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Old 08-27-2016, 07:55 AM   #15
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Specific advice depends on the specific refer. They do not all act exactly alike.

Mine will work on all power sources, but does not always transfer as easily as it does in the brochures. One thing is that when going to gas, if the gas had been off for a while, you may need to allow the air out of the lines. (I know I do)

Many of these refrigerators do not automatically switch, some do. If yours does, it will likely only use one source of power even if you provide it with more than one.

There should be a priority list or order it uses power in the paperwork. An example is that if mine is running on gas, and I plug in the shore power, it will automatically switch to 120 volts. Then when I un-plug, it will go back to gas, as long as the gas lines are charged. (If there is air in the lines, it will eventually go to gas, but the warning light comes on for a while)

The fact that you pop circuit breakers, and are asking how long it takes to cool however may be more related than you think. If all is okay, and just taking too long is very different than popping circuit breakers. I do not know your details, but in my experience, things that run as expected do not pop circuit breakers.

So, find the owner's manual for that refrig, and look for details there, find the details on that 15 A circuit breaker to be sure exactly what it powers, and find whatever the short is, and publish the model and details of the refer here for more exact assistance. Even a picture of the back of the refer (inside the access door from outside) is a good idea to get more specific help.

Good luck.

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Old 08-27-2016, 07:56 AM   #16
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Welcome to iRV2, COOPICOOP! Glad to have you aboard.
If you don't have a manual, Fleetwood should be able to provide one or talk you through this.
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Old 08-27-2016, 08:10 AM   #17
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Originally Posted by COOPICOOP View Post
Hey can anyone help me out with my 2006 Fleetwood pop up camping, I'm new to the game and I'm having problems with my refrigerator... I can't seem to get it to cool. When I place the power source in LP the burner comes on but I was told the unit would take over a day to make the refrigerator cool... Now here is my problem, when I plug the unit in a 120 outlet @ home and place the breakers in the on position (with 20amp and 30 amp) the A/C works and lights are on. But EVERYTIME I would place the 15amp breaker on in the middle and turn on that breaker the House breaker would pop, reset and again... My question is how long on LP, 120v and 12v does it take to cool a refrig and what position do the S/W have to be in to operate the thing.... I know u can only use one source @ a time. The 12v battery is fully charged, my problem is with the 15amp breaker popping ea.time I go to operate the refrig... Can someone tell me or direct me on how to operate my refrig... Thanks for any Help!!!
I'm not really sure what you're asking, or why you didn't start a new thread, instead of putting your questions on a 2 year old thread ?
What size breaker are you connected to at your house ? If it's a 15 or even 20 amp. the air conditioner alone could pop either of those. It can take a day for an RV frig to get cool on any source of power. What is the S/W you're asking about ?
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Old 08-27-2016, 08:16 AM   #18
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Originally Posted by j2catfish View Post
And just exactly how does this comment help the OP?

I do not think we have enough info on the refrig to help very much. Is it a three way (12VDC, 115VAC and propane) or just a 115VAC/propane? Most all RV refrigs require 12VDC as power for the control board, but some have a 12VDC heater in addition to the 115VAC heater. Usually the two way refrig will be connected by a plug connector in the refer outside compartment. Please give us some more info and we may be able to help.

On edit: the time for a RV refer to cool takes much longer than a S&B unit. I would start cooling at least 24 hours before you leave. Also, using food that is already cooled instead of normal room temperature items will help a lot.
The OP was asking (almost 2 years ago) about 4 weeks in a pop up - nothing about refrigerators.

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