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dougrainer

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time2roll wrote:

What generator?
Start issue or running issue?
So the 20 amp breaker doesn’t trip but the generator overloads?
Did the start cap get tested?
What was the amp draw measured?
And no, I don’t buy the shortage issue.


OK, I guess you have some other insight into no shortages? Well, I DO have the Insight.
1. For over 2 years prior to Covid 19 was a historical BOOM for RV sales.
2. Due to that BOOM, AC's both Dometic and Coleman were in short supply for the OEM's. RVP worse than Dometic. So, OEM's that were usually using 1 AC maker had to go to other AC makers. Since Dometic and RVP were the only real makers able to supply the OEM's in bulk, they had to start using BOTH Dometic and RVP to get enough units for production
3. RVP was hit hardest as they did not have the capacity to fill orders to OEM's and those OEM's started mixing Dometic and RVP to get enough units
4. That meant for almost 2 years RVP had just enough units to supply the OEM's and very few for Retail sales AND very few to send out under warranty. Warranty replacements took precedence over retail sales. At some points over this time, It took us up to 2 weeks to get replacement Warranty upper units, even tho we were 275 miles from Wichita. So, RVP started to allow Service Centers to get replacements from our local Distributors to get them faster, but that caused the Distributors to then run out of units that would be earmarked for retail thru dealers.
5. Once Covid 19 shut down the oEM's, RVP had to shut down also. Once the OEM's started up again, RVP had to gear up to start supplying units which caused another shortage
6. Dometic builds in China, so they had no problem building units if they needed too.
7. Prior to Covid 19, There have been RV refer shortages, both Norcold and Dometic. Toilet and Toilet LID shortages. ENTRY door shortages on Towables. Other shortages also. At one time 2 years ago, Jayco had over 250 towables on their storage lot waiting for entrance doors. Doug

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midnightsadie wrote:

theres 5 on e bay new,, just my .02cts something about your dealer sounds fishy. looked on amazon theres some more.
Apparently is fake news.


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This is only the beginning. Try to go to Wal-Mart and buy a bicycle (or any bike store really) Hand sanitizer anyone? Generally lots of items are just "out of stock" right now. Yeah they're available but not at normal retail prices! IMO, Craigslist and EBAY
are still good sources but YOU MUST CONFIRM AVAILABILITY and have it be acceptable (to you) before you plop down your $$$$.

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Bicycles are high demand, both for recreation and exercise

My local 99cent store has hand sanitizer
Assorted sizes


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Though you don’t state the running amps, either way your genny problem may in fact get resolved by adding a soft-start (or competing brand easy start - both are SCR devices) to your air conditioner, in lieu of the OEM start capacitor...Sounds like your tech didn’t offer this as a possible solution...

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3 tons wrote:

Though you don’t state the running amps, either way your genny problem may in fact get resolved by adding a soft-start (or competing brand easy start - both are SCR devices) to your air conditioner, in lieu of the OEM start capacitor...Sounds like your tech didn’t offer this as a possible solution...


Sounds more like the "Tech" didn't FEEL like "dealing" with the A/C or perhaps customer?

OP may have made a "one and done" rant post..

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I must have gotten lucky when I ordered my new Coleman a/c unit in mid May. I received it in about 1 week with no problems.

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MrWizard wrote:

Bicycles are high demand, both for recreation and exercise

My local 99cent store has hand sanitizer
Assorted sizes


So, . . . . what is it with you? Of course bicycles are "in high demand" right now. . . . . because there is no manufacturing/assembly/shipping of new parts/products. A shortage! THAT'S MY POINT! (my neighbor just GAVE me a used bicycle for free. It needs some work) I know the 99 cent store now stocks hand sanitizer, but at 3 times the 2.1.2020 price. That's my point.

The reason you can't buy a new rooftop AC unit for your MH (from normal sources) RIGHT NOW is because they are out of stock. THATS MY POINT! Are you the only one who doesn't get it?

OK, flame suit on, delete the post and ban me for speaking the truth.

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Posted: 08/10/20 07:24pm Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

If it's a start issue do you have a soft start on it? Is it the A/C or a generator issue?


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Chum lee wrote:

This is only the beginning. Try to go to Wal-Mart and buy a bicycle (or any bike store really) Hand sanitizer anyone? Generally lots of items are just "out of stock" right now. Yeah they're available but not at normal retail prices! IMO, Craigslist and EBAY
are still good sources but YOU MUST CONFIRM AVAILABILITY and have it be acceptable (to you) before you plop down your $$$$.

Chum lee


Or above ground pools, trampolines, fishing gear, plastic toys, fitness equipment, kayaks/canoes, basically anything made in China and a good bit of stuff made in the good ole USA is MIA also. Firearms and ammo? Good luck with the search. Even on Amazon the product page may say "in stock". The shipping confirmation email may come late or not at all. Its like shooting *****.

This forum censors the word cra_ps? LOL. Software designed for 5 yr olds.

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