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Old 09-14-2015, 10:46 AM   #29
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Originally Posted by Garylee in SC View Post
We made a trip to Alaska with our 2014 13' Scamp last summer and had the same problem with our Refer propane Pilot failing as we traveled down the road. We used the 12v hook up at times to our tow vehicle and had the switch on 12v, but this caused our battery to run down very quickly if forgotten for any length of time when stopped.
If you add a 12 volt constant duty solenoid to your charge line, when you turn your key off on your tug it would kill the 12 volt charge line to your trailer battery, isolating your tugs battery, not allowing the trailers battery to steal your electrons.

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Old 09-14-2015, 04:43 PM   #30
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Bob Miller,
To answer your question the vents I am talking about are on the outside entrance door to where you light the Refer Propane. Now not to fuel this discussion, I have chosen to do as I did as I have had my propane pilot light get blown out when just sitting at a campsite for dry camping, and nearly lost everything in the refrigerator, and of that that was not spoiled smelled a little. As I said, I do not have that problem any longer and have traveled with my class C for 7 years now and always used Propane on the road and it was a 1985 model. This refer had only Gas or 110volt shore power. What decision was I to make with those choices?

I do not always follow mfg. recommendations using common sense of course to make this decision. I do not wish to persuade you this is the thing to do, it is only what worked for me and I passed it on. If you pilot light blows out in a windy day at a campsite, can be frustrating and if not found out in time costly with loss of food. Please make up your own minds but decide to do what I have done only if you feel comfortable with it. Just don't do it if you will worry. Not worth it. Good luck with your decision.

The only horizontal door vent slot left open was the upper slot. all others allow too much air in blowing out the pilot, even when stopped if the winds are severe enough.

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Old 09-14-2015, 05:16 PM   #31
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I really appreciate all the advice and the spirited debate about what to do or not do in regards to running the propane fridge while under way. I feel the “propane off” recommendation is more for other issues that can happen like a burner left on, other appliances not working and or leaking. The fridge seems very safe and in need of cleaning to do what I need, so that's what's next and I will follow up with the result. Happy trails!
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Old 09-14-2015, 06:24 PM   #32
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I only asked about which vents because Dometic Refrigerators can be very picky about bottom to top air circulation for proper cooling operation. If yours is doing well you still have enough...
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Old 09-15-2015, 08:28 AM   #33
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What about DOT approvals for refrigerators if it was required for water heaters while in motion?
Anybody see a DOT approval for a LP fridge?

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Old 09-15-2015, 09:46 AM   #34
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Again, I didn't introduce the issue about DOT requirements.

About all I can guess is that, as conventional water heaters are considered "Pressure Vessels" they may have different requirements. But that's just a guess.....

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