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Old 07-15-2019, 10:10 AM   #1
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New owner. 2019 Wildwood 263BHXL questions.

I just purchased a used 2019 263BHXL. I have a few questions if anyone would so kind to help me out.

The refrigerator has no switches for gas/electric/auto like other campers I've used. The prior owner said it only ran off electric or the battery if the camper it was not plugged in to electric power. They said they cooled it at home with electric and then while towing it ran off the battery and the truck kept it charged. I assume they know. My question is if I turn the refrigerator setting to zero will that fully shut it off?

The entertainment center has the radio and all audio controls. I can't find a way to turn it completely off. When not plugged into electric it still has lights on and I assume is using battery power. Is there a way to turn it completely off so no lights are on or anything? Am I just not figuring out how to operate it? I don't want to have to keep the thing plugged into electric all the time to keep the battery from running down.

Speaking of the battery, is there any way to disconnect the battery without taking the cables off the battery itself? It's not easy to get to behind the propane tanks. I'd like to have a disconnect switch to do that when I'm not using it to just turn the whole thing off. Can I put one in the line somewhere that would be easy to get to?

I'm sure I'll have more questions. Thanks in advance for any help.
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Old 07-15-2019, 12:12 PM   #2
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You probably have the Everchill 12v DC only fridge, which is a recent fridge option. You should be able to download the manual, if you get the model number.
You need to check your 7-pin connector and see if the charging wire is supplying juice.

As far as I know, Wildwoods don't have a factory battery disconnect switches, like other brands do. So you'll have to install your own. Thousands of posts here on that.
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My wildwood did not have a battery disconnect so I had to install one myself. Real easy to do. As for radio, it will continue to stay lit along with the microwave display and the co detector as long as battery is hooked up. Here is the disconnect I installed. Good luck!Click image for larger version

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My wildwood did not have a battery disconnect so I had to install one myself. Real easy to do. As for radio, it will continue to stay lit along with the microwave display and the co detector as long as battery is hooked up. Here is the disconnect I installed. Good luck!Attachment 210027
I'm curious where did you put it Thanks.
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Speaking of the battery, is there any way to disconnect the battery without taking the cables off the battery itself? It's not easy to get to behind the propane tanks. I'd like to have a disconnect switch to do that when I'm not using it to just turn the whole thing off. Can I put one in the line somewhere that would be easy to get to?
My 2014 Wildwood had no battery shutoff either. So I added a second battery and a switch.
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You probably have the Everchill 12v DC only fridge, which is a recent fridge option.
Or maybe a residential frig?
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I put it on the back side top of battery box, make sure to seal it so water dont get in, if you place it there. Real simple to do and its hidden from little kids eyes lol.
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I put it on the back side top of battery box, make sure to seal it so water dont get in, if you place it there. Real simple to do and its hidden from little kids eyes lol.
Thanks. I ordered one of those switches yesterday.

As far as the frig, it is an EverChill DC version. No gas option.

I made a few assumptions. The hot water heater is gas only instead of both. I'd rather it have the electric option. It's not my electric when connected at a campground.

We plan to make a little test run this weekend. I'm sure I'll find more stuff to ask about. Thanks for the replies so far.
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Thanks. I ordered one of those switches yesterday.

As far as the frig, it is an EverChill DC version. No gas option.

I made a few assumptions. The hot water heater is gas only instead of both. I'd rather it have the electric option. It's not my electric when connected at a campground.

We plan to make a little test run this weekend. I'm sure I'll find more stuff to ask about. Thanks for the replies so far.
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Old 07-19-2019, 01:50 PM   #10
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I've now learned that any warranties only apply to the original owner. They don't transfer with a sale. I obviously didn't check this out too well. I might have bought one a little older and saved some money.

Also the A/C won't even keep it 80 degrees on a feels like 106 degree day sitting in the sun. I know that's hot and direct sun doesn't help but I didn't think it would struggle that much. The older fifth wheel I've been using didn't seem to have that hard of a time. I suppose it was made a little better with a bigger A/C and more insulation. It was just at the point of not needing to be going up and down the road much without some serious work. That's too hot to be camping anyway...
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