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Old 08-04-2015, 08:21 PM   #15
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Isn't the opd device also supposed to shut gas off right at the valve in the event of a major leak?
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Old 08-04-2015, 10:08 PM   #16
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I'm brand new to this motorhome, literally bought it today! I am wondering the best way to operate the fridge while on the road. What is the best workflow? Should I keep it plugged in the whole time or run it on gas? I'm guessing all of you have a great process that I should follow. Thanks in advance!Attachment 244542
It was a seemingly simple question, an honest question from a person who was never walked through owning and operating a very complex automotive device, filled with protentially life threatening hazards, (we won't talk about the yellow wire....just yet); and yet this humble question has brought even the snooty trailer folk to mix with us uncouthed moHO owners, rants, name calling and technical jargon have threatened to drive this poor misguided youth away from the flock. For shame.

Welcome OP (original poster), we would all like to hear about your purchase, its condition, what works......and maybe what doesn't, and should you decide to tell us her secrets (what's under the bonnet) and the many miles she has travelled, we await patiently.

I wouldn't let the trailer folk get under your skin, they're okay in small doses, just put up a sign in your back window........

BACK OFF, PROPANE TURNED ON AND SHE'S PRIMED TO BLOW

Peter and Mike are great people by the way.

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Old 08-05-2015, 12:36 AM   #17
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Your conclusions are well reasoned, Al. (Well, they're reasoned...) I found your reply to be riveting. Thanks for taking the time. But I am newly appreciating the virtue of the marine-type fridge equipped with tiny amp draw, virtually silent DC compressor.

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Old 08-05-2015, 06:09 AM   #18
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Thanks for saying what I was thinking Tony.
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Old 08-05-2015, 06:30 AM   #19
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Thanks for saying what I was thinking Tony.
yes Tony and Groucho Marx
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Old 08-05-2015, 07:00 AM   #20
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Welcome!

Quite a "heated" discussion on propane!

I will add that the most important thing about owning one of these classic campers is having a safe and reliable experience.

There are a bunch of things that need to be inspected and understood. Either by you or a trusted "technician". I'm sure you have considered them already. Fuel lines and electrical along with brakes, tires, steering, suspension... The list goes on.
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The list goes on...
...and on and on and on an..............
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And then on some more!
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Old 08-05-2015, 07:42 PM   #23
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New Aistream Excella, fridge question

One frig suggestion. We freeze anything freezable before we load it up. Helps get the frig to temp a lot quicker. They are pretty slow to cool down.

The latch on mine is a pita! I need to create a secondary lock. Nothing worst that going around that first corner and hearing the entire contents slide across the floor.
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My suggestion to the new owner, clean out the back of the refrigerator compartment completely top to bottom, and install a fire suppression system....done, and piece of mind.
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Thanks everyone and good advice all around.
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