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New Furrion A/C Starts and stops. Is this normal?

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  • New Furrion A/C Starts and stops. Is this normal?

    We spent our first night in our new 2021 GD 2600RB last night--yay! I had the fan on high, and the thermostat on 70 and the cool mode selected. Throughout the night, the compressor would kick on, runs for a few minutes and deliver cold air. After a few minutes, the compressor would shut off and stay off for maybe 5 minutes and run again for several minutes. Is this normal operation?
    Nick and Jennifer
    2021 Imagine 2600RB

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    Probably. It would depend on the weather and whether the temperature is actually reaching the thermostat set point when it shuts off. RVs are poorly insulated so the cycle time is generally faster than it would be in a house.
    John & Kathy
    2014 Reflection 303RLS
    2014 F250 SC SB 6.2

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    • #3
      Originally posted by Ga Camper View Post
      We spent our first night in our new 2021 GD 2600RB last night--yay! I had the fan on high, and the thermostat on 70 and the cool mode selected. Throughout the night, the compressor would kick on, runs for a few minutes and deliver cold air. After a few minutes, the compressor would shut off and stay off for maybe 5 minutes and run again for several minutes. Is this normal operation?
      Hopefully other owners with the Furrion will chime in with their experience.

      In the meantime, please check out the Welcome Letter to New Members at https://gdrvowners.com/forum/main-fo...to-new-members

      Howard
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      Howard, 2017 Ford F-350 DRW, '19 315RLTSPlus

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      • #4
        Ga Camper We have a 2021 2600RB as well with the Furrion unit installed. What you describe is probably normal, particularly if the outside temps are relatively low compared to your t-stat setting. AsJkwilson states above the insulation in an r.v. is not like a home and fast cycling is to be expected. I have decided in my mind that the t-stat has a narrow range of temp. tolerance which may add to the rapid cycling. We have yet to run the a/c except to test for operation, what you describe is basically how the furnace cycles with the Furrion t-stat. Be glad the temps require a little a/c, at our home temps are still below freezing in the mornings. Building an understanding relationship with your rig will take time and patience. When you have time read through the various sections of the forum, there is a wealth of info in there. As you do this take note of the HVAC section and various items related to the Furrion operations. GD customer service has been great, if you have lingering concerns contact them before frustration sets in and they will be of help.

        Have fun and enjoy
        Dave
        flyfshrockies, 2021 imagine 2600RB, Ford F-150, XLT supper crew 3.5 eco boost with max tow. Dave and Toni (and the awesome Aussie Bayley, he's the social one)

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        • #5
          This is probably not relevant as I think I have a different A/C system. But on my system the thermostat has a setting for Cool Fan Hi/Lo. Fan runs all the time but the compressor only runs sometimes. If I keep scrolling through the settings I see a setting for Cool Fan Hi Auto and another for Cool Fan Lo Auto. In the auto settings the fan comes on when the compressor comes on and turns off when the compressor stops.
          2017 Momentum 376, 2019 Ford F450
          2018 Yamaha XT250 Dual Sport Motorcycle
          Kota the dog and KC the Kitty Cat

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          • #6
            Ga Camper

            We don't have a Furrion AC, but this is exactly how our Attwood AC works. The fan runs continuously to circulate air and even out temperatures throughout the trailer. The compressor comes on when additional cooling is required to reach thermostat set temperature.

            Rob
            Cate & Rob
            (with Border Collies Molly & Angel and their kitty Gracie)
            2015 Reflection 303RLS
            2014 Ecoboost F150 with Heavy Duty Payload Package
            Bayham, Ontario, Canada

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            • #7
              We have Coleman a/c. We usually use Cool/Low/Auto unless it can’t keep up, then switch to Cool/Low so that the fan runs all the time to keep the air circulating around the room(s). When it’s really hot, switch to Cool/Hi. Also, if one of the ceiling vents directs air toward the T’Stat, it will be satisfied too soon, and shut off the compressor. Make sure vents are directed to cool various parts of the room. Of course the opposite is also true; if there is not enough air circulation around the t-stat, the room temp in other places might be cool, but t’stat doesn’t know it. We keep a small tabletop digital thermometer on the island or on the dining table to compare with what the t-stat says. Sometimes a 4-5 deg difference. Then put the digital close to the t-stat and found them within about 1 deg. So that shows the comfort level (temp) in the room can be different than the t-stat. Adjust the t-stat setting to produce the desired temp out in the room. As others have said, RV insulation is not like homes.
              Doug & Barb
              2020 Solitude 377MBS-R
              2013 F-150 Lariat SuperCrew SB, 2WD, 3.5 EB, Stock Suspension & Michelin Tires
              No, we don’t pull the Solitude, it’s permanently parked on our campsite in SW Fla.
              Previous: Keystone Premier 31BHPR w/Equalizer 1200 WD Hitch

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              • #8
                As a related comment . . . fan speed and amount of (perceived) cooling are not directly related. We find that the RV "feels" much better during cool down if we use low fan speed. On low fan, the lower volume of air passing more slowly over the AC cooling fins gets noticeably cooler than it does at a higher fan speed.

                Rob
                Cate & Rob
                (with Border Collies Molly & Angel and their kitty Gracie)
                2015 Reflection 303RLS
                2014 Ecoboost F150 with Heavy Duty Payload Package
                Bayham, Ontario, Canada

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