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Old 06-13-2013, 12:23 PM   #1
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Does refrigerator need power?

We have a Jay Flight 26bh with a Norcold refrigerator . We will be camping in Yellowstone National Park this summer and will be off the power grid. I have installed a battery shut-off on my battery box and I am planning to shut off all power to the camper while we are seeing the sights during the day. I am wondering if the fridge needs any power while running off propane? Any helpful thoughts would be appreciated. Thanks

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Old 06-13-2013, 01:09 PM   #2
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Yes if its a newer trailer with the DSI type fridge it takes 12 volts to light the propane as they do not have a pilot light. if its a older trailer then you might have a pilot light then it does not need a 12 volt source to run

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Old 06-13-2013, 01:22 PM   #3
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As OldBue said, you need the 12 volt to run the frig. Does not take much, but some....

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If you dry camp often you may want to consider a solar charger for your battery.
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Old 06-14-2013, 07:28 PM   #5
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Make sure you turn off your power amplifier for the TV (little button behind the TV) if you have one...you will pull a little power from your propane detector as well. If you have your 7 pin wired up right on your truck, and the fuse connected - it will provide a little power to help charge up your battery. You could run your car for a little while each afternoon as needed to help top off your battery. If you practice a little conservation, I think you will be just fine!
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