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fijidad

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time2roll wrote:

fijidad wrote:

ArchHoagland wrote:

When you say refrigerator...is that a typical RV refrigerator with gas or electric option or is it a residential refrigerator?

What brand/model refrigerator?


I just heard back from San Diego RV, and they said the inverter only powers the ice maker, not the refrigerator; and that the refrigerator needs to run on propane.

Now, we can do that, but the refrigerator works fine when we're plugged into the RV Park pedestal...and the propane is off.

So why wouldn't it work off the inverter?


probably not connected to inverter power.


The ice maker is an integral part of and located inside one of the two freezer compartments. Hard to imagine it has a separate power cord.

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While I'd agree with the thought behind that it sure would be easy to take a look and find out.


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Bruce Brown wrote:

While I'd agree with the thought behind that it sure would be easy to take a look and find out.


I'm intrigued. "Easy" is a word about which reasonable men may differ. This refrigerator/freezer is recessed into a cubby and, at least at first glance, looks like it would need to be pulled out to see how and what is plugged in. Do you have information that may help me find the "easy" solution?

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Posted: 05/13/21 01:06pm Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

Have the dealer show you how the fridge is connected when you pick it up.


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time2roll wrote:

Have the dealer show you how the fridge is connected when you pick it up.


This was a helpful tip. When I picked up the rig, I asked how the refrigerator and ice maker were plugged in. He showed me the outside removable vent cover for the refrigerator on the passenger side, and behind it, the two were plugged into different outlets. I said we don't do dry camping, so are not concerned about the refrigerator draining the batteries through the inverter. He said I could simply unplug both and swap their locations and I'd have the refrigerator plugged into the inverter. When I got it home, I did that. Took me 5 minutes. And that's because I work slow. So, thanks again for this suggestion.

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