Post by airflyte1959 on Aug 31, 2012 12:38:29 GMT -5
Does anyone have a copy of the operating maunal for a Krefft Fridge? I haven't yet checked my VIN # to see what year my Shasta Deluxe is but i know it came witih a Krefft fridge. I've secured one but haven't gotten it yet. I want to see if i can find a manual so i'm getting out in front of this now. Thanks
Post by '59PinkDeluxe on Jan 28, 2013 10:56:07 GMT -5
Hi and welcome. I have a 19 foot (tongue to bumper) 1959 Deluxe with the same fridge. Unfortunately, I'm missing many of the "electrical" parts to make it operate on the 110 system. On and off results for propane operation. Not sure it's going to be viable in the long run which is disappointing but haven't given up yet!
Do you have any additional pictures of your Deluxe. I'll post a photo of mine here so you can see if it's similar to yours. This photo is street side so you can see the position of the small bathroom and bunk windows as well as the baggage and water heater access panels (no heater in mine though... missing). Had to relocate it anyway as the new instant on hot water heaters don't fit there. I now use that access space for my dump hoses.
If your refrigerator is in and out, it's possible the cooling unit is failing. It would be very difficult to find a company to rebuild the cooling unit... maybe impossible. My Krefft had the electric element added, along with a more modern t'stat. It's do-able, but I would be sure your fridge is working well before spending any money on it.
'59pink, make sure your fridge is level when you run it, being more than a couple of degrees off level side-to-side for any length of time will damage it, and could be why it's "off and on". It needs to be level for the gravity-fed absorption cooling unit to function. Typically when they fail, it's because of rust, which usually results in the smell of ammonia leaks, either inside or outside. Dunno 'bout Kreffts specifically, but there are rebuilders of cooling units out there. I see cooling units for sale on Ebay too.