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Old 08-12-2010, 12:29 AM   #11
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Iggy, glad to hear the 1st trip went well.

I'm just counting down the days to our Indy trip on the Labour Day weekend. It will be nice not having to wait for port-a-lets & the shower house. Two trips under my belt albeit mostly rural/northern locales. The urban/interstate stuff will be a new challenge.

Leaving midday here, but will probably hit Detroit/Ann Arbor during their rush hour.

Good luck on your next trip.

Dick, ask any questions you may have. Some of the documentation you got w/ the RV may be a bit "fuzzy" @ best. No mention in the Dometic fridge manual about the thermistor on the cooling fins controlling the temp. I found out a couple of hours after departure the fridge wasn't cooling. Noticed the "gadget, adjusted it & everything was fine afterwards.

Someone here will be glad to help.
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Old 08-12-2010, 12:39 AM   #12
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Iggy, glad to hear the 1st trip went well.

I'm just counting down the days to our Indy trip on the Labour Day weekend. It will be nice not having to wait for port-a-lets & the shower house. Two trips under my belt albeit mostly rural/northern locales. The urban/interstate stuff will be a new challenge.

Leaving midday here, but will probably hit Detroit/Ann Arbor during their rush hour.

Good luck on your next trip.

Dick, ask any questions you may have. Some of the documentation you got w/ the RV may be a bit "fuzzy" @ best. No mention in the Dometic fridge manual about the thermistor on the cooling fins controlling the temp. I found out a couple of hours after departure the fridge wasn't cooling. Noticed the "gadget, adjusted it & everything was fine afterwards.

Someone here will be glad to help.
I'll have to look at the frig and the temp control on the fins. Ours worked great on gas as well as a 120 volt electric. Was very impressed and set only on 3 for the whole trip and everything was really cool. Made a few trays of ice cubes. Cool I must say.
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Old 08-12-2010, 12:46 AM   #13
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Vents closing seems to be a big problem on new campers. My new 5th wheel had vents that closed on their own. Dealer replace them with new ones, he said a bunch of bad batch of vents were made and it seems they made their way into a lot of campers.
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Old 08-12-2010, 12:52 AM   #14
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Made a few trays of ice cubes. Cool I must say.
The freezer & fridge operation/controls are separate.

When I was checking the "systems" in the trailer this spring, I made a tray of ice cubes successfully, but never bothered to open the door in the fridge to check its temp'. I figured if the freezer is working OK, then the fridge would be as well. Fortunately I was able to figure things out shortly after my departure.
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Vents closing seems to be a big problem on new campers. My new 5th wheel had vents that closed on their own. Dealer replace them with new ones, he said a bunch of bad batch of vents were made and it seems they made their way into a lot of campers.
We had bad ones also. Called my dealer and they sent me new ones.
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I'll have to look at the frig and the temp control on the fins. Ours worked great on gas as well as a 120 volt electric. Was very impressed and set only on 3 for the whole trip and everything was really cool. Made a few trays of ice cubes. Cool I must say.
The thermistor is on the back side of the fridge, not on the cooling fins inside. Also if you have factory installed fans on the fridge the thermostat for them is on the cooling fins high on the back of the fridge and not accessible without removing the fridge unless you have access though an upper vent such as many installed in the slide on an RV where there is no roof vent.
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Here is my first one. A full 6" wide Eternobond across the rear seam.
Nice clean installation. Sure looks like it will hold up better than the garden variety of caulk.
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Nice clean installation. Sure looks like it will hold up better than the garden variety of caulk.
Thanks. Let's hope it lasts.
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Second trip

We are planning our second trip with our new 5th.
Phoenix AZ to Sacramento California (790 miles) then head south to the San Diego Del Mar Beach (500 miles) then back to Phoenix (300 miles). The 1,600 miles trip will see how the Duro tires hold up on those bumpity bumpity California highways..

We will see if the tires seperate under that torture.
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Have a safe trip.
Post a link to your photos when you can. I'm sure you'll take pics, won't you?

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