Caravan electrics

Submitted: Tuesday, Jul 26, 2005 at 17:40
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New to caravanning. Can somebody advise if a normal ford car (au) is capable of running a normal caravan fridge whilst towing without any adverse affect to the cars electrical system. Thanks
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Reply By: Diamond (Vic) - Tuesday, Jul 26, 2005 at 17:51

Tuesday, Jul 26, 2005 at 17:51
yes they are capable whilst towing but if stopped for a long period it might flatten the batery.
cheers
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Follow Up By: Nudenut - Tuesday, Jul 26, 2005 at 18:35

Tuesday, Jul 26, 2005 at 18:35
does that mean the amber nectar may be too warm to consume
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Reply By: muzzgit (WA) - Wednesday, Jul 27, 2005 at 00:25

Wednesday, Jul 27, 2005 at 00:25
My auto sparkie rigged up the camper thru a "hotwire" which just runs thru the normal trailer plug. While this does work, if you plan on doing this a of touring it may pay to run a seperate wire thru an anderson plug for the fridge.

If you are only towing the caravan every now and then, then please disegard what I have just said as drivel, and yes what you want to do is just dandy.
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Reply By: Member - Graham P (QLD) - Thursday, Jul 28, 2005 at 11:55

Thursday, Jul 28, 2005 at 11:55
You will be OK while driving but will flatten battery in about 1 hour - time for a pee but not to shop unless you turn your fridge off. ( Assuming you have an absorbtion type fridge ). The fridge won't make up will operating on 12 volt but will maintain it's temperature.

Graham P
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Reply By: Mad Dog (Australia) - Thursday, Jul 28, 2005 at 12:00

Thursday, Jul 28, 2005 at 12:00
Yes the AU's alternator has sufficient capacity to allow the running of a caravan fridge without any adverse affects on the electrical system.
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