Jayco RV Owners Forum
 


Reply
 
Thread Tools Display Modes
 
Old 01-07-2012, 09:05 PM   #11
Senior Member
 
Terry's Avatar
 
Join Date: Feb 2011
Location: Germantown, TN
Posts: 4,923
I did it no problem. I think it was 20g wire if I remember correctly. I ran mine through the drip hose then directly into an empty fuse in my panel. On my camper the fuse panel is directly below the fridge. If I had not had that option, I would have tapped into the 12 volt line at the fridge and put a fuse at the tap - either way - I would highly recommend an inline fuse!
__________________

__________________
Terry
2009 Jayco 26BH
2004 Chevy Silverado 1500
2009 JayFlight Manual Library

Want to add a signature to your posts? --> Click Here
Terry is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 01-07-2012, 09:32 PM   #12
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Dec 2010
Location: Central PA
Posts: 1,236
I also wondered if running the wire is as simple as it sounds. I would also like to put some sort of switch on the line so I can turn the fan off when it isn't needed. any suggestions?
__________________

__________________
No I am NOT retired. I work full time.:D

Tracy from Central PA

2010 Jayco 17Z Ex-Port
2004 Ford Explorer V8 with the tow package
2010 Camping Stats
Nights Camping 132 - Nights Camping in My Z 102
2011 Camping Stats
Nights Camping 107
2012 Camping Stats
Nights camping 133 - Nights camping in my Z 128
2013 Camping Stats
Nights Camping 66 Nights
tlhdoc is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 01-08-2012, 11:58 AM   #13
Member
 
Join Date: Nov 2011
Location: Phoenix, AZ
Posts: 74
I'm definitely interested in this. However, my Norcold doesn't even have a drain line to run the power through. I'll figure something out though suggestions are always welcome.
__________________
2012 Swift SLX 145RB
2013 Ford F150 XLT Ecoboost Supercrew Short Bed w/ Eaz-Lift Elite WDH
azjerry is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 01-08-2012, 12:50 PM   #14
Junior Member
 
Join Date: Aug 2011
Location: I live on the edge...theres less people there.
Posts: 27
Quote:
Originally Posted by azjerry View Post
I'm definitely interested in this. However, my Norcold doesn't even have a drain line to run the power through. I'll figure something out though suggestions are always welcome.
Just get one of these...never had a problem and the battery lasts a week or two running. You can get another one and flip the fan blade for excellent circulation and no frosting on the fins.

http://www.campingworld.com/shopping...f-switch/38134
InspiredBMX is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 01-08-2012, 07:40 PM   #15
Senior Member
 
Terry's Avatar
 
Join Date: Feb 2011
Location: Germantown, TN
Posts: 4,923
Quote:
Originally Posted by azjerry View Post
I'm definitely interested in this. However, my Norcold doesn't even have a drain line to run the power through. I'll figure something out though suggestions are always welcome.
Are you sure? There should be a small white tray under the fins where the condensation drips into. On one side of it should be a small hole where it runs out. If you go to the outside and take off the panel, you should see a small rubber tube that usually goes into a little bowl.

What model fridge do you have?
__________________
Terry
2009 Jayco 26BH
2004 Chevy Silverado 1500
2009 JayFlight Manual Library

Want to add a signature to your posts? --> Click Here
Terry is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 01-08-2012, 09:50 PM   #16
Member
 
Join Date: Nov 2011
Location: Phoenix, AZ
Posts: 74
Quote:
Originally Posted by tafische View Post
Are you sure? There should be a small white tray under the fins where the condensation drips into. On one side of it should be a small hole where it runs out. If you go to the outside and take off the panel, you should see a small rubber tube that usually goes into a little bowl.

What model fridge do you have?
Positive. There is a condensate tray but there is no drain of any sort.

It's a Norcold 302.3
__________________
2012 Swift SLX 145RB
2013 Ford F150 XLT Ecoboost Supercrew Short Bed w/ Eaz-Lift Elite WDH
azjerry is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 01-24-2012, 08:09 PM   #17
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Sep 2010
Location: Near St Louis
Posts: 473
azjerry,

I thought the same thing with mine. Try pulling the tray out a little and see if you can't see a drip tube then. Mine is in the left corner but almost impossible to see unless you pull the drip tray.
Jrmay25 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 01-25-2012, 04:55 PM   #18
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Dec 2010
Location: Central PA
Posts: 1,236
It is also very hard to see my drain tube. It is also on the left. I purchased one of the fans last week. It is now black. I ran the wire out the hole on the right side of the fridge, where the temperature sensor is. I could not find the wire on the back side. I ran it out that hole about a dozen times. Had DS come out and push the wire through the hole and still could not find the wire. The wire went through the hole (about 1/4 inch hole) without a problem, but I could not find it in the back of the fridge. So I decided to run the wire through the drain tube. This time the wire did not want to go all the way through the tube. I ended up pulling the drain tube out of the fridge. Still the wire would only go so far, so I sprayed silicone down the tube and guess what??? The wire slipped right through the tube. Reinstalled the tube and fed it back into the evaporation pan in the back of the fridge, then took the wire over to a 12 volt always hot connection and connected the wire. I still wonder where the wire went in the first hole??? Anyone have any ideas?
__________________
No I am NOT retired. I work full time.:D

Tracy from Central PA

2010 Jayco 17Z Ex-Port
2004 Ford Explorer V8 with the tow package
2010 Camping Stats
Nights Camping 132 - Nights Camping in My Z 102
2011 Camping Stats
Nights Camping 107
2012 Camping Stats
Nights camping 133 - Nights camping in my Z 128
2013 Camping Stats
Nights Camping 66 Nights
tlhdoc is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 01-25-2012, 05:32 PM   #19
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Aug 2011
Location: Missouri City, The Republic of Texas
Posts: 3,006
My drain tube has a tiny anit-critter thing in the lower end that I had to pull out before the wire would go through. It may be there to catch any solids and assists in stopping up the drain tube so the condensate will eventually overflow the catch pan. I'm looking forward to that.
I tried to push the wire out beside the drain tube but could never get it through. Seems I recall someone on this board did tho.
__________________
Cheers,
T_

2013 F-350 CC SB 2WD 6.7PS
2013 Eagle Premier 351 RLTS
-SOLD- 2012 X23B
-SOLD- 2003 Ford Expedition 5.4, Bilstein shocks
RedHorse1 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 01-25-2012, 06:14 PM   #20
Site Team
 
Crabman's Avatar
 
Join Date: Nov 2010
Location: Virginia`s Eastern Shore
Posts: 14,654
I ran the wire through the drain tube as well, but used small 22 gauge wire. It went through fairly easy.
__________________

__________________
2017 Coachmen Catalina 283RKS
2004 Chevy 2500 HD CC 6.0l
2010 Jayflight 28BHS (sold)
Crabman is offline   Reply With Quote
Reply

Thread Tools
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are Off


» Virginia State Campgrounds

Reviews provided by

Powered by vBadvanced CMPS v3.2.3

All times are GMT -6. The time now is 11:03 PM.


Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.8 Beta 1
Copyright ©2000 - 2017, vBulletin Solutions, Inc.
Copyright 2002-2016 Social Knowledge, LLC All Rights Reserved.