Free 7 Day Trial RV GPS App RV Trip Planner Campground Reviews RV Maintenance Free 7 Day Trial ×


Reply
 
Thread Tools Display Modes
Old 08-22-2018, 12:48 AM   #1
Junior Member
 
Join Date: Aug 2018
Posts: 8
19 CL40

Just brought home our new 2019 CL40 and ran into an issue. We have to whirlpool residential fridge with ice maker and filtered water dispenser inside the door but neither of them are getting water. I dont want to unscrew and pull put the fridge if I dont have to but I called my dealer and was told by a different salesperson that "oh yeah there is probably no plumbing for water to the fridge".. wtf ? That cant be right if they advertise the ice maker right ? Also during our walk through we were told the refer inverter breaker did not need to be on if we were on shore power but the fridge doesnt run unless I flip that breaker on is that normal? Thank you !
DBrice is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 08-22-2018, 01:03 AM   #2
Coach
 
Join Date: Dec 2016
Location: Western PA
Posts: 667
When you say inverter breaker is that in the actual service box, or just a remote switch? If you have any drawers or cabinets next to the fridge, look behind them for a shutoff for the water supply. Be aware that it may be a unique style as ours is that is push/pull operation.
__________________
Cut it 3 times and it's still too short...

2017 Sandpiper 381RBOK
2006 Ram 3500 Cummins Dually
valleyduo is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 08-22-2018, 06:12 AM   #3
Member
 
jacgec's Avatar
 
Join Date: May 2018
Posts: 73
Also look under the slide for the push pull valve. We have a different model forest river but that is where they put ours.
jacgec is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 08-22-2018, 09:04 AM   #4
Senior Member
 
BandJCarm's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jun 2013
Location: Between Pickles Gap and Toad Suck, AR
Posts: 6,070
Check for a line with a push/pull valve behind, or near, the drivers side trailer tires.
__________________
"Next to prayer, fishing is the most personal relationship of man" Herbert Hoover
"American by Birth, Southern by the Grace of God"Lewis Grizzard

FROG AR-0019-242
2016 GMC Denali 3500Dually--2017 CC 36CKTS
BandJCarm is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 08-22-2018, 12:50 PM   #5
Junior Member
 
Join Date: Aug 2018
Posts: 8
Thank you all for the help, the dealership told me oh there must not be water plumbed to the fridge... you guys were right it was a pop valve under the kitchen slide.
DBrice is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 08-22-2018, 02:41 PM   #6
Senior Member
 
racer4's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2012
Location: Upstate New York
Posts: 182
Regarding the inverter, on mine when plugged in, the inverter switch can be off, but the refrigerator/inverter circuit breaker must be on.
__________________
Chris and Pat
2016 Ram 3500 Cummins Aisin Dually, 4.10 axle, Auto Flex Air Ride Rear Suspension, Pace Edwards JackRabbit tonno, Transfer Flow aux fuel tank, B&W RVK3600 hitch
2017 Cedar Creek 36CKTS, MORryde IS, Disc Brakes, 17.5"
racer4 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 08-22-2018, 10:37 PM   #7
Junior Member
 
Join Date: Aug 2018
Posts: 8
During the walk through the tech told us that the breaker in the panel was for the inverter so that the fridge could run off 12v. So when I got the trailer home that breaker was off and the fridge was dead, I turned the breaker on and the fridge works fine. Pretty sure the tech was just confused
DBrice is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 08-23-2018, 04:59 AM   #8
Member
 
jacgec's Avatar
 
Join Date: May 2018
Posts: 73
Wow, that was some walkthrough you had!

Anyway, as others have said, anytime you turn the breaker in the panel off, that frig is going to stop know matter whether the inverter is on or off. The purpose of that breaker is to protect the circuit that feeds the frig. so if you turn it off it breaks the power line that feeds the frig and it stops.

The inverter is there to power the frig when you disconnect from shore power and tow your unit. It uses the dc power from your batteries and converts it to 120 volts ac feeding that power through the breaker to the frig.

It is recommended to turn the switch on the inverter (not the breaker) off when connected to shore power. This extends battery life and the life of the inverter. You donít need them when connected to shore power. However, you must remember to turn the inverter back on when you disconnect shore power and begin to tow your unit if you want the frig to stay on.

While you are towing, the tow vehicle will continue to recharge your batteries while you drive. If you stop for a night and there is no shore power is available, the batteries will keep the frig going even without the truck running until they are depleted. The amount of time they will keep the frig on varies from frig to frig and depends on available battery storage. Overnight should be no problem and even longer just keep your eye on your battery status indicator in your monitor panel.

Hope this helps

Happy camping!!
jacgec is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 08-23-2018, 09:38 AM   #9
Junior Member
 
Join Date: Aug 2018
Posts: 8
Thank you, that makes more sense. Now I just have to find the inverter switch to turn. It off I guess.
DBrice is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 08-23-2018, 09:43 AM   #10
Member
 
jacgec's Avatar
 
Join Date: May 2018
Posts: 73
There is a push button switch right on the inverter. The inverter is about 10 by 16 inches and about 4 inches tall. It generally has a red/orange front with a display that reads the output voltage.Some have a remote switch also, but I am thinking yours may not.
jacgec is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 08-23-2018, 09:46 AM   #11
Member
 
jacgec's Avatar
 
Join Date: May 2018
Posts: 73
Usually easy accessible in a basement compartment,
jacgec is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 08-23-2018, 09:46 AM   #12
Member
 
jacgec's Avatar
 
Join Date: May 2018
Posts: 73
Generally near batteries
jacgec is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 08-23-2018, 10:34 AM   #13
Member
 
jacgec's Avatar
 
Join Date: May 2018
Posts: 73
Picture of inverter. Switch is on the rightClick image for larger version

Name:	IMG_5534.jpg
Views:	97
Size:	198.5 KB
ID:	184094
jacgec is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 08-23-2018, 10:46 AM   #14
Junior Member
 
Join Date: Aug 2018
Posts: 8
Mine is a travel trailer so no basement area, I'm guessing its somewhere near all the circuit breakers and fuses ?
DBrice is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 08-23-2018, 07:18 PM   #15
Member
 
jacgec's Avatar
 
Join Date: May 2018
Posts: 73
Likely close to the batteries.
jacgec is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 08-23-2018, 11:37 PM   #16
Junior Member
 
Join Date: Aug 2018
Posts: 8
My batteries are in a box on the tongue of the trailer next to the lp tanks
DBrice is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 08-24-2018, 11:07 PM   #17
Senior Member
 
brusso's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2016
Posts: 200
One thing you are all forgetting. If you are hook to shore power and turn it off, and you go out for the day, and power goes out to camper for what ever reason, you frig will not work. I am full time, so mine it on 24/7. If you are camping, I would turn it on when you load frig, and off after you unload at end of trip. Just my 2 cents.
__________________
Brian & Terri
Samson (Chocolate Pom)
Full timers
2008 F350
2017 CC Champagne 38EL
2006 Salem Sport 32 SRV Toy Hauler (still have)
brusso is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 08-30-2018, 05:47 AM   #18
Member
 
jacgec's Avatar
 
Join Date: May 2018
Posts: 73
Here is a pic of the inverter location on a hemisphere tt in storage compartment. Click image for larger version

Name:	IMG_5557.jpg
Views:	81
Size:	271.4 KB
ID:	184864
jacgec is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 10-02-2018, 01:32 PM   #19
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Jan 2015
Location: Englewood FL
Posts: 2,602
If the breaker is off, and it is in the main panel, the inverter will power the reefer if the inverter is turned on. However, shore power will never reach the reefer with the breaker off.
__________________

2015 335DS
ScottBrownstein is online now   Reply With Quote
Reply

Thread Tools
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are Off


» Featured Campgrounds

Reviews provided by

Disclaimer:

This website is not affiliated with or endorsed by Forest River, Inc. or any of its affiliates. This is an independent, unofficial site.



All times are GMT -5. The time now is 09:38 PM.