Free 7 Day Trial RV GPS App RV Trip Planner Campground Reviews RV Maintenance Free 7 Day Trial ×
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 05-07-2021, 06:02 AM   #15
Junior Member
 
Join Date: Aug 2020
Posts: 5
To the poster looking for a backup 400ECM you may have an additional 350ECM in your coach (ours does) that is used for all the lighting control.
This unit is mounted in another location and uses a bridge eplex module for the main ECM to talk to it.
This is how our 2008 King Aire is setup.



Larry
MBBeachbum 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 05-17-2021, 05:49 PM   #16
Junior Member
 
Newmar Owners Club
Spartan Chassis
RV Trip Wizard
Join Date: Jan 2015
Location: Bellingham, WA
Posts: 9
Hopefully no surprises

I just ordered 3 new Penguin II ac units and will be having them installed in Lubbock, TX on June 2nd. I also ordered 4 new temp sensors and the 10 button Dometic controller. I doubt the shop in Lubbock has any idea of what I am trying to do but I am hoping they will work with me on running the temp sensors through the ducts. I also recall there will be an issue with no 12V to the back unit, is that correct? I think someone said that could also be run through the ducts from the #2 unit back to the 3rd. Just wanting to cover my bases, I hope. Anything else that I should be thinking about?
__________________
2006 Newmar Essex 4508
2020 Ram 1500
WA-MEX is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 05-17-2021, 09:23 PM   #17
Senior Member


 
Join Date: Dec 2014
Location: Salt Lake City, UT
Posts: 637
Search posts by bruceisla. He did the AC upgrade back in 2018 or so. He noticed the 12v problem.

You only need 3 sensors. However, you will need a new controller for the furnace which is located in zone 3 area. It is a silver box mounted under a sink in my coach.

I am not a fan of running cables through the ducts. I chose to run them on the roof and then through the roof into a cabinet. And then through the cabinets to get to a suitable location near the original location.

MBBeachbum's post on 5/7 brings up an interesting point. His coach was wired with eplex and Dometic sensors.

My coach appeared to be wired for both at the AC unit. I had 2 cables at the AC. One was eplex and one was something else. I was very confused. I never could find the other end of the Dometic sensor, so I assumed it was in the wall and out of reach.

You might look at your ac unit to verify you have 2 connectors, one in use and the other just there. If so, then try to find the end of the unused sensor cable.
__________________
2006 Newmar Essex 4502
2015 Jeep Grand Cherokee
azSkier is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 05-17-2021, 10:31 PM   #18
Junior Member
 
Newmar Owners Club
Spartan Chassis
RV Trip Wizard
Join Date: Jan 2015
Location: Bellingham, WA
Posts: 9
I am thinking 4 sensors, one for each zone? Is that wrong? And why do I need to change out the box in the bathroom? Is that because of the CCC2 thermostat? Any idea of the part number I would need?

I read about the second set of sensors. That will be interesting to check. Why do you not like the duct placement of the temp sensor? I can imagine it might read slightly higher than the actual temp as it is on the ceiling but I would assume that to be relative and adaptable to figure out. As we are on the road I am not comfortable in trying to rout all those cables with minimal tools and time. I imagine that can all be changed at a later time when I am in a better spot.
WA-MEX is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 06-20-2021, 10:11 AM   #19
Junior Member
 
Join Date: Jun 2021
Location: Belmont, North Carolina
Posts: 2
06 Essex 4502

Does anyone know if this will work on a 2006 4502. My E-Plex system is costing me a fortune trying to repair. It seems like every time we do a remote secession something else comes up with an error. My A/C's have a mind of there own and have worked intermittently for the past year.
Davis bigE is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 06-20-2021, 10:39 AM   #20
Junior Member
 
Join Date: Jun 2021
Location: Belmont, North Carolina
Posts: 2
06 Essex 4502

My apologies it appears that azSkier has a 2006 is that correct? Also if I'm in a pinch and can't get the other sensors in right away if I use the 5 wire as having only one zone will it work all of the A?C's or no?
Davis bigE is offline   Reply With Quote
Reply

Tags
conversion, dometic, essex



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
Eplex system 2011 Essex new to us Ljgreen Newmar Owner's Forum 9 05-07-2021 07:39 AM
06 Essex Eplex Question Lloydu Newmar Owner's Forum 9 10-27-2015 07:33 PM
Rear eplex stat in Essex greg-1 Newmar Owner's Forum 0 01-06-2014 08:36 PM

» Featured Campgrounds

Reviews provided by


All times are GMT -6. The time now is 10:43 PM.


Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.8 Beta 1
Copyright ©2000 - 2021, vBulletin Solutions, Inc.