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Old 07-11-2010, 04:09 PM
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How long will frig n electric last on battery

only, my frig is set up will run on 110, my gen r battery power, question is if left unplugged n did not turn the battery disconnect, how long before the batteries would be done n could not start the gen to power up everything, am going to a bike rally wednesday to set up, gen will be goin all nite, thurs morn bout 5:30am have to leave to go to work the next 2 days, so will not be back till approx 5pm on friday, should i just turn the battery disconnect when i leave thurs? some perishable stuff in frig but kept last yr, set up a dual battery last week though, but 1st batt is gettin old so not as strong any more.
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mine only lasted a few hours. if yours has the option to run on propane thats what i would do.
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Old 07-11-2010, 04:37 PM
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propane for sure it'll last longer...
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Old 07-12-2010, 02:09 PM
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so, how do u get it on to the propane, tried that last yr, stuff was just cool upon returning 2 days later, of course turn on the propane, i checked everything, readout on the frig to automatic, n killed the gen.
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Old 05-13-2011, 11:08 AM
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on my two 60 lb tanks i can go camping for 2 weeks with fridge running off propane and no power just water hook up. also cooking 3 times a day. and your fridge should have a knob under it or beside just turn it to propane. and my sparker doesnt work so all i do is go outside to other side of fridge and pull cap off where pilot light is supposed to be and light it myself while someone is pushing the ignite button inside the trailer.
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Old 05-16-2011, 03:44 AM
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fourx, shut off the gas at the bottle, remove the gas tube for the refrig and spray some choke cleaner into the orifice. If cleaner does not immediately start dripping out you have found the problem, just stand the tube upright and let the choke cleaner sit for as long as it takes to dissolve the crud in the orifice; if it is really plugged up and the cleaner does not work you may have to use a very small drill to poke the crud away but you do have to be very careful to not enlarge the hole. Put it all back together, and be sure to soap the connection after you turn the gas back on, hopefully this is all the problem is. Should the refrigerator still not get cold try selecting -gas- on the panel and see if that is the problem.

In every rv we have had either cleaning or manually selecting gas was the fix-hope yours is the same, as yours gets cold on battery my money is that the fix is simple.
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Dry ice. a few lbs will keep everything good and cool for a couple days.
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Cruisin around the forum and saw this thread. Any of you runnin 6v batteries? I have 4 of em in my 40foot 5er. 2 of the 6v batteries run in series to make 12v is said to be like havin 4 - 12v batteries. My trailer will go 2 days on those batteries and still start the gen even with the furnace runnin.
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Old 12-11-2011, 10:17 AM
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Have a trailer in the shop like that. He has 4 also. It's a New Horizon. Two pair of 6V in a parallel series. It seemed pretty powerful but his needed cleaning badly and the wiring could've been done better. Not too many like that though.
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It's absolutely the best setup ever. The power is amazing and the 6v batteries hold a charge really well in series like that.

I converted my own cause it seems like the dealer just wants to get ya out the door fast rather than doin it right.
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