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Old 01-21-2018, 05:34 AM   #1
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3 Way Fridge

Some of the new AS have a fridge that runs on propane, 110 current and DC current (I think it's DC current).

I have experience with the 2 way, propane and 110 AC. Do these 3 way refrigerators work the same way in that they will automatically switch from one source of energy to the other? Can they be set as to preference?

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not auto switchover

These three ways require manual switchover. The switch is easy and right on the front panels of the newer refrigerators.
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These three ways require manual switchover. The switch is easy and right on the front panels of the newer refrigerators.


Only for DC current? I would assume the switch from LP to AC would still be automatic. Am I correct?
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Does anyone know which brand of fridge is used in the new Globetrotters?
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Does anyone know which brand of fridge is used in the new Globetrotters?
They are Dometic. A larger version of the fridge used in the 22 Sport models.
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Another fridge question. In the new Globetrotter (and some of the other new models as well) there is the three way fridge. It seems as though it will continue to operate on LP when the Use/Store is turned to the Store mode. Is this the normal operation?

I guess I'm looking for confirmation.

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Have you tried thei fridge on DC yet?

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Another fridge question. In the new Globetrotter (and some of the other new models as well) there is the three way fridge. It seems as though it will continue to operate on LP when the Use/Store is turned to the Store mode. Is this the normal operation?

I guess I'm looking for confirmation.

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Hi Hans, since youve had your GT for a while, have you tried the fridge on DC yet? Im wondering if you can run it on DC while traveling to maintain cold once it was pre-cooled.

If so, does the TV provide enough juice to keep the batteries from going below a healthy voltage? Weve got a trip to Colorado in June; GT due end of March. We ordered the factory solar so maybe that plus TV charge would be enough?

Just thinking ahead!

Thanks in advance,
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Hi Hans, since youve had your GT for a while, have you tried the fridge on DC yet? Im wondering if you can run it on DC while traveling to maintain cold once it was pre-cooled.

If so, does the TV provide enough juice to keep the batteries from going below a healthy voltage? Weve got a trip to Colorado in June; GT due end of March. We ordered the factory solar so maybe that plus TV charge would be enough?

Just thinking ahead!

Thanks in advance,
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Hi Jeff,

Yes I have used the DC for a short period of time while traveling. It worked fine but I really can't tell you the specifics relative to the battery level. Most often I use propane for the fridge when moving.

Sorry I could not be more helpful. Just curious if you plan on using DC while traveling?

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Folks no info from me about 3 way fridge power but I bet Dometic put data for the power requirements in their manual or data plate somewhere.


But this has worked very well for us to monitor and adjust the fridge temp.

Get an indoor outdoor thermometer with a remote outdoor probe. $25-30 range.

The remote goes in fridge and readout can be in the cab of TV and monitored while in route or when in camp.
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Hi Jeff,

Yes I have used the DC for a short period of time while traveling. It worked fine but I really can't tell you the specifics relative to the battery level. Most often I use propane for the fridge when moving.

Sorry I could not be more helpful. Just curious if you plan on using DC while traveling?

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Bob, thanks for the reply and info. I would like to try the DC option while traveling since the fridge has the ability. Do you have any trouble with keeping the propane from blowing out while on the road?

The other poster mentioned using a thermometer with remote to keep tabs on the temp - good idea! I have a Bluetooth iGrill unit and will experiment with it since I have it already. The distance + metal may limit the range but its worth a try. Now we just need the trailer - cant wait until in arrives early April.

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Only for DC current? I would assume the switch from LP to AC would still be automatic. Am I correct?
Hi Bob,

We haven't contacted in awhile. I have the same GT as you. I have pretty much left mine in the Auto mode and it switches automatically for me between propane and AC. I have not tried it in the store mode as I've had no reason to.

I travel with the propane on as well. I read in the manual that if you are stopped for 10 min? that it is supposed to switch over to the DC mode as it thinks you are stopping for fuel and it shuts the propane off. However, I have monitored this when we stop at a rest area to stretch/eat and I have never noticed that it has done this.

I have never used the DC mode intentionally as I hear it could drain you batteries in a couple of hours (even while hooked up to the TV). I have manually switched from AC to propane when hooked up to shore power with no issue.

Hope all is well with you.

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Hi Jeff - we spent over a month last June/July traveling in Ohio with our new 2019 GT FBQ with factory solar. We used DC power while we were en route to the eleven state parks we visited. Each time, we changed the fridge over from either propane/electric to DC during our transit time. When we arrived to our site, we switched the fridge back to what made sense for where we were, depending on the available hookups.

Even during the heat of summer, the DC power kept our food in the fridge and freezer to an acceptable temperature while in transit. We had to no food losses due to temperature fluctuations. One day we traveled over 400 miles without any ill-effects using DC power. Battery levels were just fine because of the solar charging/TV.

We travel full-time in our GT and now most often use propane when in travel mode. We are glad to have the option to use either DC or propane when in transit. We like the flexibility of the 3-way fridge.

BTW - we hope you love your Globetrotter as much as we do!
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Hi Jeff - we spent over a month last June/July traveling in Ohio with our new 2019 GT FBQ with factory solar. We used DC power while we were en route to the eleven state parks we visited. Each time, we changed the fridge over from either propane/electric to DC during our transit time. When we arrived to our site, we switched the fridge back to what made sense for where we were, depending on the available hookups.

Even during the heat of summer, the DC power kept our food in the fridge and freezer to an acceptable temperature while in transit. We had to no food losses due to temperature fluctuations. One day we traveled over 400 miles without any ill-effects using DC power. Battery levels were just fine because of the solar charging/TV.

We travel full-time in our GT and now most often use propane when in travel mode. We are glad to have the option to use either DC or propane when in transit. We like the flexibility of the 3-way fridge.

BTW - we hope you love your Globetrotter as much as we do!
Hi SewStream - thank you for sharing your experience about using the three different modes on the GT fridge!

Thats exactly how I was hoping it would work. I was concerned about running propane and forgetting to turn it off before refueling the tow vehicle so knowing DC is an option is great news.

By the way, my wife was interested in your Ohio State Park trip last year. Were there any that stood out? Were in Northern Illinois and will be retired next year so taking notes on places to visit.

Thanks again,
Jeff & Caryle

PS: So glad you love your Globetrotter - were making the trek to JC the end of March to see ours in production; cant wait!
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