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Old 05-15-2015, 08:05 PM   #1
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New Prime Time Avenger 26BH Air Conditioner

Hello everyone,

We are currently on our second outing with our 2015 26BH and it was finally warm enough to do a test run on the AC. I fired it up with the fan on high and was less than impressed. It was 74 in the camper and putting a thermometer in the blowing air it was reading 68. I couldn't hear a difference between fan and AC either when I switched them. I assume the compressor isn't kicking on. I also tried it in the low fan position with no change.

I checked the fuse in the thermostat and I also checked the breaker which are both fine. I also checked the filter to make sure there was no factory plastic.

It is an Airxcel and the thermostat is a Coleman-Mach non-digital.

I have no way to run it at home (no 30 amp) and I don't have a way to access the roof here.

Any ideas would be helpful. It isn't needed this trip but I am sure it will be needed soon. I hate to take it in for warranty if it is something dumb.

Thanks for any help.
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Old 05-17-2015, 01:28 PM   #2
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You can run it at home with an extension cord and a 110 adapter for your shore power cable. I've done it with my tracer 250 to test and it gets ice ice cold. There is a difference between the noise the fam makes and when the compressor kicks in. I assume you are on shore power when you tried to use it, and not on batteries right? I have the digital thermostat, and it has to be placed in cool instead of fan or heat to engage the compressor.
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Old 05-17-2015, 02:40 PM   #3
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You can run it at home with an extension cord and a 110 adapter for your shore power cable. I've done it with my tracer 250 to test and it gets ice ice cold. There is a difference between the noise the fam makes and when the compressor kicks in. I assume you are on shore power when you tried to use it, and not on batteries right? I have the digital thermostat, and it has to be placed in cool instead of fan or heat to engage the compressor.
Thanks for the info! You are correct I was running it on shore power and not on the battery. We just got home and plugged it in. I am currently running it in the cool position with the fan on high. I had to get my ladder out and go to the roof to hear if the compressor was kicking on and it is.

I have a thermometer up by a vent and it was reading 72 degrees. I am going to let it run for a half an hour to see if it changes.

I don't have a ladder tall enough to get on the roof to remove the cover off the air conditioner to see what is going on underneath. I will have to borrow one or purchase one.

What would be the next thing to look into? I have the thermostat set correctly, the fan is blowing, and the compressor is coming on (making noise).

Should I look at what is going on under the cover?

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Just an update, I let it run for 30 minutes and the air is still warm.
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Old 05-18-2015, 12:24 AM   #4
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If you hear the compressor cycling on and off, it is low on refrigerant and probably had a leak somewhere. I guess if maybe tour thermostat was bad that could do it too, either way of it is still under warranty, make an appointment to have it fixed.
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