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Old 05-30-2011, 01:03 PM   #15
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I know you question is about the gas shutting off, but I noticed this:

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I always plug in the frig the night before leaving town so that it cools to around 36-40F. .... After driving for a few hours the frig looses it's coldness and can get up to 60F after about 4 hours of traveling.
If you are cooling it to 36-40F when it is full of food, it shouldn't get that warm in 4 hours even if you had it turned off. Maybe you cool it empty and then put warm stuff in it? If you get the contents cooled, it won't matter if it blows out. But I'm not saying you shouldn't get it fixed.
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Old 05-30-2011, 01:11 PM   #16
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I found that once the fridge is cooled to 40 degrees and all the contents are chilled to 40, I add some of the frozen foods from the freezer, and lock the fridge. I find that this allows my wife and I to travel about 350 miles with the fridge off. Once at the campground I plug into shore power and turn on the fridge, then I set up camp.

We traveled the US for two years using this method and never had any issues.

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Old 05-30-2011, 01:20 PM   #17
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Is it okay to leave pilot lights lit and burning when sitting next to a gasoline pump?
I only hang around the oil burners so less combustable vapors...

Seriously, this have been debated - I hope I'm not endangering myself or others, but will continue to keep my fridge on so my food stays cool and hope since the pilot light is at or above the level of the fuel tank nozzles during fueling that I'm above the heavier than air vapors.

At least that's what I'm gonna keep telling myself
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Old 05-30-2011, 08:27 PM   #18
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Thanks for so much information. I did not expect so much great help. I was getting the error code referenced by Chief. It showed "LP" flashing in between showing the temperature. I like the idea of the Filter. I will give it a try. There is a metal shield in front of the pilot light. You can't see the pilot light visibly due to the shield. I suppose that is supposed to shield it from wind. I will also check into making me a metal deflector. I have some thin stainless steel and own a TIG welding machine.

Thanks for all the great comments.


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Old 05-30-2011, 08:58 PM   #19
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Be advised THAT YOU DON'T HAVE A PILOT LIGHT in the newer fridges. You have what is known as DSI (direct spark ignition) and the flame is either ON or OFF. If you are experiencing flame blow-out while on the road, you can add a shield to prevent direct wind access to the LP burner area. Be sure to leave sufficient space around the rear of the burner to allow sufficient combustion air to reach the burner. You might also try cleaning the LP burner. If the slots that form the burner are the slightest bit corroded, rusted or otherwise blocked, it leads to the conditions that you are describing.

I have ALWAYS used the RV fridge in a variety of units on LP for the last 11 years while traveling. Never had a problem! That will change in my latest motor home, as I will be replacing the Norcold 2 door unit with a marine fridge with a Danfoss compressor as soon as the 900 watt solar charging system is finished. I'm just not a big fan of gas/absorption fridges.
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Old 05-30-2011, 11:24 PM   #20
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That's it - as told by a Master tech - I'm keeping mine on while I travel with no worries!
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Old 04-18-2012, 05:53 PM   #21
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Is it possible to see the pilot? Today we are having similar problems with our 07 Safari SE for the first time. We don't hear the pilot light come on... never have noticed it before(this is our sixth season). Went outside to access door to check..should we be able to see the light??
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Refridgerator wind blast

Here is what I copied from another AS 25FB owner. The two mods have made my travel refer temps stable, cool. No more error light.
Deflector is removable with velcro base, filter screen held with stainless wire.
And again, I too am not a RV tech or repair guy, legal stuff...
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Is it possible to see the pilot? Today we are having similar problems with our 07 Safari SE for the first time. We don't hear the pilot light come on... never have noticed it before(this is our sixth season). Went outside to access door to check..should we be able to see the light??
Thanks for your help.
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Fridges have no pilot light as such. They have a burner, which on newer units like yours is not lit except when actively cooling on gas. Older units have low and high flame, and don't shut off unless the fridge has been switched to electric mode or shut off completely.

The flame is behind a shroud and though visible may not be immediately obvious.
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