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Old 07-29-2020, 09:04 PM   #1
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A/c cycling on and off

I apologize for not doing a search first but we have VERY limited wi fi and NO cell coverage!!!

Outside temps have been 102-105 the last few days. We have a/c set at 78 and of course by late afternoon the inside temp gets HOT (like 90 right now)

A/C has always cycled on and off with long run times between cycling but the last few hours it seems to cycle off and almost
Immediately back on every 5-8 minutes?

Iím sure weíre expecting too much out
Of it, but does this sound normal?

Thanks!!!!!

;on a bright note fishing has been good!!)
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Old 07-29-2020, 09:17 PM   #2
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I apologize for not doing a search first but we have VERY limited wi fi and NO cell coverage!!!

Outside temps have been 102-105 the last few days. We have a/c set at 78 and of course by late afternoon the inside temp gets HOT (like 90 right now)

A/C has always cycled on and off with long run times between cycling but the last few hours it seems to cycle off and almost
Immediately back on every 5-8 minutes?

Iím sure weíre expecting too much out
Of it, but does this sound normal?

Thanks!!!!!

;on a bright note fishing has been good!!)
I have a different camper but you might have a similar problem. On my camper the AC blows on the thermostat. It then thinks itís reached the correct temperature and shuts off. A few seconds later it cycles back on and repeats. Set the thermostat really low. As low as it can go and see if that stops the cycling. If it doesnít itís probably a different problem. I set mine at 68 deg F to stop the cycling. Iíd like to relocate my thermostat to stop the problem for good regardless of what temperature I set.
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Old 07-29-2020, 09:37 PM   #3
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Old 08-04-2020, 10:47 PM   #4
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Thermostat location

It escapes me why the thermostat on my 2016 3010DS is located in the bedroom. Seems it would have made more sense to place it out in the living area.

Wonder how difficult it would be to relocate it?
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Old 08-05-2020, 05:12 AM   #5
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Remove the bottom cover. Check the plentum divider, it Separates return air and refrigerated air. Mine wasn’t in lace causing this problem. I will use silicone to hold it in place .
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Why have it set so high in that heat? Set it at 68į and let it run. High fan.
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I have a different camper but you might have a similar problem. On my camper the AC blows on the thermostat. It then thinks itís reached the correct temperature and shuts off. A few seconds later it cycles back on and repeats. Set the thermostat really low. As low as it can go and see if that stops the cycling. If it doesnít itís probably a different problem. I set mine at 68 deg F to stop the cycling. Iíd like to relocate my thermostat to stop the problem for good regardless of what temperature I set.
X2 I had to do something similar in our 2018 Cherokee. Had to go down to 65 before it stopped cycling on and off. Keeping two of the ceiling vents pointed away from the wall the T-stat was on helped also.
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X2 I had to do something similar in our 2018 Cherokee. Had to go down to 65 before it stopped cycling on and off. Keeping two of the ceiling vents pointed away from the wall the T-stat was on helped also.


Thanks, we ended up setting it much lower and it ran good! I guess we were afraid of asking too much from the a/c in that kind heat and thought we shouldnít set the thermostat that low - LOL,
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My 2016 DS does something similar when its really hot. Some research I did stated that the unit has a, lets say two stage for lack of a correct term, where if it is not keeping up to where it thinks it should be it switches to a higher mode for a period of time then switches back to normal. When mine switches, the fan speed increases even though the thermostat fan speed is set to high.
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Ours also has an "on" option that we use instead of "auto" at night because DW can't sleep with the A/C noise cycling on and off.
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