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Old 04-29-2013, 02:23 PM   #11
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and always remember to pick one or none for your power source. For me, remembering to switch off 12v once I arrive is my challenge. haha.I dont like that our fridge controls are outside behind the vent cover, but at least they are easily accessible. If using propane, be patient for it to light - allow a few minutes for the gas to travel. My service tech said I was being too impatient & expecting it there in a blink jist wasnt going to happen. haha Great advice from members! Glad to hear you are enjoying your new purchase!! Ummm....Wheres the pics?
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Old 04-29-2013, 05:30 PM   #12
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I have a small clamp that holds the button in the light position to get the gas flowing. Put the clamp on, go do something else, come back to light the fridge and remove the clamp.
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Thats a good idea because I am admittedly impatient when it comes to using the propane for the fridge....
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Old 04-29-2013, 05:43 PM   #14
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I have a small clamp that holds the button in the light position to get the gas flowing. Put the clamp on, go do something else, come back to light the fridge and remove the clamp.
I would venture to say that you are asking for some backfiring if you leave it clamped on very long. What's the hurry, you're camping, relax!
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Oldcoot, once I was trying to light the fridge, counted 45 seconds & nothing. Held the button another 30 second, nothing. Called my friend over to have her try with no luck. Got to a point that I wondered if I had propane. We confirmed propane existed....I actually had the bottles filled before I left for the trip. Called my DH to ask him what I was doing wrong....he said "be patient". I tried again & began to question if I was pushing the wrong button. My friend and I sat on the ground reading the manual. LOL - finally the gas arrived & it lit. It seriously took about 10 minutes of questioning what the hey is wrong with my propane line before it fired up. Grrr....Last weekend, I asked the service tech at the dealer when I was having the fridge's annual service check & he said it was not unusual to have to wait for the gas to arrive & like my DH, told me to "be patient". HAHAW
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I would venture to say that you are asking for some backfiring if you leave it clamped on very long. What's the hurry, you're camping, relax!
I've gotten a whoosh or two up the chimney. And I have gotten whooshes when holding the button too. It is not the hurry, but the bending over to hold the button for an undetermined length of time is a pain in the back. Getting rid of pains in the back is one reason to give up a tent trailer and go with an Aframe.

If I still had young kids, I would just give them the job, but...
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It seriously took about 10 minutes
The fridges use so little gas that it can take that long to bleed the air out of the line. The only way to hasten the process is to light the stove first.
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The fridges use so little gas that it can take that long to bleed the air out of the line. The only way to hasten the process is to light the stove first.
I was about to say the same thing!
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