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Old 04-07-2014, 12:06 AM   #15
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Does it look like these Igloo fridges at Walmart..... if so it probable only works on electrical in which case you probable only need to plug the trailer in for it to come on.
Ya but you look inside there is nothing but a fan
It looks like a big Ice Chest LOL
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Old 04-07-2014, 08:36 AM   #16
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It sounds like that water heater is a lp gas water heater that someone added a heating element to. Just to reduce confusion:
1. Does any water come out when the hot water tap is on
2. Does it work/heat water on gas

The Fridge sounds like what is being called a "Solid State" refrigerator that uses a Pizeo electric cooling element. If so, don't expect much in the way of cooling. I tried one in the house and it wouldn't even get a 6 pack of coke cold after 12 hours. Took it back.

How do you know if the black tank is clean? You open the flush valve in the loo and look with a flashlight. There is also a water wand that is available at the RV stores that directs water down inside the tank for cleaning.

BTW: The ice bit works real good, but only when towing.
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Old 04-07-2014, 09:07 AM   #17
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Gene how about posting a photo of the water heater & the fridge outside and inside that would may help as well.
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Old 04-07-2014, 03:49 PM   #18
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Hot water LOL

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Gene how about posting a photo of the water heater & the fridge outside and inside that would may help as well.

The fridge is a joke...must be an ice chest

I have an empty propane tank..but the heater was working on 110 AC
I hope the propane works....love to have both options
Heater is a Atwood 6 gal G6A-7
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Old 04-07-2014, 05:49 PM   #19
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125 degrees

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Bought a 17' ft burro ...may have been a mistake
Water leaks around window...removed window waiting on
Butyl putty tape

Now the hot water heater is not working...looks like a new heater element
and new thermostat
I bet I'm in for more of a surprise LOL.
Any one have any luck cleaning the dark tank...been thinking
of replacing with a new one.
Probably have to replace ever thing in order to sell it LOL.
How does the fridge work? All I see is a fan and a tiny themometer

Does any one know what water heater to replace mine...2000 Burro
If I have to?
Thanks, Gene
When I bought the Burro the thermostat was set at 90 degrees way too cold
I increased it to 150 degrees in Calif..
when I drove home water heater stop working so after checking
every thing I read on the thermostat label the manufacturer sets it at 125..so I tried 125
and the water heater now "WORKS".....
can't believed it.
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Thats an igloo 12 volt portable fridge. Something like this one at Target - Often used in cars while traveling. Costco here currently has an Igloo portable 12 volt as well. It must be plugged into a 12volt circuit in some way in order to run off the battery.
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Actually the one you have is an Igloo Kool Mate 50-Quart Thermoelectric Cooler you can find a manual for it at that link. There is an optional attachment that will let it run on electrical as well as 12v.
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Thats an igloo 12 volt portable fridge. Something like this one at Target - Often used in cars while traveling. Costco here currently has an Igloo portable 12 volt as well. It must be plugged into a 12volt circuit in some way in order to run off the battery.
I have a 7 pole round connector with 12 volt power
But what in the world could that mousetrap fan do?

I thought about putting another smaller ice chest in it
for more insulation, ice in chest with food and maybe dry ice in the
Igloo along with beer?
Igloo fan alone does what?
The one I have cools to 40 degrees?
Thermoelectric cooler? Looks like a tiny fan to me LOL
I have to see that LOL
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IGLOO Fridge

I have DC 12v connected to my Igloo cooler
in the house.
it's rated at 40 degrees cooler than outside
temperature
I have got to see this
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Gene a lot of people use those types of portable 12v coolers such as yours - most common to find them packing them in their cars rather than installed in a trailer though. Depending of the brand etc some say they work well, you just need to watch the power draw on the battery - check the manual link for what it eats in the way of power when on 12V - the big draw back is when you camp in temps of over 80 degrees as safe food storage is best at 40 degrees which the cooler you have can't achieve once the temps start to really rise up. You could supplement/help it in hot temps by putting a large freezer pack in it - such a milk jug full of water and frozen.

BTW the fan is moving the cold air around in the cooler. I have a small battery operated one in my 3 way RV fridge as it did not come with any fan built in (pretty common) and it does help to have the fan.
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Gene a lot of people use those types of portable 12v coolers such as yours - most common to find them packing them in their cars rather than installed in a trailer though. Depending of the brand etc some say they work well, you just need to watch the power draw on the battery - check the manual link for what it eats in the way of power when on 12V - the big draw back is when you camp in temps of over 80 degrees as safe food storage is best at 40 degrees which the cooler you have can't achieve once the temps start to really rise up. You could supplement/help it in hot temps by putting a large freezer pack in it - such a milk jug full of water and frozen.

BTW the fan is moving the cold air around in the cooler. I have a small battery operated one in my 3 way RV fridge as it did not come with any fan built in (pretty common) and it does help to have the fan.
My thermometer read 60 degrees, I added several ice packs
to the upper tray ...Connected a 12v power supply ... fan came on
after an hr it read 84 degrees took thermometer out it fell to about
70 degrees on my work bench.
This Igloo will not cool anything.
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Actually, they either cool, or heat, depending on the polarity of your 12 VDC. I suspect that yours is in the heat mode.

It should be noted that they are power hogs. Best to get a real fridge. What are the dimensions of the hole it is in. Please include the depth to the first obstruction.
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Even the 3 way fridge in my trailer takes several hours to cool down.

The manual for your cooler says when you plug it in at the cooler you need to align the C on the receptacle beside the dot in order for it to cool.
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Actually, they either cool, or heat, depending on the polarity of your 12 VDC. I suspect that yours is in the heat mode.

It should be noted that they are power hogs. Best to get a real fridge. What are the dimensions of the hole it is in. Please include the depth to the first obstruction.
What is a real fridge? The mega dollar?

I switched Polarity
Fridge 23" D ....20 1/2" H..21" W Fan is mounted on the left front side
Hole is 23"D to first obstruction ....22" H...21" W

I have not tried this cooler while traveling just bought the Burro camper
Testing on my work bench
I put another ice pack in and will wait and see
Looking at it I never dreamed it could cool
I have a 7 round connector and it feeds off my batt while I'm traveling.
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