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Old 09-28-2010, 07:25 PM   #1
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We've just in the past month picked up our Georgetown. We live in Ontario Canada. We'd planned to spend some of our early retirement years travelling across Canada and the US on our Honda Goldwing, but I have some nasty arthritis (c-spine surgery in June), so marathons on the motorcycle are out of the question for me .... so we decided rather than let the arthritis thwart our travel, we'd do the next best thing.... haul the motorcycle in a covered trailer behind the RV. It also mean our two little furballs can now travel a lot easier with us.

We've spent the best part of a year trying to figure out which way to go....do we reinvent the world and get a truck and fiver? We saw some spectacular Fusions with a garage. We found a few RV's with garages, but the bedroom was always compromised.

Little did we know that the day we went to our particular dealer it would all come together. This was the first unit neither of us said.... well I don't like this... or that.

We've had about 4 outtings so far and are looking to planning more trips and hopefully the winter someplace warm.

We also have a few small and one major issue that will necessitate the Georgetown going back to the dealer for a few weeks - hopefully that's all anyway.

Is there a forum (I'm not seeing it) where people discuss technical/ mechanical things? Our big issue is the Dometic fridge - it has never worked, and two mechanics cannot figure it out.... my question is, shouldn't the dealer just have it replaced?

thanks for listening and we hope to get to talk to more of you!
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Old 09-28-2010, 07:39 PM   #2
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Depends on what is not working. Being an absorption refer it does require between 12 and 24 hours cool down time before you load food into it. Also if you are traveling you need to have the propane on and the gas lines purged before the refer can fire up and run.
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Old 09-28-2010, 07:48 PM   #3
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Depends on what is not working. Being an absorption refer it does require between 12 and 24 hours cool down time before you load food into it. Also if you are traveling you need to have the propane on and the gas lines purged before the refer can fire up and run.
thanks for replying.... yes done all that.... still not working, even had the circuit board checked, removed the cover to ensure the vent wasn't blocked...this baby just doesn't work.
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Old 10-02-2010, 05:18 PM   #4
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Had the same issue with my Dometic Refridge, Dealer could not fix it. Worked on it for seven weeks. I finally had to take matters nto my own hands and contact Dometic. Dometic Tech worked with the dealer and determined the unit was bad. (It only took Dometic take about an hour to determine the unit needed to be replaced.) Dometic shipped a new fridge to the dealer and I had my RV back within 4 days!
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Old 10-02-2010, 05:33 PM   #5
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yes, we're thinking it will be the same ending.... this has been checked every which way with no result. We do have to take the unit back to our dealer to get some issues found on the delivery inspection sorted out, and figured since it wouldn't be just a day job for them to correct other things, we'd best let them sort out the Dometic issue.

We've found a wealth of info on these forums.... and really appreciate the responses.... it kind of makes us a little more smarter when dealing with the not so expert experts.

Ken and Terry
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