Originally Posted by Stumpyd31
Hello all. My dad just bought a 88 American by cobra. He drove it down from Cali to my house in TX. And it is hot here. When he turns on the over head Ac, it cuts on and off till my breaker box flips. Same thing at the rv park. Any idea what's going on with the ac? Any help would be great and appreciate. We are both rv motorhomes noobs
Do you have an on-board generator? If so, can you run the AC on that?
If no gennie, make sure you are plugging the RV into at least a 20 amp circuit at your house; a 15 amp circuit (lwhich is most common for ordinary room outlets) will be a little too wimpy for starting an AC. The circuit that your microwave plugs into will work if you don't have any others.
It sounds rather like the start capacitor is bad. These can be replaced by you without much trouble, and you can buy "hard-start" ones that help with the amperage draw.