Riggins with little brother Charlie and little sister Sadie.


Tuesday, May 25, 2010

Tuesday Troubles

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.



  1. Congrats to Adam on being promoted to 3rd grade! Too bad about his sunburn, that hurts I'll bet. Sure hope that A/C fix is as easy as the tech guy said it would be.

  2. Seems like a lot of folks are having troubles lately. I certainly hope your fix is easy. I do understand about the prices those techs charge so maybe the hand crank will work. I'll keep my fingers crossed.
    I am so sorry Adam will miss the last day of school. As a retired teacher I always found some kids loved that last day and some could care less and wouldn't even show up. Hopefully Adam will be ok with the miss. Take care of that blister...they can get ugly.
    You all take care and I hope you have a great weekend camping. :)

    Mike & Gerri

  3. I like your trouble shooting process, hopefully you will solve it shortly. Congrats to your grandson and hope the sunburn heals quickly.

  4. OH NO on both Adam's sunburn and blisters... and then
    on the AC unit. Bummer!

    Karen and Steve
    (Our Blog) RVing: Small House... BIG Backyard

  5. Here is hoping you solve the A/C situation pronto.

  6. Sorry about Adams sunburn. Hope he doesn't get it infected. Congrats on him passing to the third grade. I bet he is one happy camper.

    Hope the solution for the AC works and you are not out any money.

    Take care and have a great weekend.

  7. I hope your air conditioning problems are easily solved and that you will be able to enjoy your Memorial Day weekend camping trip!

  8. Great learning about the A/C!! I will file that one away.
    Sorry Adam is feeling bad again!!I hope he gets to feeling better soon.

    Cindy and Walker

  9. These AC problems must be catching! I hope your fix is easy. Is the site you're on the one you own?