Go Back   iRV2 Forums > TRAVEL TRAILER, 5th WHEEL & TRUCK CAMPER FORUMS > Travel Trailer Discussion
Click Here to Login
Join iRV2 Today

Mission Statement: Supporting thoughtful exchange of knowledge, values and experience among RV enthusiasts.
Reply
  This discussion is proudly sponsored by:
Please support our sponsors and let them know you heard about their products on iRV2
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread Display Modes
 
Old 04-10-2012, 06:06 AM   #1
Junior Member
 
Join Date: Apr 2012
Posts: 1
refrigerator

Im very new at this . I am having trouble figuring out my Sibir Refrigerator on my used Dutchman Coleman travel trailer . The inside light comes on but it does not cool inside . I understand it runs both on gas or electric . I just bought this trailer and have no idea if it even has lp gas in the tanks,,, but shouldnt it work on electricity only for now ?? What would happen if I plugged it in from the outside vent DIRECTLY to a 110 outlet from my garage?????? Im trying to determine if the fridge has an electrical problem in the switchboard . I've checked the fuses and all are good . ANY advice would be greatly appreciated !! <----me confused !!...lol...
__________________

__________________
rogielee is offline   Reply With Quote
Join the #1 RV Forum Today - It's Totally Free!

iRV2.com RV Community - Are you about to start a new improvement on your RV or need some help with some maintenance? Do you need advice on what products to buy? Or maybe you can give others some advice? No matter where you fit in you'll find that iRV2 is a great community to join. Best of all it's totally FREE!

You are currently viewing our boards as a guest so you have limited access to our community. Please take the time to register and you will gain a lot of great new features including; the ability to participate in discussions, network with other RV owners, see fewer ads, upload photographs, create an RV blog, send private messages and so much, much more!

Old 04-10-2012, 06:47 AM   #2
Senior Member
 
Pricejh's Avatar
 
Monaco Owners Club
Join Date: Dec 2011
Posts: 636
RV fridges are kind of slow to cool. How long have you had the rig plug into power? Also, check the gas level. The cool faster on propane.
__________________

__________________
John Price
2016 Denali 289RK w/a Hensley Arrow Hitch
2015 Dodge Ram 2500 Cummings
Pricejh is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 04-10-2012, 08:56 AM   #3
paz
Senior Member
 
paz's Avatar
 
Join Date: May 2005
Location: Full-timers - Home is where we park it.
Posts: 4,716
Hi rogielee,

RV refrigerators require 12V to operate the circuit board whether you're operating the fridge on LP or electric. Is your battery charged, and is the 12V cutoff switch (if there is one) turned on?

The fridge should operate on 120V electric (provided there is also 12V), and plugging it directly into a household outlet will work.

You should be able to loosen the hold-down clamp on the LP tanks and attempt to lift them to see if they feel heavy enough to have at least some LP in them. Also, make sure the valve at the top of the tank is open. You can also test to see if there is any LP coming out by attempting to light the stove. Be patient - if the LP has been turned off for an extended period of time, there may be lots of air in the lines.

Good luck, and keep us posted.
__________________
2015 DRV Tradition 375KPS
2015 Chevy Duramax 3500HD LTZ Dually
Full-timers...Home is where we park it.
Check out our blog: Living Our Dream
paz is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 04-15-2012, 07:47 AM   #4
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Apr 2012
Posts: 186
Most old Sibers do not need 12 volt to operate. Make sure the switch for power is on and the t'stat turned all the way up. If you have and know how to use and amp probe check the draw on AC It should be between 1.9 and 3 amps depending on the size of the heating element. If you have no current draw, I would remove the wires going to the heating element and hook them directly to 120 volts and see if you have draw that way. If not the heating element is bad. As stated above RV refers take a long time to cool, given the age of yours, leave it plugged in for at least 24 hrs and then do a temp check.
__________________
camper33 is offline   Reply With Quote
Reply

Tags
refrigerator



Currently Active Users Viewing This Thread: 1 (0 members and 1 guests)
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are Off


» Virginia Campgrounds

Reviews provided by


Copyright 2002- Social Knowledge, LLC All Rights Reserved.

All times are GMT -6. The time now is 10:03 PM.


Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.8 Beta 1
Copyright ©2000 - 2017, vBulletin Solutions, Inc.