A/C Problems and say a little prayer

Discussion in 'Class C Motorhomes' started by cwishert, Jul 16, 2008.

  1. cwishert

    cwishert Member

    Well we experienced our first glitch this past weekend while we were at the beach. As I stated in earlier post, Camping World had replaced our A/C unit with a brand new one as the other one was not working. All has worked fine until this weekend. My hubby started the generator and then turned the A/C on full blast and it killed the generator. I have an appointment to take it in to Camping World next week but maybe some of you guys might have some insight to why this happened. The ac has been working fine on shore power and we have used the generator some at the house while just messing around in the MH. Also the water pump went crazy for a little while but then it was o.k.

    We will get the techs to check it all out when we take it in. I was just wondering what thoughts any of you might have had.

    We had a great time at the beach Saturday but Sunday we got a call from our oldest daughter that one of our twin granddaughters were ill so we had to cut our trip a little shorter to get back home to take care of the other twin and our older granddaughter.
    Please say a little prayer for our granddaughter as she is in Texas Childrens Hospital diagnosed with meningitis. She is responding well to the antibiotics and the doctors expect a full recovery with no lasting effects. It was a very scary time for us before we got that information.

    Thanks for listening to my rambling ,again. :(
     
  2. TexasClodhopper

    TexasClodhopper Senior Member

    Re: A/C Problems and say a little prayer

    Our prayers are with you.

    Our son had the same thing happen to him some 9 or 10 years ago. We didn't think there would be any lasting effects, either. However, he does recognize that at times he has trouble concentrating on something he's trying to do. Still trying to get a handle on that, but it is something that has shown up consistently over these 9 years.

    Generally speaking, no lasting effects from the meningitis.
     
  3. H2H1

    H2H1 Senior Member

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    Carol & John our prayers are with you and your kids and granddaughter. I know how much you can worry about the grandkids as I have 3 plus one on the way(DEC). So I will say a prayer for her until we hear she is doing ok.
     
  4. Guest

    Guest Guest

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    Sorry to her about u'r daughter Carol ,, all our prayers are with u and family ,, please keep us posted
     
  5. cwishert

    cwishert Member

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    Thanks for all your prayers. Pressley our granddaughter is doing well with the medications. She will be in the hospital at least 10 days. She is only 3 months old so it is very scary. But God is on our side and she is recovering well. Her twin sister Peyton and her 5 year old sister Paige are doing fine thankfully. My daughter and her husband are holding up pretty well considering.
    I think grandpa is the worst right now. I will keep you posted as news comes. I will also keep you posted as to what happens with my air conditioner. :) :cool: :approve:
     
  6. elkhartjim

    elkhartjim Senior Member

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    As you may remember Carol, its recently been tough for me also. Daughter with cancer. By the grace of God and only by Him will you be comfortable. The worry and scare and anxiety is overwhelming at times, but you will get thru this. I also no about grandpa's, I've got six, not counting three lost during pregnacy. you, your family and especially little Pressley will be in my prayers. edit: not six grandpa's.
     
  7. cwishert

    cwishert Member

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    Update. Pressley will be going home on Tuesday. She is doing well. Thanks for the edit Jim, I needed a laugh. I know that God does not give us more than we can handle as long as we let Him handle it. I really appreciate all the prayers and encouragement. Jim I continue to keep you and your family also in our prayers. As well as all others on the forum.

    Thanks again.
     
  8. cwishert

    cwishert Member

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    New update. Pressley is at home. :) She is doing well. It looks like she gained weight while in the hospital. I have had the other two girls for the past two days. It has been alot of fun with them. I will be happy when we have all three together. I thought it would be hard with twins but I realize that it does not matter how many you have somehow it is manageable. I am sure that I will be spending alot more time with all three of them in the near future. Some times God gives us a little nudge to wake us up to see the world going around! :) :approve:
     
  9. Guest

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    Amen on that one ,, carol ,, and agian we are all thinking and praying for u and the family ,, hope u all get out soon :approve: :approve: :cool: :) :)
     
  10. H2H1

    H2H1 Senior Member

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    Carol, what Rod said was what I was thinking. Grandkids are presents from God. they are very fragile but loveable. We have one we keep 2 days aweek and she is onlt 3 years old but boy she is a hand full. I bet I spend more time in the pool now than I ever did, she just loves the pool. :laugh: :laugh:
     
  11. cwishert

    cwishert Member

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    You guys are all very awesome people. I really appreciate all the support from people who don't even know us. :) Now about the air conditioner problem. Why will the a/c work part of the time and not work other times. We started the generator yesterday and turned the a/c on. At first it did not want to come on on high but then when he turned it on low it came on then he turned it up and it slowed the generator some but it kept running and then it seemed to be working normally. What could be causing this? He wants to take it to Camping World this weekend so they can look at it but I want to go to Corpus Christi this weekend. Maybe you could give me an idea and he could check it out if it might be something we could handle. It is a brand new a/c so it should not be a problem in the a/c itself. What do you think. I know I'm just a "girl" so I don't know all the important stuff about vehicles but I really want to go to the beach!!!!!!!!!!!!
    :) :clown: :) :) :cool:
     
  12. elkhartjim

    elkhartjim Senior Member

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    Carol, glad little Pressley is home and doing better. What size genset do ya'll have? When you said it "slowed" down when turning a/c up, that could be a clue for some of the more astute posters.
     
  13. cwishert

    cwishert Member

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    Thanks Jim. I think the generator is an onan 4000 kw :question: not totally sure though. I would have to look at it when I get home tonight. I'm thinking when they replaced the a/c unit they told us it was bigger than the original so it should cool the whole MH. Well if it is a bigger unit then is the generator equipped to handle the load. Like I said I don't know much about these things but to me it would be logical that it is a matter of power not equipment failure. Also we are having a little trouble with the water pump. It quit pumping while my husband was in the shower. Then when he got out it worked again. I'm still thinking power not equipment. Any suggestions would be helpful.
     
  14. H2H1

    H2H1 Senior Member

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    Hey Carol I don't know much about AC's but my genset 5500 onan will run both my ac's. But on the water pump it runs till it pumps enough water in the water lines then it will shut off. Once you turn on the water you lose pressure and it will come back on to pressurize the water lines. If you have a leak it will come on pressure the lines and once it has leaks down it will come on again. Also I am no tech, just a owner of a MH and had problems and stil having some issue. But I will work it out and we still enjoy camping. Some of my family call it a money pit, but I would rather put it there than in a bank. :laugh: :laugh:
     
  15. C Nash

    C Nash Senior Member

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    Great to hear that Pressley is back home and our prayers are still with her. Nothing like Gkids as we have 6 and twin great grand daughters. You might check to see if the gen has a altitude adjustment on it. Mine which is the 5500 has this and if it is not set to the propper altitude it will not perform as it should. It is normal for the gen to slow momentairly but the governer should pick it up to the needed rpm. Could have a governer problem or maybe the generator just needs to be run some.
     
  16. cwishert

    cwishert Member

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    Well I talked my hubby into putting off taking the MH in to the shop for a week at least. We are going to Corpus Christi on Saturday and hopefully things will stay working until next week. I won some tickets to an outdoor concert on North Beach and it looks like it is going to be a lot of fun. I called to check how bad the beach got hit but they said only some flooding. They said it should all be clear by Saturday. I just spoke to Vicki at Puerto del Sol RV resort who said that they were getting everything cleaned up. She was very nice and I booked an ocean front site. It looks absolutely beautiful on the website. I can't wait to get things packed and ready to go. I'm sure that I will be unable to settle down until we get there!
    :) :) :cool: :laugh: :clown: :clown: :approve:
     
  17. Shadow

    Shadow Senior Member

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    Good news on your Granddaughter. You said you have an ocean front site?
    Don't worry about your A/C. Bet Rods on his way to fix it for you. :eek:
     
  18. Guest

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    huh ??? what ???? did i hear fix something ,, OH DAMN AT THE BEACH ,, on my way :laugh: :laugh: :laugh: :laugh: :laugh: :laugh: :laugh: :laugh: :laugh:
     
  19. C Nash

    C Nash Senior Member

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    Shadow did the storms miss you?
     
  20. cwishert

    cwishert Member

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    Don't know about Shadow but mostly just some rain in our areas. South Padre Island and Mexico were the worst and Brownsville and further inland got some damage. Could have been alot worse if it would have came in at another point. We have been outside getting the MH ready for Saturday so haven't seen any news lately. The lady at the RV resort said that they were flooded but it was receding and they were working on cleaning out the sewer system and all should be good to go for Saturday. And yes I did say Ocean front sorry I meant Bay front. I can't help it I'm from Texas. You know how we call all sodas "Coke". Well it's like that with any large body of water it's the Ocean. :laugh: Come on down Rod. It's a long drive. I'll keep a couple of beverages iced down for you! I'll be the one with the fishing pole during the day. At the concert at night. My husband will be the one with the cold beer looking for the bikinis. :clown: :) :laugh: :cool:
     

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