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Old 02-13-2014, 08:51 AM   #21
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KYDan Thanks for the info on the fridge. Guess I will have to investigate that, because I totally agree with you. I will for sure be doing amperage checks at the fuses to see what is using what LOL...Thanks again all
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Old 02-13-2014, 09:06 AM   #22
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So your buddy bought a switch and a relay and a fuse holder and a
project box to disconnect the battery??
All that instead of just a battery disconnect switch?
To be fair, he did at least realize the current draw of a whole trailer would have melted the cheap-o RadioShack branded switch he used. That's why he went with the relay, etc. so he could isolate the loads.

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Check the thread battery gone in 36h where to start for information on the fridge, models, what to look for, etc...
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Old 02-13-2014, 10:05 AM   #23
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Wow the battery gone in 36 hours is a great thread, thanks for that. I will have to look at that also when I get the camper LOL..My to do list is getting longer and I still have to wait 6-8 weeks for my camper.
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Old 02-13-2014, 02:37 PM   #24
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.My to do list is getting longer and I still have to wait 6-8 weeks for my camper.
And the Spring thaw!!
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Old 02-13-2014, 02:53 PM   #25
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There's 4 of us, we have the 2 battery set up. No led lights. 2 day is just about all we get out of them. We run the gen for 1-2 hours in the morning so I can run my hair dryer, and micro.
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Old 02-13-2014, 04:45 PM   #26
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We don't dry camp a lot. There are 5 of us.

We were able to get 4 days out of 1 group 24 battery and running a cheap generator a few hours each day.

Our fridge fan seems to thermostatically controlled and runs only when it gets too hot.
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From the thread in post #22 regarding Dometic's removal of the switch for the refer "climate control" door heater:
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There is no way to retrofit a switch.
Boy, this is a challenge if I ever heard one. I'm looking forward for the first guy to figure out how to do it. (It won't be me. I've probably got another 4 weeks before I can even get to my Roo.)
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Old 02-13-2014, 08:31 PM   #28
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From the thread in post #22 regarding Dometic's removal of the switch for the refer "climate control" door heater:


Boy, this is a challenge if I ever heard one. I'm looking forward for the first guy to figure out how to do it. (It won't be me. I've probably got another 4 weeks before I can even get to my Roo.)

There's a thread linked in that thread that tells you how to put a switch in the line behind the interior light. I've never bothered since I don't dry camp.
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Not all will have the heater and those that do have the heater might
already have the switch to turn it off.
Only a few lucky ones seem to have the heater with no switch.

To be honest we haven't heard much discussion about it lately.
I have no idea if dometic is still putting out units with the anti/condensation
heater with or without a switch to control it.
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KyDan thanks for the info. Just got back from the Springfield, Mass RV Show and every Dometic fridge I saw (in Forest River products) did not have a switch but the sales people couldn't tell me if it had a heater to prevent condensation either. They did all have a plastic insert where the switch was described in the forums. I'll find out when I get the trailer, look at the schematic and make some calls and then go from there.
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