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Old 09-24-2020, 12:36 PM   #1
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New Cherokee Owner Question

I just bought a 2021 Cherokee 274BRB. It's brand new, and has the 12V fridge installed. For some reason, even when I pull the battery disconnect, the fridge continues to run. Even when I turn the fridge setting to zero, which stops the condensor from running, the light still comes on when I open the door.

Does anyone know how to get the fridge to completely turn off so its not draining battery when I park it? Is it running off of propane when there is no electric?

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That's really interesting .....if you pull the battery disconnect, everything should shut down. Especially in a travel trailer.

I'm going to suggest that there is an electrical issue and you should have your selling dealer check it out.
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The 12 volt refrigerator does not run on propane. It is strictly 12 volt. When you use the disconnect switch, if your unit is on shore power, devices will continue to get 12 volts through the convertor. To ensure your battery disconnect is working properly, remove the positive cable from the battery terminal while disconnected from shore power. Everything should go dead at that point. If 12 volt power is returned when you reconnect the battery then check the disconnect switch to ensure it is being operated properly.
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That's really interesting .....if you pull the battery disconnect, everything should shut down. Especially in a travel trailer.

I'm going to suggest that there is an electrical issue and you should have your selling dealer check it out.
That's pretty much what I've come to conclude as well. Everything I have read says that the fridge should turn off if main battery is disconnected. Dragging it to the dealer today to see what's going on.
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HA HA - I read the OP. and went WOW Jeep put a fridge in a Cherokee (I have two of them as Toweds) -// then realized itís a TT your discussing.

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HA HA - I read the OP. and went WOW Jeep put a fridge in a Cherokee (I have two of them as Toweds) -// then realized itís a TT your discussing.

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That made me laugh. If Jeeps had a fridge I might not have needed a TT!
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