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Old 08-02-2015, 06:50 AM   #1
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Electrical question

Here's the question: I noticed quite by accident yesterday when I plugged my trailer into the plug from the car that the lights in the frig came on and when I pressed the on button on the frig, it indicated that the unit was on. This with my trailer battery bypassed-I use a knife switch to disconnect when I'm not using the trailer. So is it possible to run the frig off the car plug in when I am towing, without draining my car battery??
That would indeed make our set up a bit easier when we leave, but I don't want to have a dead duck battery when I arrive at my destination.
Any wise and sage advice would be more than welcomed.

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Old 08-02-2015, 06:18 PM   #2
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Most vehicles with tow packages automatically turn off the trailer connection with the key and yes there is no reason you can't power the camper with the TV while driving with out killing the TV battery. I can see where you would have power from the TV even with the battery disconnected depending on where the switch was wired.
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Old 08-02-2015, 06:33 PM   #3
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Thank you very much for your input! I was thinking it would work ok, but it's nice to have affirmation from an experienced Sunny driver.
Again, thanks!
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It sounds like you have a three way (120v/12v/propane) refrigerator. congratulations! Not many of them around anymore that includes 12v. Without 12v we have to use propane while traveling which means we have to stop short and turn off the fridge before getting gas. You're oaky with the battery while traveling as Mainah said.


I had one once which had a switch to set for 120v,12v, or propane. If that's your case make sure you turn off the 12v when set up or your RV battery will go dead in a hurry.
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Thanks for your input, very much appreciated!
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