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Old 09-18-2013, 11:52 AM   #1
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Air Conditioning Problems

I recently bought a 2013 Cardinal fifth wheel model 3850RL and have what I believe is a problem with both air conditioning units. The 15000 rear units will not shut off when I have it on cool, the unit cycles the compressor on and off, but the fan continues to run. I was told by the service department this was the way it works, but I have a hard time believing the unit must run all the time.
The 13500 air conditioning is just really noisy, much louder than the living room unit and since it is in the bedroom, sleeping is very hard to do.
Are these problems normal with Forest River Cardinal Fifth Wheels or is there anything I can do to help either?
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Old 09-18-2013, 12:02 PM   #2
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Look on your thermostat for the Fan setting. Put it on Auto and that will likely solve the fan problem.
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Old 09-18-2013, 12:39 PM   #3
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I have a 2012 V-Cross 275 and yes, the bedroom 13,500 AC makes a lot of noise as others have stated on this forum and I can see how it will be harder to sleep with it on. It gets hot and humid here in S.E. Texas. Good luck
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Old 09-18-2013, 01:34 PM   #4
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I don't know of this is applicable to your "noise" problem, but take a look: New Dometic ACs..whisper quiet?....but trouble?
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Old 09-18-2013, 08:27 PM   #5
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Thanks for the replies, I will live with the bedroom air. In reference to the 15000 BTU unit in the main living area, there are 3 settings, fan, cool, and heat. As in my home, the fan setting will run the fan all the time, but cool does not cycle off, when the temperature gets low enough to where i have the temp set, the compressor shuts off but the fan continues to run. I have not turn the thermostat to heat yet.
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Old 09-18-2013, 08:39 PM   #6
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If you get a chance, could you post us a picture of the thermostat?
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Old 09-19-2013, 10:05 PM   #7
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I have the fifth wheel in storage quite a ways from here and can't get a photo for a while.
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Old 09-19-2013, 10:21 PM   #8
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sounds like you have a cheap control box. Look into getting one that has an auto setting. Had an AC unit like that back '77. it was 'on' or it was 'off'..... no in between. I can not believe that a 2013 unit has an AC controls where the fan will not shut off when the compressor shuts off.

On the heating system the fan will stay on a little longer when the burners turns off to 'cool' it down. Maybe there is some 'timer' problem on the AC unit. Don't know just guessing.
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I’m guessing you probably have the Dometic Single Zone Thermostat in your Cardinal. Set your thermostat to FAN and then cycle to AUTO using the + or – keys. You choices will be “Lo” (Low) “Hi” (High) and “Au” (Auto). If the fan is set to low or high it will run continuously. Hope this helps.
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I forgot to address the noisy bedroom A/C issue. Once the sun goes down and the temperatures drop the 15k A/C in the living area should be able to keep the entire trailer cool. When we go to bed at night I have the bedroom thermostat set 2 degrees higher than the living area thermostat. On those rare nights that the 15k A/C can’t keep the bedroom cool enough then the bedroom A/C kicks in with the 2 degree increase. Over the last two years we’ve only had the bedroom A/C kick on at night just a few times. It is really loud when it comes on.
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