After Donna left for work and Adam left for school, I went down and hooked up to the trailer and turned it around and headed for Lake Sherwood Campground, Lake Sherwood is a private community where Donna & I own a lot. and have resident privileges, which include a campground , use of all the facilities, and amenities.
The cost to camp for a lot owner is $5.00 a night with a cap of 30 days in a 60 day period, If you want a guest to camp it will cost the guest $10 a night. All the sites have 30amp electric and water and they have pull through and back in sites.
Ready to leave the house
Grocery Stop at Shop&Save
Backed into spot
The spot I chose was a back in in one of the corners, it will give me a lot of room for Rigg's to play.
After I unhitched, I put all the jacks down and put the tripod under the king pin. and the went inside and slid the slide out out. I then went over and turned the A/C on.It sounded like the compressor was running but no fan, I went to the bedroom and sure enough, No air was coming out of the ducts, Not Good, I shut the air down, and went and checked all the breakers, All good. Checked the thermostat and put new batteries in. all connections tight, I put the meter on the power outlet 120 volts volts to the primary side. Hmmm, now what. About the time I was running out of options, the school called be and said I would have to come and get Adam as he had a blister break from his sunburn and they wanted to make sure it did not get infected. So I had to leave the campground and drive 20 miles to pick him up, both his Mom and Dad and Grandma were all at work so I was the only one left. The nurse said to put an antiseptic on it and apply a loose gauze pad over it along with some Vaseline for a few days and he should be fine. He is going to miss his last day of school but I was given his report card and he did very well and was promoted to the third grade.
On the way home I stopped to talk to my friend who is a parts man at the RV dealer. I told him what happened and he said what kind of A/C does you trailer have. I told him a Dometic. He said that's why, it is common for the fan motors to seize up after setting all winter and just take the cover off the inside of the trailer and reach up and turn it by hand until it feels free and then try it and it should run just fine, maybe not stop for a couple of years. So in the morning I will finish taking some more stuff and Rigg's out and then we will be camped until after the holidays on Tuesday of next week.
I had a Coleman A/C on my 93 trailer and it was just as cold when I traded it for this one in 2006. Never had to hand start it.
Anyway I hope that is the fix, if not I will have to have a tech fix it and they are not cheap. I can't cry or at least alone because several other blogger friends have had A/C and other troubles, so I can on;y hope that I will be lucky. Be safe out there. Sam & Donna.