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Old 06-23-2016, 10:06 PM   #21
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you can check the draw on the battery with each thing running and also with nothing on with a multimeter set to check amps and test across negative post to negative wire disconnected from post.
The easy way (or lazy like me) to do it, if your TT has a 30 amp blade fuse by the battery, is to remove the fuse and with a meter that can measure amps, insert the meter probes into the fuse holder. Make sure you have shore power disconnected first, and a charged battery. Most meters will accept a 10 amp load.

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Old 06-24-2016, 07:08 AM   #22
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Should be able to run the fridge on propane for a night with no problems. Yes, the fridge could explode, the trailer could catch on fire, or a meteor could fall from the sky and land on the propane tank, causing it to explode, which starts a chain reaction among other nearby trailers, that causes a huge fireball that engulfs a nearby nuclear power plant that causes a meltdown that brings about the next ice age.

Seriously, as long as your stuff is in good working order, I'd turn the fridge on and not worry about it. There are lots of things that could happen. That's why we have insurance....right?
I am not a concerned about the meteor, nuclear plant explosion or ice age as much I am about the zombie apocalypse.
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Wow!! Concern about running your fridge for a night on propane/12V?? There is a reason that RV's have 2 way or 3 way fridges. Risk blowing up your RV because fridge is running on propane?? Come on now, there are hundreds of thousands of RVs doing exactly that on a regular basis and someone comes up with one incident of a unit blowing up.

If you have a weak or a battery that is near the end of its useful life, replace it. You don't need solar or a huge battery bank to run your RV overnight or for 3 or 4 days for that matter. All you need is a good battery. The fridge will run for several days on a tank of propane.

Rvs have equipment and features that are designed to be used. Enjoy.
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