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Old 02-17-2019, 01:55 PM   #1
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We have a brand new Coachman Freelander 24FS . Ever since we owned 7 months now we have had it back to the dealership where we bought it from 5 times and they seem not to be able to correct the same problem with our Dometic refrigerator. It will work ok on 110 volts ac and propane while we are sitting still on a site. However it will not continue to operate on propane while we are traveling Dow the road . Keeps shutting down within 1nhour of travel. This problem has prevented us from enjoying camp. Has anyone had the same problem?
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Old 02-17-2019, 02:41 PM   #2
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Yes, I have the same refer probably, if you leave it on auto, to say that it switches to gas automatically I had the same problem, I would even loose 12 volt sometimes. So I started to play with it , what I have found to end the problem, before I disconnect power, I manually put it in gas mode, then disconnect the power, I have just returned from Florida , stayed at 3 CG and did this every morning, my problem was over, at every rest stopped I checked and it held temps and stayed on gas operation. Try it...
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I have come to believe that it is better not to have the propane turned on at all while driving. I am putting an inverter in my rig with an automatic transfer switch so that my fridge will run on shore/generator power when available and batter/inverter when itís not. I can switch the inverter off and the propane on when boondocks camping if need be. Cost about $200 but safer and saves a bit of propane.
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Yes that is one way to do it, 200.00 would buy you 5 years of propane for that refer. I guess your right about the safety. But they are built to run on it when travelling. If you don't open it on the road, I found it will keep stuff frozen for around 8 hrs. But an inverter will surely work.
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