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Old 05-09-2006, 08:49 PM   #1
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'89 Excella 25 mystery switch? Pix attached also...

OK, I have been hunting all over for the alleged AC/micro wave switch with some help from John Mcg. I cannot find it any where in my 89'...

Any suggestions?

Looked over fridge, both cabinets over stove, under sink, etc, etc....

One other ?, on the roof, about mid point there are some brackets sticking up, adjacent to the TV antenna-anyone know what these were for? Roof top storage box? They are aluminum and kind of look like factory installed...

Thanx, Bill
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Old 05-09-2006, 10:31 PM   #2
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Solar panel feet attached to the trailer skin with 3M tape?
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Old 05-10-2006, 06:06 AM   #3
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Billtex,
I have a 1989 29' that, although the manual speaks of a switch, it does not have one. More than that, you can run the A/C and the microwave at the same time and no breakers break and no fuses......fuse, er blow.
I have seen many units which did have the switch, however, I suspect yours does not.
As for the feet, doesn't ring a bell for me- post a pic of the legs closeup- I'll bet someone will know.
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Old 05-10-2006, 07:02 AM   #4
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Thanx SB, I am starting to think that mine does not have the switch...perhaps AS upgraded the electrical by 89?

Yes, this weekend, when I get a chance to get up top I will post pix of the feet/bracket.

Thanks all,
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Old 10-26-2010, 12:10 AM   #5
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My 88 25"Excella has the microwave/AC switch in the overhead cabinet over the stove. The left one as you face the entrance door. On mine you can't run both of them at the same time. regards nm1oqrz
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Old 10-26-2010, 01:07 AM   #6
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on my 88 limited the switch is in the overhead cabinet over the stove, with the switch in the traditional on position and my microwave works flip the switch to the off position and the air works.

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Old 01-26-2011, 05:46 PM   #7
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Bill; fwiw I had a similar search, no find, in my 89 32' Excella. I gave up looking for it. Mine will run AC and Micro same time, no issues. I'm thinking neither of us have said switch.

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Old 01-27-2011, 08:21 AM   #8
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Wow...another blast from the past. We never have had a micro in our AS and have never needed it. We rarely camp where there is any power. We can count on one hand the number of times we have used the A/C...so the mystery switch, for us, has been irrelevant...

Have you found the "hidden" towel bar in the bath?

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Our '97 doesn't have a switch. As to the roof bracket, our trailer has a support bracket for the antenna located just aft of the antenna assembly. It helps keep it from flopping around when retracted.
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Old 05-22-2011, 01:40 PM   #10
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IAM SITTING IN SUMPTER SC IN SWELTERING HEAT TYRYING TO GET MY COLEMAN AC TO WORK ON 89 AS EXCELLA. i UNPLUGGED MY MICRO WAVE BUT HAVE YET TO FIND CUT OFF SWITCH TO DISABLE IT WHEN USING AC. mY AC WAS WORKING OK YESTERDAY BUT TODAY NOTHING BUT WARN, REALLY WARM AIR. aNY OTHER SIMPLE CHECKS TO TRY AND GET HER STARTED UP. eLDIN
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Old 05-22-2011, 01:54 PM   #11
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Okay, first, the "stupid" things. Are the controls set to "air conditioner", or "fan" or "heat"? Is the thermostat set to a low temp setting, say either the blue stripe or 68 degrees if it shows that? Second, do you hear the compressor cycling on? Should be a kind of thump, followed by a buzzing rumble. Do you hear the thump, then a few seconds later, does it stop, and not give the buzzing rumble?
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IAM SITTING IN SUMPTER SC IN SWELTERING HEAT TYRYING TO GET MY COLEMAN AC TO WORK ON 89 AS EXCELLA. i UNPLUGGED MY MICRO WAVE BUT HAVE YET TO FIND CUT OFF SWITCH TO DISABLE IT WHEN USING AC. mY AC WAS WORKING OK YESTERDAY BUT TODAY NOTHING BUT WARN, REALLY WARM AIR. aNY OTHER SIMPLE CHECKS TO TRY AND GET HER STARTED UP. eLDIN
If you are getting anything at all from the AC, the microwave is not the issue. The switch, if you have one, switches all the power off one and to the other. Whatever your AC problems is, it is not the switch or microwave. Perhaps the start capacitor on for the compressor.

Also, YOU HAVE YOUR CAPS LOCK STUCK ON!

Good luck.
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Uh-oh

Eldin, sorry to hear of your troubles. I have an '89 Excella that does not have a switch on it. Not all of them did.
The fact remains, switch or no switch, if the Microwave is unplugged, it is just as if there is not one, so there would be no need for a switch. Next, if the fan on the a/c is running then, it is getting power.
There are a few reasons an a/c would blow warm air. The first, the one most people think of is the freon is low, and the low pressure protection switch prevents the compressor from starting. The second is that the compressor has gone bad. There are no tests an individual can run to determine that unless they have the knowledge of the system, and gauges to ascertain. It is possible the compressor start capacitor has gone bad. That is a fairly simple fix IF you know how to do it. Fairly cheap as well, however, in my experience, most repair persons never check it, they just tell you that you need a new A/C
Also, you must be aware, these a/c's in RV's rarely put out cooler air than about 10 degrees less than the surrounding air. It takes a very, very long time to cool a hot trailer. As the air slowly gets cooler, it will cool even more. If your trailer does not have the white painted top (it won't unless you or a previous owner has done it) then it will be hotter from absorbed solar heat than the white topped one does. Sorry I cannot be more positive, however, I do not believe in false encouragement either. I think I covered most possibilities.
I do wish you good luck
(Don't hesitate to ask around to see if there is someone there with service capabilities.)
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