Selling the Rialta!

The Rialta spent the last 5 months in storage while I was busy visiting Australia, Asia and Europe.  I came back and really didn’t have much interest in doing more trips in her.  I’d like to spend a lot more time out of the country, and I can’t really take the Rialta along with me.

I made the decision to sell before I got back to the states.  I pulled it out of storage the day after I returned, got it smogged the next day, cleaned it up and finally have it listed for sale.  I’m going to be really sad to see it go, however happy knowing that I won’t have to worry about it anymore.

I figure that if I ever want to do another RV trip in the future, I can always buy another RV and do it again.  Modding it out is half the fun!

Here is the official CL ad: http://sfbay.craigslist.org/eby/rvs/2496392261.html

 

Fixed the Rialta Refrigerator DC Mode!

They call it a 3-way fridge because it can cool in 3 modes:

  1. 110v AC: I need to be plugged into shore power, have the generator on or be using an inverter for this mode to work.
  2. 12v DC: Used when driving, but I found that it never worked well…
  3. Propane: Somehow a flame keeps the fridge cool really efficiently??  It works so I won’t ask any questions.

I wondered why running in DC mode didn’t drain the battery or cool the fridge more than a few degrees.  I figured it was just a really weak cooling mode.  Finally I read online that I should check the fuses on the top of the fridge.  I pulled out the kitchen drawer just above the fridge, and of course, the 20 AMP fuse was blown.  Turns out someone stuck a 3 AMP fuse in there!

Osh didn’t have any 20 AMP fuses, so I got a 15 AMP one and stuck it in there.  I switched the DC on and didn’t hear or notice anything.  I came back a few hours later and the fridge was down to 20 degrees!  Success!

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