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Old 08-11-2004, 11:06 AM   #15
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Thanks Nick...

That may explain why outlet in compartment over fridge for Microwave was dead... It made a nice conversion with oak door and top hinge to expanded pantry anyway, but it's nice to know switch had a purpose...

(and you should be proud to be contributing expert on this site so soon!!)

Rest assured, I've never failed to get multiple useful answers to any question posed, and there are dozens of members here with similar trailers and similar experiences either ahead of or behind you in time...

Welcome and good luck enjoying the new trailer... Lots of members also have full Airstream documentation and manuals and even pdf files of wiring and parts lists, etc as well, so it really is hard to get stuck for long...

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Old 04-02-2006, 04:46 PM   #16
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1985 Excella/Sovereign PANIC!

I have worked with refrigerators that have suffered power loss for what ever reason that still had stuff in the freezer compartment. On trick that I used(and this was told to me by oldtimers) was to clean the inside as best as I could. This included removing the bottom of the freezer compartment and cleaning the Evaporator coil area. Next line the shelves with newapaper(several layers) on each shelf. Then get some cheap charcoal,like you grill with (no match light or self lighting etc, just plain no frills charcoal) and place on each shelf. Put as much as hou can place on each shelf.
Shut the door.
Walk away for a month.
Worked every time. No more odor. The charcoal would absorb the odor.
I would hate to think how much it would take to do an Excella.

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Old 04-02-2006, 06:42 PM   #17
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Did he dies of natural causes?

Either way, I'd install a new CO and LP detector just in case!

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