to get it fixed later. Enjoying the cool temps here in the mountains at the moment. Right now I'm sitting under the awning with a very light rain, temps 59F. Ahhh....
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Sounds like you're enjoying the cool. We are not here in the great white north, our town was the hot spot in Canada yesterday 33C or 91.4F, I know that doesn't sound all that hot for you but for us it is, we've had a week or these kinds of highs. Had to look up Cloudcroft, looks like a great area We were not that far from there a few years ago stopping in Alamogordo for lunch.

Hope you get that AC fixed in short order.
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