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Old 10-27-2015, 08:24 PM   #21
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For reference I have the DM2652 which is two-way. According to my manual the following models also offer a DC operation mode RM2354, RM2454, RM2554 & DM2663. There may be others as well, this is simply what's stated in my multi-model manual. It also states that the DC capable fridges will operate with as low as 9.6 VDC.
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Old 10-27-2015, 08:31 PM   #22
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duke- that is good info re the 9.6V. Scares me a little because not good to let the batts ever get down that low. I am not sure why mine seems to switch to propane at or around 12.5V. Perhaps on the auto mode it senses if there is charging happening on the system
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Old 10-27-2015, 08:39 PM   #23
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Indeed, you wouldn't want to get your battery that low as it wouldn't likely recover. When I had a folding tent camper I had a Dometic three-way. The propane would easily extinguish while towing so one time I tried running the fridge on 12v while towing to the campsite. It seemed the amp draw on that fridge was greater than what the charge line on the TV provided and I toasted my battery. That was with a Group 24 12v battery. I later upgraded to twin 6v batteries and a 100w PV panel which would have likely handled it fine, but never did try it. I suppose I was too gun shy and didn't want to ruin two really expensive 6v batteries.
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A bike rack is easily added as a slide-in to the hitch receiver, just like on an automobile. However, you may need an adapter sleeve which converts a small bike rack tongue (if it is small) to the larger slot in the receiver hitch. Those are readily available at bike, hardware and RV stores.
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Old 10-28-2015, 10:16 PM   #25
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A bike rack is easily added as a slide-in to the hitch receiver, just like on an automobile. However, you may need an adapter sleeve which converts a small bike rack tongue (if it is small) to the larger slot in the receiver hitch. Those are readily available at bike, hardware and RV stores.
I have a Kuat NV (4 bikes/tray style) on the back of mine and it works great. There are lots of options for hitch receiver mounted bikes racks, just be sure to consider the extension from the vehicle for handlebar clearance and also any clearance issues with storage if the bike racks folds when not in use.
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And if you have a rear slider, like we do, you need a foolproof method to make sure you don't slide out into the bikes. Also not backing them into a wall or tree!
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Old 10-28-2015, 10:52 PM   #27
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8. Is there a bike rack option? My current Columbus 295RL and previous Surveyor Select 264 had fold down bike racks that I could carry my genny's or extra propane on. If not I guess I could find a rack to fit into the receiver hitch
Even though the OP asks about a bike rack, the rest of his question says he wants a rack to carry a genny or extra propane. I think he's looking for a platform rack like this:

24x60 Curt Cargo Carrier for 2" Hitches - Steel - Folding - 500 lbs Curt Hitch Cargo Carrier C18153
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