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Oliver Boondocking Record ?


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As we near the end of our time here at Trujillo Meadows, we think we may have set a couple of records. We will have been boondocking and off of the grid and above ten thousand feet of elevation for one hundred ten consecutive days.

We have learned much during our outing. One example: Even though Our NORCOLD refrigerator works well at lower elevations, it has to be manually lit twice a day at 10 K ! The NORCOLD web site doesn't make any bones about it and seem to wash their hands of the subject, stating on their site that they don't recommend using their refrigerator above five thousand five hundred feet, and offer no help or suggestions.

Now, we realize that is a minor inconvenience, and out of necessity have learned to cope with it. However if someone should forget to manually light their Norcold refrigerator, they could loose the contents of their refrigerator to spoilage.

If someone has suggestions to resolve the "fail to relight in automatic mode" problem, we would be all ears because we will be doing it again next year.

I would rather wake up in the middle of nowhere than in any city on earth 08' Oliver Legacy Elite HULL NUMBER 0003(sold)

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Mountainborn & others,


FYI . . . while Oscar was chasing chipmunks with Dillon, Leo, & Poco at your campsite for ten days, our Dometic purred right on along without a hickup. :)

Pete & "Bosker".    TV -  '18 F150 Super-cab Fx4; RV  - "The Wonder Egg";   '08 Elite, Hull Number 014.


Travel blog of 1st 10 years' wanderings - http://www.peteandthewonderegg.blogspot.com


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We've done quite a bit of boondocking in the past couple of months across the country at higher elevations. Definitely had problems with our Norcold needing resetting at the higher elevations. Just yesterday at a mere 6600 feet we had a 'F' light of doom (quite unusual.. we usually only see it at 10000+).


Haven't found a work around besides paying attention.. and agree, it is quite annoying.


But do love the extra space the Norcold provides over the Dometic.


- Cherie

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