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General Discussion / Re: Air Cond will not work
« Last post by John From Detroit on Today at 05:32:31 AM »
Thermostats come in 3 types for this post and only two apply
First the one that does not apply is a straight mechanical T-Stat such as I use for my Furnace. It needs no power (You said it would not power up hence it does not apply)

The other two use either house 12 volt ... Usually from the Furnace   Or internal batteries.. or both.

My first susdpect ids dead internal battery
2nd is the Furnace ..  Now I only know one make (Atwood) there is a switch (Outside on top of the blower housing in my case) really a circuit breaker. make sure it is on.  also pull the control board, unplug, inspect (visually) be prepared to say OH ****! when you see the condition of the traces

ONE of the blue wires should show 12 volt to ground when you plug back in

Beyond that you may need to throw money at it.

NOTE: if the traces on the control board are corrorded away  Dinosaur boards is what I recommend.
Motorhomes / Re: First motohome- 2008 Triple E Invitation
« Last post by Lynx0849 on July 10, 2020, 10:50:54 PM »
Not likely an extended warranty but really a service plan. Extended warranties are usually available while the factory warranty is still in effect which is not likely on a 12 year old unit.

Read the fine print. Do you have to get service at the dealer? What happens 2000 miles away?
What is covered? What is not?

Might do better to put the money in the bank. Many locals have laws that require at least a 30 day warranty included.
General Discussion / Re: Air Cond will not work
« Last post by Arch Hoagland on July 10, 2020, 10:33:13 PM »
Have you tried tapping on the thermostat?

Have you tried removing the filter from the air conditioner and giving the Impeller a spin?  They sometimes won't start spinning.

Tech Talk / Re: Upgrading to Lithium. Do I need to replace the charger?
« Last post by Lynx0849 on July 10, 2020, 10:29:02 PM »

It has been industry standard for many years for the engine alternator to charge both chassis and house batteries.


Ok, noted. Thanks.
General Discussion / Re: RV state sticker map recommendation
« Last post by karensay on July 10, 2020, 09:50:41 PM »
I just got my sticker map from Amazon yesterday.  I plan to put it on sheet metal in a wood frame and hang it out when we are camping and move it in while traveling and at home.  I want it where we can see it, and our slide is on the back and too hot to leave door open, so, inside of the door won't work for us,  I saw this on you tube https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cZb-S92N7ew
General Discussion / Re: Air Cond will not work
« Last post by Theo2 on July 10, 2020, 09:41:04 PM »
Plugged into home 20 amp circut. No breakers are tripped and the 12 volt fuse on top of the air cond. is good. It was running good one day then the next day no run, come to think of it i had to play with the thermostat some that first day to get it running. I just dont want to be changing parts not knowing for sure if that is the problem or not, i need to know how i can check for 12 volt at thermostat. The line running to the thermostat is like a telephone cord line with the jack plug going into the back of the thermostat
General Discussion / Re: Any RV clubs in the San Jose area?
« Last post by Arch Hoagland on July 10, 2020, 09:13:21 PM »
You may want to contact the San Jose Elks Lodge. They have an RV park and usually there is a group of RVer's in the Lodge.


General Discussion / Re: Air Cond will not work
« Last post by Rene T on July 10, 2020, 09:11:47 PM »
Welcome to the forum. Iím by no means an expert but youíre going to asked if you have 12 volt DC power at the thermostat. Another thing have you checked to see if the 110 volt AC circuit breaker has tripped. Itís hard to tell sometimes just by looking at it . You have to shut it off then back on. The experts will chime in soon to help you.

Oops, Kev beat me
General Discussion / Re: Air Cond will not work
« Last post by Kevin Means on July 10, 2020, 09:09:34 PM »
Welcome Theo2. It could be a bad thermostat, but have you checked the power source, and the RV's circuit breaker(s)? You didn't say what you're plugged in to (campground power pedestal, residential outlet, generator) but each will have it's own breaker and/or gfi. The RV will also have an AC breaker and likely a Main breaker. Are any other A/C appliances working?

Destinations, RV Parks, Routes / Re: 80, 90 or 94?
« Last post by jymbee on July 10, 2020, 08:52:51 PM »
I guess you guys are talking about interstates. I try to stay off of interstates. I find most of the old US highways much more enjoyable and you see a good cross section of life in America.

But of course! I didn't even look at 2 but like yourself, where feasible we much prefer more local routes. For example, East out of TX rather than take 10 East we shot down to 82. Great route with 2 ferries and mile after mile of good, 2 lane highway much of it right along the coast.

From St. Marks, FL up to GA same experience with a spider web of interesting, local roads. Just more relaxing overall typically.

Great info/advice here depending on one's objective obviously. Route 2 is definitely an option. Will continue to explore all of our options.

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