Jayco Newcastle Hints & Tips – Air Conditioner Operation

All Air conditioners run on 240V, however many owners require the versatility to use a portable generator when in remote locations or the commonly used term “free camping”. Any generator used should deliver high quality, alternating current at 50hz and can handle the compressor kicking in on demand. Given the various models available, discuss directly with the generator supplier confirming the power requirements for your model. Condensation is common with most models available whether it is a roof mounted unit or cabinet mounted unit. This is caused mainly in areas of high humidity including the inside of your RV, warm air mixes with the colder air discharged from the system.

Here are a couple of simple tips to minimise condensation:

1.Close all doors, windows, hatches and blinds in direct sunlight – this minimises humid air.

2.Adjust your A/C setting to run the circulation fan on HIGH - this will increase airflow.

Prevention is always better than a cure - therefore periodic maintenance is required to get the most out of your A/C system. The most common is filter cleaning or replacement. This is normally a simple process- please refer to your systems owners manual for recommendations and requirements. The majority of systems generally require a monthly clean or at least based around using your RV.

TIP: It’s a good idea to clean after a trip to minimise air borne particles. This will help with mould and cleanliness next trip.

Troubleshooting

Some simple troubleshooting if your A/C system unexpectedly stops or is not working as it should:

1.Check your remote batteries

2.Check your mounting bolts similar to the maintenance section

3.Check your mains power including the supply pole circuit breaker and as well as your A/C circuit breaker commonly found near your main circuit breaker.

4.The return air filter maybe blocking or limiting the flow of air. Air outlets are closed. External filters may also be blocked.

5.Low temperature for heating or high temperature for cooling - at first your A/C may seem like it is lagging to reach the specified temperature- give it several minutes to adjust to suit intense temperatures. During extremely hot or relatively cool days some models have a compressor overload- this is simply a breathing time for your system and is common on most models.

PLEASE REFER TO YOUR OWNERS MANUAL FOR CORRECT OPERATION or CONTACT AN AUTHORISED DEALER FOR FURTHER INFORMATION- OPENING OR ALTERING THE UNITS OPERATION COULD RESULT IN VOIDING YOUR WARRANTY.

Some further points:

-All RV air-conditioner units run only on 240V power.

-Any roof mounted air-conditioner will have a remote control for you to use, this will allow you to set up and operate your air-con.

-Most wall/cupboard mounted units will not have a remote; these are all controlled by the switches & dials on the front of the unit.

If you have any questions about using the Air Conditioner in your Jayco, please contact the Jayco
Newcastle service team Monday - Friday using the details below: