Reply
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread Display Modes
 
Old 08-21-2017, 07:07 PM   #1
2 Rivet Member
 
dlenloe's Avatar
 
Tomball , Texas
Join Date: Oct 2016
Posts: 51
Refrigerator auto switch

I have the AS on auto for the fridge do it will automatically switch from shore power to propane once we unhook and are ready to move on. I notice that when we start out the auto light is on. After driving for several hours, I notice the auto light is not on even though the ON/OFF button is in the "on" position. Is this normal?
__________________

__________________
dlenloe is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 08-21-2017, 08:18 PM   #2
Rivet Master
 
1974 31' Sovereign
1979 23' Safari
Wayland , New York
Join Date: Jan 2012
Posts: 1,523
Images: 3
Mine stays on unless I push it to select gas. Check your battery voltage when it goes out before plugging into shore power. Is it possible it's dropping below the voltage required for the fridge?
__________________

__________________
HiJoeSilver is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 08-21-2017, 10:07 PM   #3
2 Rivet Member
 
dlenloe's Avatar
 
Tomball , Texas
Join Date: Oct 2016
Posts: 51
Oh had not thought of that. The battery reading is 13.6 while on shore power. I will check battery level once we disconnect. Thanks for that info.
__________________
dlenloe is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 08-22-2017, 12:37 AM   #4
Rivet Master
 
1974 31' Sovereign
1979 23' Safari
Wayland , New York
Join Date: Jan 2012
Posts: 1,523
Images: 3
I would think the tow vehicle would keep the voltage up, but I'm not sure how the refrigerator is wired, how use/store switch might come into play, etc. but since it sounds like the problem is when it's on primarily battery for 12v that that's a route to explore. If it was the flame going out then the check light would come on, but not if 12v is the issue.
__________________
HiJoeSilver is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 08-22-2017, 07:18 AM   #5
3 Rivet Member
 
2017 23' Flying Cloud
Bartlett , Tennessee
Join Date: Apr 2017
Posts: 181
Quote:
Originally Posted by HiJoeSilver View Post
how use/store switch might come into play
Since you mention this, while towing, if the USE/STORE switch is in STORE mode, there will be no 12v to the refrig control board so it will not function. Be sure that the USE/STORE switch is in USE mode.
__________________
Bobbo, Lin and the furry kid (45 pound rescue)
2017 F-150 4x4 SuperCab 3.5l EcoBoost V6
2017 Flying Cloud 23FB "BobLin Along"
Bobbo is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 08-24-2017, 04:53 PM   #6
Rivet Master

 
2014 20' Flying Cloud
Long Island , New York
Join Date: Jun 2015
Posts: 5,704
Ditto to these two points:

-- Use/Store switch must be on Use
-- Batteries must be good, and you have to wait one hour after disconnecting from shore power to read the battery voltage on the monitor panel.

For everyone's info, what year and model AS do you have, and what fridge? When you are off shore power, are all the 12-volt functions working correctly? [pump, lights, radio, water heater on LP, etc.]

On our 2014 FC20 Dometic fridge, if we are not on shore power, we always toggle on the gas switch on the fridge, as I don't trust the Auto switch to migrate from shore power to propane. Doing this intentionally each time also helps with one's awareness of all systems in the trailer IMO. FWIW.

Good luck,

Peter
__________________
OTRA15 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 08-24-2017, 05:43 PM   #7
2 Rivet Member
 
dlenloe's Avatar
 
Tomball , Texas
Join Date: Oct 2016
Posts: 51
Thank you Peter. Our AS FC23FB is a 2016. The fridge is a Dometic but not sure which model right now. I do not have my user manual handy.
But, I now have a sense that the 12v batteries may be my issue.
Being newbies, we had it plugged into shore power for about 3 months and apparently the water boiled out. Did not realize this would happen on shore power. So now, I guess I will have to buy new batteries??? Dealership did not warn us of that issue. Well, live and learn.
Thanks so much to everyone who has given me valuable info.
__________________
dlenloe is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 08-24-2017, 06:18 PM   #8
Rivet Master

 
2014 20' Flying Cloud
Long Island , New York
Join Date: Jun 2015
Posts: 5,704
Yup that will happen with the basic charger supplied by AS. Most folks upgrade to 4-stage charger, and get new batteries. If your AS is still under warranty, you could take the batteries to an Interstate dealer (assuming this is the correct brand of battery) and have them tested. They may be toast or salvageable. You might want to read your AS owner's manual also, as some preventative maintenance can forestall problems like this.

Good general reading: http://www.batteriesnorthwest.com/ba...hool.cfm?TID=0

Lots of threads on battery failure issues.

Battery forum: http://www.airforums.com/forums/f449/

Threads:
http://www.airforums.com/forums/f382...ay-169288.html
http://www.airforums.com/forums/f449...ud-165144.html
http://www.airforums.com/forums/f382...or-170703.html
http://www.airforums.com/forums/f37/...es-170411.html
http://www.airforums.com/forums/f540...es-170571.html
http://www.airforums.com/forums/f516...on-169925.html
http://www.airforums.com/forums/f449...lp-169693.html
http://www.airforums.com/forums/f317...ge-170153.html
http://www.airforums.com/forums/f449...or-170148.html
http://www.airforums.com/forums/f449...ns-170201.html


That should be enough reading material for the night!



Good luck,

Peter
__________________
OTRA15 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 08-24-2017, 06:27 PM   #9
3 Rivet Member
 
2017 23' Flying Cloud
Bartlett , Tennessee
Join Date: Apr 2017
Posts: 181
Quote:
Originally Posted by OTRA15 View Post
Yup that will happen with basic charger supplied by AS. Most folks upgrade to 4-stage charger, and get new batteries.

Good general reading: http://www.batteriesnorthwest.com/ba...hool.cfm?TID=0

Lots of threads on battery failure issues. Stand by for links.

Battery forum: http://www.airforums.com/forums/f449/

Threads:
links coming
What OTRA15 said!

The one I swapped to is Progressive Dynamics 4655V

I had a single stage converter boil batteries dry on a previous RV that we owned. I swapped this one out before we ever took it out camping. As a matter of fact, I had the replacement converter in the garage about 2 weeks before we took delivery of the TT.
__________________

__________________
Bobbo, Lin and the furry kid (45 pound rescue)
2017 F-150 4x4 SuperCab 3.5l EcoBoost V6
2017 Flying Cloud 23FB "BobLin Along"
Bobbo is offline   Reply With Quote
Reply


Currently Active Users Viewing This Thread: 1 (0 members and 1 guests)
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are Off


Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Refrigerator and auto switch button dlenloe 2016 - Current Flying Cloud 18 06-30-2017 12:30 PM
Dometic refrigerator RM3762 RM3962 won't run on AUTO Mode and AC operation fotoman1527 Electrical - Systems, Generators, Batteries & Solar 0 02-02-2017 01:34 PM
Refrigerator clicking sound when on shore power & fridge set to auto? kayt General Repair Forum 5 02-02-2016 08:59 PM
Auto Park Pressure Switch Wiring Diagram Road Dawg 36 General Motorhome Topics 0 02-04-2012 01:24 PM
Testing regulator auto switch over Safari Tim LP Gas, Piping, Tanks & Regulators 2 08-01-2004 11:39 PM


Virginia Campgrounds

Reviews provided by



Our Communities

Our communities encompass many different hobbies and interests, but each one is built on friendly, intelligent membership.

» More about our Communities

Automotive Communities

Our Automotive communities encompass many different makes and models. From U.S. domestics to European Saloons.

» More about our Automotive Communities

Marine Communities

Our Marine websites focus on Cruising and Sailing Vessels, including forums and the largest cruising Wiki project on the web today.

» More about our Marine Communities


Copyright 2002- Social Knowledge, LLC All Rights Reserved.

All times are GMT -6. The time now is 08:39 PM.


Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.8 Beta 1
Copyright ©2000 - 2017, Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd.

Airstream is a registered trademark of Airstream Inc. All rights reserved. Airstream trademark used under license to Social Knowledge LLC.