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Old 10-11-2016, 06:51 AM   #29
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I know this is not what you asked but, we did several 10 hour travel days up and down the east coast this summer and never turned the inverter on. The fridge and all contents remained cold all the frozen items remained frozen. These residential fridges hold the cold in much better than the camper 3 way types.
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I know this is not what you asked but, we did several 10 hour travel days up and down the east coast this summer and never turned the inverter on. The fridge and all contents remained cold all the frozen items remained frozen. These residential fridges hold the cold in much better than the camper 3 way types.
Thanks for the info. I would think that the fridge would not have to run very much to keep cold anyway. Just glad I figured out why it doesn't stay on when unplugged.
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I know this is not what you asked but, we did several 10 hour travel days up and down the east coast this summer and never turned the inverter on. The fridge and all contents remained cold all the frozen items remained frozen. These residential fridges hold the cold in much better than the camper 3 way types.
I'm curious why you would do that.

If you have an inverter, leaving it on would keep the fridge at the exact temp it was set it at. That way when you do stop traveling, the fridge won't need to run longer to catch up.

That would be less stress on the batteries if boondocking overnight.
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I'm curious why you would do that.

If you have an inverter, leaving it on would keep the fridge at the exact temp it was set it at. That way when you do stop traveling, the fridge won't need to run longer to catch up.

That would be less stress on the batteries if boondocking overnight.
Well, the first two trips I did it because the inverter was not working. Noticing the fridge remained cold during those trips I didn't bother turning the inverter on for the other trips. These fridges are insulated much better than the camp style ones, there was not much heat loss.

The wife don't boondock! LOL
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Well, the first two trips I did it because the inverter was not working. Noticing the fridge remained cold during those trips I didn't bother turning the inverter on for the other trips. These fridges are insulated much better than the camp style ones, there was not much heat loss.

The wife don't boondock! LOL
I can relate to that. My wife doesn't camp, she Glamps.
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