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Old 08-01-2015, 01:39 PM   #11
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A trick I have learned is I can access the fridge space through the outside storage if you leave the inside cabinet door open you can shimmy your self through. Just make sure nobody is videotaping you ;-)
My big arse is not fitting through there.
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Old 08-01-2015, 08:20 PM   #12
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Do you mean to leave the fridge on DC while in storage and not hooked up to shore power? You will have a dead battery if you do that.
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Do you mean to leave the fridge on DC while in storage and not hooked up to shore power? You will have a dead battery if you do that.
If I put a battery disconnect on?
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Old 08-01-2015, 08:22 PM   #14
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No a battery disconnect would be good.
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But if the fridge is on with no power to it at all, the check light comes on and I think you have to turn the fridge off to reset. With the check light on, it won't cool.
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On second thought, with the battery disconnected, the check light can't come on, no power at all. It may be the same as turning the fridge off. All you can do is try it and see if it works.
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Hope this is a good place to ask this question, I purchased a new 276 in August. We've had it out camping twice so far and both times the frig was 50 degrees or warmer. That's after running the frig on shore power the day before and switching to 12 volts from the tow vehicle when we leave. Both trips were about an hour and a half, Not very far. I left the frig on Auto expecting it to be cooler when we got there. It still took several hours to cool down to a useful temp after we set up camp. We had to carry our perishables in a separate cooler. I'm not to keen on running propane while traveling and would think the 12 volt would hole temperature OK. Am I doing something wrong here?
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Your fridge will not switch to 12v automatically. So if your propane tanks were not open, your fridge basically turned off. Once you are connected to your tow vehicle, then switch to 12v. Then unplug your camper from 120v and store the cord. I have blown my main fuse more than once by switching to 12v then plugging into tow vehicle.
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These fridges do not operate like a typical home fridge, or on the same principles I should say. With that said, there are some mods you can do to the fridge to fix the cooling probs. I have a 2004 228D and my fridge stays right at 38-40 once the mods where done. You should be able to google rv fridge mod, etc. Basically the mod requires diverting the air by the cooling coils and installing a fan or two to draw the ir past the cooling fins.
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Thank you all for your help. I wasn't aware that that I had to manually switch it to 12 volts (Is this part where I should read the instructions :-) )
I'll definitely give it a try next time.

Thanks for the suggestions on the modifications, I will take a look at this to see if it improves the operation.
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