Air conditioner question ?? - Dutchmen Owners

Go Back   Dutchmen Owners > Dutchmen Brand RVs > Toy Hauler
Click Here to Login
Reply
 
Thread Tools Display Modes
 
Old 09-18-2017, 12:32 AM   #1
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Sep 2016
Location: Cotopaxi
Posts: 140
Colorado
Air conditioner question ??

Is it necessary to turn the a/c's off at the thermostat before unplugging the RV even if they are not running at the time ?
What about the fridge as well ?
Thanks
SR
__________________

__________________
2017 Ram DRW 4x4
2012 Voltage 3600
2015 Road King, 2010 Tri Glide, 2002 Heritage
Sandrooney is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 09-18-2017, 01:14 AM   #2
Senior Member
 
joebedford's Avatar
 
Join Date: Nov 2015
Location: Mesa
Posts: 216
Arizona
It's always a good idea to make sure there is minimal electrical load when unplugging (or plugging) to avoid arcing and slowly damaging your plug.
__________________

joebedford is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 09-18-2017, 04:15 AM   #3
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Jul 2014
Location: Dalzell
Posts: 673
South Carolina
I always turn off the AC and the Electric Water Heat before disconnecting. That way they will be off when reconnecting. However, whenever possible, turn off the circuit breaker at the pedestal prior to inserting or removing the plug. Because the converter and possibly the fridge in auto are on, there is the possibility of an arc, which causes damaging corrosion on the plug (and outlet.)
MartyG is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 09-18-2017, 11:53 AM   #4
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Sep 2016
Location: Cotopaxi
Posts: 140
Colorado
Thanks a lot.
__________________
2017 Ram DRW 4x4
2012 Voltage 3600
2015 Road King, 2010 Tri Glide, 2002 Heritage
Sandrooney is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 09-18-2017, 01:14 PM   #5
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Jun 2017
Location: tampa
Posts: 213
Florida
Quote:
Originally Posted by Sandrooney View Post
Is it necessary to turn the a/c's off at the thermostat before unplugging the RV even if they are not running at the time ?
What about the fridge as well ?
Thanks
SR
When there is a breaker in the box at the park, I always shut it off first before plugging in or out. this keeps surges and accidental one leg (110/220) from being plugged in first. Would always be a good idea (in my opinion) to shut the AC and the other systems down if traveling. have you ever gotten fuel and the fridge came on while you were at the pumps?
franktafl is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 09-19-2017, 12:21 AM   #6
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Feb 2014
Location: Tucson
Posts: 533
Arizona
When I disconnect shore power my fridge automatically switches over to propane.
__________________

__________________
2014 Voltage 3600
2013 Chevy 3500 CC DRW
2011 Harley Ultra Limited
azdryheat is offline   Reply With Quote
Reply

Thread Tools
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


» Virginia Campgrounds

Reviews provided by


DutchmenOwners.com is not in any way associated with Dutchmen Manufacturing, or its associated RV manufacturing divisions.


All times are GMT. The time now is 03:22 PM.


Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.7
Copyright ©2000 - 2017, vBulletin Solutions, Inc.
Copyright 2012 Social Knowledge, LLC All Rights Reserved.