We have recently purchased a 2005 Outback Eagle, having had a Tvan for five years previously. All went very well on a shakedown trip to Sal****er Creek NSW for a week, but I have some (probably very basic) questions about the fridge operation.
The impression I got from the manual is that the fridge should not be operated on either gas or 240V with the roof and bed ends closed. My question centres on the best way to have the fridge cold for a trip, or more simply, is it OK for the fridge to be operated on 240V with everything closed up, on the night before departure? This would be after having run it on gas for a couple of days while preparing and packing for the trip.
Our onboard battery is charged via Anderson plug. If we stop to sightsee for any period of time during a day's travel, is the usual practice to disconnect the Anderson plug, and depending upon ambient temperature, either just re-connect when heading off again, or open up the roof a little and operate on gas for however long we are away. The dealer suggested this latter option but it sounds dodgy to me, if only because of security issues.
Hope the questions aren't too dumb.: