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Posted: 08/01/22 04:09pm Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

I don't have any idea why this fridge is draining your battery, but I have another suggestion. My Dometic will get reasonably cool in around 4 hours, so I pack it with cold food and turn it on at the same time. Yours may do the same.

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are you running the fridge on propane or electric?


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hugsfamily wrote:

I'm not sure about a door condensation heater....how would I check and turn off if so?


Look at the schematics for the fridge. Mine has a heater/light (the light in the fridge) 5A fuse! It was killing my battery every night! I pulled the fuse, and bought a small motion sensor light ($5) at walmart and put it in the fridge. Problem solved!

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StirCrazy wrote:

are you running the fridge on propane or electric?


Op said he was on propane


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Charlie D. wrote:

StirCrazy wrote:

are you running the fridge on propane or electric?


Op said he was on propane


yup, but I am wondering if it realy is.. no way it should drain a batery when its on propane in 4 hours, unless the battery is already dead.

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StirCrazy wrote:

Charlie D. wrote:

StirCrazy wrote:

are you running the fridge on propane or electric?


Op said he was on propane


yup, but I am wondering if it realy is.. no way it should drain a batery when its on propane in 4 hours, unless the battery is already dead.

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Even tho he has a 2022, that does not mean his battery is GOOD. It could be out of water(boiled dry) or partially boiled and has no reserve power. Doug

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I installed a switch on my propane/CO detector to turn it off when we are not using the TT. I also installed a battery power smoke/CO detector and a battery powered lp gas detector. We also installed a switch to turn off all power to the radio because I don't need a bright blue night light to stay on all of the time.


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