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Old 06-03-2012, 03:45 PM   #1
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Just picked up our new baby last night. 18 hour round trip over two days. Very excited. Only thing dissapointed with thus far is when I am plugged into 120v the small outside fridge stays on. In the manual it references turning the thermostat off in the fridge to shut off, but this fridge has NO thermostat in sight. First mod will be installing a power shut off switch for that.

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Old 06-03-2012, 10:20 PM   #2
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Wow... that looks so nice under those lights. Congrats
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I have the same model and had the same outside frig problem. I also could not get my are or my daughters arm through the access or the side of the unit to unplug it.

I ended up cutting a larger opening inside the storage compartment, reaching across, unplugging the unit then I plugged a power strip with a switch into the outlet. I then mounted the power strip to the wall. Now I have a frig that can be turned off, and 5 additional outlets.
Congratulations on the new Whitehawk. We really love ours!!
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Old 06-04-2012, 01:17 PM   #4
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On my model the temperature control switch is a rotating dial located on the right rear as you face the front of the Danby cooler. The access panel in the rear has a notch cut out so you can adjust the dial. It's not convenient, but it does allow you to adjust the cooling or turn the unit off.

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Old 06-04-2012, 04:36 PM   #5
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I have the same model and had the same outside frig problem. I also could not get my are or my daughters arm through the access or the side of the unit to unplug it.

I ended up cutting a larger opening inside the storage compartment, reaching across, unplugging the unit then I plugged a power strip with a switch into the outlet. I then mounted the power strip to the wall. Now I have a frig that can be turned off, and 5 additional outlets.
Congratulations on the new Whitehawk. We really love ours!!

I like this fix even better! thanks for the idea!
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Old 06-27-2012, 01:20 AM   #6
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blkcorvair,

I am looking at getting the same model white hawk. Quick question for you... what is your SUV tow vehicle? Do you feel it has adequate power to tow the 28DSBH? Thanks in advance! BTW, as healthi said, looks great under those lights!
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I'm using a 2010 Ford F150 rated for 9600 lb max tow capacity ( which is maybe a little high ) but our whitehawk 28dsbh only weighs 5800 from the factory. That weight is including most of the bells and whistles. The truck tows this trailer with little effort. Great trailer by the way, we realy enjoy ours.
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Newbie here

Hi all,

New to this forum - I picked up my 2012 28DSBH in May; this is my first TT and am towing it with my 2002 Chevy Suburban 2500 w/ 6.0L engine. So far it's been great!

Have a couple of electrical issues though...

- When using the A/C on high fan, I've tripped the camp site breaker a few times; I had to switch to low fan speed.

- Also, can't use 120v coffee maker when A/C unit is on without tripping an internal breaker.

I was told this is because of the 30 amp service as opposed to getting a TT with 50 amp service.

Anyone else having similar problems?

Thanks for tip about Danby refrig... it keeps freezing everything on me!! Just went outside, checked for the thermostat, found it and LOWERED IT!!!
You guys just made my day... Thanks!
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Welcome to the forums. I think you are really going to enjoy the new White Hawk. About the outside fridge. There is an access panel (if you want to call it an access panel) inside the camper.The thermostat is at the top left hand side of the fridge. We had to find it due to the fact all the drinks frose!!
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I'm using a 2010 Ford F150 rated for 9600 lb max tow capacity ( which is maybe a little high ) but our whitehawk 28dsbh only weighs 5800 from the factory. That weight is including most of the bells and whistles. The truck tows this trailer with little effort. Great trailer by the way, we realy enjoy ours.
Crewmaniacs, thanks for the info. I have an '03 F150 rated to pull 8200#, which I am not concerned about considering the GVWR of the 28DSBH is 7500#. However, my hitch says 8700# tow (obviously not a concern) and 870# tongue when using weight distributing hitches, which is where I start to wonder... I have read here on the forum that you should expect up to 15% of the gross trailer weight to be tongue weight. Well, 15% of 5800# dry from the factory is right at the limit (870# of tongue weight). This doesn't leave any breathing room for my jars of Ragu, if you get my drift. Do you know what the hitch rating is on your 2010 F150? I am beginning to think that I should upgrade my hitch before I pick up the 28DSBH (with most of the bells and whistles, as you put it) in mid Aug. Anyone else care to share their thoughts on my possible dilemma? Thanks.
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