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Old 01-12-2009, 02:43 AM   #11
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still would like more info on the value of a (non propane) 230xlw if any one knows

I have another question about shore line power hook up.

Can the xplorer unit be hooked up to 110 (normal household outlet) and still run the air conditioner?
the airs description is
Dometic Duotherm andldquo;Cool Catandrdquo;
110 volt air conditioner with heat pump is mounted in rear of roof,
rather than on top, so it is more aerodynamic and keeps the roof clear of clutter

the dealer is telling me I need a 30 amp hook up to make the air work

and has anyone else heard of a heat pump on a class b unit?
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Old 01-12-2009, 03:39 AM   #12
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I really need propane in my RV. Propane is used by my fridge, water heater, stove and furnace. I couldn't do without it because some of my favorite places to camp don't have hookups.

I'm not sure how accurate NADA is but here's what they show:



I had a Duo-Therm Cool Cat Heat Pump in my Roadtrek. The air conditioner manual indicated that it would draw 12 amps ac after it had started so it would pretty much use up a 15 amp house circuit. The installation instructions specified a 20 amp fuse. Basically you would not be able to run your fridge etc. at the same time. A 30 amp connection would be better.
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Old 01-12-2009, 05:02 AM   #13
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When I was checking out our camper before buying I noticed an adapter attached to the end of the 30 amp cord for a 110 plug. The adapter was melted. I ask the owner about it and he saidit was from trying to operate the air conditioner using the adapter to plug into 110. When I hook in my back yard and want to run the air conditioner. I start the Onan Gen. set. I would not try and operate it without a 30 amp hook up.
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Old 02-10-2009, 08:09 PM   #14
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I have owned a 1973 Xplorer since 1993 and I don't ever want to sell it. However, I am now converting mine to all electric.

Because of a bad propane regulator, there was an explosion inside. I was able to put out the fire before any outside damage occured. I have since repaired the inside but I will Never buy or use propane again.

With today's advances in RV generators and solar panels, there is no reason to use a danger like propane.

Now, I know why boats don't use propane.
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Old 02-11-2009, 09:12 AM   #15
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Last year just before we started to use for camping I smelled propane around the fridge. I checked all the lines but could not find a leak. I took it to a dealer where I live and it was the control knob on the fridge itself. No further problems with propane but I sure do respect it!!!
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Explorer fans : has anybody installed an rear vision camera in an explorer? if so what kind of camera and where did you get it .are you happy with it? Did you have to drill any holes :sure don't want to do that if I can get out of it. Also can anybody tell me what the big red switch under the passengers seat does ,I have put it on and off and don't see what is working or not working. thanks Walt
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still would like more info on the value of a (non propane) 230xlw if any one knows

I have another question about shore line power hook up.

Can the xplorer unit be hooked up to 110 (normal household outlet) and still run the air conditioner?
the airs description is
Dometic Duotherm andldquo;Cool Catandrdquo;
110 volt air conditioner with heat pump is mounted in rear of roof,
rather than on top, so it is more aerodynamic and keeps the roof clear of clutter

the dealer is telling me I need a 30 amp hook up to make the air work

and has anyone else heard of a heat pump on a class b unit?
I realize this is a bit late to reply, but our 2002 Roadtrek 190P came with a
heat pump. I think it might be the only year they made them with a h/p, instead of
an a/c unit (draw your own conclusions?). It does a reasonably good job of cooling
the B but I can't help thinking an a/c unit would be better in the extremely hot places
we've visited. I'm not an electrician but, if your outlet is fused/breakered for 30 Amps
and delivers 110V, I'd think you should be able to run your a/c or heat pump just by plugging in.
Apologies if I've "Noahed" this thread in any way.
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Old 11-25-2009, 03:40 AM   #19
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Has anybody put a sway bar on a Dodge one tun duly van? Our 03 Xplorer has firestone air bags, and I think that may cause some of the sway.Don't know if a sway bar would help ,OR maybe heavy duty shocks . The shocks should not be bad as the van only has 36K on it. But a quality shock may help in a cross wind. If anybody has been there and dun that let me know what you did and if it helped.

When I figger out how to post a picture and get the profile to to work I'll get er done ,meanwhile my name is Walt and live in Corpus Christi TX.
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Hay , i just bought a 1991 dodge 230 xplorer, it has 51,000 miles, over all pretty good shape, but has a few things i cant figure, the microlite onan would not run, found that the fuel pump had quit, it still made noise, but would not pump,installed new pump , (that was a new experance) had to use a floor jack to lower it out the bottom of van, anyway am checking the roof ac, its a emerson 7000 btu, and has two looks like 1/2 inch pipes just below the bottom of ac unit, like they were drain holes, anyway cannot get any thing to go through, (bees have built dirt nest, i have tried to rod out but will onl go in about 2 foot and stops, i tried water and air, no go, any ideas as to what they are, and if drains how to clean them? p/s if you answer that one i have a few more ha. tks tony
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