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Old 05-18-2013, 05:19 PM   #29
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Old 05-18-2013, 05:26 PM   #30
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I was (and still am) the joke of the campground because when I ran out of propane I waited a year and a half to fill the propane tanks and traded the trailer with full propane tanks. We never used the stove- only microwaved or cooked on the charcoal grill. We never used the propane furnace. We used an electric space heater, heated mattress cover, and electric blanket. We used the water heater on electric. I would ice down groceries in coolers before travel. The new Airstream has 2 roof airs with electric heat pumps. Woohoo! We only occasionally use the refrigerator on propane while traveling. My philosophy is that electricity comes with the campsite, propane costs extra. I took delivery of the Airstream October 15, 2012 and it is still full of propane. I ran out of propane in the previous trailer because I forgot to turn off the refrigerator after a trip.

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Old 05-18-2013, 08:28 PM   #31
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We had a few flame-out problems in heavy cross winds. I found a simple fix with a cut-to-fit home air filter.

I cut it to fit just inside the bottom access door. It fixed the flame out issues and keeps the compartment a little cleaner.

I also installed a small thermistor controlled fan directly on the coils on the back of the refrigerator. This helped the entire unit stay much cooler both under way and on hot days in the sun.

There is simply not much run for air flow near the top of the refer where the trailer side walls make the curve. The air slows down in the close fit near a set of fins at the very top corner of the refer. Ours would keep the freezer section hard frozen, but the lower compartment would reach the mid 40s. Too warm for comfort, in my opinion.

These fixes keep it in the mid 30s, no matter what.


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Old 05-18-2013, 10:55 PM   #32
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One thing you may want to check is that the propane regulator is working properly and adjusted to spec. for pressure. I don't know the specifics of this adjustment but didn't see it mentioned in this discussion.

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