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RE: 2017 Thor Compass a/c works on generator but not 30 amp

Also if you have a twist-lock cord on the mothorhome, make sure its it is actually turned after the cord is inserted, before tightening the retainer ring. Otherwise the twist lock contacts won't have proper engagement. We have a winner! Since I've lost most of the use of my hands I have not been the one connecting the electricity. There is a slight clockwise twist to secure the power supply cable to the RV. My brother-in-law twisted it in for me and connected the power cable to a 20 amp outlet at the RV barn. It ran for 15 minutes beautifully. I am still taking it to my RV repair shop to get a Maxxair cover and a black tank flush installed. But the mystery of the air conditioner that works on generator but not shore power has been solved. Many thanks to all of you who offered your expertise to get this poor old disabled vet back on the road!
Major Dad 08/31/16 07:25pm Class C Motorhomes
RE: 2017 Thor Compass a/c works on generator but not 30 amp

please inform us what is found as this is intriguing. Thanks WILCO. And I won't do anything unsafe. Heading to trusted RV repair shop next week, then to nearest Thor dealer in New Braunfels if necessary.
Major Dad 08/19/16 09:46am Class C Motorhomes
RE: 2017 Thor Compass a/c works on generator but not 30 amp

Thanks for all the responses. The a/c works on the propane generator but not 30 amp. Both the 30 amp outlet and the 30 amp cord from the outlet to the rv test out fine. There are no appliances on at the same time except the refrigerator and some lcd lights. We haven't tried the on-demand water heater yet. I will double check the twist connection, though we've had that on the previous two rvs with no problems. Guess I call Thor tomorrow.
Major Dad 08/18/16 05:43pm Class C Motorhomes
RE: 2017 Thor Compass a/c works on generator but not 30 amp

Are there any breakers involved in this "shut down"? If so, which breaker? Good question...but no breakers trip. The compressor tries to start, then shuts down. If you try to start it again, the same thing happens. The blower isn't affected.
Major Dad 08/17/16 05:43pm Class C Motorhomes
2017 Thor Compass a/c works on generator but not 30 amp

We downsized from a 34' TT to this little MH due to my disability, and to make travel easier. The 13.5 a/c works great on the propane generator, but shuts down when the compressor tries to kick in. The manual says nothing about this. A trusted technician tested the power outlet on the house and the 30 amp cord, and the problem isn't there. Anybody have an idea what I'm missing?
Major Dad 08/17/16 04:45pm Class C Motorhomes
RE: Lake City, Colorado campgrounds?

Castle Lakes is one of our favorites. It is right on the Alpine Loop on Cinnamon Pass Road. Castle Lakes
Major Dad 07/25/16 08:24pm RV Parks, Campgrounds and Attractions
RE: Pagosa Springs, CO

We've enjoyed this campground. It's surrounded by national forest and near Weminuche Wilderness, and out of town. It puts us near some nice trails. Sportsman's Campground and Mountain Cabins
Major Dad 05/20/16 09:36am RV Parks, Campgrounds and Attractions
RE: Help with attaching water hoses and sewer hoses

Thanks for the helpful suggestions...I knew there would be plenty of good advice here. I also know that campers are some of the most helpful people in the world, and that folks in the campground are willing to pitch in and help a disabled vet the way I was willing to help before this disease struck me down.
Major Dad 05/09/16 12:37pm RVing with Disabilities and General Health Issues
Help with attaching water hoses and sewer hoses

I am dealing with grip and arm weakness due to ALS. While I can still walk and travel we'd like to go out west (FHU campsites only), but I don't have enough grip strength to snap the sewer hoses in place, and getting the water hose tight is another issue. I can probably handle the water hose with vise grips and pliers, but does anyone out there have any suggested methods to attach the sewer hose? My wife and I can handle everything else. Since we are in our RV for the next two months while our house is being built, I will have time to practice on this.
Major Dad 05/09/16 10:11am RVing with Disabilities and General Health Issues
RE: Big Bend NP

Is there some sort of resort near there? I feel like I saw that but now I can't find it. Thanks for the tips on Rio Grande. We definitely need hook up with 10 kids. Here it is Maverick Ranch RV Park at Lajitas Resort I haven't stayed there yet but I have driven by it and thought it would be worth trying.
Major Dad 04/25/16 09:34am RV Parks, Campgrounds and Attractions
RE: Las Cruces, NM RV parks

Hacienda is nice and clean, and very convenient for overnight. It is right next door to an RV dealer, in case you have a wandering eye. I believe it is the closest RV park to La Mesilla, if you want to experience the local cuisine in an historical setting.
Major Dad 04/15/16 09:12am RV Parks, Campgrounds and Attractions
RE: Chama,NM

The train goes right by Rio Chama across a trestle. The campers gather in front of the trestle to wave at the morning train going out and evening train coming in. Great fun! The park is also close to the train depot which is another plus. The other parks seem like nice places, but I enjoy the trains too much to consider staying anywhere else. But then again I'm a history teacher and I live in the past...
Major Dad 03/24/16 10:05am RV Parks, Campgrounds and Attractions
RE: Chama,NM

Enjoyed Rio Chama and the train this past summer. The sites directly on the river are really nice, as long as you don't mind backing in (I don't).
Major Dad 03/21/16 10:00am RV Parks, Campgrounds and Attractions
RE: TT vs 5th Wheel

As a Ram 2500 Megacab owner, I can assure you that it has a much lower payload than you might expect. Two years ago I looked into what type of 5th wheel I could pull, and it was only smaller lightweight models. You can tow a much nicer travel trailer than a 5th wheel with the 2500 Megacab due to the payload limitations.
Major Dad 03/21/16 09:57am Travel Trailers
RE: White Sands

The State Park nearby is Oliver Lee / Dog Canyon and is down Hwy 54 toward El Paso a few miles. Nice park and an interesting bit of area history work checking out if you have not ever been to this area. Terry There are a few reservable sites at Oliver Lee with electricity and water. Most sites have no electricity. Site #2 is really nice, as I remember.
Major Dad 03/18/16 02:57pm RV Parks, Campgrounds and Attractions
RE: Matagorda Bay Nature & RV Park

In looking at some of the suggestions in my earlier post I investigated Matagorda Bay. It looks like a spot we would really enjoy. I went on line at look at availability for the first week of Feburary and found 53 sites available for the 4 nights I had selected. Is there something wrong, like is it flooded or something? You can have four seasons in one day in February in coastal South Texas. Haven't been to this park yet, but it's on my (non-Spring Break) bucket list.
Major Dad 01/08/16 10:40am RV Parks, Campgrounds and Attractions
RE: CG Texas Gulf Coast Feburary

In early Feburary We will be stopping in San Antonio for a week or so, after that we would like to get a spot on the Gulf for a few days or up to a week. I realize it's peak time right now down there , but hoping for an opening for a short stay. Any suggestions of places to check on? As long as you aren't trying to get to the Gulf Coast during Spring Break (in San Antonio March 14-18), you should still be able to get reservations somewhere if you call now.
Major Dad 01/07/16 12:36pm RV Parks, Campgrounds and Attractions
RE: Staying In Archers Nat. Park in July?

We stayed in Arches in mid-June for three nights. It was hot during the day, but we were sightseeing during the day. It cooled off quickly at night and was cool by morning. The elevation is above 5000' there, so nights will be cool. It was really nice staying in the park to beat crowds to the parking lots. Of course, the Devil's Garden campground is beautiful (see photo below), and you are within walking distance to the trailhead for Landscape Arch and other features in the area. Sunset up at Delicate Arch is a real treat, and I appreciated not having to drive all the way back to a commercial campground in town after dark.
Major Dad 01/06/16 09:22am RV Parks, Campgrounds and Attractions
RE: Texas in January

You might want to check out Lake Corpus Christi state park it is about 45 minutes out of Corpus. In Corpus Christi The aircraft carrier Lexington is now a floating Museum you can tour and the State Aquarium next door to the Lexington is also nice. Padre Island National seashore is also not far from there. Great fishing around the Corpus and Rockport area also! One loop of this state park has 50 amp and sewer hookups. Nice lake facilities, and evidently a popular stop for birders. We stayed there for the first time last month and loved it.
Major Dad 12/10/15 01:24pm RV Parks, Campgrounds and Attractions
RE: Lost Maple Sate Park in TX

I assume you have a reservation. They are pretty full this time of year. On weekend days during this season the cars can line up for over a mile on the highway to get into the park. There's no cell service that I've ever observed, and I've been there over the years with both ATT and Verizon service.
Major Dad 11/13/15 12:17pm RV Parks, Campgrounds and Attractions
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