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Old 03-16-2015, 11:32 PM   #1
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Residential Sanibel fridges

We are condsidering a Sanibel 3251 with a domestic fridge and are not quite sure of using an inverter to power the fridge when not plugged in to 110v power. If we were travelling and pulled in to a parking lot for the night and never unplugged the camper from the truck would it not drain the truck battery after the camper battery?? After reading previous posts it looks like the rv battery may last one day powering the fridge if no other power is used. If we added another battery would it last twice as long? just concerned about the rare occasion when we dry camp. Please advise.
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Old 03-17-2015, 10:02 AM   #2
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Your truck will only have 12V power at the 7 way plug when it's running. Doesn't this option also come with 4 - 6V batteries?


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The Sanibel only has one 12 volt battery. Depending on your tow vehicle and year, It will not draw voltage from your truck, there is a relay involved and requires ignition switch to be on. Hope this helps. Strongly suggest that you use child proof refrigerator latches to the top doors. They open while traveling. Even though the supplier straps are supposed to keep the doors close. Walmart sells them. Happy trails
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We have a 2014 Sanibel trailer with a domestic double door refrigerator. The fridge opens when travelling so the dealer installed a new door kit. Worked for a while now we have to stuff a rag in the door to keep it closed when we travel. Anyone out there with same problem if so have you found a fix other than the rag thing we are doing
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Old 04-18-2015, 06:34 PM   #5
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We were in a few new Sanibel at our dealer today and I noticed that there was a strap in place with a picture stating that it had to be when the unit was moving. Perhaps they have changed the design?
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Old 04-18-2015, 08:21 PM   #6
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We are condsidering a Sanibel 3251 with a domestic fridge and are not quite sure of using an inverter to power the fridge when not plugged in to 110v power. If we were travelling and pulled in to a parking lot for the night and never unplugged the camper from the truck would it not drain the truck battery after the camper battery?? After reading previous posts it looks like the rv battery may last one day powering the fridge if no other power is used. If we added another battery would it last twice as long? just concerned about the rare occasion when we dry camp. Please advise.
We have a Sanibel 3500 our fridge runs of propane & hydro so when we dry camp we just run of propane no problem
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Old 04-18-2015, 08:37 PM   #7
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late model trucks have using a modular plug that has an 1/8" wide and very thin terminal at the 7 way connecter. the little spring clip female companion connector in the harness has been corroding and fatiguing due to the small size and amp loads. the answer as of late has been to reduce the size of the charge wire down from 12 gauge to 14. long gone are the days of 10 gauge, 30 amp charge circuits. take this under advisement...
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Old 04-19-2015, 02:21 PM   #8
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We have a 2014 Sanibel trailer with a domestic double door refrigerator. The fridge opens when travelling so the dealer installed a new door kit. Worked for a while now we have to stuff a rag in the door to keep it closed when we travel. Anyone out there with same problem if so have you found a fix other than the rag thing we are doing
We have a residential frig and use bungy cords with plastic hooks to secure the three doors. Very effective and does not scratch finish.
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Old 04-19-2015, 05:57 PM   #9
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Our Crusader came with a special strap to secure the doors closed during transport.
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We have the same straps, they don't work that well. This is why I also use the children proof latches on the top of the fridge.
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