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Old 05-30-2015, 07:56 AM   #11
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Turn off the auto and should not switch.
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Old 05-30-2015, 07:45 PM   #12
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Thank you. Can't try it now we are out camping but we have to put the pup up when we get home due to rain and I can try it then. Thank you
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@ galore scape. What you suggested worked great. I turned the auto off and set to DC then unplugged and replied it in when I got home and it was still on DC without a check light. Thank you very much.
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Old 05-31-2015, 08:53 PM   #14
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Glad it worked and hope you had a great camping trip thus weekend.
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Well let's just say it was good because we were camping but it rained from Saturday around 3pm till Sunday around noon. Gist of wind every now n then. The pup it good though other then the cheap domestic awning rail where the leg attaches got a little bent. But no big deal still had fun with friends and the kiddo even loved it so that's a plus.
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Old 06-01-2015, 08:44 AM   #16
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But as they say, camping in the rain still beats any day at work, but putting away a wet camper sucks. One leg of my dometic awning leg broke off completely after the second time it blew over the top of the camper. I now tie the leg in place with parachute cord as the cost to replace that section is .
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Interesting. I too thought it automatically switched from AC - to propane - to DC. In that order. I never realized it did not actually go to DC on auto mode. I do remember pulling into a site once and the fridge was not cold. That might have been why.

Kinma. What I usually do is have to cycle the fridge a few times to get the propane to work. I understand you do not like driving with the propane on. But if you do decide to try the propane option, this is what I do.

I open up the fridge vent door on the outside.
Unplug the unit from shore power and you will hear the pilot spark clicking.
I look to see if they propane ignites. ( most likely not)
I plug it back in and wait for it to switch over to A/C.
I unplug and look for the propane to ignite.
Repeat until you see the propane flame.

It can take 3-4 times normally for the propane to make its way to the fridge unit. A bit of a pain, but the whole reason I plug the unit in a couple days before leaving is to pre-chill the fridge. It would be a total waste of electricity if I just allowed the fridge to warm right up again.

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Old 06-01-2015, 09:16 AM   #18
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Galsofescape I tie it down every time just nor to tight. I had it go up n over the top once last year. Thank god no damage. I've heard that the poles can puncher the top so that would suck.
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@ galore scape. What you suggested worked great. I turned the auto off and set to DC then unplugged and replied it in when I got home and it was still on DC without a check light. Thank you very much.
Be careful using DC to power fridge. If it is left for any length of time, it will kill the battery. I have seen instances where it will also kill the TV battery. Some TV manufacturers have a relay that disconnects the 12V supply tot he Bargman when the vehicle is not running. If the fridge is full and cold, it should be OK for a few hour trip not running. The key word is full. There is very little in an empty RV fridge to absorb heat so it can heat up fast. Freeze a few water bottles and add them before final closing. They will help keep things cold and you can use them once they thaw.
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I tied it down after the first time, but the second time it managed somehow to break out of the traces lol. I now run a cord through the center piece and tie to the picnic table and tie down each of the legs- it ain't going anywhere now. And with bright pink cord lol
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