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Old 07-22-2017, 04:58 PM   #1
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2016 rbsl AC not cooling

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Long time lurker 1st time poster. North Texas area.

Relatively new 2016 RBSL TT AC worked last night until 4am this morning. High humidity woke me up.

It has run fantastic since we bought it last June. No issues anywhere even in our extreme heat.

I have reset the breaker, unplugged from shore power, removed the filter.

No cooling. Just ambient temperature coming out of the vents.

I'll probably head to the roof to check out any obvious issues up top

Any. recommendations? We've called a few TT/RV service places around here with limited success.

Thanks in advance and look forward to posting more here.


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Old 07-22-2017, 10:06 PM   #2
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Its a dometic 13.5 or 15k but unit. Repair guy wants to replace it for $1500. I see new units for under $600.

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Old 07-22-2017, 11:38 PM   #3
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I replaced my 15k unit with this one for $595. It took all of an hour to replace it. One electrical connection and 4 long bolts, it does take 2 people to get it up there safely.
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I replaced my 15k unit with this one for $595. It took all of an hour to replace it. One electrical connection and 4 long bolts, it does take 2 people to get it up there safely.
This is exactly why I check FIRST to see what you would do. Lol
I'm not even gonna worry how long the thing lasts.
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This is exactly why I check FIRST to see what you would do. Lol
I'm not even gonna worry how long the thing lasts.
They don't last long when you try to pull through a car wash instead of backing out.
I pay lots of stupid tax, happy to pass on the cheapest fixes.
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Old 07-23-2017, 07:19 PM   #6
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I've done some research and aside from hoisting the 80lbs on the roof it doesn't look to bad.

That being typed I will still try to negotiate with the installer.

I'm not doing the "I can get it on Amazon" ultimatum. Just negotiate.

If he doesn't budge I'm doing it myself.

At least I can just throw the old unit on the ground for ease of movement.

Thanks for the feedback

Let you know how out goes.
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Old 07-23-2017, 09:23 PM   #7
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I dunno folks. I loosened and took most everything from the cabin inside unit per comments.

We will see what the installer comes back with. I'm ready to do this myself now

Here's from underneath

https://photos.app.goo.gl/pZfN9vIxYae6MyIo2

Someone might have to show me how to post a single pic or I'll just look around

This ain't my first forum rodeo but pic posting can be different.

I should know regarding the price this pm.
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Old 07-24-2017, 03:23 PM   #8
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If it is a 2016 then the AC unit has a 2 year warranty and your dealer should replace it for free.

Dometic had a long run of bad units that hit the 2015 and 2016 models. Happened to us too.
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Old 07-24-2017, 03:37 PM   #9
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I appreciate the reply.

We bought it used and didn't purchase any warranty - we got a good deal.

Having done all of the mechanical prep yesterday I can see it's not to big of a deal to replace with a new Unit hopefully of a better pedigree.

We just purchased the $600.00 unit from Amazon. 2 week shipping is free. Hopefully it will arrive in good shape.


Tell you what - the design of the whole AC vent system/top unit is pretty simple.

Not that I'd want to jump in and rip out ceilings and mess with ductwork but the central plenum for the rooftop unit is simple and effective.

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Old 07-29-2017, 01:39 AM   #10
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The unit is Going in tomorrow morn during the cool period in Texas

Anyone with this ac unit know where the freeze control sensor is plugged into on the evaporator coils?

It looks like it uses an electrical tape wrapped end that is wedged in the coils (filter side of unit).

I'm thinking it is wedged but don't know the location.

Maybe it doesn't matter?

Thanks in advance
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