Jayco RV Owners Forum
 


Reply
 
Thread Tools Display Modes
 
Old 03-05-2016, 10:35 PM   #1
Member
 
Join Date: Mar 2015
Location: Bellevue
Posts: 37
Storage bay fridge power switch

We have a 2015 28 DSBH with the little fridge in the driver side front storage area. Has anyone installed a power switch to turn the fridge on/off. Seems like a waste of electricity when it's empty to leave it running.
__________________

nowait is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 03-27-2016, 09:50 AM   #2
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Mar 2016
Location: Exeter
Posts: 101
The setting switch to make it cooler or warmer doesn't allow it to shut off? Not near mine to know (plus I just pulled it home for the first time Friday)
__________________

Levinehikeski is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 03-27-2016, 11:44 AM   #3
Member
 
Join Date: Mar 2015
Location: Bellevue
Posts: 37
Storage bay fridge power switch

>The setting switch to make it cooler >or warmer doesn't allow it to shut >off? Not near mine to know (plus I >just pulled it home for the first time >Friday)

Nope. I asked my dealer, also. That temperature setting switch is kind of Mickey-mouse too

I was thinking if I can figure out how to get to the power for the fridge I could install an AC switch. I'm open for suggestions and ideas!
nowait is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 03-27-2016, 09:30 PM   #4
Senior Member
 
Join Date: May 2013
Location: Dale Hollow Lake Tn/Ky
Posts: 1,944
The fridge is plugged into a standard outlet behind the unit. Mine is hidden under a flap of paneling. I plugged in a 3 ft HD extension that has a 3 plug female end into the outlet behind the fridge and then ran it thru a 1 1/2' hole in the paneling along the side of the fridge and plugged the fridge into the extension. To turn it off I just unplug it. You can also use the extra plugin slots for other 110 items like a battery charger etc. I call this red neck engineering.
Bassdogs is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 03-27-2016, 09:38 PM   #5
Member
 
Join Date: Mar 2015
Location: Bellevue
Posts: 37
Amesome! If the weather cooperates I'll run out to the storage yard, crawl into the front storage, and look for the outlet. Thanks!
nowait is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 03-28-2016, 08:48 AM   #6
Senior Member
 
Join Date: May 2013
Location: Dale Hollow Lake Tn/Ky
Posts: 1,944
Quote:
Originally Posted by nowait View Post
Amesome! If the weather cooperates I'll run out to the storage yard, crawl into the front storage, and look for the outlet. Thanks!
Probable a cleaner way to do it but this mod is easy and painless with extra advantages. When I look into the storage bay, if the thing is plugged into the extension, the fridge is on. I even used a plastic zip tie to keep the fridge plug connected to the extension cord so it stays where you can get to it. There is also a second plug in slot in the TT outlet if you want to run another extension over to the opposite side of the storage area so you can plug in drill charger. compressor, or other tool stuff.
__________________

Bassdogs 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 01:52 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.