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Old 09-05-2014, 09:27 AM   #11
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I had the same thing happen. That is why I got in the habit of checking the fridge after we disconnect from shore power. If you have to bleed the system to get it to work you must have a leak somewhere although it may be so slow that it isn't detectable. I have a new TT and have the same problem. My old TT I could leave untouched for long periods and never have a problem. So, I light a burner on the stove for a second or so before I disconnect shore power just in case. :-)
I guess it could be a very small leak somewhere. I always just figured it was because when my trailer is in storage, I close the propane valves. Weeks later when I get it out and ready for a trip, I open the valves up and bleed the system. Just my process.

But I've often wondered since it's a closed system, where does the propane I left in the lines go?
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Old 09-05-2014, 09:44 AM   #12
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There may be some air in the LP line, so it may take a few attempts before it will ignite, may even take a half dozen attempts before it stays lit.

Check the ignitor area for any debris.

Also, make sure that there isn't any corrosion around the ignitor mounting screw, it's the electrical grounding point for the ignitor.

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Old 09-05-2014, 09:56 AM   #13
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I always leave my propane turned off at home between trips. Always go out the day before departing and turn the propane back on. Then go in and turn on the refrig. Usually will not light and fault light comes on. I go ahead and bleed lines through the stove top and light the stove. When that is burning, I turn the refrig back on and it invariably lights every time. Usually just have to bleed the lines to get it to work. Just normal operating procedure with gas appliances when the gas has been turned off.
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Old 09-05-2014, 10:18 AM   #14
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I always leave my propane turned off at home between trips. Always go out the day before departing and turn the propane back on. Then go in and turn on the refrig. Usually will not light and fault light comes on. I go ahead and bleed lines through the stove top and light the stove. When that is burning, I turn the refrig back on and it invariably lights every time. Usually just have to bleed the lines to get it to work. Just normal operating procedure with gas appliances when the gas has been turned off.
That's my process exactly. But it still begs the question: Where does the propane go that was left in the line after you turned off the valves last time? It eventually bleeds out somewhere, otherwise there would still be gas in the line from the last time you had the tanks on. Right?

I always just accepted it and made bleeding part of my process, but now my curiosity is piqued!
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Old 09-05-2014, 08:09 PM   #15
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Yea I agree, where does the propane go in a closed system. My old TT never lost any propane in the lines even after long period of being turned off. The fridge would start up on gas every time. My new TT is a Jayco Eagle and if the fridge isn't run on propane often or if the stove isn't lit it will blink because it didn't start on gas. I wonder if the check valve is closing when dormant. Since the fridge uses very little gas maybe it isn't enough to open the valve when trying to light. But it lights right away after lighting a stove burner. humm.
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We are just buying our first TT (2012 Jayco White hawk DSRB), and as such have been reading and learning a lot from this site. So now, as a newbie, I have a question... in the posts above 'shore power' is mentioned. What is that? I'm in Canada...?
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Old 02-27-2015, 05:38 PM   #17
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when you have the trailer plugged in and fridge on auto it always goes to electric mode ... once you unplug the trailer for travel the fridge switches automatically to gas since electricity is no longer present
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We are just buying our first TT (2012 Jayco White hawk DSRB), and as such have been reading and learning a lot from this site. So now, as a newbie, I have a question... in the posts above 'shore power' is mentioned. What is that? I'm in Canada...?
Just a slang slang term for the trailer being plugged into the campground's AC electrical power.

And welcome to the forum and congratulations on your first TT.
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I have a problem in lighting the pilot light for the hot water heater...I never get that going, and end up turning the knob to the normal burn to start the flame. I have to take this TT back to the dealer for warranty, as I have noticed the rubber gas line from the tank has a severe bend in it from the tank to the underside; to me it looks like its restricting the gas flow.
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