RV Trip Planning Discussions

Go Back   iRV2 Forums > THE OWNER'S CORNER FORUMS > Newmar Owner's Forum
Click Here to Login

Join iRV2 Today

Mission Statement: Supporting thoughtful exchange of knowledge, values and experience among RV enthusiasts.
Reply
  This discussion is proudly sponsored by:
Please support our sponsors and let them know you heard about their products on iRV2
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread Display Modes
 
Old 03-30-2011, 07:19 PM   #1
Member
 
Paintblend's Avatar
 
Join Date: Nov 2009
Location: Goose Creek, SC
Posts: 56
Another ,,What is that thing for? Question

On my 1996 Mt Aire gasser 460 ford,, in the cabinet below the refrigerator, there is a quick disconnect propane gas valve,,, with a shut off,,, my question is what is it for and why is it there,, and one more question is my dash ac works great,, too good,, the compressor will not shut off and runs as long as the engine is running and it will freeze up the coils,, even if the ac is turned off the compressor still runs,, it does not cycle ,, like it has power all the time once the engine is started,, i have to unplug the compressor to make it stop

thanks in advance
__________________

__________________
I wouldn't have a mind I couldn't change!
Paintblend is offline   Reply With Quote
Join the #1 RV Forum Today - It's Totally Free!

iRV2.com RV Community - Are you about to start a new improvement on your RV or need some help with some maintenance? Do you need advice on what products to buy? Or maybe you can give others some advice? No matter where you fit in you'll find that iRV2 is a great community to join. Best of all it's totally FREE!

You are currently viewing our boards as a guest so you have limited access to our community. Please take the time to register and you will gain a lot of great new features including; the ability to participate in discussions, network with other RV owners, see fewer ads, upload photographs, create an RV blog, send private messages and so much, much more!

Old 03-30-2011, 08:35 PM   #2
Senior Member
 
wa8yxm's Avatar
 
Damon Owners Club
Workhorse Chassis Owner
Join Date: Mar 2009
Posts: 24,022
What the quick disconnect is for I can't say.

As for the air conditioner.. The clutch is siezed and needs to be replaced by someone who knows how to do it.. Either that or there is a short.

now, to check whitch.. There should be one, and only one, wire to the compressor, just behind the pully is where it connects.. Disconnect, tag and tape. If still runs, the clutch bearing is siezed and will need replacement.
__________________

__________________
Home is where I park it!
wa8yxm is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 03-31-2011, 07:07 AM   #3
Member
 
Paintblend's Avatar
 
Join Date: Nov 2009
Location: Goose Creek, SC
Posts: 56
it does stop

when i unplug it the clutch will stop so i need to check for a short
__________________
I wouldn't have a mind I couldn't change!
Paintblend is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 03-31-2011, 07:18 AM   #4
Registered User
 
Monaco Owners Club
Join Date: Oct 2009
Location: Varies Depending on The Weather
Posts: 8,517
Quote:
Originally Posted by Paintblend View Post

On my 1996 Mt Aire gasser 460 ford,, in the cabinet below the refrigerator, there is a quick disconnect propane gas valve,,, with a shut off,,, my question is what is it for and why is it there,,
I will take a guess on the LPG QD and Shut-off valve, it may have been installed for a LPG space heater or some other LPG device that can be hooked up to the QD. Is that area accessible from the outside? if so, it could have been used to connect up a LPG BBQ grill.

Regarding the A/C, you have some very reasonable explanations and I am by far not an A/C expert.

Dr4Film ----- Richard.
Dr4Film is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 03-31-2011, 07:30 AM   #5
Junior Member
 
Join Date: Oct 2010
Posts: 13
just a thought, check your heat control selector. if in defrost mode the compressor may run to dehumidify
meteor is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 03-31-2011, 10:47 AM   #6
Member
 
Paintblend's Avatar
 
Join Date: Nov 2009
Location: Goose Creek, SC
Posts: 56
i will check it out

the compressor runs no matter where you have any of the controls,, when you turn the ignition key on you can hear the clutch on the compressor kick in,, i have thought about just wiring an inline toggle switch just to cut it off before it freezes up the coils or the evaporator,, when it stops raining i will try to trace down the wires from the compressor and make sure there is not a short ,, i am just not that familiar with the relays and other electrical connections with it,,, and on the gas quick disconnect i never though about a heater,, and i already have an ouside connection to my grill from the main propane tank,, it works great, no more little green overpriced propane containers,,
__________________
I wouldn't have a mind I couldn't change!
Paintblend is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 03-31-2011, 11:15 AM   #7
Registered User
 
Vintage RV Owners Club
Gulf Streamers Club
Join Date: Oct 2010
Location: Indiana
Posts: 4,954
A/C Clutch Relay is prolly stuck.. Just where that is on your coach, I have no idea. It should be a generic Bosch 30amp relay though...
Midniteoyl is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 04-01-2011, 07:11 AM   #8
Member
 
Paintblend's Avatar
 
Join Date: Nov 2009
Location: Goose Creek, SC
Posts: 56
i will check it out,, thanks
__________________

__________________
I wouldn't have a mind I couldn't change!
Paintblend is offline   Reply With Quote
Reply



Currently Active Users Viewing This Thread: 1 (0 members and 1 guests)
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are Off


Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
OK, so what's THIS thing? Gary - K7GLD Vintage RV's 31 10-23-2010 08:39 PM
Do the right thing. Spoonman Workhorse and Chevrolet Chassis Motorhome Forum 2 08-09-2010 04:26 PM
Basement Air a thing of the Past? MaverickBBD Winnebago Industries Owner's Forum 13 07-10-2010 02:39 PM
Strange thing happened extending the Jacks Dunnpe Winnebago Industries Owner's Forum 12 05-25-2010 12:52 PM
What is the first thing you do when receiving a magazine? kerfcutter Just Conversation 13 03-31-2005 05:02 AM

» Featured Campgrounds

Reviews provided by


Copyright 2002- Social Knowledge, LLC All Rights Reserved.

All times are GMT -6. The time now is 10:52 AM.


Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.8 Beta 1
Copyright ©2000 - 2019, vBulletin Solutions, Inc.