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Old 08-08-2016, 08:49 PM   #21
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^ x2... pics would be great!

Thanks for the creative solution.
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Old 08-08-2016, 10:12 PM   #22
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Another proven solution: Buy a spare stock "jet". Solder it closed with silver solder and redrill the jet one or two sizes smaller than stock size. Problem solved!
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When camping one trip in my pop up at 8500 ft, I had to open the water heater and outside fridge vent to get additional air. Now with my current unit we are camping during the summer at 9000 ft. But I don't have any issues with my new unit. The difference/ reason is that I installed 3 5 inch computer fans to increase airflow to help the fridge get cooler cause I live in such a hot climate. I have two up top sucking and one in the lower door pushing air in. After reading your troubles, I am thinking that more airflow could be a solution.


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Thanks for all these suggestions! We have an appt to take our camper in next week for this & another issue. We'll see what they can do - I'm going to show them these suggestions even though I know they likely won't do them. I'll let you know! We head back up to a higher elevation a couple weeks later.
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More ideas! Phil, some pics would be great so we could see your handiwork. I too am surprised by the open gap in that system.
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I'm at the FR rally in Goshen right now, site 429. I'll need to disassemble the burner area to take pics and I'll try to get to it today or tomorrow.

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Here's a thought: assuming the regulator is adjustable, would lowering the pressure (water column) a small amount result in a more efficient flame at altitude?
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Propane is liquid gas and with the colder temperatures and thinner air, the liquid can only
be converted to a gaseous state at a certain rate. If you have a look at your propane tank once your fridge quits, I would wager that the tank itself is iced up and therefore you are getting little to no gas flow.

Happens to me all the time here in the winter when I am using my propane turbo heater in my pole barn. A 20 pound tank will only provide "x" cu. ft of propane gas @70 degrees and sea level. Dropping temperature and increasing the elevation is going to that reduce cu.ft. with the colder it gets and the higher you go, the less available cu/ft/min
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Old 08-16-2016, 04:03 PM   #29
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We have good friends who have a Windjammer that has, I believe, the same fridge. They go to some of the same places we've gone, both with mid-summer heat & freezing night temps in the Fall, & their fridge has never failed them.

We have our appt tomorrow drop off our TT to get it checked out. I'll let you know when we get it back - they are saying about 7-10 days. Keeping our fingers crossed for a fix of some sort.
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Thanks, my sister in law is camping at 9500 ft. for three days now with their Norcold fridge (also on propane) and haven't had so much as a hiccup. In fact they were quite surprised to hear that we had problems. Our Dometic is brand new and theirs is probably 5 years old. Go figure.
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