Originally Posted by UpstateJoanie
Good morning fellow jayco-ers,
We have the 8cu ft 12V only fridge in our 2021 264BH. We occasionally boondock at our family camp. Right now we have issues with the battery lasting through the night despite topping it off with our generator before bed (generator running for at least 2 hours). I have been trying to research the best battery options so the fridge will keep going at least over night, but to be honest not sure what would be best for our real world situation with the different brands, types, and set ups that i’ve read about. For our situation longer would be better but we also do not want to spend a fortune on batteries as we do have the generator to help recharge. Anyone have suggestions? 2 12v versus 2 6v?
Just saw this thread. I do have some real world info on this 8 ft 12v fridge. Also found out last year it's nice to have an electrician neighbor with the instruments to record this data.
He measured just under 4 amps running for my fridge. If running 24 hrs it's going to use around 95 Amp Hours. That would be running constantly, which it doesn't. I get around 24 Hrs of fridge run time with two group 27 lead batteries. That is with running only a couple of LED lights, plus the small draw from C02 detector etc. So that would be ideal conditions, which rarely happens.
I also have two 190W solar panels on the roof, which I haven't factored into this data.
If it's sunny and I'm running the roof panels, batteries last longer by quite a bit, but it's a huge variable which is hard to track. Another thing which I've not factored in is the amperage from the truck when towing.