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Old 12-13-2010, 10:01 PM   #11
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Thanks guys, and no Robert, my fridge has three settings, auto, gas and off. I switched it to gas. The only thing that makes me think its the battery is that when we are done camping and i unhook the power, i leave the gas on (for the refrigerator) and it works fine on the way back...it's weird, maybe the stove trick ,leaving it on for 5 min to clear the gas lines will work.

Thank you so much again everyone! I feel much better knowing there is help in this forum. I could take it to my dealer but he is around 40 miles away, its not like taking a car there if you catch my drift...
If the frig is working on gas all the way home then the lines do not need clearing. It is lit. If a fully charged battery dies in one night with just the frig running to the point it will no longer run the frig on gas then either you have a bad battery or a short somewhere. The frig does not take much juice to run on gas,it does take some, but the gas does the work of cooling the unit not the battery. I suppose having the battery tested would eliminate one possibility. You do not have to haul it to the dealer for that, most auto parts stores will test a battery. I`m still thinking you have an issue with the gas portion of your frig, but not an expert by any means. These are only suggestions... Probably something minor. Good luck
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Old 12-16-2010, 09:10 AM   #12
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It actually sounds as if using it while camping purges the lines and allows it work. The battery is no longer effective after 10.2 volts. It is possible it's the battery and the converter is charging it enough to operate on the way home. You might try cleaning the burner tube as well. Spider webs and such can make things go haywire too.
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Old 12-18-2010, 01:48 AM   #13
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I leave my refrigerator on AUTO.
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Old 12-19-2010, 07:59 PM   #14
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Hi everyone,

Thanks to your advise, i got my refrigerator running again.
Luckily, it was a simple task of clearing the gas lines...
I was really worried it was something serious.

I took my family in our TT and had a great weekend at Pedernales Falls State Park in TX.

Thanks again for all your help, I'd be at the dealer right now if it werent for you all.

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I did have a little mishap, one of my black knobs that tightens our awning got stuck in the wrong thread...it just wont move.
Am i out of luck, is there anything i can do to fix it? i couldnt tell of an easy way of taking it out, rather than forcing it (which i am afraid will case the knob to break), this was our only downer (user error), all else works like its supposed to.
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Relief! Glad to hear things are up and running again. Although I'm a little jealous right now.... we won't be camping anytime soon. Nice to hear you had a fun camping trip
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Old 12-20-2010, 10:39 AM   #16
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Hi everyone,

Thanks to your advice, i got my refrigerator running again.
Luckily, it was a simple task of clearing the gas lines...
I was really worried it was something serious.

I took my family in our TT and had a great weekend at Pedernales Falls State Park in TX.

Thanks again for all your help, I'd be at the dealer right now if it werent for you all.

P.S.

I did have a little mishap, one of my black knobs that tightens our awning got stuck in the wrong thread...it just wont move.
Am i out of luck, is there anything i can do to fix it? i couldnt tell of an easy way of taking it out, rather than forcing it (which i am afraid will cause the knob to break), this was our only downer (user error), all else works like its supposed to.
Can the awning stay secure (in closed position) with only one knob working?
I took a chance driving like that, but had no choice...anyone able to give any advise on how to fix the broken knob, id appreciate it.
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You may to purchase replacement knobs. The knobs and nuts (it's a kit) usually don't run more than $15.00. Your local dealer should have them. The CareFree Part Number is: 901022.
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Old 12-20-2010, 03:40 PM   #18
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You may to purchase replacement knobs. The knobs and nuts (it's a kit) usually don't run more than $15.00. Your local dealer should have them. The CareFree Part Number is: 901022.
Thanks CCiparts, my main concern is installing them...i dont see how i'd be able to do this, maybe it is more common sense once i have it taken apart.
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Only once have I had a fridge problem with a blinking light. My situation was we returned from a 5 day camping trip and left our fridge on when we parked it in our driveway. We were leaving in 2 days to go out camping again. Well the TT was not level and the next day we noticed the blinking light and the freezer defrosting. Once we arrived at our site and leveled the TT the fridge started working properly.

What I have learned, the fridge works on ac or gas. Either way the TT needs to be level. When using on gas or electric I leave mine set on auto ( once electric is removed it will automaticlly switch to gas as long as there is gas available). Never will the fridge run only on the battery while in electric mode.
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Only once have I had a fridge problem with a blinking light. My situation was we returned from a 5 day camping trip and left our fridge on when we parked it in our driveway. We were leaving in 2 days to go out camping again. Well the TT was not level and the next day we noticed the blinking light and the freezer defrosting. Once we arrived at our site and leveled the TT the fridge started working properly.

What I have learned, the fridge works on ac or gas. Either way the TT needs to be level. When using on gas or electric I leave mine set on auto ( once electric is removed it will automaticlly switch to gas as long as there is gas available). Never will the fridge run only on the battery while in electric mode.
Here is a good article about what you done...

http://www.gasrefrigeration.net/Why%20they%20fail.htm
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