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RE: Heat & A/C on at the same time!

Perhaps it's like mine. My T-sat has a selection for 'Furnace' and in that case the furnace will come on and blow out of the lower furnace ducts. Also, I can select 'Auto' and in that case if the T-stat calls for heat the AC comes on and works as a heat pump blowing warm air out the upper AC ducts. If the trailer is warmer than the set temperature the AC blows cold air out of the same upper duct. Sorry, not correct. AUTO does NOT turn on the Heat Pump function if you have a AC/HP upper unit. ALL AUTO does is allow the system to select the fan speeds and shut the fan OFF when temp is met. You still have to select HEAT PUMP on the wall tstat for the HP to function if you have one. If you do not have a HP display on your tstat, you do not have a HP. Doug
dougrainer 09/18/20 07:12am Tech Issues
RE: Dometic RM3862 fridge

1. Jump the red wires to bypass the Thermal switch. That will tell you if it is a possible problem. 2. IF the LP fails to stay lit when called for, you WILL get a CHECK light. 3. If the refer is at or close to set interior temp, then leave the interior door open for 30 minutes to raise the Refer temp to continue testing. 4. YOU NEVER TAKE A GAS SOLENOID APART OR TAMPER WITH IT. PERIOD. TAKE IT LOOSE AND CHECK FOR OBSTRUCTION, BUT IF DEFECTIVE YOU REPLACE. NEVER ATTEMPT TO FIX or MODIFY. Dinosaur has some idiots working for them I guess. The Liability to tell someone to do what they did is tremendous. 5. Yes the refer LP cycles on and off as temp requirements are needed. Doug
dougrainer 09/18/20 07:07am Tech Issues
RE: Slide topper tension adjustment

To adjust the spring tension(there are 2 springs), you take the end cap Arm off the mount rod and let the end unroll for how many revolutions you need. Do this with awning extended. BUT, there should never be a reason to do this. The awnings are pre-wound from Dometic with the correct tension. Is this an older RV? Was this always a problem? Sometimes the springs get rusted and will bind, but that will cause a problem when retracting, not only when extending. Doug
dougrainer 09/18/20 07:01am Tech Issues
RE: Fridge Assistance and Troubleshooting

Trailer/Site IS level? Doug
dougrainer 09/18/20 06:55am Tech Issues
RE: 2007 Allergo 32 BA Wipers

My switch is on the steering column it is a combination wiper/washer/turn signal/high beam switch...I have the fuse on top of the dash & it has a fuse marker wiper & that fuse is good. THAT should have the Wiper control module. When you follow the harness connected to the wiper motor, does the harness go to a module? The older Fords may have the module on the outside of the firewall. Doug
dougrainer 09/18/20 06:52am Class A Motorhomes
RE: Heat & A/C on at the same time!

1. Need Brand and Year Model of RV and Brand Model of AC and type wall tstat. Without this info nobody can help you. 2. ODDS are she is NOT activating the Heat(furnace) at all. She is activating the Roof AC system and is seeing the air blowing out the roof vents. 3. Depending on the Brand and Model AC and tstat, Dometic's on some units, if you DO NOT have the roof AC Fan set to AUTO, the Roof AC fan will come ON when you activate the floor LP furnace. That is normal on this type system. But the furnace should still come on and blow out the Floor vents. Doug
dougrainer 09/17/20 05:21pm Tech Issues
RE: Stairs not working

Did u check the magnets on the screen door and/or front door. Sometimes they are located on the door frame. If they broke or fell off that could be the problem. A quick way to determine this is to open and close the door with the engine running. IF the round amber under step light goes ON and OFF when opening and closing the door, the Magnet system is GOOD. Doug
dougrainer 09/17/20 05:16pm Class A Motorhomes
RE: 2007 Allergo 32 BA Wipers

ON the switch you replaced, one of the wires should be HOT when Key is ON. Doug
dougrainer 09/17/20 05:14pm Class A Motorhomes
RE: 2007 Allergo 32 BA Wipers

Usually the Wiper fuse is NOT in the FORD fuse box, but the added fuse box by Tiffin. Do you have the removable lid on top the dash behind the Instrument cluster? Doug
dougrainer 09/17/20 05:13pm Class A Motorhomes
RE: 2007 Allergo 32 BA Wipers

Doug..I didn't find a wiper control module in my unit, I checked with a Ford dealer & they said it was an Allergo item, so I called Tiffin & was told by the service dept. that my unit didn't have wiper control module ? I have replaced the switch & checked all the fuses...all were good...I also ran a hot wire from the battery to the motor & it ran....Thanks for your help. Is your switch mounted in the dash front or on the Turn signal? If Dash, does it have the center knob for OFF and Wiper speeds and the outer ring for the timing of the Intermittant? Doug
dougrainer 09/17/20 05:11pm Class A Motorhomes
RE: Bad air quality--finally taped a house filter on the A/C

When I think I have seen everything, another day and Post is posted:h
dougrainer 09/17/20 09:33am Tech Issues
RE: Slide out Rollers on a 98 Dutch Star Diesel Pusher

deleted. What do you mean the brackets were in such bad shape????? The spring loaded axles just pop out. Doug
dougrainer 09/17/20 09:26am Class A Motorhomes
RE: Need diagram of wireing on Freightliner XC Ignition switch

Class A makers do NOT run the items thru the Ignition switch. They install a separate solenoid that IS powered by the Ignition switch to power hi draw and extra appliances. Especially the ones you mentioned, which almost all use that separate Solenoid. The fact they were intermitant then failed shows it is this extra solenoid. IT IS NOT FRTLINER INSTALLED OR FRTLINER WIRING. It is the RV maker wiring. Doug
dougrainer 09/16/20 03:04pm Tech Issues
RE: 1987 sunflyer has no power to headlights

The Wiring TO the Headlamps and lights is Chevy. The Dash switch is Chevy and has a built in Circuit breaker. Start at the Dash switch. Odds are you will see burnt connections on the switch. Doug
dougrainer 09/16/20 03:00pm Tech Issues
RE: Stairs not working

1. Step control module was not needed to be replaced. They RARELY fail. 2. Motors do fail, even new ones 3. "gear" ? sounds like you used a Service Shop and they had no idea what they were doing. SEE item 1 4. Take the cotter pin out of the trans linkage and the drive pin out. With the steps released, you should be able to retract and it will drop down and extend with minimum effort. If it does NOT, then the arm linkages are NOT correctly lubed and need lube. If this is OK you need a new motor. Doug
dougrainer 09/15/20 04:13pm Class A Motorhomes
RE: Norcold fridge

If the refer stays ON with the 8 amp fuse blown, the 120 elements are shorted out. Does the spec call for a 8 amp fuse and is this fuse located on the Norcold rear control module? Doug
dougrainer 09/15/20 04:03pm Tech Issues
RE: 2007 Allergo 32 BA Wipers

Class A Ford Wiper control module is located on the firewall between the steering column and the Gas pedal. Doug Will look similiar to this.
dougrainer 09/15/20 04:01pm Class A Motorhomes
RE: Dometic roof top a/c unit

Good day to all on RV.NET. I recently had a new A/C unit installed on our 5th wheel. We only used it 2-3 times. A couple of weeks ago we tried to use it however it would come on and blowing cold air for @ minutes to 5 minutes; problem is it would stop blowing air completely but the power would stay on.I rechecked the connections. I would turn off the unit at the termostat and wait a few minutes before trying to turn it on. You could hear it click inside the unit and wont turn on and you have to wait awhile longer before turning back on, but then same thing happen's. I called the shop that installed it and they said it could be one of two things that is wrong with it, !. I was told that it could be the Control Box (circuit) box in the AC unit or 2. It could be the thermostat... I asked doesnt the new AC unit come with a control box installed in it? They said no that they took the old one out of the old AC unit and installed it in the new unit... and that it is a seperate part... can some one enlightem me on this? thank you all in advance for the response/help. Rudy P I have a new Dometic A/C and the box in the A/C overhead area clicks like... A LOT! I have a feeling we have similar issues. I took mine all apart hoping to see a lousy ground but all I got was a really weird plastic 120vac connector vs wire nuts. I have no real info to add, but I would say your probably not alone. Sometimes my fan stops and the condenser pump is still running....the fan sometimes stops for 2-5 seconds when seconds later (while the compressor is still running) the fan will turn back on! Really odd. Depends on your Dometic system. IF on Auto/Cool, the fan WILL shut off for a few seconds as it changes speeds from Hi to Lo and Lo to Hi. BTW, COMPRESSOR, not Condensor pump. Doug
dougrainer 09/14/20 08:07pm Tech Issues
RE: Dometic roof top a/c unit

dougrainer.. I understand what your saying,... my main question is if New Dometic AC units come with a connect box (circuit board) instaled in the unit or does one have to purchase it seperately??? Well you have wasted my time. The reason I asked the MODEL number is simple. Brisk Air Models do NOT have a Control board. Some Penguin Models come with onboard control modules. If you would just post the answers to my questions we could speed up your help. Doug
dougrainer 09/14/20 08:03pm Tech Issues
RE: Dometic roof top a/c unit

As always, need a lot more info. Brand Year model of unit brand(Dometic) and MODEL of AC unit WHAT type of AC tstat. CCC2 5 Button CCC 4 button CCC HOW many roof AC units and if more than 1, WHICH zone was the new AC installed on. Also AC/HP or AC only. Doug
dougrainer 09/14/20 12:49pm Tech Issues
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