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Old 07-30-2021, 07:21 AM   #1
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Refrigerator for Cherokee 304 bunkhouse will not turn on

I bought a Cherokee bunkhouse a few weeks ago and used it one weekend, had it off for the past two or three weeks and we're heading out today. I go out to try to turn on the fridge and it does not have any power whatsoever. It's a 10.7 12 volt fridge, I've checked fuses a check breakers I cannot find the problem. Is there anybody out there that can help?
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Old 07-30-2021, 07:30 AM   #2
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Most fridges run on 120 and propane. I would think being a bunk house this would be your case. When you say no power does that include light inside of fridge If you are plugged into shore power and have no blown fuses or thrown breakerís. I would make sure itís plugged in. If not hooked up to shore power then check to see if battery is good, disconnect switch is in correct position.
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Most fridges run on 120 and propane. I would think being a bunk house this would be your case. When you say no power does that include light inside of fridge If you are plugged into shore power and have no blown fuses or thrown breakerís. I would make sure itís plugged in. If not hooked up to shore power then check to see if battery is good, disconnect switch is in correct position.
Not totally correct! Was at a dealer 2 days ago and some of the new tt's are coming with 12 vdc compressor fridges not gas absorption types. You certainly would have to be diligent in seeing battery cutoff switch properly positioned and batteries are charging. Fuses are always a first check.

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In 2-3 weeks even with refrigerator off, if battery power switch is left on, the propane detector could discharge your battery. Try charging battery with charger, see what happens. Test battery voltage at terminals and see if converter "wants" to charge it.

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Most fridges run on 120 and propane. I would think being a bunk house this would be your case.
Moose, the OP stated that it's a 12v only fridge.
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Moose, the OP stated that it's a 12v only fridge.


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I bought a Cherokee bunkhouse a few weeks ago and used it one weekend, had it off for the past two or three weeks and we're heading out today. I go out to try to turn on the fridge and it does not have any power whatsoever. It's a 10.7 12 volt fridge, I've checked fuses a check breakers I cannot find the problem. Is there anybody out there that can help?
First question that I have is, are you plugged into shore power at home when trying to turn on the refrigerator? And has the camper been plugged in the last two or three weeks it has been sitting? If not and battery cutoff switch is left on, the battery will be run down from the parasitic draws in the camper. One other question, are any other 12 volt items in camper working?
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I also have a 12 volt fridge in bunkhouse 2021 Arctic Wolf 321bh and have no power to fridge ,all other 12 volts apps work..cant even locate a fuse for it.. not listed in the fuse box..first time bringing wife camping and Im drained trying to get this thing going..Light inside doesnt come on..I do know it worked when I bought it..any help appreciated
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