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Old 05-18-2015, 12:55 PM   #1
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Cooling refrigerator before trip


We just purchased a Forest River Mac pop up and are slowly getting the hang of it. We have taken one trip and didn't use the fridge. Can I plug into my garage outlet to cool the fridge before the trip or should we be turning gas on and cooling it prior to the trip using gas? Any advice appreciated. We don't want to blow out a circuit or worse!

Thanks! P&N

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Old 05-18-2015, 01:10 PM   #2
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You should be able to plug into your garage outlet. As far as I know, rv refrigerators are 110 volt, 60 cycle, ac for cooling.

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Old 05-18-2015, 01:15 PM   #3
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Usually plug in the unit and turn on the refer a day or two before leaving while filling the water tank and checking anything else. That also tops off the battery. That way I can load cold food into a cold refer the next day and be ready to roll the day of the trip.
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Old 05-18-2015, 01:19 PM   #4
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You might check to see if yours is 3-way, propane/110VAC/12VDC. I've owned 2 pop-up trailers and they both had the 3-way fridges in them. I think they all have to be switched manually. Sometimes I wish my 5th wheel had 3 way capability so I could travel long distances without worrying about not being able to use propane.
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Old 05-18-2015, 01:19 PM   #5
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yup you can plug it in and pre cool
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Old 05-18-2015, 01:24 PM   #6
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Yes you can. Make sure you switch over to propane or 12v when you leave. That way your fridge will stay cold while traveling. I'm plugged into the garage right now cooling it down getting ready for the weekend.

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