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Old 05-19-2015, 07:13 PM   #11
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We purchased a Progressive Industries PT30C 30 Amp Portable Electrical Management System. This may be overkill but better safe than sorry. A little pricey but much cheaper than the repairs would be.
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Old 05-19-2015, 07:16 PM   #12
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We purchased a Progressive Industries PT30C 30 Amp Portable Electrical Management System. This may be overkill but better safe than sorry. A little pricey but much cheaper than the repairs would be.
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Old 05-19-2015, 07:19 PM   #13
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We purchased a Progressive Industries PT30C 30 Amp Portable Electrical Management System. This may be overkill but better safe than sorry. A little pricey but much cheaper than the repairs would be.
One of the best investments you'll make!
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Old 05-19-2015, 07:20 PM   #14
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Now get a digital volt ohm meter to keep in the camper "you'll need it"

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Old 05-20-2015, 12:30 PM   #15
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Mystery solved. According the technician at the dealer, the refrigerator in our 3051 draws 20 amps (we have the large 4 door optional refrigerator). The air conditioner draws 16 amps. We are already over 30 amps with just these two units running so adding anything else is also overloading the system. As the temperatures rise, we will have to keep the refrigerator on propane when the air is running (and probably the water heater too).

The humming coming from the refrigerator was related to the electrical problem so running it on propane is the easiest solution. We are going out again this weekend so hopefully more careful attention on our part will solve the problem.
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Mystery solved. According the technician at the dealer, the refrigerator in our 3051 draws 20 amps (we have the large 4 door optional refrigerator). The air conditioner draws 16 amps. We are already over 30 amps with just these two units running so adding anything else is also overloading the system. As the temperatures rise, we will have to keep the refrigerator on propane when the air is running (and probably the water heater too).

The humming coming from the refrigerator was related to the electrical problem so running it on propane is the easiest solution. We are going out again this weekend so hopefully more careful attention on our part will solve the problem.
Is it a residential model?
This one?
http://m.campingworld.com/shopping/i...maker-12/57048


I think he's pulling your chain.
Typical residential fridge draws around 6 amps.

If your fridge is drawing near 20 amps if they even checked then there's something wrong with it

I have a residential style and a rv absorption fridge both in my camper and I can run the both with a/c

You've not solved the power consumption yet sorry.

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Old 05-20-2015, 12:58 PM   #17
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Upon further inspection of your post, you said you can run on propane which leads me to believe it's a absorption fridge which draws a max of 3.6 amps on 110v.
Dealer is CLUELESS!

Here's some useful info: normal appliance amp draws
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Old 05-20-2015, 07:53 PM   #18
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Mystery solved. According the technician at the dealer, the refrigerator in our 3051 draws 20 amps (we have the large 4 door optional refrigerator). The air conditioner draws 16 amps. We are already over 30 amps with just these two units running so adding anything else is also overloading the system. As the temperatures rise, we will have to keep the refrigerator on propane when the air is running (and probably the water heater too).

The humming coming from the refrigerator was related to the electrical problem so running it on propane is the easiest solution. We are going out again this weekend so hopefully more careful attention on our part will solve the problem.
We've got the 4-door opt refer, too; however, we've run a/c, tv, fans with it running on elec and had no problems. There's something definitely wrong.
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Agree, we've ran everything too! Brian, what do your engineers say about this at FR?

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We just bought the 2015 year model 3051s and so far no problems with the Ac but the fridge does hum some. Seems like it just started all of a sudden. We are going out for a week and will see how it acts then. Last trip was just a weekender.
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