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View Poll Results: Do you travel with the frig on?
Yes I do travel with the frig on. 382 57.53%
No I do not travel with the frig on. 81 12.20%
I travel with frig on but stop to turn off propane at tunnels 31 4.67%
I travel with frig on but turn off propane while fueling 51 7.68%
I travel with frig on and never turn off propane. 161 24.25%
I`m new at this so I`m on the fence 41 6.17%
Do you travel with your fridge on using AC/Inverter or generator?. 15 2.26%
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Old 09-11-2013, 03:37 PM   #51
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:wink: What Crabman said^^^^^^^^^^
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Old 09-11-2013, 04:41 PM   #52
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I`m afraid many of them still do not have the 3 way fridges, at least not the Norcold in my Jayco. Mine is a 2010 and its only a 2 way, no DC.
Same on my '14.
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Old 09-11-2013, 05:09 PM   #53
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Please share more about how you are using you inverter; that sounds like an excellent way to keep things cool/frozen, LP off in transit, and provides the added benefit of having an inverter to use to not rely on my Genset every time I need AC power at non-elec sites. I have seen another thread were someone has plugged their 30A TT power cord into an inverter via a dog bone to power the TT AC system with out a genset, but you couldn't really do this while traveling. How is your inverter installed were it powers the TT AC appliances? Most inverter users I have seen just run extension cords from their front pass though to the areas they need power, but my fridge appears to be hardwired to the TT elec system not simply plugged into a AC outlet like my home fridges.
DW would not have any extension cords running through the TT, so I mounted the Inverter in the front storage compartment (close to batteries), and ran a Romex 3 wire cable back to the rear storage compartment (shore power cable storage box location). I cut a hole in the storage box so that the cable can be pulled out and plugged into the rear 30Amp RV outlet (wired to inverter in front storage). We have racked up over 6K miles with this setup and it works great. Batteries are fully charged when we arrive at the next CG. I do turn off the inverter when we arrive at the CG to use the slide-out/stabilizers. We do put the fridge on gas over night. I still need to make a door for the shore power cable box, but for the moment I just put a plastic 6x6 elec box cover over it.
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Old 09-11-2013, 05:12 PM   #54
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most all fridges from 2000+ are 3 way (AC,DC or LP). When driving if your not runnin your Gen for the Air Cond. then it's on DC. No need for most everyone to run propane unless nothing running and no shore power.
Mine is 120VAC or 12VDC + Propane, I don't have a 12VDC only option. I have 2012 with Norcold 8.1 cf fridge. The only 3-way fridges I was aware of are the very small units found is many PUP. If there is a large 3-way options that would be something to keep in mind as we look at out TT upgrade options.

What model and size fridge are you running that is a 3 way?
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DW would not have any extension cords running through the TT, so I mounted the Inverter in the front storage compartment (close to batteries), and ran a Romex 3 wire cable back to the rear storage compartment (shore power cable storage box location). I cut a hole in the storage box so that the cable can be pulled out and plugged into the rear 30Amp RV outlet (wired to inverter in front storage). We have racked up over 6K miles with this setup and it works great. Batteries are fully charged when we arrive at the next CG. I do turn off the inverter when we arrive at the CG to use the slide-out/stabilizers. We do put the fridge on gas over night. I still need to make a door for the shore power cable box, but for the moment I just put a plastic 6x6 elec box cover over it.
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Its unfortunate that the PICs didn't attach, however I can picture exactly what you are saying. What an excent idea. We expect to upgrade TT before next season and this is certainly something I may consider adding. I notice you have a 1500 wall PSI, I assume that isn't large enough to also be able to power your AC with your current configuration.

My wheels are turing. I wonder if a larger PSI inverter, and 4 GC2, set up in a similar fashion to what you have done would also allow the AC to opperate. Would certainly be nice to have some AC capability while boondocking and not need a super heavy EU3000 Generator. I'll have to do some math and research on this...it would be nice to still use my EU2000 just for battery charging and have the inverter power the whole trailer in the way you descride.

Thank you for the information.

I vote your inverter to shore power box mod as the one the best I have came across.
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Mine is 120VAC or 12VDC + Propane, I don't have a 12VDC only option. I have 2012 with Norcold 8.1 cf fridge. The only 3-way fridges I was aware of are the very small units found is many PUP. If there is a large 3-way options that would be something to keep in mind as we look at out TT upgrade options.

What model and size fridge are you running that is a 3 way?
I mis-spoke on my post. My pop-up had all three.

My 165 Sport has 120V, Auto, 12V + propane

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How did you deal with disabling the converter while on inverter power? It is generally a bad idea to have the converter trying to charge the batteries off of inverter power from the batteries.
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How did you deal with disabling the converter while on inverter power? It is generally a bad idea to have the converter trying to charge the batteries off of inverter power from the batteries.
The AC distribution panel in the Eagle has an spare position for an additional breaker. I purchased a breaker from Lowes and wired the TT's battery controller's AC power line to the new breaker. Since I added the solar panel to the TT, I have had the TT's battery controller turned off (4 months now).
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You can also accomplish the same thing with a transfer switch.
I have seen a couple units that have converter, inverter, smart charger, solar inlet, transfer switch, and automatic generator startup all built in. Too bad they are $$$$!
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