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Old 05-24-2008, 12:13 AM   #15
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I used to turn it off, and then before they put the deflector shield inside it blew out and thawed my food, but now it works fine on the road. If you spend some days in succession without hookups and driving much in warm weather the fridge and contents will get warm and spoil. I suppose you could stock it with ice substitutes and ice but driving long days is difficult enough without looking to monitor your fridge, it was meant to be used in travel as a convenience so now it stays on. Live large and go out with a bang, my new motto.


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Old 05-24-2008, 07:23 AM   #16
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Here too, I contacted Dometic to get the low down and the answer is that they design the units to be operated while in transit in any available mode, but I was specific to ask if it could be run in LP mode while on the road. The answer was a resounding "YES".

The newer fridges also have electronic ignition and are computer controlled, unlike older units that ran all the time. The newer units (in terms of Dometic) will light and shut down as the temp inside the fridge dictates need. They do not run all the time. If in fact there is a problem while on the road, the unit will shutdown and go into a trouble state, where a light will come light up on the display letting you know the unit is not operating, so it will not simply be pumping unburned LP into the area.

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Old 05-24-2008, 10:30 AM   #17
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Mine is a newer Dometic ,which will run on 12v,so I`m always good to go.Dave

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