Maiden Voyage...Broke A/C....Ughhh!
We made our maiden voyage in our 3 week old Jayco and survived the storms Friday night in Alabama. It was 85 degrees Thursday. That night, I was the only one there that night, I noticed it the AC didnt seem that cold. It cycled off, and I went to work Friday morning. When I returned Friday afternoon it was running, but no cold air. We survived the treacherous weather Friday night going back and forth to the bath house during some warnings, and to my delight, I can't believe the slide out didn't leak. It was nothing but torrential downpours and sideways rain. That was suprising. Anyways, I hopped up on the roof this afternoon troubleshot and the AC. I checekd for continuity on the Klixon thermal switch on the compressor, and it was closed like it should be. Ohm'd out the compressor and it looked ok and was not grounded. Didn't have a meter to check the caps, but they looked fine, usally bad ones are swollen, but that is what I was hoping for. Had somebody turn it on and I checked power. All that was good and the compressor was running. Culprit= No Freon. The High pressure line (the small one) never got hot. It should and it did not so, I guess it has a leak somewhere and I am quite bummed about that.
I know somebody has had this happen, but what was the outcome? I want a new unit. I don't want them searching for a leak, adding valves and ports to charge it only to have to keep doing that for the rest of its life....They (dealer) better give me a new unit and do it the day I take it to them (120 miles), because we have a trip planned for next week.
Otherwise, the trip was great, I am still trying to figure out where I need to store all my junk since I moved from one trailer to another. It's like learning all over again....
Thanks....To be continued...
West Central Alabama
2012 Jayco Jayflight 26RKS W/ Side Bunks
2006 GMC Ext Cab 2500HD 4X4/6.0/4.10