What is this switch in my 400?

I just bought a new Boondock 400 and can't figure out what this toggle switch goes to.  I have the 3 way refrigerator and it is above it next to the stereo.  Anyone know?

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  • N7SHG_HamN7SHG_Ham Posts: 123Member
    Is there an auxiliary exhaust fan for the fridge? I don't have that model but just a guess since I don't think the models without that fridge have the switch.
  • grubbstergrubbster Posts: 21Member
    Not sure.  I'll have to wait till it stops raining to open the side vents to check. 
  • falcon1970falcon1970 Posts: 99Member
    If this is the refrigerator that mounts in what was otherwise the wardrobe, I believe it is the light switch for the "bedroom."  That switch , in a different shape, was mounted to the left of the closet door.  With this refrigerator there is no room for the switch to the left of the refrigerator.
  • grubbstergrubbster Posts: 21Member
    If this is the refrigerator that mounts in what was otherwise the wardrobe, I believe it is the light switch for the "bedroom."  That switch , in a different shape, was mounted to the left of the closet door.  With this refrigerator there is no room for the switch to the left of the refrigerator.
    Thanks for the input falcon, but it is not the light switch.  That is located by the outlets beside the bed.  This switch does not turn on any lights.
  • falcon1970falcon1970 Posts: 99Member
    @grubbster Hmmm, well in that case I would be interested to hear what it turns out to be.
  • Sharon_is_SAMSharon_is_SAM Posts: 2,986Moderator
    edited December 2
    I just sent the picture to nuCamp tech to identify the pictured switch.
    Sharon
    Cleveland Heights, Ohio
    2017 TaB CSS / 2015 Toyota Sienna Minivan

  • grubbstergrubbster Posts: 21Member
    I just sent the picture to nuCamp tech to identify the pictured switch.
    Thank you very much.  Not had any luck figuring it out yet.
  • falcon1970falcon1970 Posts: 99Member
    Maybe it is the "Initiate Self Destruct" switch in case you are boarded by hostile aliens.
  • BrianZBrianZ Posts: 530Member
    Guessing a power/kill switch for the Jensen.
  • grubbstergrubbster Posts: 21Member
    BrianZ said:
    Guessing a power/kill switch for the Jensen.
    Definitely not a kill switch.  No matter if the switch is off or on the Jensen still has power.

    @falcon1970, now you got me worried.  There must not be any around right now because I turned it on and the camper and I am still here.  Probably shouldn't push my luck though. 
  • falcon1970falcon1970 Posts: 99Member
    @grubbster Well, that has always been my brother's go-to solution when confronted with unfamiliar technology--"push the button and see what happens."  Of course he has a lot of burned out junk around and he still doesn't know what it was supposed to do.
    I sure hope we get an answer from nuCamp soon.
  • tabblisstabbliss Posts: 4Member
    it is a batterey cut off so your fride does not run on batt. you have a 3 way fridge, i also have this model. firdge is effecient on batt
  • falcon1970falcon1970 Posts: 99Member
    @tabbliss Did you mean to say that this fridge is NOT very efficient on battery?  Gas absorption units are not very efficient running on battery.
  • RollingBnBRollingBnB Posts: 266Member
    Do you  have outside front or rear lights on the Yakima?
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  • dragonsdoflydragonsdofly Posts: 854Member
    @grubbster, I  think there was another thread about this with a similar pic several months ago. I think it was determined to be an auxiliary cooling fan for the fridge, like in the 320's, to prevent  heat build up around the fridge. In the meantime, keep an open line to Interspecies Galactic Locators, so that a ready condition can be maintained, in the event the "Initiate Self Destruct" option becomes necessary. Good luck.
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  • dragonsdoflydragonsdofly Posts: 854Member
    @grubbster, please look up "button switch on 2019 400". I think @treefrog got the answer.
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  • Sharon_is_SAMSharon_is_SAM Posts: 2,986Moderator
    What treefrog said on Oct. 7th:

    “I am pretty sure it's for the fridge.  I called the dealer, and the guy who they transferred me to did not know.  He put me hold then said it was for running propane on the fridge (I think not).  We used the trailer this weekend and I could not get the the fridge to work on battery without the switch being on.  I'll call nuCamp tomorrow.”
    Sharon
    Cleveland Heights, Ohio
    2017 TaB CSS / 2015 Toyota Sienna Minivan

  • grubbstergrubbster Posts: 21Member
    Thanks everyone for the suggestions and link to the other thread.  Guess my searching skills need some work.  I did not see a definitive answer in that thread.  Still looks like it could be a vent fan for the fridge or a battery cutoff switch.  I might try calling Nucamp.  Treefrog mentioned calling but didn't follow up with the response.
  • Sharon_is_SAMSharon_is_SAM Posts: 2,986Moderator

    Email from nuCamp Tech:

    "That is the refrigerator fan switch to help circulate hot air made by the refrigerator.  I would recommend running it at all times😊"

    Sharon
    Cleveland Heights, Ohio
    2017 TaB CSS / 2015 Toyota Sienna Minivan

  • ScottGScottG Posts: 2,338Moderator
    Sounds like the same set-up that was incorporated into the 320s. It's certainly the same switch, though that doesn't prove anything.
    The Norcold 3-ways in the 320s also have a thermostatically controlled fan to help circulate air over the fridge fins. (At least that is true for the older Norcold models.) I wonder if the 400 fridges have an automatic fan as well.
    It seems odd that something that should run at all times would be switched...
  • grubbstergrubbster Posts: 21Member

    Email from nuCamp Tech:

    "That is the refrigerator fan switch to help circulate hot air made by the refrigerator.  I would recommend running it at all times😊"

    Thanks for following up Sharon.  That answers that!  I will have to find a way to dim the LED in the switch because it is very bright.

  • tabblisstabbliss Posts: 4Member
    This is a battery cut off switch to keep your 3 way fridge from draining your battery
  • grubbstergrubbster Posts: 21Member
    tabbliss said:
    This is a battery cut off switch to keep your 3 way fridge from draining your battery
    This is incorrect.  As Sharon mentioned it is a fan switch behind the refrigerator that aids ventilation.  I also confirmed this through a call to Nucamp.
  • treefrogtreefrog Posts: 31Member
    I found that fridge won't run on 12v without switch on.
    It will run on 110 and propane with switch off.
    I did call nuCamp also and found it is for cooling.  I have tried to hear the fan to make sure its working. It makes no noise.
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