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Old 09-09-2016, 10:13 AM   #1
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No power in camper

We were about to leave our campsite when you found a flat tire. We called AAA and were waiting we not discover the refrigerator has no power. AC has been removed the camper. We are connected to the truck and the truck is running. Propane is off. But I did expect the truck power to accommodate the refrigerator. Their fridge raider is on auto. Any advice? Help? Still waiting for AAA.

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Old 09-09-2016, 10:20 AM   #2
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Most RV refers run on 120v AC or propane gas. They will also need 12v DC to run the control board logic when on gas.

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Old 09-09-2016, 10:23 AM   #3
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Your post makes little sense. Camper refrigerators that are not on AC power..... Need both DC and propane to cool. Power from the truck will not cool the frig on its own , unless you have an inverter.
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Old 09-09-2016, 10:28 AM   #4
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There are a few RV refrigerators that run off 12v.
They have a 12v heating element.

To the OP... do you know for sure if yours is a three way model? (12v-110v-propane)

Also, if you do not have a three way and you have your refrigerator on 'auto', the propane has to be turned on for it to light/run once the shore power is removed and the auto select has happened. As mentioned it also has to have 12v for the control circuits to work. (battery disconnect has to be 'on' if equipped)
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Old 09-09-2016, 10:42 AM   #5
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We do have an inverter in the camper. The exterior lights to the camper came on how long with the trucks. Nothing else had power in the camper. Then I found the key to the battery on off switch had been removed. That seemed to B what was needed.
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