KristiLo
We have a 2013 Retro 155 that is new to us - we're about to head out next week on its maiden voyage.  I'm afraid I'm going to blast the forum as we are finding one thing after another that we "newbies" are researching and trying to figure out on our own.  We might resort to paying a dealer or someplace for a tutorial.  Until then, we've had the trailer plugged into our house electric since we hauled it home a few weeks ago.  The refrigerator was working fine.  We played with the thermistor (sp?) and got it to cool to the proper temperature (put a refrig thermo in it) and now all of the sudden it's not working a a balmy warm temperature.

It's a dometic 2-way refrigerator.  I just turned on propane to see if we can get it to switch on using that. 

My questions:  any suggestions to try for easy do it yourselfer troubleshooting?  At what point do we call a RV tech??

Does anyone have any good links to sites with videos related to the retro trailers?  It seems there's so little out there specific to our trailer, other than sales ads.  And a little rant - the manual they provide is ridiculous!  No diagrams or detailed information, and it definitely doesn't pertain to one model, so that's adding to our frustration.  The man we bought it from had suffered a stroke and we didn't get a lot of information from him on how to operate, so we are learning on our own!

Thanks in advance for any information!

Kristi and John
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KristiLo
And...this is resolved too, at least for time being. We think because it wasn't level it might have gone off, but not positive. I turned it on and off and it seems to have fired back up and chill down quickly. We'll see how it goes once we hit the road. we are running off hook-up to house and haven't tried propane yet. 
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Tom
2014 155 here, yours looks like the old drop floor model like mine. Great little campers with a few mods. My fridge does exactly that, and, does not like auto switching from electric to propane. To compensate, we plug in at home and put blue ice blocks in the freezer. Turn off while towing, the blue ice keeps it cold, and restart with elec or propane at the campground. Good luck and have fun! 
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KristiLo

Thanks, Tom!  This site is so great!  It's reassuring to know there have been many in our shoes who don't have a clue when starting out.

We got out lines all sanitized this weekend, figured out the refrigerator issue, the furnace, they grey tank issue, all our hitch stuff, and we're ready to hit the road this weekend for our maiden voyage!  I'm sure we'll learn a lot more over the weekend.  

We had a great guy at Curtis Trailers in Portland remind us that this is about having fun - these trailers will and do have issues, things happen, they get dirty, etc., but enjoy the times together getting out.

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sunvalleyjoe
Happy you guys got things taken care of . I will send the photos for batteries.Guess we are lucky we have no issues with the fridge changing over from gas to electric or visea versa. Remember must be level. GBA!!SVJ
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Kathleen
Talking about the frig.  When I went camping the frig turned on and got cold fairly quick, but I could not find the temperature controls anywhere.  It was my first camping trip in it.  I am assuming it has temp controls.  Am I wrong?
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KristiLo

If it's the same refrigerator as ours, a 2-way Dometic, there's no temperature dial.  You will find a thermistor that you can move up and down on the coil in back that regulates the temperature.  Check out this video or Google it for others:  



We ordered a recommended battery operated fan that circulates the air to keep things from freezing in refrigerator.

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sunvalleyjoe
Sounds like you are getting the hang of Retro ownership. Have fun . We just might get up your way .GBA!!SVJ
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Kathleen
Pretty sure it is the same.  Thank you.
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sunvalleyjoe
they used 2 refri a 1.7 cu gas/eletric and a 2.7 cu gas/ electric. The 2.7 cu has the thermistor 0n left hand side below freezer compartment the 1.7 cu not sure.GBA!!SVJ  
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