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Old 06-15-2014, 10:38 AM   #239
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My Super Jack replacement fuse: 30A - 32V Slowblow or MDL Time-Delay Fuse

I received my replacement fuses for the Super Jack from the manufacturer:
Barker Manufacturing Co., H&H Engineering Co. Div.
They turned out to be 30 Amp, 32 Volt Time-Delay Fuses…
Littelfuse Co. calls them Slo-Blo… Buss calls them MDL
Everyone - thanks for all of the great info on the jack. After We replace the fuse, We are going to re grease the unit and do the timing setup. Any recommendations on what grease to use and how to do the timing successfully? We read the manual on the timing steps and we think we know what to do but it could be described a bit more clearly.

We also are going to replace the plastic cover over the light switch that has deteriorated a bit due to uv rays. The jack will look like new after this!

This forum is awesome, BTW...
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Old 06-16-2014, 02:19 PM   #240
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This thread is still going strong. That model sounds like a good one for your described lifestyle. How is it? Moosetags give us an update!
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We have now spent 77 nights in New Lucy, but we haven't been on a real trip yet. Due to various personal exigencies, we have not been able to take New Lucy outside of Florida. We are hoping to be able to correct that situation very soon.

New Lucy has had a few problems. Most recently the refrigerator has been acting up. It has developed a widely swinging temperature variant of 30 degrees in a couple of hours.

We are becoming comfortable with her layout, but it is going to take one of our epic journeys to tell the tale. I am very happy with New Lucy (other than the mechanical issues) while SuEllyn is still unsure that New Lucy is going to be our long term companion.

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Old 06-16-2014, 05:38 PM   #241
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Brian - re: the fridge - in our 2012, I've noticed sometimes (for reasons I can't explain) that regardless of mode, it just stops working and I have to power it down and turn it on again. Don't know why - probably happens once every 3 or 4 outings. Once I see the temp rising even if I'm cooling at level 5, I shut it off, wait a few seconds and fire it up again and that works (until next time). Don't know if that's your issue too...
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New Lucy's refrigerator issue has me baffled also. We had left Lucy in Jacksonville in SuEllyn's Dad's yard for about a week while we took a run back home. When we returned last Saturday, the refrigerator temperatures were 60 and 52 respectively for the refrigerator and freezer. It was plugged into a dedicated 30 amp RV service, and there had been no power interruption while we were gone. The ice cream in the freezer was melted, and the stuff in the refrigerator was still cool. we were able to salvage most of the food.

I turned off the unit and checked all of the connections, etc. Nothing seemed out of place or damaged. I turned the unit back on a forced it to LP. It cooled down pretty well, but not to spec. Sunday morning both compartments were back in the 50's. I checked the gas burner, and it seemed to the working fine.

I restarted it on ac and it cooled down again. It is now at 40/-1, right where it should be. I have no idea what's going on with this thing.

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This morning, Lucy's refrigerator is down to 38/-6. That's the coldest I've ever seen it.

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I had that kind of issue once- Memorial Day weekend.
I dismissed it as the refrigerator had been opened more often, but if that was the case it would have cooled overnight...
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I just found out ours didn't have enough gas pressure—9". It was turned up to 12" and no more problems. And the oven lights right away now. I suspect the gas pressure wasn't set right at the factory and dropped just enough over the years so when the fridge was on gas only—while driving or dry camping—would eventually turn off, try to ignite and fail, then turn off. Turn it on again, light up, work for hours and then turn off. Repeat process, throw out ice cream.

But if it stopped when on shore power, then it is something else. Bad circuit board, dirty circuit board with a short, bad switch, loose wire perhaps. Since it is intermittent, I'd check the wires first and see they are all corrosion free and tight.

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We are still dealing with the refrigerator ups and downs. It is acting crazy. We are still working on it and will advise.

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Brian,
We have experienced erratic behavior from our refrigerator as well. Yesterday I discovered that the little fan in the exterior upper compartment was either not operating or not operating at full speed. Problem turned out to be the connections within the inline fuse. After polishing the brass connection buttons with some emory cloth the fan now blows at full speed. Seems to be moving more air and making more noise than it ever has.
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Do you leave refrigerator turned on while stored to shore power at your home?
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We have experienced erratic behavior from our refrigerator as well. Yesterday I discovered that the little fan in the exterior upper compartment was either not operating or not operating at full speed. Problem turned out to be the connections within the inline fuse. After polishing the brass connection buttons with some emory cloth the fan now blows at full speed. Seems to be moving more air and making more noise than it ever has.
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Thanks for the insight. This morning, Lucy's refrigerator is pretty much at spec, reading 43/0. The little fan seems to be operating at full speed. I think that I am dealing with a control issue. I am planning to clean all of the electronic contacts that I can get to.

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Do you leave refrigerator turned on while stored to shore power at your home?
Yes, it is always plugged in and running.

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Can't wait for you to take a cross country trip. I hope I find the thread to follow you. If you come through western Colorado, maybe we can meet in person.

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Thanks for the insight. This morning, Lucy's refrigerator is pretty much at spec, reading 43/0. The little fan seems to be operating at full speed. I think that I am dealing with a control issue. I am planning to clean all of the electronic contacts that I can get to.

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When you say "reading 43/0", do mean that the wireless thermometer (I assume you got the Acu-rite Wireless Thermometer mentioned in post #69) shows that the refrigerator's temperature ranged from 43 to 0 since the last time you reset the monitor? If so, that doesn't seem right. You would not want your refrigerator to go below 32, otherwise, vegetables & other items would freeze and their texture would be damaged.

As I mentioned in post #69 of this thread, we move the refrigerator's thermister probe up and down to maintain the proper temperature. We took off the probe from the plastic holder/slider and we hold it in place at the level that results in our refrigerator having the right temperature, which usually is between 33 and 39 (most of the time it is 35). We have done it this way for years and our refrigerator works fine (knock on wood)!

Please see additional details in my post, "Cool... and wireless".
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