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Old 12-13-2010, 03:43 PM   #1
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Refrigerator

Hello Everyone,

I am new at camping and at this forum.
I have just recently bought a 2005 Jay Flight 27BH and love it.
Got a good deal on it and it is a lot of fun. We have taken it out camping about 4-5 times now. We keep it in an RV storage.

The day before I go camping, i go to the storage place and hook up the battery (put a new battery and always unhook it when not in use). I also turn on the refrigerator. The solid light indicates it is working properly. I wait around 30 min before i leave.
However, the next morning, the refrigerator is not cool and the light is blinking. It works fine when i go to a campsite and hook it up to an outlet. The only thing i can think of is the battery, it is probably not lasting all night long to power the refrigerator.
I just bought a $25 battery maintainer/charger and will see if that makes a difference.

Anyone has any ideas?

I am sorry if this sounds a bit off or redundant... i would appreciate any input.
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Old 12-13-2010, 04:00 PM   #2
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First off, did you purchase a deep cycle RV/Marine battery? Secondly, did you turn the propane bottles on? Is the unit sitting somewhat level in storage?

I know these sound like silly questions but they are a good starting point.
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Old 12-13-2010, 04:25 PM   #3
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First off, did you purchase a deep cycle RV/Marine battery? Secondly, did you turn the propane bottles on? Is the unit sitting somewhat level in storage?

I know these sound like silly questions but they are a good starting point.
Hi Cciparts and thanks for your reply.

Trust me, i am open to any suggestions but i have done all of the above. I turn the propane bottles on and I even made sure they were both full and releasing gas. The unit is also sitting level in storage.

Regarding the battery, bought it from the RV dealer and it is a dep cycle one.
The maintainer is the one in the following link and i have it set on 2amp to give it a slow and full charge for a couple of days.

http://www.sears.com/shc/s/p_10153_1...9&blockType=L9

I havent tried it after using the maintainer, trying it this Thursday...
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It sounds like to me your frig is working on electric but not on gas since it works when plugged in but not on the battery. The battery will only run the frig on gas. When plugged in to shore power it will switch to electric in the auto mode.
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It sounds like to me your frig is working on electric but not on gas since it works when plugged in but not on the battery. The battery will only run the frig on gas. When plugged in to shore power it will switch to electric in the auto mode.
I agree you have a propane problem. Does the stove work?
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Old 12-13-2010, 05:17 PM   #6
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If your trying to run it on gas , you have to bleed the air out of the line , it may take a few times . I light my cook top on my stove before I light the pilot in the fridge , and it still takes a few tries. You ' ll hear it when it lights . Hope this helps .
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Old 12-13-2010, 05:46 PM   #7
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I have to run my stove top burners for about 5 mins. to clear the gas lines. Then I try the fridge on gas and make sure I get a solid light for awhile. Got this tip from a fellow Jayco owner. Supposedly I should not have to do this w/ my stove so my service guy says so I took it in to get it looked at and will try it over New Years when we go camping again.

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Old 12-13-2010, 07:06 PM   #8
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what they said and
stupid thought but
did you switch to auto on the fridge?
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Old 12-13-2010, 08:43 PM   #9
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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...
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Good luck.....i hope you figure it out.Let us know.
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