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Bogey3025 03-04-2015 04:08 PM

Refrigerator draws the battery down.
 
When we dry camp and everything is off WITH the exception of the refrigerator and detectors...our battery is dead by morning. The next night we shut the refrigerator off and the battery was still at 2/3'rds.... Thoughts??
Thanks.

TURBS 03-04-2015 04:12 PM

Your fridge needs 12v to run propane side.
So that would be normal.
how old is the battery?


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OldCoot 03-04-2015 04:14 PM

Do you have a 3 way frig?

donanddona 03-04-2015 04:15 PM

Dry campers need 2 12volt batteries.

Bogey3025 03-04-2015 04:17 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by TURBS (Post 798009)
Your fridge needs 12v to run propane side.
So that would be normal.
how old is the battery?


TURBS


Battery is two years old. We live in AZ, and I know temps are rough on car batteries.

TURBS 03-04-2015 04:18 PM

How are you recharging the battery if your dry camping?

TURBS

Bogey3025 03-04-2015 04:18 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by donanddona (Post 798011)
Dry campers need 2 12volt batteries.


That's what we were thinking... Someone suggested two 6 volt batteries.

Bogey3025 03-04-2015 04:19 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by OldCoot (Post 798010)
Do you have a 3 way frig?


Not sure what you mean... We have the option of gas or electric. It's two years old.

TURBS 03-04-2015 04:21 PM

2 6 ' s are better then one 12

Bogey3025 03-04-2015 04:24 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by TURBS (Post 798013)
How are you recharging the battery if your dry camping?

TURBS


We use a Honda generator.


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Bogey3025 03-04-2015 04:26 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by TURBS (Post 798017)
2 6 ' s are better then one 12


Best place to ask...why are two 6 volt better?


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Flybob 03-04-2015 04:27 PM

Are you using the convertor in the RV to charge the batteries with the RV connected to 110VAC from the generator? The 12V battery charge side of most generators are not as effective as using the convertor.

TURBS 03-04-2015 04:28 PM

Since the gas side of the fridge requires 12v it will run the battery dead.
To many times running the battery dead will kill the life of the battery drastically.
Assuming your getting a "full" charge the battery may be getting weak from being fully discharged.

OldCoot 03-04-2015 04:28 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Bogey3025 (Post 798016)
Not sure what you mean... We have the option of gas or electric. It's two years old.

The frig should not draw that much just for the ignition. You have a battery problem.

Bogey3025 03-04-2015 04:30 PM

We are, actually this site and TURBS helped us with that a year ago.


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TURBS 03-04-2015 04:31 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Bogey3025 (Post 798020)
Best place to ask...why are two 6 volt better?


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You'll get more amp hours from 2 6 volts then you will from one 12v

I'm with oc the battery is probably the issue from running dead.

Also using the converter to charge your battery via your normal shore power plug in is best. "As stated "

TURBS 03-04-2015 04:33 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Bogey3025 (Post 798028)
We are, actually this site and TURBS helped us with that a year ago.


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Please forgive me but what did we / I help with last year?

Bogey3025 03-04-2015 04:36 PM

The proper way to charge the battery and explained why the generator wasn't doing it....
We had to make a special plug/ ground for the Honda.


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TURBS 03-04-2015 04:37 PM

Oh Yes the neutral bonded plug!
I remember !
You have a progressive ems!

TURBS 03-04-2015 04:37 PM

You have a Silverback?


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