I think a lot of us here are aware of the possible deadly consequences of an ammonia leak within your  refrigerator.
Or, maybe not.
Are you aware that many, and possibly your unit, uses ammonia for cooling?
If, especially in a small and enclosed area such as an RV you ever smell ammonia, throw your kids out the door and jump out after them.
This is very serious advice.
Ammonia, as a gas, will KILL YOU AND YOURS VERY QUICKLY!
Do not even consider looking for the source - GET  THE HELL OUT!!!!!!!!!!
 
I am adding a link to a situation at a Hockey Rink - not a 10' X 30' RV, but a

HOCKEY RINK

where 3 people were killed as a result of an ammonia leak.

Please, please, take it to mind.

http://www.cbc.ca/news/canada/british-columbia/ammonia-leak-believe...

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Very good advice,,, You RUN like you never run before but faster,, Amonia Kills quickly.

I originally posted this because I did experience a fridge ammonia leak not too long ago.
Fortunately, I was awake at the time and exited immediately.
I left the door open behind me, opened the exterior fridge vent (dumb idea as I am single and received a snoot full of ammonia).
I then, much I am sure to the consternation of my neighbors, called 911.
ERT set up a series of fans which, given the small amount of ammonia as well as prevailing winds was considered enough of a response.
Fortunately it was.

I am adding this to the original post because it is not only ammonia from your fridge that should be a concern.
You have a propane detector - ensure it is operational. You can and should test it regularly.
You have a smoke detector - same thing.
You have a CO detector - same thing.
This is really no different than checking tire pressure, brake fluid level, etc.
Basic regular safety checks.

Re the original link above - it took 2 1/2 days for ERT to enter the rink and retrieve the bodies.
Area local residents remain under evacuation orders.
 Ammonia.
In your fridge?

Open this:

https://globalnews.ca/news/3814258/shadoe-davis-ammonia-is-a-popula...

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