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Old 04-21-2014, 10:15 PM   #11
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So, is it a popup?

If so, is 12 volt power getting from the truck to the camper?

Check the reset-able current limiter near the metal pancake box that the tow cord goes into. press the little button on the side to make sure it is in.
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Old 04-21-2014, 10:17 PM   #12
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Can you answer the question as to what type of camper you have? That could quickly resolve whether it is a 2-way or 3-way fridge. My pop up had the 3-way. I opted to remove the 12v wiring because it is no good to run the fridge. I preferred using propane. The 3-way fridges use very little propane. We camped without shore power for a week & did all of our cooking & ran the fridge off of the propane tank. Came home with more than half a tank left over. I used the 12v wiring to run a water pump to the sink rather tan hand pumping.

If you have a regular TT you should only have a 2-way fridge.
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Old 04-22-2014, 12:45 PM   #13
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Can you answer the question as to what type of camper you have? That could quickly resolve whether it is a 2-way or 3-way fridge.
His previous posts from last year said it was a Flagstaff 206ltd popup.
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Old 04-22-2014, 12:52 PM   #14
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Silly question, but did they show you the 12V switch? From what I've seen they don't automatically swap out from 120 to 12 to LPG, you have to set the mode.
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Silly question, but did they show you the 12V switch? From what I've seen they don't automatically swap out from 120 to 12 to LPG, you have to set the mode.

..... Silly question...no.

there is no such thing, when there is an unknown.
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Old 04-22-2014, 09:19 PM   #16
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A Dometic frig on 12VDC for more than a very short period of time will drain the battery. It does take about 1.2 amps to power the circuit board but a huge amount of power to the ammonia heater - you are looking at at least 15/18 amps VDC. This continuous draw will deplete an automotive battery very quickly if it is in good shape to start with.

This feature is meant to be used only when the vehicle motor is running - Below is the statement from Dometic - I would guess that you need at least 8 gauge wire from the vehicle battery to the trailer and then hope the vehicle alternator will keep up.


IMPORTANT:
To prevent the refrigerator from being left on and
draining the battery when the vehicle’s engine is not
running and charging the battery.
It is recommended that an automatic cut-out relay
be installed between the battery and the refrigerator
toggle switch so that the refrigerator will not draw
current when the ignition of the vehicle is switched
off.
Alternatively, a suitable plug and receptacle should
be installed in the 12 Volt supply line, so that the
refrigerator can be disconnected from the supply,
as necessary.
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