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1999 Eriba electrics

in Anything Eriba-related Mon Jun 13, 2022 8:34 pm
by bradbos | 31 Posts

We are taking our 1999 Eriba triton away for the first time this weekend.
We are on electric hook up. Is it a case of just plugging the lead into the side of the van and bingo!!, everything works. ??
I could do with some advice about how to get up and running.
Thanks bradbos


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RE: 1999 Eriba electrics

in Anything Eriba-related Mon Jun 13, 2022 8:38 pm
by Aaron Calder | 3.783 Posts

The simple answer is yes but it would be a good idea to try it out at home before you set off to familiarise yourself with how it all works.


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RE: 1999 Eriba electrics

in Anything Eriba-related Mon Jun 13, 2022 8:39 pm
by eribaMotters | 5.356 Posts

That should be the case. I would advise a short conversion lead so you can try everything out at home and run the fridge to get it down to temperature before you set off.

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RE: 1999 Eriba electrics

in Anything Eriba-related Mon Jun 13, 2022 8:40 pm
by bradbos | 31 Posts

How do I know it’s running off the hook up and not my leisure battery?


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RE: 1999 Eriba electrics

in Anything Eriba-related Mon Jun 13, 2022 8:41 pm
by Aaron Calder | 3.783 Posts

The fridge only works on 12v when towing.


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RE: 1999 Eriba electrics

in Anything Eriba-related Mon Jun 13, 2022 8:45 pm
by bradbos | 31 Posts

So I have a 7 pin which I didn’t think cool’s the fridge when travelling and if the fridge only runs off 12 v when towing sorry but I don’t understand


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RE: 1999 Eriba electrics

in Anything Eriba-related Mon Jun 13, 2022 9:24 pm
by eribaMotters | 5.356 Posts

The fridge should be a 3 way. 12v, 230v and gas.
When you are driving if you have the 2nd 7 pin connector lead set-up that is grey then your car might be feeding power through to the caravan fridge. This really does depend how your car has also had it's towbar electrics set up so cannot be taken as a given. It is the only way the fridge can run on 12v.
When you are not attached to the car then the 230v option kicks in, but you need to set the relevant switch on top front of the fridge. It can take up to a couple of days for the fridge to settle and run correctly. When temperatures reach high 20's plus the fridge will probably struggle.
To get maximum cooling then you can run it on the gas. This is usually a pain to light if it has not been regularly used.

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RE: 1999 Eriba electrics

in Anything Eriba-related Tue Jun 14, 2022 5:47 am
by bradbos | 31 Posts

Thanks Colin
I only have the black 7 pin on my tow bar so I guess the fridge will only run on gas and mains.
That’s ok . I can hook up a couple of days before I set off and then when I hook up on site the fridge will work ?


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RE: 1999 Eriba electrics

in Anything Eriba-related Tue Jun 14, 2022 8:25 am
by Randa france | 12.983 Posts

We run on 2 x 7 pin plugs on our 99 Troll. If you are using mains electric make sure the green switch is in the "up" position and it should light up to say your getting the power through.
There is no internal fridge light but you should get a cooling action very quickly especially in the small freezer compartment at the top.

Top tip. Make sure your fridge door is locked when travelling. Down pressing button on top of the door.

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RE: 1999 Eriba electrics

in Anything Eriba-related Tue Jun 14, 2022 9:58 am
by Simboc2004 | 686 Posts

The other useful thing to have is a "socket checker" (photo attached) cost around £8 up - most UK converted Eribas, I think, have a double socket by the entrance door. I keep one plugged in and then flick it on when I connect to the mains - it lights up to tell you everything is Ok. It also tells you if the positive/negative is reversed (uncommon in UK, but surprisingly common in France) and I carry a short polarity reverser lead to swap it around. This is important as reversed polarity means the supply can possibly remain live in an appliance, even when off (e.g. toaster element).

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RE: 1999 Eriba electrics

in Anything Eriba-related Tue Jun 14, 2022 10:02 am
by Simboc2004 | 686 Posts

If you only have a single (black) 7 pin socket, then you won't be able to power the fridge whilst driving. We had this for both our previous Tritons (1999 model and 2000 model) and we just used to pre freeze ice packs both before starting and the night before moving sites, then put them into the body of the fridge whilst driving. That worked pretty well, only being challenged by Barcelona in August... We also had a camping fridge plugged in in the boot of the car, which meant we could guarantee somewhere cold for real perishables, like wine and beer...!


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RE: 1999 Eriba electrics

in Anything Eriba-related Tue Jun 14, 2022 1:10 pm
by bradbos | 31 Posts

Thanks very much for all replies. Most useful


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RE: 1999 Eriba electrics

in Anything Eriba-related Fri Jun 17, 2022 8:23 pm
by Old Rocker | 513 Posts

or just switch your outside light on, it should only light up on 240v


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RE: 1999 Eriba electrics

in Anything Eriba-related Sat Jun 18, 2022 9:14 am
by Simboc2004 | 686 Posts

My outside light is 12v - I know, because I just changed the bulb. Does it run off a transformer, then, like the interior lights? makes sense, I suppose, although I do think the wiring circuit is somewhat complicated!


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RE: 1999 Eriba electrics

in Anything Eriba-related Sat Jun 18, 2022 12:57 pm
by Aaron Calder | 3.783 Posts

As it is illegal to show a white light to the rear when the caravan is being towed, the exterior light is inhibited so as only to work when the caravan and car are not electrically connected. The 12v supply is taken from the battery and operates whether or not the caravan is connected to the EHU.


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