Originally Posted by noralee
1) the fridge worked fine until a pepsi bottle exploded, and they said it no longer worked since then. any thoughts on what might have happened/how to fix? or should it be replaced? what should be checked?
Welcome from another newbie, Noralee!
We just bought an '88 T-1350 as well - almost a month ago. Only had it out one time, weekend before last. We're still learning about it. It's our first travel trailer. I'm no expert by any means, particularly concerning Sunlines. I have some refrigeration experience.
I have a few questions: Was the camper moving before the Pepsi blew? Was the fridge running? Could/did it get too cold or too hot? Just wondering "how" it blew.
What comes to mind is the Pepsi bouncing around in the fridge and the pressure blowing it. If so, it's nothing to do with the refrigerator. Shake it enough, and it can very well blow up - especially if it got punctured while bouncing around. Stuff can really bounce around back there.
Speaking as if it was a "freon"-refrigerated model... If it froze and blew, it obviously would have gotten too cold. That could just mean it was turned too low, or it's low on refrigerant. I don't know about the gas/electric kind that runs on ammonia. Ammonia systems don't generally get as cold as freon.
Just trying to figure how the Pepsi blew up. It could be a significant clue as to what's wrong. The Pepsi itself could possibly gotten on or in something that caused it to stop working. Something that could be cleaned, maybe? I don't know. I don't know how they are physically put together or what parts are where.
Grasping and trying to think....but maybe I'm on the wrong road.