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Old 05-31-2010, 01:14 PM   #1
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What is this switch?

We are newbies with a 2006 Bambi. We are still learning all of the features. What is the red switch, just above the fire extinquiser, on the left side as you enter??? Whether it is on (lite red) or off, it doesn't seewm to make any difference.
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Old 05-31-2010, 01:31 PM   #2
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Hi Brick08 and welcome aboard.

I believe that is the switch that turns your battery power on and off.
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Old 05-31-2010, 01:34 PM   #3
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Hi Brick08
We had the same question when we bought our 09 Bambi. That should be the switch that turns your external fridge cooling fan on. It doesn't always come on when the switch is in the on (lit) position - only when it needs it for a bit of extra cooling.
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Old 05-31-2010, 01:46 PM   #4
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Yes, it is the switch to the PC-type cooling fan that is mounted near the refrigerator condenser coils. It seems to be thermostat controlled; and if turned on, that fan cycles on and off (mostly on in the summer, here in Arizona).

Check other posts on this subject on replacing the OEM fan, since if you live or visit hotter climes, you'll probably get tired of the fan noise. Luckily, quieter fans don't cost much. I am replacing ours with a $14 model that is quieter and moves more air. If you live and camp where it doesn't get above 90-100 degrees, you may not need to turn this on.

Since we got our trailer in 2005, we haven't used the fan because of the noise and battery drain. However, in the 110+ degree summers, the ice cream gets soft and the lower refrigerator compartment sometimes reaches 45-50 during the day. That's why I am finally installing the quieter fan, in preparation for this summer.
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Old 05-31-2010, 02:10 PM   #5
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Images: 64's the frig fan switch...and it does run on a thermostat ... so it may not always run when the switch is on. Becasue of where we live, our is on all the is pretty loud...and ours got even louder as the fan bearing went bad....we replaced it under warranty with the same fan, but have since replaced it with a different fan set-up that is very quiet.
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