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Old 04-16-2011, 07:39 PM   #1
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Fridge going out on the highway

I noticed our refridgerator does not keep running while on the highway. When we stop for a break, I check it and sure enough it is out. I re-start per the instructions and it starts up again fine. Next rest stop, out again. I suspect the flame is going out on the highway. Any suggestions?
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Old 04-16-2011, 07:47 PM   #2
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Some people use furnace filter material cut to fit inside the access door vent. This seems to stop some of the breeze from coming in and blowing out the pilot flame.
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Are you affected by the Dometic recall? If so that will fix it. If not a baffle around the burner tube works.
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Any pictures or drawings of that baffle?

Our fridge does this too.

Does anyone have a picture of the baffle that goes around the burner tube or a drawing of how to build one?
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Old 04-17-2011, 12:27 AM   #5
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We had an 04 CCD with the same problem.
We purchased a stove vent filter that was a perfect fit.
My husband fabricated a latch to hold it in place.
It worked perfectly and did not seem to cause any problems.
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Old 04-17-2011, 12:40 AM   #6
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Are you affected by the Dometic recall? If so that will fix it. If not a baffle around the burner tube works.
I think this would be good place to start. Most '05s are probably affected by the recall. Has it been done on yours?
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Old 04-17-2011, 03:05 AM   #7
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See photo and discussion on this topic on the link below:

http://www.airforums.com/forums/f425...g-53710-2.html
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Old 04-17-2011, 07:19 AM   #8
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Are you affected by the Dometic recall? If so that will fix it. If not a baffle around the burner tube works.
I didn't know there was a recall. I will contact Dometic. It looks like the baffle is the fix and I think that can be easily fabricated in my shop. Many thanks,
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My refer was not part of the recall, but my local SOB dealer, (a good guy whom I wished sold AS!) gave me the retro fit kit supplied by dometic. He said he gets them by the case free. I looked the install procedure, but decided to use aluminum foil tape used by heat and air folks. I just covered the burner housing and closed a few cracks. Worked well.
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In my previous trailer I had a dometic regrig. It was not relighting when the flame was blown out by passing trucks. Unfortunately it was not covered by the recall but I replaced the board and didn't experience any problems after that. I would recomend you check to see if yours is covered by the recall. The link is here: Official Dometic Recall - DometicUSA

If it isn't covered, you might replace the board anyway. You shouldn't have to put in special coverings if the refrigerator is working properly.
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I think this would be good place to start. Most '05s are probably affected by the recall. Has it been done on yours?
Mine has been done and my baffle is gone. It does not go out on the highway.
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Jdalrymple, do you have photos of your modifications?
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Fridge doesn't work while driving

I have a 2007 Safari FB and the refridgerator does not stay cool when driving. It works wonderfully when parked. We have had this problem since we purchased it 4 years ago. The dealer installed a "wall" inside under the theory that it would prevent the wind from blowing out the flame. Well, that doesn' work, recently it was 54 degrees after a 6 hour drive. is there a way to fix this permanently. I have had RV's where the refer stays extremely cold in all travel situations. And this is very frustrating. we have reverted to carrying ice chests to keep the food (and beverages) cold. Where could I get a "stove vent filter?
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Domestic makes a kit to prevent the pilot light from going out when moving. I had the kit installed while having repairs at JC. Fridge works great now.
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