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Old 08-04-2014, 10:43 PM   #11
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Sounds like you need to find a new tech, I could rewire the complete unit in three hours let alone three months
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Old 08-04-2014, 10:59 PM   #12
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Have they checked head pressure or refrigerant charge on the unit? Simple diagnostic checks might help.
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Old 08-04-2014, 11:13 PM   #13
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Chassis AC I'm sorry it's the couch AC
Whose unit are we discussing, auntishoes or Brewter McFrisk or just whose?
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Old 08-05-2014, 10:52 AM   #14
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A lot of interesting feedback. Thanks.

OldCoot - FR courted this dealership to take over their FR3 line. If the dealership is incompetent then FR should either raise their level of competence or refer me to someone else who can fix our rig. FR has been aware of our problems for many weeks and I have emails and text messages to show that. The rig has now been there for over 3 weeks this time around.

BandB - I'm sorry to say that in your first post you are talking over my head. What I can tell you is that we have tried it both connected to full hookups as well as with the batteries and it fails both ways. We have not been able to try it while we are driving down the road as it doesn't stay on long enough to get settled in our seats and get moving. The same is true for the dealership. As to your second post: Are you saying that MY unit should have the head pressure and refrigerant checked, or are you saying that those are suggested fixes for Brewster? We have had no less than 3 separate AC units installed and they all fail.

Brewster - I don't have any news. I posted that message around 8:00pm our time so there was no way to contact the dealership to see what they were able to do with the wiring diagrams that we sent to them. Hopefully today will provide us with good news. If so, I'll update the forum.

I imagine that some of the questions are for Brewster. To be clear, the problem that i am discussing is with the coach AC. Hopefully both Brewster and I can get some sort of resolution soon.
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Old 08-05-2014, 11:10 AM   #15
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As with all diagnostics; one must first try to isolate the problems. The very first thing that should be done is to hard wire the unit to a 20amp extension cord and plug it in directly to a separate outlet to see if the unit is functioning. If it does function properly then you know the problem is within the RV wiring. That being said, the easiest fix would be to place the unit on its own dedicated breaker and switch. Have the RV people totally bypass whatever the heck is there and make its own isolated system.

Good luck.

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Old 08-05-2014, 02:22 PM   #16
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With a clamp on amp meter, at the air conditioner, the tech can see if the air conditioner is drawing 20 amps or not. If it's not and the 20 amp breaker still trips, the breaker is bad or something else is wired to the load side of the breaker. That would be my guess.
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Old 08-05-2014, 05:28 PM   #17
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Thanks everyone for all the wonderful ideas as soon as I get my coach back from the dealer I'll start working on it
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Old 08-05-2014, 06:35 PM   #18
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The sad part is you shouldnt have to work on it. The dealer should be able to track this down. If they cant...im not sure i would want them working on anything. As noted above simple tests to check and eliminate down to the problem.
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Old 08-06-2014, 09:11 AM   #19
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Just wondering if you got the same letter from Forest River that I did. Basically the letter gave a point of contact directly at Forest River in the event your local dealer wasn't meeting your standards.
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Old 08-06-2014, 10:07 AM   #20
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Update on getting our coach AC system working

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Just wondering if you got the same letter from Forest River that I did. Basically the letter gave a point of contact directly at Forest River in the event your local dealer wasn't meeting your standards.
I did get that letter, but since I have been able to communicate with Justin and Mike from FR via email (and Mike by phone) I didn't go that route. I would get that letter out now and take a look at it, but I think it might be in my RV notebook, which is in the RV!

Yesterday Justin emailed the dealer and suggested that they try a different brand of AC. It sounds as though he has been talking with the engineers on his end. The dealer is going to try a Coleman unit, as soon as FR gets back to them with the warranty approval. The 3 hour time difference makes it harder to get things done because every step requires review and authorization.

It's possible that we will know if this suggested course of action fixed the problem by noon today.
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