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Old 01-18-2019, 10:07 AM   #1
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hey everyone. My wife and I purchased a 2018 Wildwood 27DBK a month or so ago. we like the layout and all. Looking at taking it out in the next few weeks and one thing I can't find any info on in the owners manual is the inverter. It's a Freedom X 1000. I understand for our unit it pretty much just runs the fridge cause its the upgraded residential style. So when we go to roll out should I got ahead and press the On/Off button to start it up? I've been told its safe to do this and that way, the fridge is on and cool when we get to our destination.

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Old 01-18-2019, 02:21 PM   #2
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A lot of people leave them on all the time unless they're not going to have shore power for an extended period, but turning it on and off as needed is perfectly acceptable. In fact being able to turn it on when shore power isn't present is the whole reason for it.
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Old 01-18-2019, 06:33 PM   #3
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I would not plan on the batteries lasting long, especially if the fridge is warm and working to cool down. Even 20 amp shore power to keep the batteries charged and help cool the fridge down is a big help if you park at home and/or park were you have access to power.
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Old 01-18-2019, 08:42 PM   #4
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I have the 2018 Wildwood 30qbss with the same residential fridge. I leave the inverter on all the time. I added an extra battery and have them tied together. I do not dry camp but I have been off of shore power for up to 24 hours and never ran out of power. I leave the fridge on while traveling as well and never had issues. That fridge stays much colder than my previous fridges in other trailers that were the typical trailer fridge. Only thing I had to fix was the support under the fridge was not up to par so I added more bracing. You may want to check that out. Good luck.
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