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Old 06-12-2013, 03:46 PM   #11
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We just got through replacing our Dometic Fridge in our '02 Georgetown. When I fired things up a few days before we were heading out for a 3-week trip down the Oregon coast, I turned it on, using electric power, and closed the doors. The day before we left, I took a cooler full of stuff to load in the fridge and the temperature gauge still read 68F.

I found an old post on one of the other RV newsgroups that said "Open the outside cover for the fridge and look round the base of the chimney. If there's any yellow powder around it, the cooling unit is dead. I opened it up and sure enough, about a tablespoon-full of powdered sulfur. I showed it to our best local RV maintenance shop and booked in for a new fridge after the trip.

The 3-week trip became a 16-day one, as we got fed up of the logistics of buying Ice every day.

Now (and $1800 later!) we have a new fridge with an adjustable temperature control, which the old one didn't have.
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Old 06-12-2013, 04:13 PM   #12
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Geez- look at Mr. Goody reading the manual.

Good stuff, actually! Thanks, Scott.
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Old 06-12-2013, 04:19 PM   #14
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(Cough) man card (cough)!
I also read the pigeon-english that goes for most setup and install instructions.

But, I refuse to stop and ask for directions
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Old 06-12-2013, 09:53 PM   #15
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Old 06-12-2013, 10:43 PM   #16
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In my own experience, I have never had to shut if off and it has never lost its ability to cool because it was not level during a stop.
I have had that problem. I stayed at a park where I did not get level, and my frig went POOF!
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I have had that problem. I stayed at a park where I did not get level, and my frig went POOF!
I agree its an issue when you overnight but the OP's referring to a stop at an uneven parking lot for an hour or two.
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Never had a problem in the 40 plus yrs of dealing with a rv frig and we travel with it on.
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I have had that problem. I stayed at a park where I did not get level, and my frig went POOF!
If it is so unlevel that you (Fall out of a chair,Roll out of bed,have to severly bend one knee to walk in RV,or plates slide off the table,pick another Campsite,or( Turn off the Refer)! Youroo!!
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If it is so unlevel that you (Fall out of a chair,Roll out of bed,have to severly bend one knee to walk in RV,or plates slide off the table,pick another Campsite,or( Turn off the Refer)! Youroo!!
Actually, the crown on my street is enough to disturb the refer. I have to put boards down in the gutter before I park it to load the TT.

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