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Old 05-26-2014, 09:15 AM   #15
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Perhaps the engineers who design such systems should have to use these systems in their homes, and experience the joy of teaching their spouses, children, and parents the intricacies f using such devices "properly".

Sorry, needless complexity with no upside is one of my pet peeves, in fact, it pisses me off just a little.
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Old 05-26-2014, 09:22 AM   #16
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Perhaps the engineers who design such systems should have to use these systems in their homes, and experience the joy of teaching their spouses, children, and parents the intricacies f using such devices "properly".

Sorry, needless complexity with no upside is one of my pet peeves, in fact, it pisses me off just a little.
Yep, me too, and I actually considered changing to manual thermostats on the units, but because of the control of the furnace, and the fact that the units "normal" mode is actually heat pump, it was not practical.

"Normal mode" being there is a solenoid that must be energized for the unit to go to the cool mode, relaxed is heat pump mode.
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Old 05-26-2014, 09:39 AM   #17
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Help needed with Dual air conditioners setting

Well it sounds like you got a handle on a lot of the system quirks by unhooking the white wire anyway. Functional is good!

I like your signature quote. Judging from it, I think we might have more in common than our dislike of needless complexity.. (Or are the subjects one and the same? Lies are needlessly complex too)

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Should you want to make the change with the thermostats, or discuss anything else like my signature and my thoughts about such things, please shoot me a PM.
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Old 05-26-2014, 05:46 PM   #19
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On 50 amp service you should have no problems running both A/C units simultaneously. You might have other issues going on.

I would re-set your t/stat first robe certain that it is functioning properly.
BINGO.
That worked. They are now both running independently of each other. The manual states that the din pins are set up in factory for the units install but the thermostat needs to be reset to recognize the actual install. I would have thought that was done in the factory. Again thanks for suggestion.
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Old 05-26-2014, 05:47 PM   #20
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Resetting is also in the manual, and is pretty easy. I think it is merely pushing two buttons at the same time, but refer to the "resetting" instructions to make sure.
Thanks, I found it. Was pretty straight forward.
Works great now.
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Perhaps the engineers who design such systems should have to use these systems in their homes, and experience the joy of teaching their spouses, children, and parents the intricacies f using such devices "properly".

Sorry, needless complexity with no upside is one of my pet peeves, in fact, it pisses me off just a little.
It now works, reading two separate indoor temps and both units running independently of each other of off thermostat.
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Old 05-26-2014, 06:40 PM   #22
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Perhaps the engineers who design such systems should have to use these systems in their homes, and experience the joy of teaching their spouses, children, and parents the intricacies f using such devices "properly".

Sorry, needless complexity with no upside is one of my pet peeves, in fact, it pisses me off just a little.
I agree completely but would change the last three words to only two: "a lot."
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After a day long visit to Airstream factory I am happy to report all now works as designed.
As I suspected the wrong room tempature sensors were wired to the wrong airconditioners. Factory re-wired AND notified production of error to avoid this issue with future dual airconditioner set ups.
I can't rave enough about outstanding service and attention to all of our detailed concerns from Airstream. They have a customer and advocate for life.
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I may have spoken too soon. All is working except the heat pump. Will not come on in the main quarters. Strange it did work prior to factory visit.
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I may have spoken too soon. All is working except the heat pump. Will not come on in the main quarters. Strange it did work prior to factory visit.
Does 'heat pump' show in the thermostat window and not blow warm air from the unit, of do you not see that mode in the window?
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I think in my trailer Zone 1 is the living room/kitchen and zone 2 is the bedroom.
They both run at the same time, cut on and off at varying times.
There are always hot spots and cold spots. The bedroom is always colder. I think it is because it is smaller and has less windows and no sky light.
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I called factory. They called me back with engineer, service manager and The technician who had done the work. They helped problem solve over the phone and walked me through how to fix. Turned out to be a loose connection, if it happens again I'll bring it in for a more permanent fix....they were very concerned and apologetic . Hey theses things are expected after a fifteen hour drive.
Again I'll say the service from Airstream is amazing.
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