OK, add me to the list. North rim Grand Canyon, 8200 ft., Dometic RV frig 1 1/2 years old. Every morning awoke to find the check light on. After the day warmed up a tad, worked ok. Early morning, could hear click click click, ignite for a sec, go out, on and off. Sometimes stayed lit, other times didn't. Flame was loud when on. No AC available when dry camping. Let's stick to the propane for now.
I've read a lot on this forum and other sources. Here are some comments and questions:
1. Some people say to get a smaller orifice as the problem is too rich a mixture in this lower oxygen environment, however, no smaller orifice available from the company. I saw the Servel Dometic RGE400 High Altitude Jet online. https://www.thenaturalhome.com/gasappliances.htm
Any experience with this?
2. Others on this thread have tried creating a partial metal tube to help keep the propane jet flowing centered toward the burner as he says the lower air pressure doesn't keep the propane jet contained. Seems to me that would enrichen the mixture even more when we want more oxygen (lean)?
3. Others recommend increasing the regulator from 11" to 13" water. Wouldn't that also enrichen the mixture?
4. Others recommend opening up the housing to allow more air in, while some block airflow with a chair to keep the flame from being blown out.
YOW! I need an easy, occasional solution for occasion trips to altitude - and please don't say "ice chest." This can't be that hard.