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Old 07-04-2013, 03:04 PM   #1
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Nearest 12v for modern fridge

Apologies for so many questions - but before I do too much damage I was wondering where others have pulled a 12v line for a modern fridge?

I have a 1970 overlander and the fridge is a Dometic RM2510.

Current options seen to be either the light above the vanity in the bedroom area, or the 12v car-style socket on the wall about 18" from the fridge..


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There's also a bundle of wires in the overhead locker that the manual seems to indicate is some kind of unused generator wiring - anyone have any more info on that?


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Old 07-04-2013, 03:26 PM   #2
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The 12 volt power requirements for the refrigerator are pretty low, so about any location you can find 12 volts will work. Probably a 3 amp fuse is all you would need for an extension.

Now, I am assuming you are not trying to run it on 12 volts totally (as in a 3 way refrigerator). The power requirements for that are a completely different deal.
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Old 07-04-2013, 04:00 PM   #3
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Correct, it's just for the controls so it needs almost nothing - that's why I was thinking of just splicing into the vanity light. I could run the cables through the overhead units and down by the vent.
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Depending on which side of the trailer the fridge is on, you can tap into the power line for the antenna, which should be on the left (street) side of the trailer, behind the side living room window.
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Old 07-04-2013, 06:27 PM   #5
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Depending on which side of the trailer the fridge is on, you can tap into the power line for the antenna, which should be on the left (street) side of the trailer, behind the side living room window.
Fridge is street side - I don't see an antenna outlet anywhere - do you think it would be behind this riveted repair? I have 12v at the socket there - I'm just wondering how to get it to the fridge without taking an interior wall section off.. Or is that just my best option?



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Is there a 12v light in the area?
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There's the bedroom vanity one that is three overhead units away - that's probably my first choice unless anyone has any better suggestions.
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