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Old 05-30-2016, 07:06 AM   #1
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Electric fridges

I'm looking to buy a 2015 Newmar and it has a electric fridg and I've herd that they don't run while you are driving.I don't think they have gas run. So can anyone shed any lite on that for me. It is a 10cf Norcold with freezer on the bottom.
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Yes the frig will run

Your new RV will more than likely have an inverter which will power the frig off battery power while driving. And the coach engine will charge the battery during this time. So yes the frig will run. You probably will seldom need the gas.
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I can't find any 10 cu ft Norcold with a bottom freezer on the Norcold website. And they don't make an electric-only fridge as far as I can see. Can you double check what fridge is actually in this coach? Newmar offers a 10 cu ft Fridgidaire in some models and it is an electric-only fridge that is run via an inverter when not on shore power (as BoDu already described).
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Your new RV will more than likely have an inverter which will power the frig off battery power while driving. And the coach engine will charge the battery during this time. So yes the frig will run. You probably will seldom need the gas.
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Old 05-31-2016, 06:51 AM   #6
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I think you got some bad information. Residential refrigerators are set up to run off the inverter, which makes 120V from the house batteries 12V.

Different manufacturers use different components and can wire differently, but to give you a reference on a Tiffin 33aa same year coach....my inverter is 2000 watt.

The circuits it powers are:
- Refrigerator
- Convection Microwave
- Entertainment (TV's, BlueRay, Satellite, etc)
- GFCI sockets (bathroom, kitchen, dinette, etc)

To run high power devices while driving, you'd need to run the generator
- washer/dryer
- air conditioners
- electric hot water heater
- etc

Your setup might be slightly different.
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