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Old 06-16-2013, 10:18 PM   #11
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On my 2001 the pump switch is located on or near the panel where the " tank indicator" lights are . On my 22 footer that panel is located on the side of the refrigerator cabinet that faces the front of the trailer.

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Old 06-17-2013, 06:27 AM   #12
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"the pump switch is located on or near the panel where the " tank indicator" lights are"

I just went out and checked. Why it is so obvious Ray Charles would have seen it. A bright red toggle switch labeled PUMP. It even lights up bright red when toggled.

My wife occasionally notes that I have an observation deficit (SJ, have you seen my cell phone? Isn't that it in your pocket?).

Thanks once again.
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Old 06-17-2013, 09:24 PM   #13
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Look for a switch on the tank level gauge panel on the side of the fridge, that is the pump switch.

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Old 06-19-2013, 07:20 PM   #14
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Default TWO more discoveries made today

This morning I found out that the fridge rotary dial goes from (full clockwise to full counter-clock): AC - OFF - GAS - OFF - DC. I didn't know that mine had the DC option.

When I found that out I switched the system over to DC. I just checked it (12 hours later) and the main compartment was 40 Degrees. I thought that DC was only an option on some fridges and didn't realize I had it too.

Additionally, while down low so I could look up/ read this switch I observed another previously unseen power switch. It was located on the bottom of an overhead cabinet, just at the trailer door opening.

Yup, I also have an outside porch light (amber).
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Old 06-19-2013, 07:36 PM   #15
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You didn't realize there could be so many mysteries in such a small package. I'm glad you are making progress. Be careful with the fridge in the 12 volt mode. Forgetting to turn it off can drain the battery to the point that it will not hold a charge, guess how I know that. So only use it when towing down the road, assuming you have a good charge line on your tow vehicle. The fridge pulls about 15 amps so it will probably be using both battery and tow vehicle power while traveling.
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drawing power from the house, as I currently am?
I figured I could safely run it this way like day in and day out.

Now that you got me worried I'm gonna go switch it back to AC/ Right now.
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That would be a good idea, and more efficient for your electric bill. If not on the grid it would be better to switch to gas, that is the most efficient mode.
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Default OK, now YOU'VE created another worry

by mentioning that using it this way (DC), while underway, will additionally tax the tow vehicles battery.

I'm worried here because my tow vehicle (Honda Ridgeline) has a notoriously under-powered battery. Many folks have had problems with them.

Mine (original battery) went out at less than two years. Honda replaced it with another of the same kind. Once out of warranty I'll replace it with something more robust, but in the mean time ....

worry, worry, worry. Thanks.
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We only turn the fridge on while on the road for more than four hours. The trick is to have everything cold before you leave. Put cold food in a well cooled fridge. You can put in a couple containers of frozen water to help keep it cold. If we stop for a length of time along the way we run the top up and turn the fridge to gas while we are gone.
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Default Continuing my explorations

Today I stripped the bed linens (now in the washer) so I could close the bed up and get a better peek inside the cabinets.

Checked my hot water tank and still only found one valve for it. Observed my water pump (tiny little thing) and followed the plumbing as best as I can.

Observed my converter, 32A. Noticed it had two green fuses on its very bottom. They appear to be the larger/ older automotive 30A??? Can anyone confirm that - so I can pick up a spare or two? I didn't wish to disturb any of this with all the power up and running.

Next I filled both waste tanks slam (southern for 100%) full; I saw no leaks but will wait 24 hours and see if they're still full. I've previously left the toilet tank flapper open and fans sucking and have smelled ZERO from it so I am assuming it was extra clean before I filled it with fresh water.

Tomorrow, lordy - or -lordy, I'll drain them in the woods (I know many will think this is a terrible idea) to ensure I know how and that my sewer pipe is good. Yeah, I may have to run my house hose out there and work over the results - but I expect not.
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