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Old 06-19-2014, 04:44 PM   #11
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Even when plugged in to shore power, about the only things needing/using 120 volts are the microwave, AC and the water heater, everything else is converted to 12 volts through the converter.
Again, not true. Unless you have a TRUE 3-way fridge, you have a 120VAC heater in the fridge. (If you have a true 3-way, you have a 12VDC heater and a 120VAC heater.) See the Dometic manual here:

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Old 06-19-2014, 04:50 PM   #12
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Originally Posted by xssive View Post
Sorry, simple post but can't find a clear answer if the fridge will run on DC
when we are travelling, and if so can I expect to have a full battery when I arrive?

We pick up our trailer next week and the manual makes reference to a 3way refrigerator (some models), so looking for some real world info from a current owner. Almost forgot, there's a outside kitchen fridge, looks like a normal aftermarket bar fridge insert, I assume this one definitely doesn't work unless we are connected with power?

Thanks in advance your your help
If it is truly a 3 way, just don't make any extended stops (like 5 or 6 hrs) on the way. Ask me how I know this.

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