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Old 08-28-2015, 06:47 PM   #1
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residential refrigerator use

i am looking at a very low mileage 2000 Holiday Rambler that has had the rv fridge replaced with a residential fridge. I keep my rv at a storage yard, so currently would go over the day before and turn on the propane so the fridge would be cold when i picked it up. I won't be able to do that now. If I start the generator when I first get to the coach, how long to get it cooled down to be able to stock it. would this be a good candidate for an inverter install? Any recommendations?

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Old 08-28-2015, 07:06 PM   #2
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I would think it would be cold in an hour or two.
When I put the Res. refrig. in our MH it was cold in an hour.

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Old 08-28-2015, 07:12 PM   #3
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1-2 hours, maybe 3 hours for the ice cream!
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Old 08-28-2015, 07:54 PM   #4
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If it has a sufficient sized battery bank (4 batteries), you could turn it on the night before and it would be plenty cold by the next day. The big draw on the residential refers is to have the ice maker running. Turn off the ice maker until you start your trip.
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Old 08-28-2015, 08:51 PM   #5
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thanks for the responses, exactly what I needed to know.
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Old 08-28-2015, 08:59 PM   #6
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With enough solar, batteries and an inverter you could turn the fridge on and never have to worry. We turn ours on in April and turn it off when we winterize it in late fall and we boondock most of the time.
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A 2000 Holiday Rambler will need either Genny running or shore power to recharge batteries that run down due to refer use. It will cool down in 1-2 hours, and will hold temp being off for 6-7 hours.
Just for your info, the house batteries do NOT charge with alternator while driving.
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I would just fire it up when you get to the coach. While loading up it will likely cool down pretty quick.

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