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Old 08-20-2007, 11:53 PM   #1
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Need repair advice

I just bought my first Airstream on Friday, and I'm very excited to have it. It's a 2005 Safari LS. I have a couple of questions. My first question is related to the refrigerator. When it's running on propane, it seems to start up just fine, but then at some point a short while later it seems to turn off and the "Check" light comes on. The propane tanks are full, and other propane devices work fine. It works fine running on hookups.
My other question is less important: does anyone have any advice on latches that can be used to hold doors shut. The installed latches seem to be pretty inconsistent in their ability to hold the doors shut. I would be interested in a latch that needs to be manually disengaged, but would like some other input. Thanks for your help.

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Old 08-21-2007, 07:58 AM   #2
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Welcome and congratulations on your new baby.

You don't mention whether or not you are underway when the refer goes out. this has happened to us several times while traveling in high cross winds. We just turn it off and back on and it relights. It has also happened to us once while camped. It was also in very windy conditions. I would have the system checked to see if there is some technical problem.

As far as the drawers, you might want to take a look at those little plastic child proof clips.
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Old 08-21-2007, 08:52 AM   #3
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Cool baby

Hi Matt and welcome to the forum!

Refers work in strange and mysterious ways

I just sacrificed a number of mice to the gods of cool, and that seems to have worked in my case.

It's all about heat. Provided by a flame or elec element.

A pizo elec spark starts the flame, like a barbecue. A controlboard tells the spark to fire.

If you listen, you can here the clicking of the spark!

You can remove the sheet metal plate (2 screws) on the right lower side in the back of the refer to revel the burner , flame sensor and pizo elec sparker. Once reveled you can see what is happening. While there are many who have much more knowledge on this subject, this is a good way to start the diagnosis .

Keep cool,

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Hi Matt,

You did say the other LP appliances are working just fine so this is probably overkill -- On a new tank or in a unit that has been out of use, light a stovetop burner for a couple minutes to make sure there is LP back in the lines.

Enjoy your new-to-you Airstream! You're in a great part of the country for this.
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Old 08-22-2007, 04:23 PM   #5
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More Fridge wierdness

I am experiencing a similar problem. Fridge won't start up on electric (shore power), but will start with gas. Once it is running good I can switch it over to electric and it runs. After awhile it stops running on electric. Someone said that it may be the electric (12V?)refrigerator heater. I have to find out how to check that. Any suggestions?
cheers, bill b.
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Old 08-22-2007, 04:34 PM   #6
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. . . does anyone have any advice on latches that can be used to hold doors shut. The installed latches seem to be pretty inconsistent in their ability to hold the doors shut. I would be interested in a latch that needs to be manually disengaged, but would like some other input. Thanks for your help.

Matt
And I had the same issues with the old latches, and found some new ones: See http://www.airforums.com/forums/f38/...hes-31565.html
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You need a baffle installed in your fridge compartment. I guess I will have to take a picture and post it. I had this problem until the factory installed baffle. If your trailer is under two years old a dealer may do it for free. Give AS of Spokane a call. 509-534-8599
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I have the problem with the fridge even when it's sitting still in the driveway. I'm not sure I understand what the function of the baffle is?
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