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Old 07-28-2012, 01:30 AM   #1
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Refrigerator on MAC 206LTD pop-up

I have a MAC 206LTD pop-up camper and I don't know how the refrigerator works and the manual isn't much help. There is a green switch and a red switch. I assume one is for using propane and one is for battery/electric power? Also, on the knob - are the lower numbers or higher numbers colder? If anyone can shed some light on this, it will be greatly appreciated. Thanks.
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Old 07-28-2012, 03:50 PM   #2
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first, i'll move this to the Popup section for better responses.

then you need to at least post the year of the 206LTD and it would be more helpful to post the make and model of fridge.
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Old 07-28-2012, 06:12 PM   #3
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On my dometic in an A126 the red and green are for 12v and 120v operation (never have both on at the same time!). There is a separate thermostat knob lower on the unit toward the bottom for gas. On mine set it to off when no lp is needed or to the desired cooling level and light the pilot when Needing to use lp.

Yours may differ so post up the year of your camper and hopefully someone with experience on that model will chime in.
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Old 07-28-2012, 11:26 PM   #4
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Thanks. The year of my MAC 206LTD pop-up is 2011.
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Old 07-29-2012, 09:23 AM   #5
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There are two switches, The narrow red one is for 12V operation (drains one battery in less than 2 hours if not hooked to the tow vehicle). A wide green on for 110V operation when you are plugged in at home or CG.

For propane operation you may have to manually light the pilot, Turn the propane knob to Hi and depress it and hold it in while pushing the piezo lighter a couple times. Mine was real tough to get lit at times. I kept the propane knob on med most all the time. The other knob is cold setting for when you are using the 12v or 119v.

Hope this helps.
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Old 07-29-2012, 11:24 PM   #6
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Thanks for the info Blackrock. I appreciate it. For the narrow red one (12V operation) - can I turn this one on to get the refrigerator cold while driving a few hours to our campsite? I assume since it will be hooked up with our vehicle, it won't drain the battery while driving? When I get to our campsite, I assume it is best to turn off the red switch and turn on the green switch (110V) to use the campground power? Also, do you know which numbers on the knob (lower or higher numbers) are colder/warmer?
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Old 07-29-2012, 11:40 PM   #7
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Yes you can run the 12v switch on while traveling and for short stops but switch it to 110v or propane for longer stays. The little fridge will keep things cool enough for about four hours without any power. The coldness settings go up and I ran mine about the mid range. It helps to plug in to 110v at home the night before you leave then to 12v while on the road.
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Old 07-29-2012, 11:45 PM   #8
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@ Blackrock Thanks again....I will make sure I plug it the 110V the night before we leave as well.
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Old 08-29-2012, 11:14 AM   #9
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I have a MAC 206LTD pop-up camper and I don't know how the refrigerator works and the manual isn't much help. There is a green switch and a red switch. I assume one is for using propane and one is for battery/electric power? Also, on the knob - are the lower numbers or higher numbers colder? If anyone can shed some light on this, it will be greatly appreciated. Thanks.
You refridgerator will work well on 12 V when driving but it is about 10amp drain so it zaps a battery very quickly as stated. I have a heavy self installed power supply cable from my tow vehicle that goes to a motion switch that stops power being used when your car is stationary like for lunch or sight seeing. This prevents flattening your battery. The fridge will work well on 12 V if the supply current is sufficient as in supply of about 12.7 Volts for sufficient fridge operation but not via the standard plug wiring used to connect trailer to car. There is a complicated explination for this process and it gets technical so you may not wish to hear it. I for one don't use gas for anything whilst driving. My opinion using gas whilst driving is dangerous but that is entirely a different subject that gets discussed on a regular basis.
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Also, do you know which numbers on the knob (lower or higher numbers) are colder/warmer?
On our Pup the dial settings are from 0-7. Which I'm sure are the same as yours. We do the same as Blackrock has suggested, and it works out perfectly. Set the dial at 4-5 and let it do it's thing.
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