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Old 06-13-2013, 09:03 PM   #1
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Fridge and furnace (newbie)

Is it normal for the fridge to take a long time to get cold? I have had it plugged in to shore power for over an hour now and the freezer is cold but the fridge is not.

Also, the furnace, does it run only off propane or electric as well? I apologize if this is a stupid question.

Thanks, Shannon
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Shannon, this is normal on the fridge. We usually plug in the day before. Takes a long time to cool. Limit opening if you can. Also helps to put cold things in after awhile. Most furnaces are propane. Doubt you"ll need it now.
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Hi.

We plug our norcold in at least 4 days in advance. I want it to stabilize. Try not to put to much unrefrigerated stuff in at once. Like a case of warm beer. It really overloads them. We chill everything before stocking it up. It really puts little stress on the fridge. It will keep everything cold if it is working properly.
We have a heat pump in our AC unit to keep the chill out to about 40 degrees.
After that, we use the furnace, which are propane only.
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Ditto on the above posts. Also, there is no such thing as a stupid question. We are all here to help each other.
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I believe your furnace uses LP to generate heat, but the blower and the control circuit use 12V DC. BTW the blower uses a good deal of 12V current and will run down your batteries fairly quickly.
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24 hours is not unusual for cool down and stabilize. I leave ours on all the time since I have the rig sitting right beside the house.
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Shannon, this is normal on the fridge. We usually plug in the day before. Takes a long time to cool. Limit opening if you can. Also helps to put cold things in after awhile. Most furnaces are propane. Doubt you"ll need it now.
Still gets quite chilly at night in this part of Canada. Goes down to about 40-43 at night. Perfect for me, too cold for the wife. It has been a cold and rainy June. Hope it warms up soon. We are taking our first trip in our hybrid Canada Day weekend. :-)
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