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DaDubs

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Posted: 07/09/12 06:52pm Link  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

We have a brand new Passport Trailer. This will be our 3rd camping trip in it. We are leaving tomorrow morning, so I picked up the trailer from storage today to pack it and get the fridge cold. Turned everything on and went in 4 hours later and the fridge is boiling hot. Looked in the fridge access and it's leaking ammonia.

So the fridge is shot, but we are supposed to be leaving in the morning. What would you guys do to keep things cold for the week before it goes back to the dealer for repair?


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Posted: 07/09/12 06:56pm Link  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

Are you camping with electrical hookups? I'd harass your dealer for a portable electric fridge; if they are no help, buy one at Walmart for $100.

No power, ice chests are your friend.

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Wow, that stinks.
If you have the room buy a small portable to use.
Not really many good alternatives...postpone your trip?

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Yep portable bar type fridge and a ice cooler from China Town (WalMart)

* This post was edited 07/09/12 07:24pm by Dogbone *


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Posted: 07/09/12 07:07pm Link  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

Couple of $2 styrofoam coolers'll do the job.

Happy camping!!! See y'all down the road!!!


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I bought a 4.5 cu ft Black and Decker on sale at Walmart yesterday for $128 and took it to our son & his family that are camping in our TT about an hour from here. Also added a12 v fan to top of refer vent and its now working ok. Plan to keep new B& D as a garage fridge now.

BTW - nice TV. We bought a slightly used 2005 Escalade EXT a few months ago to pull our new TT. 137000 miles and it drives like a dream. 1st Cadillac I've ever owned........won't be the last.

Good luck and have fun!


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If you can go small portable electric unit. If not, get two good ice chests. In the bad ole days when I tent camped a solid block of ice would run 5-7 days depending on the outside temp and how many times the chest was opened.


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Well the good news is that it is probably under warranty. See to that when you get back! Ice chest in the mean time.


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I would just use a cooler and get it fixed after the trip.


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Update:

In the small word we live in, my wife works with the wife of one of the service department guys at our dealership. She sent her a text message (just shooting in the dark) to see if they had any ideas. Long story short, they are going to get our unit into the shop first thing in the morning for a new fridge and we'll be on our way a few hours after.

I have nothing but great things to say about our dealership. Top notch!

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