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Old 05-23-2011, 07:52 PM   #1
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Hi, I have purchased a 2003 190 Roadtrek. My question is regarding the aux battery or more specifcally the fridge. Being a new owner I'm not able to get the fridge/micro operating using the aux battery. What am I missing? Thanks in advance for your help.
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Old 05-23-2011, 09:45 PM   #2
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I doubt you'll be able to run either successfully on the battery; just not enough power. The refrig will run on 12 volts for a short while but will deplete the battery quickly unless the engine alternator is supplying power.
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Old 05-23-2011, 10:00 PM   #3
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understood, the problem I'm encountering is the fridge is not working either AC or DC. Although it's 8 years old it hasn't been used much. I haven't tired the LPG yet...
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Make sure the battery disconnect switch is on not off.
Check all the 120 volt breakers and 12 volt fuses,
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Thanks for your help. Everything is in working order. I don't think I was patient enough on start up. Thanks again !
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Old 05-25-2011, 12:39 PM   #6
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You might want to test your battery with a multimeter.
The deep cycle battery charge specs at rest, are available at various websites online, just by googling.
I think 12.7 V DC fully charged/at rest sounds about right, but I may be corrected. The alternator should
be charging it at around 14+ V DC when the engine is running. You might also want to check that with a
multimeter.
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