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Old 07-12-2010, 04:19 PM
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How do you switch the frig to propane

k, last thread do not run on battery pretty much, but how do I get it to run on propane, tried that last yr, apparently did not work as stuff was not very cold upon my return 36 hours later.
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Old 07-12-2010, 04:29 PM
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i get mine cold off the electricity before we leave, then click the switch over to propane. mine has a 3 position slider switch on the face of the fridge OFF-AUTO-GAS. in AUTO it will take elec if its there, and click over if we disconnect the power...or, i can force it to only run off the gas when we dry camp by moving to the GAS position. when you move to the GAS position, you should hear it click-click and start up as long a you have gas in the tanks
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If it's a 3 way it has to have 12v and propane to work. If it's in a travel trailer I don't like the 12v hook-up because if your battery gets low, it can burn out the frig board.
When I had a 3 way I would always unhook the 12v, side that cooled, that way it had to go to propane.
3ways work great in motor homes, but not that good in trailers.
Let me know if I can help any more.
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actually on my 3 way you have to have the other two sources of power turned off for the other one to work.
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thanks, this thing is all electric, nothin to slide, oh should i say push button w digital readout, thought from what i read it said to have on auto, then it would go to whatever, so i put it on that, waited a while for it to think, killed the gen, then turned the battery disonnect so would have bat to start up the gen in 2 days.
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Old 07-12-2010, 04:39 PM
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its a desert fox toy hauler bumper pull travel trailer for further clarification as to what i have.
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Old 07-12-2010, 05:03 PM
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Is there any push buttons on the fridge?
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Old 07-12-2010, 05:45 PM
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my other TT had the push button there shoould be an indicator of what it is running on or if it is off.. what brand of fridge is it, my old push button was a dometic americana. not sure of the one in the new trailer but that one is a slide select.
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my other TT had the push button there shoould be an indicator of what it is running on or if it is off.. what brand of fridge is it, my old push button was a dometic americana. not sure of the one in the new trailer but that one is a slide select.
judging by your sig, you have the same one i do as i have an 07 Jayflite 31 BHDS

Last edited by wingnut; 07-12-2010 at 06:09 PM. Reason: type too fast :)
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yep sure nuff, dometic, last trailer frig had been totally replaced w 110 only, that was fine then did not do any remote campin, but tell ya this week 97 - 100, sure would be nice when gettin there friday in the hottest part to have some cold not cool r luke warm refreshment.
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