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Old 08-30-2021, 05:27 PM   #1
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Refrigerator at Altitude

Getting the trailer ready for our next trip and I see this note in the refrigerator documentation that says operating the refrigerator above 5500 feet you should use electric (ours is dual, Dometic electric/propane). It says gas appliances experience lower efficiency and burner outage may occur. I did not have any issues last year in Utah and were were at 7000 feet. Our first campground is near Leadville CO, so a bit over 10k ft and for 4 weeks we will be above 7k ft.... Also, we never have hookups, electric is not an option.

Has anyone had issues at high altitudes with the refrigerator or heater ?
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Old 08-30-2021, 05:42 PM   #2
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I've been up over 11,000ft and my propane appliances (water heater, furnace, stove) worked fine. Make sure to blow compressed air into the burner tubes to clear any junk out of there.

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