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Old 08-29-2016, 01:46 PM   #11
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Originally Posted by brmahoney View Post
I have a 2017 Forest River Sunseeker 2500TS - If I don't have access to electric Hookup and I want to start cooling my refrig. (takes 24 hrs to cool prior to loading food & leaving I am told) before I leave for a trip, can I use my propane to do it?
Yes, you can.
Must I leave the Master Battery Switch on then turn on propane tank?
Yes, that is what you do. Then turn on the fridge to "Auto."
Will that in any way run down the battery if I leave both on for 24 hrs?
Yes, it will, but not by much in 24 hrs. The biggest draw on the fridge is the defrost strip between the doors. They used to have a switch to control it, but nowadays the strip is automatically on when the fridge is on. Your propane detector is on also.

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Old 08-29-2016, 01:55 PM   #12
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You have to be aware of your battery level before you turn it on. In my Wildcat, I need the disconnect switch ON for it to work. If your units been sitting for weeks or months (even with disconnect on) the battery level may be low before you even start. If you can use a battery tender (small solar perhaps) then you might be ok to start.

Don't forget to make sure you have good propane flow. With my tanks turned off in storage when I'm ready to hit the road, I usually turn the tanks on and then go in the trailer and try and light the stove burners. You only need to see that the flame comes on each of them for just a second. Make sure you turn them all off then (don't worry about testing the oven). Your refrig indicator should then show it's running on gas.

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