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Old 08-05-2014, 09:04 AM   #11
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Yep, i agree with checking the power at the pole. Our last Jayco I could get the AC to run off of 20A at home, but our most recently purchased jayco, will just run the fan and try to cycle the compressor once before it runs just the fan. If I plug in at a CG with a good 30A supply, it runs fine. If you are plugged into a 20A outlet (normal house outlet) I would place money that, thats all it is. Again, if you are plugged into a 30A service (no adaptor on the end of the power cord comming out of the camper) have someone verify the amprage is correct.

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Old 08-05-2014, 11:41 AM   #12
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Just calm down and relax. It's not the end of the world, it's just the A/C. Nice to have, but not required while camping. Remember, a bad day of camping is still better than a good day at work. Take it in and have it fixed after your vacation is over.


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Old 08-05-2014, 12:02 PM   #13
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As far as your cable make sure the amplifier button is not pushed in. Your TV cable will not work if the amplifier is on.
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Old 08-05-2014, 01:33 PM   #14
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It is always a really good idea to have a plug in voltmeter in the most in your face outlet in the TT. Can't tell you how often low voltage at the post happens in hot weather. If your pulling under 110 v be very careful and adjust your electrical load. If you are in the 100v range... pack it and up go home or shut off the AC
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Old 08-05-2014, 02:36 PM   #15
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Old 08-05-2014, 02:38 PM   #16
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Old 08-05-2014, 07:25 PM   #17
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Old 08-05-2014, 07:59 PM   #18
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It really does sound like you are pushing the limits of the power pole you are plugged into! Do you have other electrical items running as well? Is it a 30 amp service? If so your aircon will pull close to 2200 watts when running and almost 2700 when the compressor kicks in! You only have approx 3000 to play with, turn some lights on, tv etc and your aircon is not getting enough. You may actually kill the starting capacitor on it if you keep running it this way! I'd only be comfortable running with 50 amp service... But your camping, you should enjoy being hot, sweaty and cooped up the family! Haha that's real camping! Hopefully this is all it is and not the trailer!
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Old 08-05-2014, 11:46 PM   #19
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just a quick note... just divide the wattage by the voltage and you get you amps...I'm sure everyone knows that but just a friendly reminder from an electrical contractor
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Old 08-06-2014, 11:30 AM   #20
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Start Capacitor Potential Relay, known problem. Most likely the relay won't relax and the start cap and windings are remaining engaged. It will pull 20+ amps as it continues to run until it comp shuts down for heat or breaker blows.

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