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Old 07-14-2015, 10:52 AM   #11
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So far we have just been on electric. Will try propane for comparison. I need to look up the propane usage rate of the fridge for future reference anyway. So far we haven't made a dent in the propane level with only using the hot water heater and general cooking over approximately 14 days of use.
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Old 07-14-2015, 10:54 AM   #12
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So far we have just been on electric. Will try propane for comparison. I need to look up the propane usage rate of the fridge for future reference anyway. So far we haven't made a dent in the propane level with only using the hot water heater and general cooking over approximately 14 days of use.
You won't go through much propane using it that way. We use ours almost the same way (a little cooking, HWH on propane and electric when showers are happening, fridge on when traveling ... ) and I filled our first 30 lb cylinder over a year after we bought it.
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Before you fire it up on propane, be sure to light the stove and let a flame burn for about a minute before you try to start the fridge on propane. That will help purge any air from the gas lines and make lighting the fridge easier. It might take a couple cycles before it ignites, especially since you haven't been running it on propane.

And as Camper_Bob said, you won't use much propane for the fridge. It is only a large pilot-light flame that heats the reservoir. The intensity (height) of the flame is adjustable and will influence how well the fridge cools.
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Old 07-14-2015, 11:12 AM   #14
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Thank you Mike (and everyone else) for the help!
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Old 07-14-2015, 11:26 AM   #15
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Definitely something seams wrong. Your frig is a different model then mine. But ours is very cold and I have to keep turning it down, as we can easily freeze the stuff in frig, and keep stuff cold. The bottom of the freezer is also the colder location and when needing to freeze something it must go on freezers bottom.

I would put a thermometer in both the frig and freezer and after a few days, talk with your dealer.
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Our fridge stayed pretty cold last time we went. We filled gallon-size Ziploc bags with ice from home and threw them in the cooler over the frozen food. When we got to the CG, my wife put the bags in the freezer. 2 days later as we were packing up, she pulled them out of the freezer and they were frozen solid. And the fridge wasn't even on high.
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