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Old 10-03-2016, 04:19 PM   #41
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We were surprised too. We really figured the dealer was just blowing off our complaint (no pun intended)! But, it worked without a single glitch the whole weekend. Other than the dealer blasting it with compressed air, nothing is different. We won't be going that high again this year so we'll have to cross our fingers & hope the problem is gone. I guess only time will tell.

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Old 10-03-2016, 04:48 PM   #42
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I had the same problem in Silverton CO. 9300'. I also had problems last week on the road coming home from Marysvale Ut. I took things apart and found the sparker had a 1/4" gap. I bent it to be only 1/8". Works good here but we are only 1800'. Won't be any place high until next July back near Silverton.

My water heater had a similar problem when I got it, but not just at high altitude. I also bent the sparker closer and it fixed the problem.

Don't expect the dealer to be able to fix this. If the tech's were actually knowledgeable, they would be working somewhere were they could make some money or have their own shop.

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Old 02-04-2017, 03:07 PM   #43
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Fridge not working at high altitude.

I purchased a new Wildcat with a 9 cu ft fridge specifically for boondocking in Colorado at 9,300' only to be crushed when I read the operating above 5,500 ft on electric. Looked at what that would do to my two group 27 batteries and an inverter. Fridge only draws 3 amps on 120 volts = 27 to 30 amp hours on 12 volts. Not a good solution. Decided to just see if my fridge would run on propane at 9,300'. My fridge ran fine until I ran out of propane and put on a new bottle.

After much thinking I realized that I normally keep a propane gauge on the bottle I usually use to run the fridge. I put the gauge back on and it worked like a dream. It seems that the gauge lowers the propane pressure just enough to keep the mixture from being too ritch to run. Only other problem so far is I don't have enough pressure to run the oven and a stove top burner at the same time. May seem like an easy fix. I would like to claim being smart but lucky I will take credit for.

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Old 02-06-2017, 12:00 PM   #44
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Makes sense as the air/propane ratio at high altitude is off, still seems like the easy solution is being able to change out the orifice to a high altitude one, but as we have found out none is available for the Dometic. Fridge.

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