Saturday, May 27, 2017

Fridge

Day 17

Dometic Burner Flame

7:30am - Do you recall when our Dometic's exterior vent panel was destroyed? I attempted to buy a new panel from Amazon. But UPS lost the package. And since I was leaving on my present trip, I never reordered that panel.

What I did do, was to fabricate a panel cover out of 1/4" plywood.  That wood panel had an access hole designed to be able to restart the burner flame without having to remove the panel.

However, I soon learned that there was not enough air flow thru that little access hole. The Dometic would not cool down. So, I abandoned the wood panel idea.

That left all of Dometic's controls, burner assembly, tubing, etc., exposed. And all of that was kind of ugly. It embarrassed me. So, a couple of days ago I gave the wood panel cover another try. But this time the panel was rotated so that the access hole was in front of the burner [The burner is on the right side].

Yesterday, Scampy was towed many miles with the wood panel in place. And guess what happened?  The burner did NOT go out!

I am sooooo happy about that! 😎

Fabricated wood panel with access hole near burner flame


PS: This Blog post is kinda long-winded! But I was sooooo excited about the burner flame not going out when Scampy traveled, that I wanted you to know about that!


Last nite's supper
I got an invitation to supper last nite. There are two nearby RVs in the park occupied by two married couples who are long-time friends with each other.

On the menu, pork burgers. Very good burgers too!

Very nice people. I enjoyed talking with them. Earlier in the day, we had a really interesting discussion about historical events. From the time of Moses all the way to the American Civil War!

L-R Lisa & Jim, Kim & Todd
Darby the happy dog!



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8 comments:

  1. George, you have fixed the burner blowing out but now there is no venting to allow for convection. The RV fridge depends on being able to pull ambient air in through the bottom and up through the coils and out the top vent. You need to get your hands on a new vent or maybe look for one at a RV junk yard.

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    1. Hi Matt,

      Do you believe that this setup will not cool down the Dometic fridge properly?

      George

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  2. Nice temporary fix , hope you get the proper one soon though.

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    1. Hi OAT,

      So far.....so good! 😎

      George

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  3. The fridge should always be in the off position while traveling. In some States it is illegal to run it while traveling.

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    1. Hi Miss D,

      Thank you sooooo much for commenting on how you feel about this subject!! 😀

      George

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  4. I am enjoying your trip so much! We used to camp along the Avenue of the Giants every year when our kids were growing up. We started biking the Avenue when our 2 boys were toddlers and rode in seats on the back of our bikes and then our 2 girls until they were all riding their bikes on the Avenue! Great memories! Thank you for bringing them all back!

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    1. Hi Mary Kay,

      It is sooooo wonderful for me to read, "I am enjoying your trip so much!" 😎

      Wow! The times you shared with your children are such a good thing! You all are so lucky to have had those times to remember!

      George

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