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Old 03-29-2015, 03:12 PM   #11
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Your fridge should be AC and propane unless someone has replaced it. It should run on the propane like when you're travelling.
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Old 03-30-2015, 02:40 PM   #12
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Your fridge should be AC and propane unless someone has replaced it. It should run on the propane like when you're travelling.

This is pretty much a starter camper with basics. There is no option to switch the fridge from shore power to propane. So I'm assuming it's just 120v?
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Old 03-30-2015, 03:28 PM   #13
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Hi Golfnbike13, didn't know you could get just an ac only. I see from the FR website that the ac/propane is an option. So, probably running an inverter would kill a battery. Maybe there's some specs on amperage on a label somewhere on the fridge? If it's a compressor style fridge (vs the dielectric cooling element) you definitely would be out of luck with an inverter. I once tried that with an apartment style (1.3 cube) fridge in my popup. I bought a 2k inverter and it still wouldn't kick the compressor over.
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I'm 95% sure it's AC only and I believe it's a compressor. I've still got the winter cover on but will check this weekend when I de-winterize. Would love to upgrade to a 2way fridge if possible.
So what size inverter do I need? Is that something i can install myself?
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Old 03-30-2015, 08:12 PM   #15
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golfnbike , what ibfo do u need on the fridge, we got the same model and mine is right outside
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I'm 95% sure it's AC only and I believe it's a compressor. I've still got the winter cover on but will check this weekend when I de-winterize. Would love to upgrade to a 2way fridge if possible.
So what size inverter do I need? Is that something i can install myself?
You're gonna open up a can of worms now. You'll have to find out what the wattage of your fridge is then size an inverter to be larger than that. I'd go 2-3x bigger, more is better, but don't go obscene with the inverter wattage. Then you'll have to upgrade your battery to batteries. Either multiple 12volt batteries or dual 6v.

The actual power used by the fridge will vary with ambient temperatures and how often it's opened and of course its temperature setting.
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I'm 95% sure it's AC only and I believe it's a compressor. I've still got the winter cover on but will check this weekend when I de-winterize. Would love to upgrade to a 2way fridge if possible.
So what size inverter do I need? Is that something i can install myself?
Not sure why you chose a trailer with an AC-only fridge, if you expected to do some dry camping.
suggest you post the brand/model of the fridge or a pic of it.
you would need a big inverter wired into the system and a bank of 4 batteries. Where are you going to put 4 batteries on the tongue of your trailer?

You'd be better off going back to the dealer you bought it from and trade that fridge out for a propane/AC fridge.
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Bought it preowned so came that way. Rarely do dry camping so not a big deal, it's so small I don't care to just use s cooler when needed. Might eventually replace it with a 2way.
I'm not worried about running the fridge off an inverter, I just meant what wattage do I need in general for everything else?
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Everything else (which I don't think you have much) will run off the 12v system. Lights, furnace, water pump, and water heater (water heater and furnace are propane but run off of 12v controls). So, you don't need an inverter for those. But, you probably won't get more than a day or two max without some way to charge the battery. Also, if you have AC or want to run your micro you'll need a power source (Gen or solar w/inverter). Search Boondocking and you'll get a ton of info to size what you need.

PS jumper cables off your car won't work to charge your battery but does a great job on killing your car battery...
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That's actually good to know about the TV battery. Can I leave the trailer plugged to the vehicle or will it drain my truck battery ?
If needed could I plug trailer to truck and let it run a little for the alternator to charge trailer battery?
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