Reply
 
Thread Tools Display Modes
Old 09-17-2018, 08:52 PM   #1
Junior Member
 
Join Date: Jul 2018
Posts: 8
AC not working

New FR3 30DS. 2 A/C units. Have used 3 times both with 50 Amp hookup and when driving with the generator. This past weekend was on 50 AMP, it was very warm, A/C worked great. Left the RV park to drive home, put on generator so we could use AC as kids and dog in the living area, and it turned on as normal but fans would not work, no cold air. Have tried to shut down a couple of times at home with generator and it all powers on but no fan or cold air. Thoughts?
Junogirl is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 09-18-2018, 06:48 AM   #2
Site Team
 
wmtire's Avatar
 
Join Date: Nov 2010
Location: Northeast Louisiana
Posts: 24,083
I'm going to move this to the FR3 subforum and see if it gets some responses from fellow owners who may have encountered this.
__________________
2011 Flagstaff 831 RLBSS

I'm trying to keep up with the Joneses, but every time I catch up, they refinance.
wmtire is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 09-18-2018, 01:42 PM   #3
Senior Member
 
rk06382's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2016
Location: Alaska
Posts: 1,270
Quote:
Originally Posted by Junogirl View Post
New FR3 30DS. 2 A/C units. Have used 3 times both with 50 Amp hookup and when driving with the generator. This past weekend was on 50 AMP, it was very warm, A/C worked great. Left the RV park to drive home, put on generator so we could use AC as kids and dog in the living area, and it turned on as normal but fans would not work, no cold air. Have tried to shut down a couple of times at home with generator and it all powers on but no fan or cold air. Thoughts?
1st> to the Forum from Alaska!

2nd> You have two A/C units are both not working? What powers ON when you say 'it all powers on.' Does the microwave power on? Did you plug in to the generator after rolling up your 50a power cord? FR3s does not have a generator auto transfer switch. Have you checked all circuit breakers?
__________________
Robert
2018 FR3 28DS | Boondock 90% of the time
Samlex EVO-3012 Inverter/Charger | 600ah Battle Born LiFePO4 | Victron BMV-712 & MPPT 100/50 | 800W Renogy Solar | Fan-Tastic Fans | Blue Ox TruCenter | SnapPads | SumoSprings | Koni Shocks
Solar Power & Battle Born batteries
rk06382 is online now   Reply With Quote
Old 09-18-2018, 03:54 PM   #4
Junior Member
 
Join Date: Jul 2018
Posts: 8
Thank you for your reply. Yes 2 A/C units and both donít work. Yes, turned on generator and then powered on the a/c. Yes checked the circuit breakers on the panel in the bedroom. The A/C control panel inside the unit It all lights up when you power on, it allows you to choose cool, fan speed and change the temperature but then nothing works, no fan and no cool air.
Junogirl is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 09-18-2018, 04:45 PM   #5
Senior Member
 
rk06382's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2016
Location: Alaska
Posts: 1,270
Quote:
Originally Posted by Junogirl View Post
Thank you for your reply. Yes 2 A/C units and both donít work. Yes, turned on generator and then powered on the a/c. Yes checked the circuit breakers on the panel in the bedroom. The A/C control panel inside the unit It all lights up when you power on, it allows you to choose cool, fan speed and change the temperature but then nothing works, no fan and no cool air.
If you are still on warranty, you can call Coachnet.

Our thermostat is 12v & runs off the battery. That's why I asked if you had power to your microwave. Did you plug into the generator outlet in your electrical bay? After unplugging from the campground, you have to plug into the generator outlet to get power from the generator.
__________________
Robert
2018 FR3 28DS | Boondock 90% of the time
Samlex EVO-3012 Inverter/Charger | 600ah Battle Born LiFePO4 | Victron BMV-712 & MPPT 100/50 | 800W Renogy Solar | Fan-Tastic Fans | Blue Ox TruCenter | SnapPads | SumoSprings | Koni Shocks
Solar Power & Battle Born batteries
rk06382 is online now   Reply With Quote
Old 09-18-2018, 05:03 PM   #6
...far N Georgia!
 
formerFR's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2017
Location: Hiawassee, GA!
Posts: 3,142
simple: your GENERATOR breaker is tripped, on the generator itself.
formerFR is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 09-18-2018, 06:10 PM   #7
Junior Member
 
Join Date: Jul 2018
Posts: 8
Thank you! My son just told me he didnít plug the 50 amp cord back into the motorhome when he unhooked from campsite power.
Junogirl is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 09-18-2018, 06:11 PM   #8
Junior Member
 
Join Date: Jul 2018
Posts: 8
Our motorhome is not onsite at home but will test this weekend.
Junogirl is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 09-18-2018, 06:20 PM   #9
...far N Georgia!
 
formerFR's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2017
Location: Hiawassee, GA!
Posts: 3,142
and, that's exactly like and the same 'symptoms' of the generator breaker having tripped - you 'have' access to power, but you are not 'plugged in'!

12v items, like your Thermostat, lights, fans, etc... all work on 12v from your battery(s). It's easy to assume that because the thermostat is lighting up, and working, that something is wrong with your air conditioner, but they work off of 120v power from either shore power or the generator, only.

While you have a Main Panel with electrical 'breakers', you also have breaker(s) on the Generator itself, just like you have breaker(s) on the Shore Power. Anytime you have a power source, you are likely to have a breaker AT that source.

Once you have several miles and few months under your belt, you'll be an electrical engineer, like the rest of us! (whether you meant to, or not!)
formerFR is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 09-18-2018, 06:34 PM   #10
Junior Member
 
Join Date: Jul 2018
Posts: 8
Thank you.
Junogirl is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 09-18-2018, 07:37 PM   #11
Senior Member
 
rk06382's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2016
Location: Alaska
Posts: 1,270
Quote:
Originally Posted by Junogirl View Post
Thank you.
I am glad you found it was something simple.

I love my FR3 28DS because I can park it in my driveway.

Have fun spending time with your family.
__________________
Robert
2018 FR3 28DS | Boondock 90% of the time
Samlex EVO-3012 Inverter/Charger | 600ah Battle Born LiFePO4 | Victron BMV-712 & MPPT 100/50 | 800W Renogy Solar | Fan-Tastic Fans | Blue Ox TruCenter | SnapPads | SumoSprings | Koni Shocks
Solar Power & Battle Born batteries
rk06382 is online now   Reply With Quote
Reply

Thread Tools
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are Off


» Featured Campgrounds

Reviews provided by

Disclaimer:

This website is not affiliated with or endorsed by Forest River, Inc. or any of its affiliates. This is an independent, unofficial site.



All times are GMT -5. The time now is 01:02 AM.