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Old 09-09-2010, 10:55 AM   #1
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Question Gen/Fridge/Electrical Question

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Here's another thought--- when you tested your friends genny, did
you simply plug in the trailer?? If you did that, you were possibly
powering your battery charger and maybe your refrigerator and
even possibly your water heater.
Unless you plug the MW directly into the genny you need to
shut off a bunch of stuff in the RV before you decide it can't
handle the MW.
I was wondering the same thing this weekend. I had been running the fridge on "Auto" & occasionally running the gen' (3000W Honda Handi). W/ the fridge on Auto, does it switch over to 110V operation when the gen' is fired up?
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Old 09-09-2010, 11:06 AM   #2
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If the RV is plugged into the genny then the fridge would switch over as soon as it saw 120V. In auto mode it only switches to propane when it detects a loss of 120V power and switches back as soon as it sees AC power return.
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Old 09-09-2010, 01:40 PM   #3
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Like Bama said,, yep.
If it's on automatic it's gonna switch to 120v AC mode as soon
as you fire up the genny.
We leave our fridge on auto UNLESS we're gonna be using the
genny, then I try to remember to switch it to "gas only".

Even though my honda can handle it, I figure it's more efficient
to have a tiny LP flame in the fridge rather than the gasoline
drinking genny running harder than necessary.
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Like Bama said,, yep.

Even though my honda can handle it, I figure it's more efficient
to have a tiny LP flame in the fridge rather than the gasoline
drinking genny running harder than necessary.
It wasn't my intent to run the fridge off the gen'. The next time I'm dry camping, I'll leave the fridge on gas.
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