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RE: Onan 4kw issue

The transfer if equipped is normally close to the converter Why would you state this? Its not true. But, just want to know why you would think it is. Doug
dougrainer 07/20/19 08:22am Tech Issues
RE: Motorhome drinking oil

YEARS ago, the actual spec for a Chevy 454 was 1 qt per 500 miles. I never saw or had a customer that used that much, but when the customer went to the Chevy Heavy Truck center, they showed the paper that stated this. Usually the complaint was 1qt per 2 to 3 thousand miles. 90k and have you owned since it was new? It depends on how the engine was used or abused in 17 years. What grade oil are you using? Doug
dougrainer 07/19/19 12:26pm Class A Motorhomes
RE: AC issues

Thanks, much! Does the 5 button just pull out by hand, or is there usually some type of disconnect somewhere? The body of the wall tstat just snaps off its mount. There will be a phone type cable connected to it with a modular release plug. YOU DO NOT HAVE TO REMOVE THE CCC TO DO ANY OF THE WORK I AM TALKING ABOUT. The connections are on the Roof top AC unit and control box. Doug
dougrainer 07/19/19 08:26am Tech Issues
RE: LP Level Indicators not working

Geeze, talk about cheap :) You get what you pay for. Doug
dougrainer 07/19/19 06:16am Tech Issues
RE: AC issues

Well, it does appear to be the tstat sensor and, yes, it is set up like the older Monacos that you mentioned. Right up front under the TV box and very close to the gigantic heat conducting windshield. I made sure I closed the curtains and it really helped but I will probably put some reflectix behind the curtains. Is there an easy way to move the sensor? The wiring is all hidden and I wouldn't be clear as to where to route things. Maybe a wireless sensor? Also, it will sense the heat output from the TV, even if you have a LCD TV. Doug Also, IF the Wall tstat is ON the wall and not in an overhead cabinet, you can disconnect the remote sensor from the AC control board and that will make the 5 button CCC the sensor.
dougrainer 07/18/19 01:33pm Tech Issues
RE: AC issues

Well, it does appear to be the tstat sensor and, yes, it is set up like the older Monacos that you mentioned. Right up front under the TV box and very close to the gigantic heat conducting windshield. I made sure I closed the curtains and it really helped but I will probably put some reflectix behind the curtains. Is there an easy way to move the sensor? The wiring is all hidden and I wouldn't be clear as to where to route things. Maybe a wireless sensor? NO wireless sensor will work. What you can do is, buy the Dometic remote sensor kit and then install it in the ceiling close to the Front AC unit. It comes with about 20 foot of wire. You just unplug the old sensor from the AC control board and plug in the new sensor. Doug https://pantherrvproducts.com/dometic-3106486-008-remote-sensor-kit/?gclid=EAIaIQobChMIsei5yJq_4wIV5JJbCh1xOAFREAQYAiABEgKZT_D_BwE
dougrainer 07/18/19 01:32pm Tech Issues
RE: LP Level Indicators not working

Are there any wires connected to the Tank Sending unit? Some Jayco motorhomes, the inside monitor has a LP read out, but Jayco does NOT install the wiring or the wired resistor tank sending unit on the LP tank. Just the standard resistor read only unit. Doug
dougrainer 07/18/19 01:28pm Tech Issues
RE: Issue with Dometic 3314080 A/C unit

1. That is NOT the Model of your AC unit. It seems to be the p/n of your 10 button CCC wall tstat. 2. How long does it take for the compressor to trip? Usually that indicates a BAD compressor and is pulling too many amps. The amps increase the longer it runs until the breaker trips. Doug Doug, it seems like a bad season for capacitors and starts kits going bad. TCI, you may need to call in help to check the capacitors. Start capacitors go bad when they're in the circuit too long. They make a mess when they overheat. You can check that with visual inspection. If it's bad change both the start capacitor and the relay or solid start device that controls it. The start capacitor is usually black plastic with a star washer holding the top down. The "run" capacitor is usually a metal can. If the top is bulged at all, replace it. The best way to test capacitors is with a meter. https://www.amazon.com/s?k=capacitor+meter+tester&crid=1GJBBK0OSKNIZ&sprefix=capacitor+meter%2Caps%2C203 Sorry, I see no increase of Bad capacitors. Also, once the Compressor starts and the OP states it IS cooling, a Capacitor will not cause the running compressor to stop. The Capacitor GETS the compressor to start, not keep it running. Doug
dougrainer 07/18/19 05:57am Tech Issues
RE: Issue with Dometic 3314080 A/C unit

1. That is NOT the Model of your AC unit. It seems to be the p/n of your 10 button CCC wall tstat. 2. How long does it take for the compressor to trip? Usually that indicates a BAD compressor and is pulling too many amps. The amps increase the longer it runs until the breaker trips. Doug
dougrainer 07/17/19 02:56pm Tech Issues
RE: Add second air conditioner to 30 amp RV

Yes the dealer orders the units but it's the buyers who want a cheaper unit probably believing the salesman. ie The inexperienced buyers or those buying cheap with prior knowledge. BINGO:B Doug We TRY to educate the customer, but they run to that $1000 cheaper unit with the one AC.
dougrainer 07/16/19 10:30am Tech Issues
RE: AC issues

The Dometic CCC has 2 ways to sense temp on Zone 1 1. The wall tstat is the sensor. make sure the bottom where the bulb sensor is located does not have dust or debris on it 2. The sensor is on a wall like the Rear Zone 2 sensor. When this is installed it renders the tstat inop on sensing temp. Odds are you have a tstat sensor problem. Respond if you have a wall sensor like the bedroom. Also, Some of the older Monaco built products installed that remote sensor up front by the drivers area and THAT would never be able to sense the true colder area behind the seat. Doug
dougrainer 07/16/19 10:29am Tech Issues
RE: Add second air conditioner to 30 amp RV

.BTW - I don't understand why manufacturers are still building larger RVs with 30A service.Up until 2005, the NEC only required 5% of a CG/RV park to have 50 amp sites. Then in 2002, it was changed to 20%. In 2017, it was increased to 40% of CGs required to have 50 amp sites. Finding 50 amp sites can be very difficult. Some CGs and RV parks may have built above the min. code requirements such as casinos and some gov't facilities for ex. Unless we had a larger RV, I'm quite happy with 30 amps. There's been a few times when one AC unit hasn't been quite enough but wouldn't want 50 amps and have to plug into 30 amp pedestals with adapters most of the time. I see 50 amp RVs all the time using 30 amp pedestals including very expensive large MHs. One thing for sure, you won't find dealers or RV manufacturers telling potential buyers that 50 amps may be hard to find. COST, Plain and simple. Just like when Car dealers advertise a CHEAP entry level Auto at the cannot believe the price. They order those cars with NO AC systems. Drops the cost and then they attempt to get you to upgrade to the higher price car. This is not Bait and switch. They DO HAVE the car as advertised, just not with the normal required equipment. Look at various posts on this forum where people have large RV's that have both 30 and 50 amp. The ones with 50 amp and over 28 foot long and have 1 AC unit complain that the unit cannot keep the unit cold when it is hot outside. The Dealer ordered that unit with 1 AC to keep the cost lower. Units with 30 amp service with 1 AC are built and sold to keep that advertised price a few thousands dollars less than the competition. Manufacturers do NOT dictate this. It is the Local dealers that drive the practice. Doug
dougrainer 07/16/19 06:16am Tech Issues
RE: Dometic AC potential issues

It is very difficult to find a correct website to list all the components needed. This is the CT tstat KIT Dometic 3316230.000 RV Single Zone CT Thermostat w/ Control Board Kit White 1.You need the upper 15k in black--Dometic Brisk Air Air Conditioner, 15K BTU, Black 2. You need the CT single zone kit 3. You need the interior mount kit which is this--Dometic 3105935.047 Quick Cool Ducted A/C Ceiling Assembly So, you need 3 separate parts. Doug
dougrainer 07/15/19 09:13am Tech Issues
RE: Dometic AC potential issues

"A 15k AC in a 32 foot RV will NOT cool the RV." OP here, Do I need to add a 2nd AC? I thought you could only run one AC at a time? I do have 50 amp service. I am also prewired for a 2nd ac. Is there a bigger more powerful ac than a 15,000 BTU AC? Dave If you have 50 amp service, then add the 2nd unit. Yes, they do build larger than 15k, but those are newer entry Brand units that do not have a track record. Most of the other brands ( NOT Dometic and RVP/Coleman), that entered the RV market in the past 15 years are no longer around. I would NEVER install any AC unless it was a Dometic or RVP. If the other brands go away, you cannot get parts or help. I believe the larger than 15k is around 16.5 or 17k. Still not enough extra BTU's to do the job you need done. You still need your existing AC checked out to make sure it is at spec and INSTALLED correctly. Doug
dougrainer 07/15/19 06:03am Tech Issues
RE: Dometic Awning Part Numbers and Changing out Arms

Just wanted to kind of close this out. I installed the standard arms yesterday. Awning clears by a little over an inch. Slightly touches if front arm is manually lowered for rain run off. https://i.imgur.com/oFRdfYR.jpg Very good. I would still install the roller on top the entry door. Doug https://www.google.com/search?q=awning+door+roller&tbm=isch&source=iu&ictx=1&fir=60y_EAVD5Pm05M%253A%252CZeVbIlI2My9e3M%252C_&vet=1&usg=AI4_-kS5Xg6WVrUW7j_Y88dcxwwWnGImVg&sa=X&ved=2ahUKEwjguu_257TjAhVOCM0KHdGcCrIQ9QEwAXoECAAQBA#imgrc=4xBAnUhbvQRX0M:&vet=1
dougrainer 07/14/19 10:19am Tech Issues
RE: Dometic AC potential issues

1. The freeze Sensor not connected. WHY would you install a new one? Why not just install the old one? 2. They are sealed systems. IF you had a leaker, then ALL the coolant would have been gone by now. They only hold a 16 ozs of coolant. 3. Water Coming OFF the roof indicates the Unit is doing its job. 4. Your brother and you have no way to tell if the compressor is "going" bad:B FYI, your compressor is not going bad. 5. How hot is it and how big is your RV? Doug OP here, The end of the sensor did not have the flat blade attached so it broke off or whatever. To be safe it wasn't an expensive part so I replaced it. I stated that I had no clue about the compressor. Was hoping for a little feedback if there was any simple way to determine any issue with it. It was in the mid 70's now 80 at noon and the AC has not shut off at all. It is a 32 foot 5th wheel and the AC is a 15,000 BTU unit. A 15k AC in a 32 foot RV will NOT cool the RV. Especially if you have slide out/s. Period. The max size for a ducted 15k is about 27 feet. Don't listen to responders that state they have a over 27 foot that does cool with 1 AC. I am giving you 40 years experience with RV's and sizing of Roof AC units. You need to have a operational check of that AC unit. You need 1. The compressor amp draw at ambient correct temp 2. The Temp Differential between the closest cold air outlet and the return air filter. The temp Diff will be 19 to 22 degrees. IE -- 82 hot in 62 cold out would be very good. Doug
dougrainer 07/14/19 10:17am Tech Issues
RE: Dometic roof top ac unit

Yes, they can. BUT it takes specialized equipment. NOT worth the time and expense so you just replace the upper unit. Before condemning the AC have it checked by a professional. Rear AC's on motorhomes will always get colder output. The rear AC has to turn over a smaller volume of air than the front AC. Always Post Year/ Brand of RV and Brand and Model of Appliance to get better help. Doug
dougrainer 07/14/19 10:08am Class A Motorhomes
RE: Dometic AC potential issues

1. The freeze Sensor not connected. WHY would you install a new one? Why not just install the old one? 2. They are sealed systems. IF you had a leaker, then ALL the coolant would have been gone by now. They only hold a 16 ozs of coolant. 3. Water Coming OFF the roof indicates the Unit is doing its job. 4. Your brother and you have no way to tell if the compressor is "going" bad:B FYI, your compressor is not going bad. 5. How hot is it and how big is your RV? Doug
dougrainer 07/13/19 09:40am Tech Issues
RE: Travel Trailer Norcold Refrigerator not working on AC or Gas

It will KILL a fridge cooling unit. By "kill", do you mean kill forever and never recover?! Running off level starts a process where the ammonia "starts" to block and attaches that blockage inside the cooling unit tubing. It is very small at first but continued off level operation will then complete a blockage to where the Ammonia cannot vaporize and Liquid to cool. So, once you have a small blockage, the unit will still work, just not as well as an unblocked unit. After months or years of off level operation at various times the blockage finally stops the cooling completely. You cannot free up a blockage. It is as hard as weld slag and attached like a weld. If you would leave a refer OFF LEVEL severely for a few days, and ON, the unit will probably be destroyed. Doug PS, this is stated in the operators manuals of all RV refers.
dougrainer 07/12/19 12:21pm Tech Issues
RE: Onan hot hot hot

Your Onan is AIR COOLED. Also the Altitude adjustment is for the Fuel/air mixture at the CARB. Has nothing to do with cool air circulation. Doug
dougrainer 07/12/19 07:49am Tech Issues
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