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Old 07-10-2021, 05:04 AM   #1
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Help AC stopped working

We have a 2013 international serenity 30rb with two ACs. Pulled into the campground and got setup and everything was working fine. About 4 hours later our bedroom AC started turning off and on even though it wasnít set to auto. Went inside to check it and noticed it had the little hour glass symbol which we found out meant compressor delay. No idea what that means but did notice water/condensation coming from both units inside. Switched the AC for you zones to auto and thatís where things went wrong.

Now nothing is working. No power to the actual thermostat so neither AC working. Checked the fuse panel and nothing tripped and all fuses are fine. Flipped all the breakers just to be safe and started having more issues. Not only is the AC not working but now all the plugs in the front of the trailer are also not working and one of the breakers wonít turn back on. I have no idea what to do, what to check or how to check so could really use your advice. We are in Biloxi Mississippi right now but are pulling out later today to head to Florida where we are definitely going to need our ACs. Any help would be greatly appreciated
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Old 07-10-2021, 05:24 AM   #2
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Suggest inspecting the pedestal receptacle and power cord plug look for damage, burning etc. If you see any burn or heat damage contact park for assistance inspecting.

If you have a spare cord can you consider connecting to 15A power via an adaptor? That will at least maintain batteries but no high AC power usage.
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Old 07-10-2021, 06:06 AM   #3
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Thanks for the reply. We have full power to the trailer and pedestal and even tried switching to the 30amp plug with no change in results. It’s definitely an AC issue and not a park power issue
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Old 07-10-2021, 06:26 AM   #4
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Compressor run cap (capacitor) is probably the problem. Plug and play swap out if you are comfortable getting on the roof and playing with wires.
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Old 07-10-2021, 09:36 AM   #5
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Try resetting thermostat back to default.
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Old 07-10-2021, 10:51 AM   #6
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No power

I think it might be the electric solenoid on the back of the circuit breaker panel.
Itís a electric switch to insure that only one power input is energized. The two inputs are the normal power on the side and the generator input in the front.
The unit is about a hundred bucks and pretty easy to change.
You could try to see if plugging into the front helps.
If it is the problem you could probably by pass the switch with a couple of wires until you can get a replacement switch unit.
Good luck.
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Old 07-10-2021, 01:11 PM   #7
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Thanks for the reply. We have full power to the trailer and pedestal and even tried switching to the 30amp plug with no change in results. Itís definitely an AC issue and not a park power issue
And from your 1st post:
"but now all the plugs in the front of the trailer are also not working and one of the breakers wonít turn back on."

Is this power issue now resolved? Circuit breaker resets and outlets working?

I think delrossa is referring to a Transfer Switch. If you have dual shore power connections on your trailer front and back then that requires the transfer switch as delerossa mentions. It only allows one power connection at a time and could mess up and not supply any power.

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Old 07-10-2021, 04:33 PM   #8
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How miserable. Maybe your current campsite has a relationship with local RV repair guys they can refer you to? I've had pretty good luck that way when I've had issues - these guys drive up in their trucks/vans, diagnose, fix, charge me a lot of money, and drive away. When you're on the road and have places to go and things to see, I will pay a lot for that to not be interrupted; and the happiness I feel when everything is "normal" again.
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Old 07-10-2021, 06:21 PM   #9
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Hi

Do you have an EMS on your trailer? If not, you may have taken a surge that took some stuff out. This *assumes* that:

"all plugs in the front of the trailer aren't working" means 120V power outlets.

*and*

That "breaker will not reset" was not fixed at some point

*and*

That the outlets that are non-functional are not on the breaker with a problem.

With two A/C's you have a 50A hookup. It's a 240V 50A hookup, so it's actually 100A at 120V. The gotcha is it needs a neutral to keep 240 => 120 V "split" working. Fiddle that the wrong way and you get 240V on your 120V "stuff" ... that's not good. It also means that you have *two* hot leads into your trailer. Break one wire in the 50A power cord and you loose roughly half the 120V outlets and stuff in the trailer.

The normal starting point for this kind of thing is to break out a multimeter and start tracing voltages from the pole to the breaker panel and then from the panel to the various devices. Voltage on one end of a feed and nothing on the other .... there's a problem there ....

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I have a 1994 Airstream Excella and when camping I turned on AC started up and shut down . I did this for a few times and same issue so I just ran the fan that worked. I was at a camp ground and was plugged in to the 30 amp. The next morning I notice the lights were dim and when I tried the power Jack no power and the battery was also dead.
I was lucky because I was still connected to my truck.
Puzzled AC last year was really cold blowing .
Question I cleaned the ac last year do you think I should do the same this year . I als so have the fridge plugged in .
I was thinking as long as connected to 30 amp all have should have been charging while it was not DEAD BATTERY.
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The A/C board is operated by 12 volts. If you have bad lights and no jack, you have bad batteries, or, a bad converter, or both. How old are the batteries? Take the batteries out, charge them fully, and then take to a auto parts store and have them load test them. The control boards on the A/C, fridge, water heater, and furnace are 12 volts.
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I have a 1994 Airstream Excella and when camping I turned on AC started up and shut down . I did this for a few times and same issue so I just ran the fan that worked. I was at a camp ground and was plugged in to the 30 amp. The next morning I notice the lights were dim and when I tried the power Jack no power and the battery was also dead.
I was lucky because I was still connected to my truck.
Puzzled AC last year was really cold blowing .
Question I cleaned the ac last year do you think I should do the same this year . I als so have the fridge plugged in .
I was thinking as long as connected to 30 amp all have should have been charging while it was not DEAD BATTERY.
A goods
Cleaning. Help ????? Qr should
Hi

If you have a flakey shore power connection, the A/C is one of the things that will "prove" that fact. Since you later seem to have lost the converter, the shore power connection is the common link between the two.

I'd dig into the shore power distribution "stuff" before I went nuts on the A/C.
( do the AC before the A/C ... ).

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