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Old 08-29-2016, 10:40 PM   #31
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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.
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It would help a little, but I do think the drop hole is the same and fits right over the 13.5. Don't get a Dometic, get a Coleman.
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Old 08-29-2016, 10:48 PM   #32
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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.
What heats the coil? On my last 2 RV there was a pilot sized flame that heated the element. Propane has to burn to heat anything..
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Old 08-29-2016, 11:48 PM   #33
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Nope not in slide
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Old 08-30-2016, 01:18 AM   #34
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What heats the coil? On my last 2 RV there was a pilot sized flame that heated the element. Propane has to burn to heat anything..
The flame is so small at the end of the coil that you can't even see it. It get all absorbed by the coil, maybe I should have said there is no standing pilot as you see with a thermocouple and there is no ribbon burner.hope that helps, did you ever feel the tube that go's up with a limit on it? It gets hot real hot. If you look at the parts manual for a Norcold you will see the coil I'm talking about
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Old 08-30-2016, 09:04 AM   #35
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We freeze 6 water bottles and put them in a cooler with the cold food before we leave. When we arrive at our destination, of course we turn the refrigerator on, but we also put 4 of the mostly still frozen water bottles in the top of the refrigerator section. A couple of hours later, the refrigerator is cool enough to move the cold food from the cooler to the refrigerator. After everything is cold and the water bottles are thawed, we move the water bottles to the freezer. Then when we leave, we put the frozen water bottles in the cooler with the cold food for the trip home. Piece of cake! We actually don't even use a whole lot of cold food while camping. Just some milk and sandwich stuff, mostly. We normally go out for dinner.

Just don't put a bunch of warm soda cans in the refrigerator until it cools off good, and even then not 24 of them at once.
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Old 08-30-2016, 09:27 AM   #36
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We freeze 6 water bottles and put them in a cooler with the cold food before we leave. When we arrive at our destination, of course we turn the refrigerator on, but we also put 4 of the mostly still frozen water bottles in the top of the refrigerator section. A couple of hours later, the refrigerator is cool enough to move the cold food from the cooler to the refrigerator. After everything is cold and the water bottles are thawed, we move the water bottles to the freezer. Then when we leave, we put the frozen water bottles in the cooler with the cold food for the trip home. Piece of cake! We actually don't even use a whole lot of cold food while camping. Just some milk and sandwich stuff, mostly. We normally go out for dinner.

Just don't put a bunch of warm soda cans in the refrigerator until it cools off good, and even then not 24 of them at once.


We do the same thing. We load the frig with water and surplus go to freezer. When we leave for day trips, etc we carry a few frozen bottles and as they melt we get ice cold water all day.
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Old 08-30-2016, 11:19 AM   #37
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propane on during travel

If you ever see a n RV burnt to the ground along side the road you will have second thoughts about travelling with propane on. I never do
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If you ever see a n RV burnt to the ground along side the road you will have second thoughts about travelling with propane on. I never do
Was the fire in the RV you saw burned by the road started by the refrigerator running on propane?
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Fridge on during travel?

You got a better chance of being hit by lightning then your Rv catching on fire because the fridge is running.

What's to stop it catching on fire while your camping?

If it was such a no no then it wouldn't be possible to do so.

I'm more scared of miss Amy then I am of my fridge catching on fire.


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If you ever see a n RV burnt to the ground along side the road you will have second thoughts about travelling with propane on. I never do
If you followed that analogy, you'd never drive another vehicle. All of them have some type of fuel that will burn one to the ground. Yes, even battery powered vehicles catch fire and burn.
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