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Old 08-28-2016, 07:42 PM   #21
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We cool our frig/freezer a few days before leaving on a trip from our house AC or by gas from the RV. We run on the road using propane. We also suggest a frig fan. They are inexpensive, battery powered and do a great job in certainly the air within the frig.
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Old 08-29-2016, 12:30 AM   #22
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Thanks to all of you who have helped. We are finding there is a lot to learn before being prepared to hit the road.
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Old 08-29-2016, 12:51 AM   #23
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I had an interesting experience a few weeks ago regarding the fridge shutting down.
That evening after driving most of the day in heavy winds across Nevada the fridge was dead, no interior or indicator lights, nothing, had 12 volts at the terminals on fridge though.
Turns out both the high temp stack switch and thermal fuse were open. Fridge tech tells me that that if the winds are strong enough the wind will push down from top to bottom in the stack pushing the flame down causing the two safety devices to open and shut it down as it should. The thermal fuse is $45 alone and I found one after calling about 15 RV businesses in an 150 mile radius.
Technician told me if driving in heavy wind conditions to shut down the fridge until I'm clear of the heavy winds. It was a major pain locating the parts to repair it so I will be following this advice. I thought this might be relevant to this thread.
Valley Mobile Home & RV Center in Missoula, MT had the parts and was knowledgeable, friendly and helpful.
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Old 08-29-2016, 07:02 AM   #24
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I'm working on a hypothesis.
RailwayRog -- Is your fridge in a slide?

I have a theory about the fridges in slides.
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Old 08-29-2016, 07:18 AM   #25
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Fridges use VERY little propane. Not enough to even worry about. We could probably go months on one tank with only the fridge on propane.
Sorry but I gotta disagree here-- Days yes, maybe a few weeks but definitely
not months on a single 20LB tank. My fridge runs a LOT in hot weather and
last trip out we burned thru a tank in 3 weeks where we used the LP water heater
very little.

Also we ran a poll here about LP on when traveling--
Do you run with your LP on or off
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Old 08-29-2016, 07:23 AM   #26
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I'm working on a hypothesis.
RailwayRog -- Is your fridge in a slide?

I have a theory about the fridges in slides.
Well you got my attention what is your THEORY? Also this thing about leaks, yes with the old style tanks the gas would run out until it was empty, with the new tanks they shut off automatically with a broken line.....Also just as a side note just traveled through the Chesapeake Bay tunnel. No more inspections if your tanks are off. They just request you turn them off now when you pay 22.00 to cross. Can't believe the cost to go through.....
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Old 08-29-2016, 07:42 AM   #27
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AC Cuts Off and On

I have a 2016 FR Sandstorm and have found my 13.5k, AC unit to be cutting off when running, before the temp set on thermostat is reached.
When working normally, the compressor stops, then the fan, but sometimes the whole thing stops at once then restarts again and again.
I bought the RV, second hand and not sure if I can get warranty help.
Found new replacement unit on EBay and have the ability to change it out if needed.
Any one had experience with this problem? Compressor overheating? It really runs a lot with the temps so hot this year, I wish a 15K would fit in the same place easily but don't imagine it would be a huge improvement.
Thank you in advance.
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Old 08-29-2016, 09:46 AM   #28
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Sorry but I gotta disagree here-- Days yes, maybe a few weeks but definitely
not months on a single 20LB tank. My fridge runs a LOT in hot weather and
last trip out we burned thru a tank in 3 weeks where we used the LP water heater
very little.

Also we ran a poll here about LP on when traveling--
Do you run with your LP on or off
OK.... So maybe month(S) is an exaggeration, but I know it will go at least 4 weeks as we did exactly that when it was parked at the house and I forgot to put it on auto after boondocking Regardless, the fridge uses very little propane which was the concern.

And for those of us that use the mobile app, the polls are not visible ( as well as most signatures). Have good day!!!
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Old 08-29-2016, 11:18 AM   #29
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Thanks for all of the responses......I wouldn't think it would be that big a deal running with lp open or they'd have caution stickers somewhere on the fridge.....I'm pretty sure
I've run with them open before anyway, just by forgetting to close them when leaving camp. Just curious as to what standard protocol was/is.
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Old 08-29-2016, 09:38 PM   #30
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I leave my LP on when traveling, there is no problem at all, some people turn it off and others do not, I think most just leave them on when traveling. There is no pilot lite it's more of a coil that stays hot.
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