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1 question on refri, 2 questions on lp gas and 1 question on you
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October 13, 2011 - 11:42 am
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Hi all. :baseballhat: :camperkid: O0 :cowboy: :chef:
Here are my question looking for an enter:
1.-Somebody knows if the actual  3 way refrigerator mounted on camper(mine is 2002) has a switch or selct to works on 110 volts and 220 volts? Mine works on 110 volts, LP and 12 v.
2.-Does anybody change the lp gas hose after some years? Any rules about this? The same for the Lp gas regulator.
3.-Does anybody has putting reflectix on windows and under the matress for heating? It really works.
Thanks all.

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October 13, 2011 - 2:29 pm
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1. The standard refrig in an american made popup is 110v and campgrounds are wired to match.  A 220v circuit is just 2 each 110v circuit with a neutral and ground so you might be able to wire a plug to only have one phase connected.

2. I’ve never changed my LP lines unless they were pinched or damaged in some way.  You can test them for leaks by applying soapy water over the fittings.

3. I have made reflectix panels for the windows and under the mattress on each bunk.  It wade a big difference in limiting the drafts during winter camping.  The PopUp Gizmos over the bunkends helps also.

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October 13, 2011 - 3:25 pm
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Thanks Joe.

1.-is not easy as you say. if I plug 220 volts on the 110 volts you know what happen: look for MASCLETA on you tube ;D. I was wondering if there is something like a selector switch. I think I will hev to void the electric cord and just use LP propane.
2.-The lp hoses here are regulated by an expiration date stamped on the hoses. Also we have inspections of LP system by a certified inspector and checked to know everything is ok. A hose with expiration date noyt valid is inmediatly discarged. Altough the quality of the camper hoses I like, I was checking just if there any rules regarding the USA lp hoses.
3.-This is my plan: because I love winter on the forest and camping on winter (and night bowhunting from my treestand during these days) the heat is something I have to consider where sleeping at night. I was thinking in putting the reflectix on windows and under the mattress and High Wind gyzmos. Just checking experiences.

Thanks again

ps: if somebody wants my 110  converter for free, please let me know.

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-I don’t have a fridge so I don’t know about that. 

-As for the propane lines….as far as I know they are the original 19 year old lines in my pup.  They aren’t pinched, damaged, or leaking so I’m still using them.  I did have to change out my regulator due to a leak.  I have heard of dates being stamped in the propane tanks and they have to be tested every so many years.  If I have an old tank I will do a tank exchange instead of refilling it. 

-As for reflectix and foam…. I put reflectix in all of my windows.  It does make a difference.  It blocks the wind and reflectics the sun. It also adds an insulation value to the canvas/plastic windows for when you run your AC or Heat.  In the summer time as soon as I put it in the windows without even having the AC running I feel it working.  I just put foam under my bunkends.  I will let you know how it works this weekend.  Others have said it works great. 

Below is a pic of my foam and a video I did of keeping warm in a popup.
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Keeping warm in a PopUp

Matt O 2006 Skyline Nomad 27' travel trailer.  Previously owned 1986 Coleman Columbia / 1992 Coleman Senecca / 1989 Born Free Class C RV.

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I think Camariebel is reffering to the Rubber Propane Hose that connects the regulator to the copper propane connect as it enters your trailer / and or the Pigtails.

My dealer recommends that the rubber hose be replaced every 4 years. I also know from experience that the pigtails have to be replaced reguarly as they are prone to leakage with the constant on and off of the connection nut.

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thanks all.
My updates:
1.-I am a lucky man: my centurion cs 2000 converter input rated is 110-240 volts…..so I understand that I wont have problems with my 220 volts input. I have been trying to find a manual for this converter but nothing on the net. wfco tell me this is not a product from them.
2.-I have installed reflectix in all my windows and I have plans to make me a high wind gyzmos with this material.
3.-I have added 4 cms of insulation under the matress, glued.
I have disconnected and discarded the 110 volt plug from the refrigerator so lp gas is the only way for me to work.

I am ready for winter.
now, i will check my suburban lp gas heater.
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