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Old 02-18-2016, 10:59 AM   #61
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It really just didn't have enough power for the 15k BTU A/C with heat pump. The 13 worked ok. The really issue is availability. Take it from someone that is TRYING to offer the option. We ordered the first batch about 4 months ago and I have yet to see the first one. Also adds weight.
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Old 02-18-2016, 11:12 AM   #62
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Well that's a troubling comment considering I just bought one. More info, please.
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Old 02-18-2016, 01:38 PM   #63
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You should be fine. They only sold them with the 13.5k. That one is fine.
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Old 02-18-2016, 02:04 PM   #64
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So for Brian I think I asked this right after I bought my 16R. Is it OK to run he set with a/c while driving? Am getting set for a trip to Texas.

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Old 02-18-2016, 02:19 PM   #65
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I don't see why not...everyone else does
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So...if the diesel option is going away are the Sunseekers and Foresters getting a larger LP tank like the Isata 3? And if so can it be retrofitted?
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Old 02-18-2016, 07:32 PM   #67
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The diesel generator was a great option for frequent dry camping. We initially passed up Solera due to the lp generators short run time and purchased upon its return in 2014. Our diesel gen starts every time with the hatz diesel engine onan used. The Ac would occasionally trip the generator with compressor start up. I solved that problem by adding the hard start capacitor made by dometic for the ac unit. Our Solera ac did not come with a start capacitor. Other than that ,no power issues at 150 hrs gen use. We dry camp in florida and need to run the ac on generator frequently. It has been a comfort to know I call refill with easy to find diesel. I personally would not purchase the coach without the diesel gen. We do run occasionally while driving for Ac and to power my 14 yr old sons Ps4, it keeps him from getting bored on long drives.
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The diesel generator was a great option for frequent dry camping. We initially passed up Solera due to the lp generators short run time and purchased upon its return in 2014. Our diesel gen starts every time with the hatz diesel engine onan used. The Ac would occasionally trip the generator with compressor start up. I solved that problem by adding the hard start capacitor made by dometic for the ac unit. Our Solera ac did not come with a start capacitor. Other than that ,no power issues at 150 hrs gen use. We dry camp in florida and need to run the ac on generator frequently. It has been a comfort to know I call refill with easy to find diesel. I personally would not purchase the coach without the diesel gen. We do run occasionally while driving for Ac and to power my 14 yr old sons Ps4, it keeps him from getting bored on long drives.

That's great info. Any idea how I can tell if I have that capacitor on my 2016 2400r?
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If FR would switch to the Atwood Air Command A/C, at least in conjunction with the very expensive diesel generator option, I think the lower output of the QD3200 vs the standard 3600 watt LP unit would not be a problem. I'm replacing the noisy and current hungry Dometic unit with an Atwood unit - I know FR has done so on at least one unit under warranty due to this issue.

Dometic has reportedly stopped installing the hard start capacitor on this model. Costs all of $20 at retail, probably half that for FR given the quantities they order. Should at least be a part of the (former) diesel generator option.
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You will need to get on a ladder and go on the roof. Remove the large screws holding the cowel on the unit. It is just a cover and lifts easily. On one side there is a metal box with one screw , it contains the electrical parts. Open the door on that box. The electrical diagram is on the inside of door. The diagram shows an option for the dometic hard start capacitor. I did not have one. Write down the serial number of your ac unit while you have the cowel off. There are 2 kits , get the one for your unit. The capacitor plugs right in. You may need to research on the dometic site and wTch a youtube video. Takes minutes to install, make sure power is off and you understand how to discharge the run capacitor. I think the part was about $35 for the dometic brand ( maintain waranty) on amazon. Unit never failed to start since install.
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