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Old 08-27-2014, 08:27 PM   #1
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Surveyor 264 rks refrigerator question

Hello , I'm a total newbie to the forum and owning an rv. We just purchased a 2015 Surveyor 264 rks , getting ready to take it on its maiden voyage. With the stacks of owners manuals , I haven't found the answer to my question about the refrigerator. Mine is dual (gas/electric) it only has two buttons on the controller on/off & gas and two lights , "auto" & "check" , but no light to tell me if it really is running on gas. How do I tell without waiting 2or3 hours only to find a hot refrigerator. Thanks
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Old 08-27-2014, 08:56 PM   #2
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Put your ear close to the exterior fridge grill or pop it off.
Ours sounds like a tiny rocket when on gas.
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Old 08-27-2014, 09:18 PM   #3
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Old 08-27-2014, 09:57 PM   #4
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Just a little tip that I do on my SP260, about 12 hours before I want to turn the fridge on I pack it and the freezer full of ice packs. When the fridge is turned on its all ready down to temp and doesn't have to work at it.
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Old 08-27-2014, 11:06 PM   #5
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If the "check" light is on then it's not running.

These fridges need at least a full 6 hours to cool down.

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Old 08-27-2014, 11:22 PM   #6
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Thanks , I'll have to try that. And thanks about the check light info.
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Old 08-28-2014, 12:46 PM   #7
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When you first turn it on to operate on gas and go outside, you can hear the igniter popping. It will go through several cycles of popping while the gas is clearing the air out of the lines and getting back there. Then you will hear it light and can hear the flame rush. I usually light the stove first to go ahead and get gas back there. Then the igniter only goes a couple of times and I hear the flame going... My SV-264 is the same floor plan as yours... just a little older and on different axles. I hope you enjoy yours and much as we have.
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Old 08-28-2014, 01:09 PM   #8
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Thanks schrederman. I plan on trying out all of these tips this weekend when I have time to dedicate to it. I love the floor plan too . I spent well over two years researching this model and it's the only one that will accommodate my needs.
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Old 08-29-2014, 02:17 PM   #9
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Refrigerator

When you open freezer the instructions are at front. I always turn mind on the night before with gas off to save propane and if long trip I will turn on gas to keep food cool - they don't recommend this but have done for years. You can see flame in evening/night if you pull plastic access panel outside and look cloesely from side; not straight on. As mentioned you can hear ignitor firing when gas it trys to start. I always bleed air by lighting stove to get air from line before trying to start refrig or gas water heater otherwise it will try to start with air in line and it may take several attempts..
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Thanks Buckskin , I turned it on to electric today and plan on switching it over to gas tomorrow to check it out.
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