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Old 04-09-2016, 09:57 AM   #1
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A/C problem in new 26u

We recently purchased our first travel trailer and finally took our first trip. Before the trip, we had checked the operation of most systems while plugged in at home. While at home, I had fun both A/C units and heat pumps and they worked properly. On our trip it was warm enough to run the a/c. Zone 1works fine, but Zone 2 never shuts off. You could hang meat in the bedroom! The inside temp shows 72 deg in Zone 1 and 94 deg in Zone 2. I called JC and was told to turn off the a/c for 30 sec to reset the system. No change. He then asked me to look at the temp sensor for Zone 2 which he said was mounted on the wall behind the bedroom tv. It was nowhere to be found. Looked all over the bedroom and the only thing on the wall is a carbon monoxide sensor. I looked at several 26u pictures on the Flying Cloud forum and don't see any sensors. I plan to take it to the dealer next week. The guy at JC said he knew of 1 AS that they forgot to install the sensor. It was working properly before the trip, but something happened on the 80 mile drive to East Texas.
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Old 04-09-2016, 12:27 PM   #2
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Suspect it is the control setting, but infant mortality can be a troublesome bother. The gremlin twins need a few shake down trips to get tired of messing with the new toy. Your dealer is your friend and this type of issue is a great way to build the relationship. You have a problem and they need to help you with it. It's likely not their fault, so they won't be defensive. Work through it together. I'm convinced that the AC control and the stereo controls are the two biggest challenges for folks to work through. And if by chance JC left off a sensor, you have a story you can tell over and over and over at every AS rally for years. Meat locker much better result than oven.

Travel Safe and rack up those smiles. Pat
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Old 04-29-2016, 10:07 PM   #3
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Picked trailer up from dealer yesterday. They found that the sensor for Zone 2 is in the return air duct and it had a poor connection. They repaired the connection and say it is working properly. I don't know why JC told me that the sensor was supposed to be mounted on the wall by the tv. Being naturally suspicious of anything a repairman tells me, I'm going to find that sensor and see where it really is.
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Old 04-30-2016, 06:21 PM   #4
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Well, just as I thought. The sensor is not in the return air, the connector is. The wire from the connector goes off to the curb side never to be seen again. I ran both front and rear a/c for about an hour set on 72 deg. The front inside temp showed 72 deg and the unit was off. The rear inside temp showed 80 deg and the a/c was still on. An hour later, front showed temp of 68 deg and rear showed 79 deg. I have ordered a sensor kit online for $18 and will figure out where I can mount it to get an accurate reading. So much for warranty work.
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Old 05-04-2016, 10:59 PM   #5
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The plot thickens. Airstream is now saying that the bedroom temp sensor is under the street side upper storage bin on the 26u. I had originally looked there, but looked again to make sure. I have received a replacement sensor from an online vendor, but AS insists that I have the dealer correct the problem with the original sensor. I figured out an easy way to solve the problem by routing the new sensor thru the ceiling and down into the corner of the bath. There is a trim piece in the corner of the bath that would be ideal to route the sensor wire behind and exit into the bedroom. There would be no inner skin to remove and it would be an ideal location for the sensor. But AS was insistent, so I have another appointment on Monday.

I think now that there were 2 problems with the rear sensor. One, that the dealer found on the first visit, being a bad sensor wire connection that came loose on out maiden trip. The second is the sensor itself stuck up inside the ceiling.

The dealer, Vogt RV in Fort Worth, has been very understanding and is trying to solve the problem. At least, I am developing a relationship with everyone at Vogt!
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Old 05-25-2016, 03:27 PM   #6
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The rear a/c now has a functioning temp sensor. I tested it when I got the AS home and both front and rear systems are now working properly. The sensor is mounted under the rear overhead compartment on the curb side, next to the speaker. The notes on the work order mentioned removing the speaker and 3 rivets to route the sensor wiring. I tried several times to rotate the photo but it refuses to rotate right. The original photo is oriented properly.
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