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Old 07-22-2016, 01:11 PM   #71
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It was the first parts list I found. They are all the same.

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Except Dometic NA denied any knowledge about it when I tried to buy one.

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Old 07-22-2016, 01:30 PM   #72
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Except Dometic NA denied any knowledge about it when I tried to buy one.

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Hi Ron , I also tried to buy those parts especially the extension pipe Didn't know what I was talking about even though it was right there for my refrigerator on my accessory page with a price . Easier to just dump all their mistakes on us . They even today are selling the same 6.7 series 8 at our camping world and saw recently in a new exspensive , sorry Brian , what we call them here new class B Van . Pat
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Old 07-22-2016, 02:03 PM   #73
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Except Dometic NA denied any knowledge about it when I tried to buy one.

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That's because Dometic no longer has knowledge of anything!
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Old 07-22-2016, 02:39 PM   #74
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I had read a while back that they were getting rid of overhead when times got bad for them, which meant cutting engineers. From what we've all been running into, I believe it.
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Old 07-22-2016, 02:53 PM   #75
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I think a big part of it is that Dometic just has too much of a product lineup. Rather that specializing in just a few areas, they seem to have their fingers in most aspects of outfitting an RV.
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Old 07-26-2016, 05:57 PM   #76
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Trailer back from the RV tech... Success!

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Fred, I await your findings with the greatest interest.

Meanwhile to those with suggestions thanks a lot, but trailer is level, I said blue Piezo flame is constant, and I sure don't want to be driving using the battery to cool the fridge, be restricted to campsites with shore power hookups, paying primo for something I shouldn't need, plus (Ohmygod) taking away a spot from one of them more needy super busses.
Brought the trailer home from the RV service shop. Owner told me that the burner was dirty and rusty. There was flame, but about 25% of what it should be. The tech cleaned the system thoroughly then did a LP pressure test and a leak test. All good. Tested the fridge and it was cooling. Now I am doing my own test and in abut 2 hours the thermometer has dropped from 80F to 60F inside the fridge. I will leave it on and see how quickly it gets down below 40F. Looks like LP system should be inspected at least once a year. This is a quote from the "manual":

"It is recommended that the gas burner be
inspected and cleaned as necessary at
least once a year. When using liquefied
petroleum gas (tank or refill cylinders) the
maintenance interval is reduced. Keep the
evidence of maintenance work carried out on
your refrigerator."

At the same time I had them repack the bearings and check and clean the brakes. They found one bearing had some score marks and so replaced it. As I am the second owner thought it would be a good idea to have this done to establish a "base line". In other words knowing all was good. We head to Calgary on Monday to do some camping with the grandchildren.

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Old 07-26-2016, 06:28 PM   #77
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Old 07-26-2016, 06:52 PM   #78
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Sounds like you did a great tuneup on your trailer, Fred.
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Excellent Fred! Head out with confidence and enjoy those grandkids!

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