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Old 05-16-2012, 09:00 AM   #31
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It seems to me that on our walkthrough our dealer said that our new fridge can run on 12 volt while driving... has anyone tried this.. we have always used propane?
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Old 05-16-2012, 09:19 AM   #32
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Sure you can. Just keep on mind the duration that it will be on 12v. Tv will charge the TT battery while connected but it will put an extra tax on the tv alternator and may or may not be a big deal depending on load and duration. The biggest issue would leaving it on 12v while sitting in a Walmart parking lot for a long time unless you have dual quality batteries.

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ok thanks.. We will keep it in mind if we are travelling somewhere that there is a big issue using propane while driving. We have never been stopped yet.. We used to have taxi's in our city that ran on propane..
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Old 05-23-2012, 07:39 PM   #34
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It seems to me that on our walkthrough our dealer said that our new fridge can run on 12 volt while driving... has anyone tried this.. we have always used propane?
I turn the fridge on with shore power at the house the day before.
I load up the food and stuff the day of traveling and after 3 or 4 hours to campsite, fridge is still cold.
I never use the propane unless I have too.

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I don't even trust " AUTO" it's on gas whenever travelling, I want the the beers to be COLD ---Larry
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Old 05-25-2012, 11:05 AM   #36
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Oh, when running on DC - remember that the fridge pulls a LOT of power. The alternators and cabling on many tow vehicles can't keep up and you'll end up with a dead coach battery on arrival.....don't ask how I know this!

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I have a 2000 watt pure sign wave inverter and run my fridge on electric while driving down the road
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Old 06-28-2012, 11:50 PM   #38
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I turn the fridge on with shore power at the house the day before.
I load up the food and stuff the day of traveling and after 3 or 4 hours to campsite, fridge is still cold.
I never use the propane unless I have too..
Same.

Fridge stays cold enough where ice cubes don't even melt when we travel 3-4 hours.....and we live in Nevada.
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I don't think that most RV's have a large enough battery bank or charging capacity to run a fridge on 12V for long. It might be OK for maintaining a cold fridge for short periods of time.

When we had our old Toyota Class C, we never operated the fridge on anything but propane. It hardly uses any gas at all for the fridge and the stove. We turned on the water heater before dinner and turned it off after the dishes and showers were done. There was always enough hot water for the breakfast and lunch dishes. No reason to run the water heater longer as it heats up very quickly. We had an 18# built in tank and could run 3+ weeks on a fill. Of course if we ran the furnace gas would only last a weekend.

We drove a lot through the mountains and never had any issues with the fridge being off level while traveling. If we stopped and could not find a level spot to park, we turned the fridge off until we got going again. We follow the same routine with the TT.
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We also get our fridge cooled down at least 1 day in advance of departure and fill it up. We keep our fridge going on the propane while traveling, never had any issues. In fact most of our trips are 6 hours + with several going 12-14 hours. I use 2 class 27's in series and the batteries handle it no problem.
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