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Old 06-02-2015, 01:26 PM   #1
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First time out with new unit. I have a couple issues

We took our brand new Ultra lite to the Dover NASCAR race this past week/weekend for the very first time. I was very pleased overall. But I have two issues. The first isn't so bad and I'm sure can be corrected with some good advise from this forum's members. When your laying in the front bedroom, it rocks pretty good when people are either walking around or especially when they are in the rear bunk house. What kind of stablizers should I buy? It has the rear electric ones already and I use the x chocks. Should I get a tripod for the pin?

Second issue. It was hot this weekend. I had my AC running for 6 hours. I put it on before it got hot and it was barely cool. On a cool morning it seemed to cool ok but not when it counted. It was dripping water so it was working somewhat. I dont think it was short cycling because I didnt hear the compressor kicking on and off. This was very disappointing. Has anyone experienced this problem? I have an appointment next Tuesday to have it looked at. I'm told they are sealed units and not serviceable also.

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Old 06-02-2015, 01:56 PM   #2
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For the stabilization issue a lot of people use x chocks, I use pyrmaid twist jacks (the camco ones) and just snug them to the frame in front and behind the wheels, for me this takes some bounce and shimmy out of the suspension. I use them because I had them for a previous trailer. If I didn't I would have tried the x chocks, there are a lot of great reviews of them on here but I just have never tried them.

I cant help on the AC, sorry. I know there was a few threads from a couple days ago about A/C problems so it seems you are not alone and I am not sure if your problems relate to theirs. I'd trust the dealer to take a look and see, if anything you should still be under warranty so now worries there.

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Old 06-02-2015, 02:00 PM   #3
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Jt strong arms or the like, you won't be disappointed!
Don't waste your time on a king pin tripod, bulky and heavy.

A/c unit if low on freon is not serviceable, you'll get a new one.

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Old 06-07-2015, 01:11 PM   #4
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The AC unit should cool the RV. If not take it to the dealer for repair or replacement. We had one AC unit on our Rockwood 8289 and it kept it comfortable except in the extreme heat. It was 106 when we arrived at our campground in Oklahoma City. It took all night to get the temp down. We used a box fan to move the air around so we were okay. By the next morning it was comfortable and the AC unit kept it that way the next 3 days even though it was over 100 each day.

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