~~~ Our Members' Open Range Coaches ~~~
Click HERE for the Home Page Scrolling Photos
Open Range RV Owners Forum




~ Upcoming Open Range RV Owners Forum Rallies ~

->> 2018 Texas Rally - May 6-11 - Kerrville, TX ~~ 2018 Coming Home Rally - June 4-10 - Goshen, IN
It is currently Tue Dec 12, 2017 1:07 pm

All times are UTC - 5 hours


Forum rules


Please click here to view the forum rules



Post new topic Reply to topic  [ 11 posts ] 
Author Message
PostPosted: Sat Jul 29, 2017 7:19 pm 
Offline
User avatar

Joined: Sat Nov 08, 2014 11:46 pm
Posts: 1998
Location: Central Coast of CA
OR Year: 2015
OR Model: 337RLS
Member ID: ORF-5907
This is kinda embarrassing since I was an AC/Refrigeration guy, but hey that was only till '82 so I get a little slack, I hope.

Anyway both units do it the same way so I don't THINK it's a malfunction. When we set the temp, and fan to auto, fan comes on first like it should, and depending on temp will ramp up to high if need be. We have ours plugged in currently, getting ready for a trip. When I went out to put some stuff in it, I noticed (like we have before) that the fan shut off, but the compressor stayed on, then the fan came back on. Total interval was about 10 seconds from fan off to fan on.

When I set the fan mode to high or Lo it does not do this.

I looked at the manual and see nothing on this. The ONLY thing I did not notice, was if it was cycling from Hi/auto to Lo/auto.

Anyone elses' do this?

_________________
2015 Open Range 337RLS
2006 GMC 2500 Duramax CCSB
Central Coast of CA
Reese Sidewinder Pin Box
B&W Patriot 5th wheel hitch
Bridgestone Duravis R250 tires


Top
 Profile  
Reply with quote  
PostPosted: Sun Jul 30, 2017 7:41 am 
Offline

Joined: Tue Apr 12, 2016 8:36 pm
Posts: 34
Location: Eldersburg, Maryland
OR Year: 2016
OR Model: 3X388RKS
Member ID: ORF-9335
Yes ours has done this no rhyme or reason to it usually when this happens it was switching from high to low speed fan or vice versa

_________________
Jeff & Kim
Nic the 65# lap dog :lol:
2016 3X388RKS
2015 GMC 3500 Diesel DRW Denali
Eldersburg, Maryland


Top
 Profile  
Reply with quote  
PostPosted: Sun Jul 30, 2017 7:50 am 
Offline
User avatar

Joined: Fri Mar 14, 2014 6:44 pm
Posts: 725
Location: Jensen Beach, FL
OR Year: 2014
OR Model: 346-FLR
Member ID: ORF-4665
We only run the AC with the fans on high or low never on auto, they always do the quick cycle on and off in auto. Plus it keeps a little air circulating all the time. Seems to be a very common issue with these units.

_________________
Lynn & Linda
Husker/Gator
14 Roamer / 12 Ford XLT
346-FLR / F-350 CC DRW
B&W Companion Hitch - G614's
TireMinder TPMS, Voyager Rearview
Jensen Beach, Florida
Image


Top
 Profile  
Reply with quote  
PostPosted: Sun Jul 30, 2017 7:58 am 
Offline
User avatar

Joined: Tue Oct 01, 2013 2:07 pm
Posts: 6539
Location: Nazareth, PA
OR Year: 2014
OR Model: 427BHS
Member ID: ORF-3771
Both mine do it also. Someone wrote once that the short cycling happens as the units are coming to temperature, so I drop the temp a degree in the main room and that seems to stabilize everything.

_________________
Mark
2014 Open Range 427BHS
2011 Ford F-350 Crew Cab 6.7L Powerstroke Diesel
Pullrite Superglide 18K
Firestone Ride Rite Airbags
Furrion Wireless Observation Camera
TST 510 TPMS
Maxxis M8008s


Top
 Profile  
Reply with quote  
PostPosted: Sun Jul 30, 2017 11:32 am 
Offline
User avatar

Joined: Sat Nov 08, 2014 11:46 pm
Posts: 1998
Location: Central Coast of CA
OR Year: 2015
OR Model: 337RLS
Member ID: ORF-5907
I wondered if it was that, but I remember that when I first started the unit, (on auto speed) it started on low, then after a few minutes, went to high, but there was no "off" interval when it did this. Yet it does when stepping down in speed.

Very odd. Ok at least it's "normal". Thanks

_________________
2015 Open Range 337RLS
2006 GMC 2500 Duramax CCSB
Central Coast of CA
Reese Sidewinder Pin Box
B&W Patriot 5th wheel hitch
Bridgestone Duravis R250 tires


Top
 Profile  
Reply with quote  
PostPosted: Sun Jul 30, 2017 11:33 am 
Offline
User avatar

Joined: Sat Nov 08, 2014 11:46 pm
Posts: 1998
Location: Central Coast of CA
OR Year: 2015
OR Model: 337RLS
Member ID: ORF-5907
I just realized the title of this thread is off. It should have said FAN cycles off too soon. Duh

_________________
2015 Open Range 337RLS
2006 GMC 2500 Duramax CCSB
Central Coast of CA
Reese Sidewinder Pin Box
B&W Patriot 5th wheel hitch
Bridgestone Duravis R250 tires


Top
 Profile  
Reply with quote  
PostPosted: Fri Aug 04, 2017 6:04 am 
Offline

Joined: Mon Feb 13, 2017 10:02 pm
Posts: 4
OR Year: 2017
OR Model: 310BHS
Member ID: ORF-11910
I have a new 2018 308BHS..... I called Dometic and the service department says, the AC units are designed to shut the fan down for a few seconds and adjust fan speed when in Auto. They said the compressor never kicks off.
As the temperature in the camper gets close to the desired level, you will notice the units sounding like there shut off and on.
I've had my camper since May and it still freaks me out when it does it. But Dometic says the newer units are designed this way.

Hope this helps.


Top
 Profile  
Reply with quote  
PostPosted: Fri Aug 04, 2017 6:48 am 
Offline
User avatar

Joined: Sat Sep 24, 2011 8:26 pm
Posts: 3959
Location: Howard County,MD
OR Year: 2012
OR Model: 399BHS
Member ID: ORF-0621
I agree it is odd but I believe the cycling is normal as well

_________________
07 Duramax w/hips
TPMS,BD3,Kbee Xbrake,Bedsaver,HughesAutoformer
Arvika rack,BakFlip,5500 Onan,RVLock,RVsafepower
RV760,PIsurge,GSR Steps,Titan Disc,Sailun
14'Porta Bote w/8.0hp,Splendide,RVLock


Top
 Profile  
Reply with quote  
PostPosted: Fri Aug 11, 2017 3:48 pm 
Offline
User avatar

Joined: Wed Aug 19, 2015 8:42 am
Posts: 3408
Location: Mesa, AZ
OR Year: 2016
OR Model: 319RLS
Member ID: ORF-7680
My AC's do the same thing. I try to run the bedroom one during the day and the living room during the night. When both AC's are running I make sure the bedroom AC is on fast cool down on the vents selection.

_________________
Earl & Elaine, Mesa Arizona, 16 LT319RLS 5'ver,
15 Ram 2500 4X4 C/cab 6.7 Diesel, Std Bed, B&W 16K Hitch,
2 Honda EU2000i, TST07SE TPMS, Titan Disc Brakes, Dish Sat, Visio 48" TV, M/R SRE4000 3 X-members, HD Shackles, Carlisle Tires.


Top
 Profile  
Reply with quote  
PostPosted: Sat Aug 12, 2017 8:54 pm 
Offline

Joined: Sun Dec 11, 2016 12:39 am
Posts: 158
Location: Myrtle Beach, SC
OR Year: 2016
OR Model: RT292RLS
Member ID: ORF-11464
We are the same as you Earl. With the duct work installed in the "raceway" configuration and when running both units at the same time, when the cold air from the bedroom reaches the main ac it will cause short cycles. Mostly on the main 15k ac. So to avoid the short cycle do as Earl has explained. Open the bedroom ac to fast cool and leave the main ac run through the duct. Then at bedtime reverse the ac use. Run the main ac alone......Safe Travels....David

_________________
FORTIS FORTUNA ADIUVAT
D&D Travels
David & Diana
2016 F150 3.5L EcoBoost/Max Tow
3:55RR/4x4/36 Gal Tank/Pro Trailer Backup
2016 RT292RLS
2AC units/Furion Observation Camera
Awing Toppers/Viking LP Tanks
Blue Ox SwayPro 1500
Westinghouse 2400 Gen


Top
 Profile  
Reply with quote  
PostPosted: Sat Aug 12, 2017 11:02 pm 
Offline
User avatar

Joined: Sun Jul 31, 2016 7:29 am
Posts: 572
Location: SW Missouri
OR Year: 2017
OR Model: 297RLS
Member ID: ORF-10355
If the fan set to Auto, when the unit gets close to the set point it will lower the fan speed.
When this happens, the fan quits during the change but the compressor keeps running.

_________________
Mark & Teresa
2017 Light 297RLS 5ver, BX1 Gooseneck
2014 Ram 2500 4x4 CCSB 6.7L


Top
 Profile  
Reply with quote  
Display posts from previous:  Sort by  
Post new topic Reply to topic  [ 11 posts ] 

All times are UTC - 5 hours


Who is online

Users browsing this forum: No registered users and 2 guests


You cannot post new topics in this forum
You cannot reply to topics in this forum
You cannot edit your posts in this forum
You cannot delete your posts in this forum
You cannot post attachments in this forum

Jump to:  
Powered by phpBB® Forum Software © phpBB Group