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    Yepper...gotta go where the job is! I certainly wouldn't have picked Wyoming last winter and northeast Nebraska this year. Duty calls!
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    Quote Originally Posted by jmgratz View Post
    I think you got it wrong...they are not camping ...they are living in their RV, A big difference when your RV is your home. Camping is using your RV occasionally. If you are full-timing or any-timing then you RV may be your home.
    Yes you got that right Jim - it's not camping, it's living!! Selling the house, planning on doing some travelling. Next year it will be Arizona. It's just not going to work out for now.

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    Quote Originally Posted by 2010augusta View Post
    The Fridges require heat to work and if it is too cold or too hot outside the unit will stop cooling. A 100 watt light is enough to keep it going most of the time. and crank the temp to max so it will cool more and creat more heat on the back side.
    Thanks Alan - I put some heat on the coils over the weekend and now have the lightbulb in the compartment. And the freezer is working again! Now I can move my food from the "outside" freezer to the inside freezer

    BTW we were a balmy -26 last night. Looking forward to the end of the week when it's supposed to get over 40 degrees. Love the chinooks!!

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    John, Thanks go to my neighbor here at the campground. He wintered in Kalispell MT last year and passed that trick on to me. Glad it is working for you. It is just strange to think that you have to heat the fridge to make it cool, but have to have somewhere to reject the heat to.
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    Quote Originally Posted by htneighbors View Post
    Yepper...gotta go where the job is! I certainly wouldn't have picked Wyoming last winter and northeast Nebraska this year. Duty calls!
    Isn't that the truth! Work is overated I find though.

    HT. I've read some of your other posts regarding your skirting. You're a familiar site to cold weather. I'll post some pics of my skirting when I get a chance to take a picture of it. I completed it just recently before all the cold weather hit. It sure makes a difference - the furnace runs half as much now!

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    One final note on this issue. I appears that once the temperature gets down to about -15 F the fridge is suspectible to the process 'freezing' up. The last cold snap we had the same thing happen because I didn't get my light bulb on soon enough. I put a heater on the compartment for a few hours without any luck until my wife shut off the power and back on. After that the fridge works like a charm. See I needed my wife for the last part because I'm too smart to think of that!

    My theory on this whole matter is that an absorption refrigerator uses heat to boil water and a mixture of weak ammonia. I believe that with frigid temperatures the water condenses too soon and freezes creating a blockage in the system. Very ironic that cold temperatures could stop a fridge from working. This whole experience is teaching me a valuable lesson - Get out of Dodge and down to Arizona buddy!!!

    John and Ellyisha VanderWiel
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