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Old 01-08-2016, 05:16 PM   #1
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2015 Flagstaff classic lite, Issues.

i have a 2015 Flagstaff classic lite, i have a few issues hoping someone can help me with.
1. I had a heavy rain the other day with my slides opened, i had water on the walls above my slide inside, in which caused some water damage to the wall covering, has anyone had this problem.
2. when i select the AES button on my fridge it should select 12v power over the gas cycle when mains power is disconnected, for some reason my fridge won't go to 12v but straight to gas, reason unknown?
3. I have a 2013 chev silverado 2500HD, when the wheeler is attached the van sits high at the front, if i lower the hitch it touches the ute sides on rough sections, its like i need taller tyres on the wheeler to raise the height of it, has anyone had this issue.
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Old 01-08-2016, 05:57 PM   #2
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It would help if you posted exactly what model RV you have.

With respect to the fridge, not knowing what model you have, most fridges are "2-way", i.e., they run on either gas or 110VAC. Note that this gas/110VAC is what powers the "heat" that's needed to provide the cooling. No matter which one is providing the "heat," the brains of the fridge are powered by 12VDC, which comes from your converter/battery.

A 3-way fridge that provides the "heat" with gas/110VAC/12VDC are usually very small, as those found on popup campers.

Again, posting the exact model of your RV would help someone who's got one know what to tell you.
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Old 01-08-2016, 06:46 PM   #3
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I may be wrong, but most of the larger fridges like you have operate on 120V or gas ( control board at 12V). When shore power is disconnected, it should switch to propane if in auto mode. A fridge that large would not last very long on 12v only power. The current draw of the 12V heater on those that have it is significant. The site I looked at did not show model # for the fridge, but did show it was a large one.
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Old 01-08-2016, 07:31 PM   #4
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The model i have is a 2015 Flagstaff Classic Lite 8528IKWS, 32'.

i have the large fridge and freezer, on the front panel it has a four illuminating lights on it they are as follows, mains power, gas, battery and the AES light.
it states in the manual that when power is connected it has priority but when mains is disconnected battery has priority then when battery is limited it will click over to gas.
The AES button controls this sequence. but i can't seem to get the battery indicator to light up it goes straight to gas. I've pulled the back panel on the outside of the wheeler behind the fridge there seems to be power running to its connection and gas and 12v.
I'm confused.
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Old 01-08-2016, 07:39 PM   #5
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Can you post the model number of the fridge?
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Can you post the model number of the fridge?
Post the MAKE and model #.
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I have a 2015 Flagstaff

Good Day,

I have a 34 Foot Flagstaff and I have used it extensively. Maybe our refrigerator is not the same as yours. Ours is a Dometic and it runs on gas or electric. When on gas it needs the battery to ignite the pilot light and that is about all the battery gets used for when I am on propane which we have also used a lot. As far as your water issue and the slides goes .. when I have ran into that I pre-dry the sides of the slides with a cloth towel and if it is really wet then I get on a ladder and dry the top of the slide off and then quickly retract the slides (we have two slides on our unit).

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We have a 2013 Flagstaff Classic Lite 8528IKWS, 32' with a 6 cubic foot refrigerator. It is a two way refrig operating on 120v or propane, AND 12v in both cases for the refrigerator control board. It is a DM2652 model.
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