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Old 08-06-2013, 05:49 PM   #41
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Called Forest River and was told that they install two series 27 Exide Batteries that should last 4 to 6 hours with the refrigerator running. The FR rep said she had received a lot of calls about this issue but they didn't plan on making any changes. I think this is terrible.
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Old 08-06-2013, 07:13 PM   #42
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Talked to a Georgetown factory rep. at the Frog Rally today. He told me four batteries were a factory option on the Georgetown.
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Old 08-06-2013, 08:29 PM   #43
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I'd love to get that reps name so when I go back to the dealer I can tell them they need to put in 4 series 27's. not sure how the would do it without adding a battery tray of some kind.
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I'd love to get that reps name so when I go back to the dealer I can tell them they need to put in 4 series 27's. not sure how the would do it without adding a battery tray of some kind.
He told me it was a factory option so they must add them at the factory. I'M sure that you would have to order it that way. Some dealers may start to order them that way for stock. Not everyone will want the extra batteries if they always go to places with full hookups.
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Old 08-06-2013, 09:23 PM   #45
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He told me it was a factory option so they must add them at the factory. I'M sure that you would have to order it that way. Some dealers may start to order them that way for stock. Not everyone will want the extra batteries if they always go to places with full hookups.
Something tells me I should be very happy with my propane fridge. It will run over a week without plugging in. When I pick up the RV the day before a trip I turn it on, pull the RV to the house, and when I get up the next morning it is ready for food.
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I'd love to get that reps name so when I go back to the dealer I can tell them they need to put in 4 series 27's. not sure how the would do it without adding a battery tray of some kind.
He told me it was a factory option so they must add them at the factory. I'M sure that you would have to order it that way. Some dealers may start to order them that way for stock. Not everyone will want the extra batteries if they always go to places with full hookups.
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Old 08-23-2013, 07:32 PM   #47
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fridge inverter fixed

Well I picked up the MH from the dealer today and found out why the inverter for the domestic fridge was not working. Seems that on the back of the remote switch ( by the entry door ) there is an ignition lockout switch. They flipped the lockout switch, and BINGO it works! The main TV cable had to be replaced as a screw was driven thru it somewhere. ( we were getting fuzzy pictures ).

All is well.
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Old 03-03-2014, 02:31 PM   #48
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So the whole residential fridge option really got me thinking that for my weekend warrior use, its not really the best option. Two weeks ago I ordered a 2014 35QBA (close between the 35QBA and the 352QS) which has a propane/electric fridge. That should work fine but those residential fridges look great. It seems that no gasser mh right now has the amount of batteries everyone wants... Even my Tiffin only has two under the step...
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I don't know a lot about the many types of class A's out there, but it seems to me the whole residential fridge thing started out with higher end DP's that have at least 4 six volts and an auto switch that'll start the genny's if the battery bank is about to run dead. To put them in less expensive gas rigs with 2 12 volt and no transfer doesn't seem right. I can see that they could offered as an option for those that understand their needs. However, an option that will cost the mfg. a lot less money to install vs. the old stand by propane/gas combo? So is this a question of cheapening the rigs and telling the consumer it's better, or, a safety issue because of propane fridge fires, or somewhere in between?
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I don't know a lot about the many types of class A's out there, but it seems to me the whole residential fridge thing started out with higher end DP's that have at least 4 six volts and an auto switch that'll start the genny's if the battery bank is about to run dead. To put them in less expensive gas rigs with 2 12 volt and no transfer doesn't seem right. I can see that they could offered as an option for those that understand their needs. However, an option that will cost the mfg. a lot less money to install vs. the old stand by propane/gas combo? So is this a question of cheapening the rigs and telling the consumer it's better, or, a safety issue because of propane fridge fires, or somewhere in between?
Our Georgetown with the residential fridge has an auto transfer switch, and I'm guessing that all class A's w/ a residential fridge do as well. I'm not sure that installing a residential fridge is "cheapening" the unit. The cost of a 22 cf residential unit is surely more than a traditional gas absorption unit. Also, FWIW, our until will run approx. 24 hours on fully charged batteries before they need a charge.
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