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Old 12-30-2011, 07:15 AM   #11
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Hey 4runneradam! I purchased an 88 Jayco Class C, earlier this year.

The set up is pretty similar. Mine is a 26 or 28' (I'll have to look at the title)

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Old 12-30-2011, 10:29 AM   #12
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Just a note on the fridge... we had trouble getting our fridge going on auto, and a wise old Rv'er told us to go to the panel outside of the Rv and "listen"..
if the propane is working and igniting there will be a clicking sound... if there is no automatic click, then it is not switching to auto. This can be a good starting pace.. checking the igniter...

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Old 01-02-2012, 07:20 PM   #13
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Find and fix the leak. From your description, you may have a LOT of work just as it is, and as said by kcconawa, it can only get worse. I don't have a lot of experience in tracking them down so I'll defer to the other experts here or RV.net on that.

As said by others, these fridges don't work like a home unit and are almost silent - actually completely silent when running on electric. Leave it on overnight and see if it gets cold. I believe they run better on propane than electric. Also, if yours can run on DC voltage because it can run down the batteries VERY fast in this mode. My Casita had a DC option which I tested when plugged in but never used. AC when available or propane only for me.

FYI they work by boiling ammonia. If there is any type of ammonia smell you are likely looking at needing a new cooling unit. Contact the manufacturer (either Dometic or Atwood).

Good luck and post your progress/questions!


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