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    • Our propane operated frig has always worked fine until recently. On our recent short trip the flame would ignite but only operates for a few minutes and then goes out. Just wondering what could be causing this. Any suggestions?

    • With all the things that you have done and it still  running hot on the highway is baffling. Back in my dirt track racing days I ran the mini stock class these where 4 cylinders . ( pintos.,mustangs, vw rabbit  ect) My engine had some mods done but nothing big anyway it was a fresh motor.  The track was a 1/4 oval . Most of the cars where 4 speed manual  transmission and we used 1st and 2nd gear at 7,000 rpm probably doing 50 to 60 mph . The engine was running a little warmer than it should like 220 to 240 degrees.  I had a regular thermostat in and I took it out ,still running the same temp . Bought a bigger radiator ,still running  the same temp . Put the thermostat back in still running the same temp.  At this point I didn't know anything else to do but if I keep running at this temp I was sure to damage  my motor . Got to talking to some other racers and they said that your coolant is not staying in your radiator long enough to disapate the heat from the coolant  in other words your coolant is circulating to fast need to slow it down . Went to the hardware store and got some washers that would fit in my thermostat housing with different sized holes For The Coolant to flow through . After changing some out I found the right one. My engine ran at 190 degrees . I know your rpm isn't 7,000 at 60 mph but it sounds like a circulation issue coolant flowing to fast or to slow .  Hope you get I figured out soon 

    • I just did a 3000 mile trip from California to Utah and back. I tracked mileage throughout and am pretty consistent at 12.5MPG. I run tires at 50psi and generally 55 to 60MPH.

      Note that I run pretty heavy (full water tank, partially full waste tanks, two adults, kid and dog + lots of cargo). Also lots of mountains on this trip (constantly going up and down).

      Edited by Mark Krueger

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