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Old 06-30-2021, 12:45 AM   #41
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Model: '17-Vegas 24.1
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While driving during the summer months, i started using the LP gas to keep the refrigerator cool during driving. While refueling it is required to turn off refrigerator and close LP gas line.

I have decided, in the safety consideration of potentially refueling with the LP gas running in the refrigerator, i decided to add a 110V switch to my 1000W inverter.

Now, when i disconnect from Shore pwr and drive off the RV camp. I switch over to the Inverter to keep my refrigerator cool. This isnt a difficult hookup, but takes many hrs to run a line to the pwr center in the RV (THOR could have put a conduit in). Hook up a switch that either takes Shore pwr from the CB panel or the 110V Inverter to the refrigerator.

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Not sure what Thor model you have…
But several of us Vegas/Axis owners who have added an integrated inverter to the “outlet” line (non-GFI line), have that option.
That is, the outlet line includes the absorption fridge.
So when I’m driving I have my AIMs inverter running which auto-switches the fridge from Propane to 110 volt.
However, once I stop for a period of time I need to either turn off inverter or switch back to dedicated propane or the house battery bank will eventually deplete.

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Old 06-30-2021, 01:11 AM   #42
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While driving during the summer months, i started using the LP gas to keep the refrigerator cool during driving. While refueling it is required to turn off refrigerator and close LP gas line.



I have decided, in the safety consideration of potentially refueling with the LP gas running in the refrigerator, i decided to add a 110V switch to my 1000W inverter.



Now, when i disconnect from Shore pwr and drive off the RV camp. I switch over to the Inverter to keep my refrigerator cool. This isnt a difficult hookup, but takes many hrs to run a line to the pwr center in the RV (THOR could have put a conduit in). Hook up a switch that either takes Shore pwr from the CB panel or the 110V Inverter to the refrigerator.



I have included a picutre.


Excellent. I wired my fridge to the inverter first thing and now only use propane when boondocking (rarely!) or when precooling the fridge before a trip while it’s still at the storage place. But I use an ATS ($50ish) so that it automatically switches to the inverter when we unplug from shore power. No need to remember to switch it.
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