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Old 10-22-2014, 09:53 PM   #1
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What type of refrigerator Residential or non-Residential is best for boondocking?
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Old 10-22-2014, 10:13 PM   #2
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I have a large non residential fridge with multi fuel. When we boondock we run it on propane and it uses very little fuel. We only run the generator for air and tv.
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Many threads on this. From what I've read they all work very well. Most seems to have a Pure Sine Wave Inverter, not a MSW inverter... Runs better on the PSW
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What type of refrigerator Residential or non-Residential is best for boondocking?

IMHO, a two way (AC/Propane) is the best if you do a lot of boon docking. That is what we've had for many years. On propane, you can run the refrigerator FOREVER. The downside is the propane refrigerators do not cool as well as the residential ones and have less capacity.

We did just order an all electric coach with a residential fridge. If you go that route, be sure to have a powerful pure sine wave inverter and extra batteries. Our new coach will have a 2800 watt pure sine wave inverter and 8 six volt batteries.
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I have a propane/ electric Norcold and it works great ! We do a lot of boondocking for weeks at a time a
and don't want the expense and hassle of trying to camp with a residential fridge. My Norcold keeps the freezer at -10. I am a stickler about keeping the fridge level which is the main reason I have never had refrigerator problems.
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i have an rv fridge 1292 by dometic. it cools very fast similar to residential unit. when i boondock, it burns lpg. when on shore power or run genset, it automatically switches to electric. after 5000 miles in 5 months, i still have half tank of lpg left.
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You want a propane fridge if you do a lot of boondocking. That being said you can make a residential fridge work. We just upgraded our RV with a res fridge and love it. I also added 660 watts of solar to keep it running during the day so I limit my generator time. Of course this requires me to have my RV in the open sun which is not fun in the summer but great in the AZ winters. I also have 6 batteries to keep things running.
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