That sounds like a failed cooling coil that leaked all the gas out. Do not run it in that condition as it can overheat and create a fire hazard
If you take the vent cover off outside for the fridge, look for yellow residue by the gas burner. That is a sign the coolent leaked out.
A new cooling unit can run around $800. A reconditioned one about half the cost. Plus the labor to install if you hire out the install. Several members have changed themselves.
We camp off grid and need the gas fridge. To us that is important and we would fix it or replace with a new gas fridge. Other club members have replaced their fridge with a dorm 120 bolt AC fridge as they always camp with power and do not want to spend the amount of money to repair the gas fridge.
The choice comes down to your preference and the way you camp.
Hope this helps
Current Sunlines: 2004 T310SR, 2004 T1950, 2004 T2475, 2007 T2499, 2004 T317SR
Prior Sunlines: 2004 T2499 - Fern Blue
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