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Old 05-17-2022, 04:43 PM   #1
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Culmination of a bad month!

Today marks the end of a bad month, and the start of our temporary life without an RV.

It all started on April 18th when about 45 minutes before we were to leave on a 3 1/5 week trip to Austin, TX and then Michigan that the absorption refrigerator in our 2017 Winnebago View (24G Profile) went up in flames. Today the unit was finally removed from my driveway, and I signed over the title to the insurance company for a settlement check.

The planned trip was a long time coming due to other family health issues and my wife's loss of her mother. Needless to say we never got out of the driveway.

The unit had its annual warranty inspection done a month earlier and it would appear that someone failed to properly perform the requisite "check propane lines for leaks" entry on the inspection list. I am not here to badmouth anyone, but when I brought the unit home from the dealer after the inspection the propane was turned off so I question the validity of the inspection. I turned the propane on to keep the fridge running shortly before it went up in flames. The fire marshal found the propane line coupling to be finger loose after the fire was extinguished. I caution anyone and everyone to be extra vigilant if you have a three-way absorption fridge to make sure all propane lines are properly connected before turning on the fuel.

So now we start planning on what we want next and when we will be able to justify the cost. Thinking maybe a light(ish) trailer that I can tow behind my 2021 Honda Ridgeline.
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Old 05-17-2022, 05:09 PM   #2
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Sorry you had to go through this. Good tips for us all.

May be a good time to re-evaluate what your wants vs. your needs are. I am sure you will find what is right for you at this time.

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Old 05-17-2022, 05:37 PM   #3
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Well that sucks. Hopefully you will be able tor replace it and head out later this year.
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The Snoozy has no propane, if that's what you're looking for. Light weight, too. Sold factory direct.
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Old 05-18-2022, 01:19 PM   #5
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The Snoozy has no propane, if that's what you're looking for. Light weight, too. Sold factory direct.
Thanks but seems that one would be a bit small for the Mrs and I (6' and 6'4" respectively)
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