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Old 12-08-2018, 09:14 PM   #1
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Model: Four Winds 24F
State: Pennsylvania
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Propane Refridge goes out while driving

All, while camping or leaving an RV site the fridge works fine (on Propane), but once we travel on the road and stop, say, at a rest area, the "Check" light is on. I then turn the fridge off and turn back on, the propane fires up as it should. It seems to me that possibly due to the turbulence from highway traveling the propane will not ignite as it should. I do have this on my short punch list and the unit is at the dealer as we speak for this and other items.
Has any one experienced this with their RV?
Thanks in advance for any inputs.

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Old 12-08-2018, 10:12 PM   #2
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We've heard other folks talk about this problem...
Is the little "pivoting door", that allows you to see the pilot light; completely closed?

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Old 12-08-2018, 11:02 PM   #3
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We used to have that problem in our prior Winnebago. It wouldn't stay on in the stop and go traffic on 95. Once we got south far enough and could actually use cruise control, it would run fine. We solved the problem by having an inverter installed and running the fridge from that.
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Old 12-08-2018, 11:36 PM   #4
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Running it off the inverter underway, in IMO a better way to go. If you park for any period of time, you just have to remember to switch it over to propane.
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Old 12-09-2018, 03:11 AM   #5
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You don't say which RV fridge you have but I see Norcold has a recall out in March 2018 for loose propane fittings......check your serial number against their recall if this applies to you.

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