My neighbors were outside, so I asked Charley if he knew anything about ACs. He didn't really, but came over to see if there was anything he could do. He asked me where the breakers were and I showed him. He took off the panel and turned off both breakers. I thanked him profusely and called Bob to let him know what the neighbor did, and to let him know he didn't need to rush home. I called an RV repair man to see if he could come over on Tuesday. He was closed for the night, so I left a message.
|Sunny looking like the Cheshire cat from Alice in Wonderland|
When the sun went down and it was cooler outside than inside, I opened the door and all the windows. The temperature went back down to about 88 degrees. By morning, it was 82 inside.
At 8 a.m. I called the repairman. He was not available in the morning as he had to install a cooling unit somewhere else. He thought he would be available in the afternoon. When I explained the problem to him, and told him that even though both breakers were off the one unit was still clicking, he said it was the relay box. I told him I had appointments and wouldn't be home until 1 p.m. He said that was fine because he wouldn't be here by then.
When I returned home from my appointments around 1:30 p.m., it was 92 degrees INSIDE. When I hadn't heard from our repairman (Allen) by 3 p.m., I called to find out his status. It was 96 degrees inside even with all the fans running. Bowie was panting. Allen said he would be out after he fed his dog.
He arrived about 4 p.m. and thankfully had our exact relay box and a new thermostat to go with it. Both items were installed in an hour and we had air conditioning again!! Total cost: $237. We're happy, cool campers again!