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Old 05-24-2015, 07:51 PM   #1
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Air conditioner?????

Ok we have a camper that is not 9 months old. Today it was 83 degrees with not a lot of shade. The camper was not cooling off good after about 1:00. It was almost as hot in as outside. Is this normal or should we go to the dealer about this before the warranty runs out. The funny thing is 2 other people in the campground had the same issue. We are going to the beach the end of June hope it is better by then lol.
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Old 05-24-2015, 08:48 PM   #2
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First I would verify my thermostat settings. I goofed mine once on a camping trip. The thing ran and ran but didn't get cool. Dummy me I had it on Fan mode. It was our third time out with our new camper so there was a learning curve involved. If its not your thermostat setting I would defiantly get it checked out by the dealer under warranty.
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Old 05-24-2015, 09:03 PM   #3
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Do you have skylights in your camper? I thought I was having issues with my ac but it turned out the skylights were causing everything to heat up and it couldn't keep up. It's a 15K. I made some covers for the skylights and now it gets cold in the trailer.
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Old 05-24-2015, 11:03 PM   #4
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I will try and cover it tomorrow and see if it helps
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Old 05-25-2015, 08:06 AM   #5
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Is the AC compressor on? I would check that first before doing anything.
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Old 05-25-2015, 08:12 AM   #6
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You didn't say what trailer you had. Is a 2nd A/C optional for your trailer? Most trailers don't have enough A/C and yes covering your skylights and exhaust fan vents will help a lot.
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You didn't say what trailer you had. Is a 2nd A/C optional for your trailer? Most trailers don't have enough A/C and yes covering your skylights and exhaust fan vents will help a lot.
Yes basically you have to live in a dark cave to keep up. OP Yours sounds like either a freon or stat problem. It still should cool that really isn't hot. You can only expect a 17 degree drop from the inside temp to the air from the A/C. But if you heat gain is more, then that is what you end up with.... Two biggest complaints either to hot or to cold. That's because of the total construction process.
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Old 05-25-2015, 08:50 AM   #8
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Yes the compressor is running. You can hear it kick off when coils start to frost over
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Old 05-25-2015, 09:06 AM   #9
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So, the coils are frosting over and making the compressor turn off?
I have read on here that happens typically when the fan is on low.

I think we all assumed it was running all the time and still not cooling.
More details may help.
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Air conditioner?????

Coil frosting could be caused by lack of air flow over the coil or low on gas. In either case, I would have it serviced under warranty.
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