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Old 08-12-2013, 03:11 PM   #41
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hi all not sure if the inverter is working right.loses voltage very quickly.i have 4 6volt batterys but only 2 are on the ref.how many do you have hocked up to your ref.
is 2 enough to run the ref
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Old 08-12-2013, 03:34 PM   #42
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All 4 should be hooked up. Two pairs of batteries connected in series, then the pairs connected in parallel for your 12 volt system. There is only one charger in there, so it's only one battery system.
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Old 08-12-2013, 03:38 PM   #43
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One other thing. On mine, I have two sets of cables leaving the battery area. One set goes to the inverter, and the other set goes to the rest of the trailer's 12 volt system, including the charger. Those two pairs of cables need to be connected together at the batteries.
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Old 08-12-2013, 07:20 PM   #44
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Ok Joe GA. Let me see if I can explain myself better this time. I'll try to be grammatically correct as well. If you had a 13cf absorption and a residential 13cf sitting side by side, the absorption would be bigger because of the design.....I THINK. Can I fit the Whirlpool 18CF in the same hole as the RM1350 without major reconstruction? Also, any idea of cost of Whirlpool 18CF, inverter and 4-6V batteries. Definitely could use the 5CF extra. I am a self employed caterer and cant get out of the cooking mode to minimize my refer capacity. Steve
Oops. I guess I didn't do a good job on reading comprehension! Sorry Steve! Can you fit the Whirlpool in the same space as the absorption refer? I'll let you be the judge of that. It doesn't look like a good fit to me. The cost? Sears has it for $706.97. The Dimensions for the 13cf absorption refer are:
63 3/16 high x 32 3/4 wide x 26 1/16 deep
The dimensions for the Whirlpool refer are:


67.375" high x 28" wide x 30.375" deep
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Oops. I guess I didn't do a good job on reading comprehension! Sorry Steve! Can you fit the Whirlpool in the same space as the absorption refer? I'll let you be the judge of that. It doesn't look like a good fit to me. The cost? Sears has it for $706.97. The Dimensions for the 13cf absorption refer are:
63 3/16 high x 32 3/4 wide x 26 1/16 deep
The dimensions for the Whirlpool refer are:


67.375" high x 28" wide x 30.375" deep
Keep in mind the "effective depth" of a 1350 is between 14=16". The Whirlpool is much greater, without all that plumbing in the back therein lies the reason for much more cubic.
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Old 08-12-2013, 10:22 PM   #46
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@wire1946. The diagram below should be roughly how you need to connect things. The two feeds going to the xantrex and the 12 volt panel can be connected at either end of the red and black cables shown. I have shown each connected to a different end, but they don't have to be.

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Old 08-25-2013, 07:36 AM   #47
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2014 Georgetown 378XL residential refrig

I just purchased a Georgetown 378xl with a residential refrigerator. It came with two coach batteries. The refrigerator is fully electric.

We will drydock on average twice a year for 30 days each. I bought two Honda 2000 generators to charge batteries.

Do I need anything additional to run my refrigerator during drydock times?
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Old 08-25-2013, 08:09 AM   #48
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I have a 2013 Georgetown xl378
My coach batteries will power the refridge for 3 to 4 hours only.
If yours are like mine they will ned to be charged up by then.
Too bad Forrest River doesn't install larger banks of batteries.
We love our motorhome but are a little disappointed on the batteries. But we mostly stay hooked up to shore power.
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Old 08-25-2013, 08:47 AM   #49
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I just purchased a 05 Forest River Tsunami and replaced the 8 yes 8 - 6volt batteries OUCH!!
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Thanks for the responses...confirms my assessment.

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