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Old 06-04-2014, 09:38 PM   #1
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Refrigerant leak

Going out on our first trip this weekend and our new camper "2015 APEX 259BHSS" needs to have the fridge replaced. This will be taken care of later this month. For our maiden trip would it be smart "probably not" to run the fridge from electric only? I know using gas could cause a serious fire issue. My inkling says just pack every thing in coolers like when we use to camp tent style. What does the peanut gallery have to say?
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Old 06-04-2014, 09:42 PM   #2
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Pretty sure the electric side heats the gas just as the propane side so it shouldn't work either.

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Old 06-04-2014, 09:46 PM   #3
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if it has a leak like you stated, I'm with f1100turbo, not going to work anyhow.
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Old 06-04-2014, 09:47 PM   #4
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Going out on our first trip this weekend and our new camper "2015 APEX 259BHSS" needs to have the fridge replaced. This will be taken care of later this month. For our maiden trip would it be smart "probably not" to run the fridge from electric only? I know using gas could cause a serious fire issue. My inkling says just pack every thing in coolers like when we use to camp tent style. What does the peanut gallery have to say?
Had the same issue with my Dometic fridge. Smelled amonia, so knew it needed a new chiller section. Still used it until It got into the shop, but it still had enough amonia in it to cool properly. Used it on both gas and electric.
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Old 06-04-2014, 09:51 PM   #5
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Sorry I wasn't clear, the fridge cools. I was more concerned with setting the camper on fire as the ammonia gas is flammable. The leak is small and only noticed it when putting the insect guards on the vent louvers. Had I not installed them I would have been none the wiser.
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Old 06-14-2014, 08:03 AM   #6
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Do not use the fridge with a leak, electric or gas will catch fire!
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