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Buzzcut1

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only frustrating thing so far is the fridge. Of course I have nothing in it. The ambient daytime temps are going up to 115 so the Norcold N7LX.3 goes up to 60 in the day ( camper windows are open and the AC is off}. The fridge returns to 34F in the morning. I probably can't expect much better from a gas absorption fridge though. I will have it out this weekend and the temps with only be in the mid 80s so I will see haw it does then. The Thermister wires were seriously kinked so it could be an issue. I have a replacement coming. Other than that everything works really well. First project besides loading gear is to fix the known wire issue in the kitchen slide. Unprotected wires running over 2 90 degree wooden edges which can bare the wiring and cause a short. Easy fix.


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only frustrating thing so far is the fridge. Of course I have nothing in it. The ambient daytime temps are going up to 115 so the Norcold N7LX.3 goes up to 60 in the day ( camper windows are open and the AC is off}. The fridge returns to 34F in the morning. I probably can't expect much better from a gas absorption fridge though. I will have it out this weekend and the temps with only be in the mid 80s so I will see haw it does then. The Thermister wires were seriously kinked so it could be an issue. I have a replacement coming. Other than that everything works really well. First project besides loading gear is to fix the known wire issue in the kitchen slide. Unprotected wires running over 2 90 degree wooden edges which can bare the wiring and cause a short. Easy fix.


Is the side with the fridge exposed to the sun? My fridge would heat up when that side was exposed to the sun. Lowering the awning to shade the side helped greatly. When I installed the new cooling g unit, I also installed an inch of RMAX foam board on the exterior wall, inside the fridge compartment. I actually installed the foam board throughout the fridge compartment and it greatly improved cooling g performance.


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the fridge issue was a bad thermister. Holding at 35 with the new one in place. Lost water pressure. Another easy fix. Camper had been sitting for a while and they did not drain the fresh tank, Algae totally pugged the pre water pump strainer. cleaned that out Clorox bombed the water system, multiple times with a bunch of fill, add clorox, drive to shake the water everywhere let sit for a day drain, repeat, then do multiple fills and drain plus flush the hose lines to clear the clorox and gunk out of the system.

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Thanks for posting the solution.


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the fridge issue was a bad thermister. Holding at 35 with the new one in place. Lost water pressure. Another easy fix. Camper had been sitting for a while and they did not drain the fresh tank, Algae totally pugged the pre water pump strainer. cleaned that out Clorox bombed the water system, multiple times with a bunch of fill, add clorox, drive to shake the water everywhere let sit for a day drain, repeat, then do multiple fills and drain plus flush the hose lines to clear the clorox and gunk out of the system.

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Never seen algae in the freshwater system before. I do fill my fresh system with Seattle city water after each trip knowing it might be a while before we head out again. There is zero light getting to the tank and water system. I guess the chlorinated city water stores well and prevents growth

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my understanding is that this camper had been sitting unused in storage since early 2000 and who knows when and where the last water fill came from.

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buzzcut1: Congratulations on the new to you Lance 1062! That unit has an excellent floorplan.


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loading it up for a 5 day trip up to the Mendocino Coast of California, We head out Wednesday morning.

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You may want to flush with hydrogen peroxide. Kills algae spores at a low concentration

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I took the opportunity of getting the new Lance to upgrade my rearview camera system from analog to digital and from 2 cameras to 3, both systems are wireless.
the first 2 cameras stay the same one above the back door of the camper, the second inside the horse trailer to watch the horses as we travel. The new 3rd camera will be on the back of the horse trailer so no blind spots for lane changes and great for backing into tight spots. All cameras have milspec night vision.
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