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Old 10-13-2014, 09:44 AM   #1
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Exclamation ARP may have saved my fridge

Yesterday we arrived at a campground perched on the side of a mountain in North Carolina. Even the parking lot by the office was at a considerable slant, maybe 8%, and we neglected to turn off the fridge when we went into the office to register. My bad! Sure enough, we were far enough off-level for the fridge boiler to overheat. Fortunately, we have an ARP module installed and it was monitoring the fridge boiler temperature. It shut down the burner and waited for it to cool. After we got set up on our site we could see the display on the ARP counting down the waiting period and after 10 minutes or so it automatically restarted the fridge and all was well. Not sure what might have happened without it, but we are quite glad that we had it in place.

I'm usually pretty cautious about the fridge and leveling, but we got distracted by the sheer beauty of the campground location and neglected it this time. Can happen to anybody, I guess.

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Old 10-13-2014, 09:54 AM   #2
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Thanks for the link to ARPrv. Interesting website and has given me something else to worry about. :-)
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Thanks Gary! I gotta get mine installed. It doesn't do much good on the "to do" shelf in my shop!
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Old 10-15-2014, 02:39 PM   #4
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Interesting website and has given me something else to worry about. :-)
Ain't it the truth! Seems like every time I learn something new, it's one more thing to worry about. I think an ARP is like a TPMS, though. It actually eliminates one source of ongoing concern. Even if it was something you didn't know you should have been concerned about.
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I have not seen my ARP go into countdown. Does it have constant numbers instead of the blinking light?
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I previously considered buying one, but after reading the license agreement that the purchaser must agree to and sign as such, I decided not to buy one. Agreeing to that means if the product does not perform as advertised you have no recourse, as you have already agreed to totally indemnify ARP LLC.
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I'm in NC. What campground if I may ask. Always collecting info. Was it worth it?
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There is a campground in Boerne, Tx, with that grade. I would have had to chock my wheels- on the old coach I had. Glad you had a shut down on your refer
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I have not seen my ARP go into countdown. Does it have constant numbers instead of the blinking light?
After a shutdown the normal blinker on the left goes off and the display shows the remaining minutes in the cool down period, e.g. it blinks "5" for 60 seconds, then "4" for 60 seconds, and so on. When it reaches "0" it rechecks the temp and either re-starts or continues to wait if still too hot.

After the restart, the usual blinker on the left comes back on plus there is another blinking dot on the right side of the display to let you know that a shutdown and restart has recently occurred. I think that blinker remains for an hour or two (I've forgotten, but it's in the current ARP manual). If you got your ARP sometime back, go to the website and download the current manuals - they have been improved.
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I'm in NC. What campground if I may ask. Always collecting info. Was it worth it?
Mama Gertie's Hideaway in Swannanoa. We loved it and have booked two months there next summer. Whether it is right for your camping style, I cannot say.
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Thanks Gary. I'll give it a look.
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I just installed an ARP in my coach because we were going out for an extended trip and upon firing up the fridge, the recall box was flashing and the fridge was dead.
After a little diagnosis, I determined that the recall thermocouple was open causing a shut down. Not having time to wait for Norcold to send a replacement, I decided to install the ARP.
This thing works flawlessly and is actually safer than the recall box. I'll go ahead and have that fixed when I return home at the end of this month, but will rely more on the ARP.
The ARP also has an alarm wire that will alert you when it shuts off the fridge. I had a beeper that I took out of my old Essex keypad that I hooked up to the ARP. Now if the ARP shuts things down, I'll hear an alarm.
For those that are curious about this unit, the more research you do on it, the more apparent it will become to you of its value . Definitely worth the small expense for the peace of mind it affords.
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After a shutdown the normal blinker on the left goes off and the display shows the remaining minutes in the cool down period, e.g. it blinks "5" for 60 seconds, then "4" for 60 seconds, and so on. When it reaches "0" it rechecks the temp and either re-starts or continues to wait if still too hot.

After the restart, the usual blinker on the left comes back on plus there is another blinking dot on the right side of the display to let you know that a shutdown and restart has recently occurred. I think that blinker remains for an hour or two (I've forgotten, but it's in the current ARP manual). If you got your ARP sometime back, go to the website and download the current manuals - they have been improved.
Thanks. Mine was purchased in April when new cooling unit was installed. I believe it is newer version.
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Sounds like you were at the Great Outdoors RV Resort in Franklin North Carolina.
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