Originally Posted by ATE123
Another rookie question: We have turned off the fridge and the battery disconnect while our Interstate has been parked in our driveway, but are getting ready to hit the road this weekend. I'm slightly embarrassed to ask this, but what exactly do I need to in order to get the fridge cold starting tomorrow? I think it has to do with turning the switch back on along with the battery disconnect and possibly the inverter...but not sure. Your help is appreciated!
I just did this minutes ago for tomorrow's trip. The fridge works in either 12vDC or 120vAC mode. To pre-cool the fridge, turn the house battery disconnect to "on." Turn on the fridge at the thermostat, and set it in between "3" and "4." That's all you need to do.
BUT, the fridge will cool down better if it's not empty. Fill the fridge with canned soft drinks or something, especially if they're already cold from your home fridge. If the soft drinks are already cold, the Interstate's fridge won't have to cool them, but the canned drinks will provide more thermal mass than would an empty fridge so once it gets cold, it will stay cold with less effort.
Do not turn on the inverter to run the fridge. That's a waste of amp-hours, since the inverter will use power in addition to the fridge using power.