On my model 95 U-Line Ice Maker, it NEVER makes ice the 1st I turn it on, NEVER!!!! The solution is buried deep in the manual trouble shooting. It says to turn the thermostat UP slightly. Once you hear the tinkle of ice cube making, turn it back down to where it was. Kind of counter intuitive but works every time for me.
It is a replacement ice-maker compressor. The original U-Line was an R12 Gas model and is no longer available. The new compressor assembly is available from Air & Water, Inc., at $369. The unit is model A1-500SS. Phone 1.800.734-0405 or 714.421.4328. FAX 714.200.0665. Their address is 100 South Linwood Ave., Building B, Santa Ana, CA 92705. One has to shave off approximately 1/4" on one of the vertical frames.
Sounds like I have the Serengeti in that year, a M-4044 - 40 footer, angled kitchen wall, and seperate "Throng Room." I would suggest that you go to either Yahoo Safari Websites (Safari Friends or Safari Coaches). In the Files Section is probably the very BEST & downloaded Used Motorhome CheckList. Extremely Good Insurance. also be aware that most Coaches (Used) are way over priced due to sellers not understanding KBB/NADA correctly.
(n SalesTaxFreeLand (Portland Orygun) is Laurelhurst Distributors , besides being just about the Go To Warrenty Station for all RV Applianess, they are great to work with!!!! And they FIX appliances that are replaced under warrenty then re-sold/installed at a very reasonable price.
Toad'ing any of the manual transmission 99.5 thru 2004 VW MK-V platforms (Jetta, Beattles, etc.) is OK, mine is a 2002 Jetta TDI. Be aware that the TIME to install Roadmaster Tow Brackets takes a couple hours longer than Roadmaster's estimate.