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Old 05-25-2004, 12:48 PM   #1
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Colorado - need advice/tips:

Long story short:
Going to Colorado, have a 2003 Bambi:

1.We have been told that most of our system(s) will not work due to the high altitude, i.e. gas, a/c, furnace....( I couldn't find any thread on this forum to support this theory)
2. Is there some type of 'regulator' (or whatever) that we are supposed to purchase...??

What else do we need to know?

Thanks in advance for your time
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Old 05-25-2004, 01:02 PM   #2
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No...things ought to work just fine. We are only a mile high...not on the moon! Your TV may run a little rich, but other than that no biggie!

If you're going to be in the Denver area, let us know where and we'll drop by & say "Hi"

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The only problem you have is when you get up to about 10,000 feet or so. Having said that I've been using RV furnaces for 16 years (oh my) at all kinds of altitudes with no problems.

Likewise, if you come through Durango, please let us know

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Colorado - need advice/tips:

Greetings Panub!

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Originally Posted by panub
Long story short:
Going to Colorado, have a 2003 Bambi:

1.We have been told that most of our system(s) will not work due to the high altitude, i.e. gas, a/c, furnace....( I couldn't find any thread on this forum to support this theory)
2. Is there some type of 'regulator' (or whatever) that we are supposed to purchase...??

What else do we need to know?

Thanks in advance for your time
My frequent destinations include various points in the Rocky Mountains (traveling from Southern Illinois), and I have run into very little trouble with either of my coaches ('64 Overlander or '78 Minuet). The only issues that I have encountered have been with the LP appliances - - (water heater and furnace) - - they tend to run rich at altitude and cause sooting around their exhuasts. The air mixture on the water heater is easy to adjust to compensate for this condition, and my furnace was required for such short periods early in the a.m. that I didn't get too alarmed with its soot production. I can't say that I noticed any difference with the refrigerator (most of my trips have been with the '64 Overlander - - only one to the '03 Rocky Mountain VAC Rally in the '78 Argosy) - - in the Overlander, I always use either shore-power electric or 12-volt DC to operate the Dometic refrigerator - - when I made the trip with the Minuet, I always operated the Dometic 2-way on shore power electric and didn't notice any difference in its operation at altitude - - in either case the refrigerators didn't seem to notice the altitude.

Good luck with your Colorado trip!

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Thank you!!

I will definitely keep watching this post and write back when we're headed you're way!!!!

Thanks for all of the input
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Hey, another Missourian! We ought to have a Missouri rally sometime.

We went to Mueller State Park (9,000 feet) last year and everything worked fine. We ran both the water heater and the furnace with no problems. We have no oven, but the stove worked just great. Didn't try the refrigerator on LP up there.

We're going back in August, and looking forward to it.

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Yeah, we're at 8,400 feet here at the campground in New Mexico, and we rarely see any problems with propane systems caused by altitude. Far, far more frequent in propane systems are problems caused by mud daubers clogging up the vents!

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Hi!

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Hey, another Missourian! We ought to have a Missouri rally sometime.

We went to Mueller State Park (9,000 feet) last year and everything worked fine. We ran both the water heater and the furnace with no problems. We have no oven, but the stove worked just great. Didn't try the refrigerator on LP up there.

We're going back in August, and looking forward to it.

Mark
Are you not attending the rally in a few weeks (not an official WBCCI rally) at Morraine View, Illinois?? So far we have 25 confirmed. Have you been reading that crazy thread??

Thanks for your input, by the way!!
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Thumbs up Thanks to everyone!

Thanks to everyone who replied so far! I feel so much better now
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