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Old 08-18-2011, 08:21 AM   #1
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i know this be a crazy question to ask but im still in my learning phase. My refrig says auto on there which im guessing it means gas and electric. Im planning on a trip and i want the refrig to be cold on the next day when i get to the coach.I have my battery disconnects off so there is no power in the coach. DO i cutt the power on in the coach and switch the refrig to gas and then cutt the battery disconects off or what ?..Im really confussed .
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i know this be a crazy question to ask but im still in my learning phase. My refrig says auto on there which im guessing it means gas and electric. Im planning on a trip and i want the refrig to be cold on the next day when i get to the coach.I have my battery disconnects off so there is no power in the coach. DO i cutt the power on in the coach and switch the refrig to gas and then cutt the battery disconects off or what ?..Im really confussed .
The fridge requires battery power for both gas and elec modes.
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The control board requires 12 volt d.c. power. If it is in the auto. mode the board will determine if a.c. (120 volt) power is available. If not, it will switch to propane and start the ignition sequence.
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If you are saying you want to run refer on gas, and if your refer has direct spark ignition powered by 12v, then yes, you need the battery disconnect switch on so that refer will have 12v. Should not be a problem for just a short period of time. As always, make sure you do not have something 12v on like a closet light that might run down your battery(s)............ronspradley
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The default position is elect, so that's what it will use when you turn it on. When you turn the power off, it "auto" changes to propane. One suggestion, before you go to propane, turn on the gas and light the stove. It will take a minute or two, but doing that will clear the air out of the line and make the refrig propane light much much easier.
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i know this be a crazy question to ask but im still in my learning phase. My refrig says auto on there which im guessing it means gas and electric. Im planning on a trip and i want the refrig to be cold on the next day when i get to the coach.I have my battery disconnects off so there is no power in the coach. DO i cutt the power on in the coach and switch the refrig to gas and then cutt the battery disconects off or what ?..Im really confussed .
We turned on our propane the night before we left for our trip and the next morning it was cold.
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Make sure it is level when you turn it on.
Not parked on a slope.
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