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Old 08-24-2015, 08:04 AM   #21
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Thanks, I am going to inspect the tow vehicle again for voltage. I am curious why RV specialist told me that it doesn't have a charge circuit on a the trailer. Seems like everyone has it. Appreciate all your help. 😊

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Old 08-24-2015, 08:28 AM   #22
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You will get a small charge from your truck to your fiver battery, but not nearly enough to keep up with a residential frig. Say your fridge takes 5 amps at 120 volts. That is 50 amps at 12 volts and your battery will be drained in 2-3 hours.

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Old 08-24-2015, 11:26 AM   #23
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We have a 2014 Cardinal with the residential fridge also. Had the same problem you have. Checked everything like everyone has said. My solution was to add 4 - 6 volt golf cart battery's. Solved our problem. I have checked the volt drop here at home with it unplugged and fridge on. In 24 hours it only dropped .4 volt. I never checked it any longer than that.

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