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Old 10-05-2014, 12:40 AM   #1
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Angry Fridge does not work on 12 v cycle

My first trip away in our jayco star flight was great travelled 4 thousand km.the only problem we had was with the 12 v cycle on our 3 way fridge.we where travelling in 30 c plus heat.when towing or stationery the 12 v system on fridge did not work,the lights in van worked ok on 12 v.can anyone give advice on how to check wiring etc .the fridge has no light internally so it's difficult to tell if it's got power or not.
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Old 10-05-2014, 05:28 AM   #2
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get a test light and check for power.

Check to see there is power at plug

check to see if there is power at fridge. your manual will show you the wiring diagram.

I assume you are selecting 12V.

Why wouldn't you just run it on gas?
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I know I prefer to use power supplied by the campsite as part of my payment to them and leave the propane I purchased for just the furnace and stove.
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I know I prefer to use power supplied by the campsite as part of my payment to them and leave the propane I purchased for just the furnace and stove.
we are talking about when traveling
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Check the number on the frige to make sure it is a 3way.
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Check the number on the frige to make sure it is a 3way.
standard equipment I believe
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I am only wanting to use the 12 v cycle while traveling to destination as gas can only be used when stationary.I will check the power to caravan from car and then try to find where it connects to fridge.thanks for advice.
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we are talking about when traveling

Don't want to get into a debate as it is in other threads, but I would never travel with my propane on. Plus in some areas it is illegal.

Even said, when travelling, I would prefer to use electrical than use up my propane.
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I am only wanting to use the 12 v cycle while traveling to destination as gas can only be used when stationary.I will check the power to caravan from car and then try to find where it connects to fridge.thanks for advice.
ok. didn't know of the law down under. Here running gas is allowed other than in tunnels and is quite common.

Test light is your best friend here.

just be careful of that 240Volts I would unhook from shore power when you are testing anything

What model fridge? Thetford?

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running fridge on 12v runs battery down real quick, and takes a very long time to cool. I mean most RV fridge units takes 12-18 hours to cool completely (on 110v, can take 10-15 hours on LP). Could take as much as 72 hours on 12v. In which the coach battery would likely go dead in 48 hours, so unless you are plugged in to something, it might not cool at all on 12v. Here in the USA, they seldom install 12v refrigerators anymore.
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