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Old 04-30-2012, 09:35 PM   #1
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odd electrical and A/C issues

2010 32bhok. Headed for a short trip this weekend to make sure we were trouble free before our summer trips. After unhooking I cut the docking lights on to shed a little light on the spot and they flickered. Flipped off and on, nothing, back off and on and they were on.

Go inside, we have a master switch on the underside of the cabinet right in the kitchen. Flip on all lights, nothing, off and on, nothing, on, fine. Sunday morning the inside lights did it again.

Get home, unhook head home. go back today with laundry, docking lights do it again but the interior light worked fine.

possible connection with battery? inverter? something loose? what should I be looking for before I go tearing into this thing. We were on full power the entire time, the battery question was more from a circuit perspective, (not an electrician)

yet another odd odd issue is our AC tends to want to freeze up. It did it last summer in NC mountains when a storm came in and the temp dropped. Then again on Friday afternoon. It was not cold by any means, nor was it hot, but the ac ran fine for a few hours, then noticed no air flowing. It sounded like it was still on, but no flow. So I cut it off for fri night, sat am it fired right up. I kept it off though until it was warm in the middle of the day and it ran fine for several hours. Thoughts?
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Old 04-30-2012, 10:06 PM   #2
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Don't know about the electrical problems, but normally when an AC freezes up, it is low on freon or whatever they are putting in them nowadays.
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Old 05-01-2012, 08:46 AM   #3
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Intermittent electrical problems can be a pain to find.
First check battery connections.
Make sure they are not corroded and tight.
After that it's a treasure hunt. The loose connection is where you find it!
I'm not trying to be sarcastic really. Try and recreate the problem and then
start looking for loose connections. Wiggle wires that you can access.
Start at the battery and move back.
There may be a junction box under the trailer near the front that the
battery leads go to.
Look there first.
After that I'd check voltage at the fuses.
Good luck.

An air-conditioner will tend to freeze up if it's low on refrigerant but also can
happen if the fan is on low and it's humid.
Try running the fan on high if you notice it happening again.
IF it freezes up on high you need professional help.
Hope you're still in warranty!!

Good luck!
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The problem with running on high is that in Charleston last year it was hot. The unit ran almost constantly. I noticed a slow drip in the connection area on the driver side basement. Figured was the shower but after hours of looking the only thing I could determine was that the roof or ac ducts were condensating and sending water down the frame. It definitely was not the shower. When running on high we get beads of water on the interior roof vents.
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IF it's very humid I can understand your problem.

I still can't help much but suggest running the fan all the time.
Not auto but just ON. Then set thermostat to comfort setting.

Maybe others with similar humid conditions can offer suggestions.
Good luck!

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Just wondering but have you checked your battery condition and voltage?
If you don't have a volt ohm meter now is the time to invest in one and leave it in the camper.
You'll need it more than you think.
start at your battery and work from there.
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Old 05-01-2012, 09:43 AM   #7
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IF it's very humid I can understand your problem.

I still can't help much but suggest running the fan all the time.
Not auto but just ON. Then set thermostat to comfort setting.

Maybe others with similar humid conditions can offer suggestions.
Good luck!

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Sometimes in humid conditions with everything on top sweating the unit attracts dust and dirt the a/c unit on top needs to be flushed with hose to prevent freezing.
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The problem with running on high is that in Charleston last year it was hot. The unit ran almost constantly. I noticed a slow drip in the connection area on the driver side basement. Figured was the shower but after hours of looking the only thing I could determine was that the roof or ac ducts were condensating and sending water down the frame. It definitely was not the shower. When running on high we get beads of water on the interior roof vents.

Running on high has nothing to do with continuous running.

What you put into your thermostat has everything to do with that.

The recommended setting for your thermostat is 10 degrees BELOW the outside air temperature. You will feel cool when you come in and the AC will cycle properly and will not freeze up. Constant running will freeze up your coils because they never get the chance to melt off.
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My guess since it is an outside light is rust in the socket.
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Old 05-01-2012, 09:57 AM   #10
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I think the docking lights are led Lou mine are.
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