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Old 06-21-2017, 10:55 PM   #869
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Is there a compatible Air Conditioner replacement for our ducted Carrier Air V units? After ten years our front unit is not working correctly.


Update. The A/C unit is good. The problem was with the squirrel cage fan. The fan had several cracks in it and as it rotated at speed it developed a wobble on the motor shaft making a terrible noise. Don's mobile RV repair in Little Rock AR (501-743-9297) came out to our camp spot (Maumelle Park, a COE park) and diagnosed and fixed the unit. We have been in 90+ degree weather and the motorhome remains cool. The unit is once again quiet.

I know someday I'll have to replace the unit so the basic question remains, what to replace it with?

We have camped for decades. This is the first time we have stayed at a COE (Army Corps of Engineers) park. What a deal! Maumelle Park in the Little Rock area was wonderful. Green, 50 Amp, water, dump station, sort of level paved long sites. Take a long extension cord and park nose in first and have the Arkansas river out the front window. Now we are looking for other COE parks.
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Old 07-29-2017, 10:09 AM   #870
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Hi all, we are now in GA, yep GA in the hottest part of the year. AC in working great (for now), refrigerator, is working great (for now). We are replacing the cheap faucets with residential ones, what a difference!

If you travel to GA, stay at Hard Labor Creek SP, the camp ground is nice (sites 1-10 have full hookup! 28 sites for big rigs. Golf, biking, and trails. East of Atlanta by an hour, sort of midway between Madison and Covington, both nice southern towns.

Enjoy your summer.

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Old 07-29-2017, 10:13 AM   #871
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Oh forgot, We installed MCD day and night shades on all the windows, that is why the AC is able to keep us nice and cool.

We have heard of "Magne shade" to reduce the heat from the front window shield. Any one with experience with them?
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Oh forgot, We installed MCD day and night shades on all the windows, that is why the AC is able to keep us nice and cool.

We have heard of "Magne shade" to reduce the heat from the front window shield. Any one with experience with them?


Hey Steve,
We had the Magna Shade on the Astoria and got one for the Meridian...it works well! Makes a big difference! They are not cheap but well wirth the money. Very easy to put on and take off...no ladder required..,
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Old 08-22-2017, 08:20 PM   #873
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Thanks Jim. We'll order them. I see some several in the park we are now visiting.
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Greetings all - this is my first post but I have to say thanks in advance because historical posts in this Damon Owners thread have already helped us out immensely.

We have a 2007 3774 Pacific Edition. It has a Xantrex Pro XM 1800 inverter which provides power to 5 outlets (as far as I can tell) - the 2 TV outlets, the 2 'entertainment cabinet' outlets, and one outlet by the passenger seat. The inverter started throwing fault code E05 and OL the other day - no event that I can think of precipitated this change other than the fact that it sat in our storage lot during the remnants of Irma (lots of rain and about 60 mph winds here on the SC coast). Anyhow, it's thrown fault codes a couple times in the past and a simple off and on from the remote panel was enough to get it working again. Not so this time. The E05 happens regardless of whether the engine is running or not and regardless of whether the generator is running or not. I've disconnected the input terminals from the inverter for an extended period of time - no help. I've removed all loads from the output side of the inverter (both by unplugging everything in those outlets and by tripping all breakers including main) - no change.

At this point I'm stumped and wondering if the inverter itself may be bad, but wanted to check if anyone else here might have experienced the same issue. Any ideas on next steps to try? Thanks!
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Greetings all - this is my first post but I have to say thanks in advance because historical posts in this Damon Owners thread have already helped us out immensely.

We have a 2007 3774 Pacific Edition. It has a Xantrex Pro XM 1800 inverter which provides power to 5 outlets (as far as I can tell) - the 2 TV outlets, the 2 'entertainment cabinet' outlets, and one outlet by the passenger seat. The inverter started throwing fault code E05 and OL the other day - no event that I can think of precipitated this change other than the fact that it sat in our storage lot during the remnants of Irma (lots of rain and about 60 mph winds here on the SC coast). Anyhow, it's thrown fault codes a couple times in the past and a simple off and on from the remote panel was enough to get it working again. Not so this time. The E05 happens regardless of whether the engine is running or not and regardless of whether the generator is running or not. I've disconnected the input terminals from the inverter for an extended period of time - no help. I've removed all loads from the output side of the inverter (both by unplugging everything in those outlets and by tripping all breakers including main) - no change.


At this point I'm stumped and wondering if the inverter itself may be bad, but wanted to check if anyone else here might have experienced the same issue. Any ideas on next steps to try? Thanks!


One of the biggest expenses with our behemoth toys is in diagnostic time if we can't figure it out ourselves. You have already taken some good steps to try to isolate and identify the source of the problems but now if you're stuck it's time to see a pro at $100 and whatever an hour. The Inverter is on Amazon at $348.00. although that is a fair chunk of change I personally would be inclined to put a new one in and hope that solves the problem. The only caveat being that nobody has ever in the past messed with any wiring.
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The Inverter is on Amazon at $348.00.
Yeah, this is exactly what I'm thinking - my next (and maybe last step) is going to be to disconnect the 'house' wiring on the output side of the inverter and see if that resolves the fault. If the fault condition goes away, I think it's fair to assume there is a short in the house wiring. If it does not go away, I'm thinking the inverter itself is bad.
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Yeah, this is exactly what I'm thinking - my next (and maybe last step) is going to be to disconnect the 'house' wiring on the output side of the inverter and see if that resolves the fault. If the fault condition goes away, I think it's fair to assume there is a short in the house wiring. If it does not go away, I'm thinking the inverter itself is bad.
Found this price on ebay. Getting better all the time!

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Old 11-18-2017, 11:44 PM   #878
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Update: We stopped in at Hendersonís line up at Grants Pass to have new Koni shocks and a small tweak to the Safe T Plus and what a pleasure to drive the motor home. This was our second stop at Hendersonís in 7 years, both experiences were excellent.
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Hope you can help me figure this out. I’m new to this forum.


Weird thing this morning.
I turned off the power last night from the panel next to the door. Went out this morning and c02 sensor was beeping and batteries read low power on the magnum panel. I'm surprised that the co2 detector stays on when you kill the battery. I left steps out.
Any idea what would drain the house batteries down overnight when I cut the power?
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Co2 detector is hard wired...how good were your batteries? If they are over 4 years old they are most likely shot...
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Yes, I think they are shot also, Charge went from 14.5v to 11 v after I turned on 2 lights for a couple of minutes. Going to put 4 new ones in tomorrow. Will let you know how it goes.
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Old 03-17-2018, 07:20 PM   #882
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Hi,

Recently the center pop out round section of my 2008 Damon Astoriaís rear simulation disappeared.


Hole diameter is 4.983 inches.

Outside diameter of cap is 5.080 inches

Inside lip is ~4.933 inches.

The outside of the cap has an indentation which has no logo.

The cap is about 1/2 inch high.

The cap appears to be stainless steel.

Does anyone know a replacement source? Thorís parts site and Totalvalue RV have not been helpful so far.

Steve

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