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Old 07-24-2016, 10:09 AM   #1
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Dometic refrigerator Model RM 2354, stop to work when traveling .

The refrigerator works well with electricity and propane when not traveling.
When traveling on the road, it was concluded that the propane comes off and restarts when we stop at the new destination.
I watched the pilot and it has a beautiful blue flame.
At 75F outside, it keeps about 35F temperature with electricity or propane.

Does anybody can tell me what can give this condition, when traveling?
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Old 07-24-2016, 11:24 AM   #2
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Gilles I have a different model that is Gas and Electric only and the gas will stay on when towing.

Wonder if the model of fridge you have is a 3 way? Gas, Electric and DC? Do you have it set on Auto mode? allowing it to pick what to use for power? If so if its running on Propane and it detects the DC from the tow vehicle it could be automatically switch over to DC. As i understand it the fridges when set on Auto mode will always choose Electrical or DC before propane if either is available. Its not uncommon for the vehicle not to be able to supply enough DC to run the fridge well. Although the fridge may stay on that mode as it does detect the DC.

Is there an option button on the control panel that takes it off of auto mode and leave on propane?
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Forgot to mention on my fridge in order to leave it running on propane & stop it from switching to electrical power mode, I simple have to turn off the Auto mode button on the control panel.
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Some folks have had problems when using the fridge on propane due to the wind blowing out the pilot light while traveling down the road. Some have made little sheet metal shrouds that prevent the wind from whistling through the vents and blowing it out. Others, (such as myself,) run the fridge while underway on 12 VDC power rather than propane. It isn't as efficient as 120 VAC or propane, but it will hold the cold in it for several hours during your transit.
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My refrigerator is 3 way.
It transfer from gas to AC automatic when set to auto.
It does not transfer Auto on DC.
To transfer it to DC, I have to force it, by disabling the Auto mode and holding down the DC mode a few seconds to operate on the battery.
To reposition the Auto mode, I have to hold down the DC button a few seconds and returns to Gas mode and then suddenly I weigh Auto to it transfer to AC - Gas.
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Some folks have had problems when using the fridge on propane due to the wind blowing out the pilot light while traveling down the road. Some have made little sheet metal shrouds that prevent the wind from whistling through the vents and blowing it out. Others, (such as myself,) run the fridge while underway on 12 VDC power rather than propane. It isn't as efficient as 120 VAC or propane, but it will hold the cold in it for several hours during your transit.
Yet there is good protection around the pilot.
I'll put the DC to the test next big trip.
In recent weeks I have made several trips from 5 to 7 hours.
I will also look to add a panel to be better protected from the wind, if I want retried with Gas ...
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Dominic Refer on gas

Just got back from a Nova Scotia and the gas ignition was intermitent.
then at one point gas would not start.
Turned out the "igniter" had finally failed.
Was very fortunate and an RV dealer in Mineas NS,
great guy, Jerry's RV, had one in stock. $81.59 Canadian
frig now works great.
check your ignitor.
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