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Old 11-27-2018, 04:54 PM   #1
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How long will batteries last????

How long will the batteries keep the fridge running? Only using the batteries, and I have a solar charger! I am at 3 days now, just checking to see if we are really in nowhere trying to determine how long I can last with out starting gennie or plugging in.

How long will the airbags hold air (without any deflation) from the time the motor is shut off? day, days weeks etc...

How long did it take you to get your first real scratch?

How long will you keep water in your fresh water tank before dumping and refilling?


If you are dumping your grey and black tanks at each use and never allowing it to build up or tanks to remain holding more than a day or so, why do you need to use chemicals?
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What kind of fridge do you have. If propane, the fridge takes very little 12 volt to run. If its a residential fridge, that totally depends on how much battery power you have to work with. The air bags depend on if they have any leakage. Some deflate when you lower the jacks, at least mine seem to. I have never put any big scratches on either motorhome I have owned, {knocking on wood}, but I have seen other people scrap the whole side the first weekend they took it out. {I tried to stop him}. The water in my tank is fine for a week in my opinion. Any longer, I generally put in some tank freshener, which is basically chlorine. If you fill the tank with city water, it already has chlorine in it, so no need to add anything for quite some time. When in doubt, empty and refill. Mine doesnt really last long enough to worry about it. The only time I ever put chemicals in my black tank is if it is sitting a bit between empties. Otherwise I dont use them. I leave my rv at my cottage sometimes for several weeks in the summer. I cant dump it there, and dont want to travel to a dump station for minimal usuage, so then I would add some treatment to the tank. Others opinions may vary, but that is mine. Cheers.
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How long will the batteries keep the fridge running? Only using the batteries, and I have a solar charger! I am at 3 days now, just checking to see if we are really in nowhere trying to determine how long I can last with out starting gennie or plugging in.

How long will the airbags hold air (without any deflation) from the time the motor is shut off? day, days weeks etc...

How long did it take you to get your first real scratch?

How long will you keep water in your fresh water tank before dumping and refilling?


If you are dumping your grey and black tanks at each use and never allowing it to build up or tanks to remain holding more than a day or so, why do you need to use chemicals?

UPDATE,,, Residential fridge. Not sure if I can run it on propane, have not checked. We have been home from our last trip for 3 days and the fridge is still good. I will plug it in tomorrow just in case.
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UPDATE,,, Residential fridge. Not sure if I can run it on propane, have not checked. We have been home from our last trip for 3 days and the fridge is still good. I will plug it in tomorrow just in case.


Residential is electric only, so if itís running you running off converter and batteries. Check battery voltage.
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Residential is electric only, so if itís running you running off converter and batteries. Check battery voltage.

not meaning to correct you
but it runs off the inverter
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