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Old 08-30-2013, 06:14 AM   #29
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We took a 3 day camping trip the other day.The fridge was on shore power to start.Switched it to 12v 10 min before we left. The battery showed full power.About 30 min into driving on the highway,the battery showed 1/3 power.So I think the alternator is not charging the house battery.Charges the starting battery only.Same goes for travelling home .Battery condition was full when leaving.After arriving home it was very low.

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Old 08-31-2013, 08:13 PM   #30
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Question : Do most people driving on highway, such as longer trips, run fridge on propane or 12v? I tested my dometic fridge on propane in my driveway and works great. So just wondered if it can be used while driving on propane. Because if my 12v house battery isn't charging,it would make sense to do it this way. My battery would be for occasional tv and minimum lighting.I could actually boondock this way 2 or 3 nights I'm thinking. Less stress on the battery. Did some research on my fridge and most people report able to run on propane for a week.

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Old 09-01-2013, 10:36 AM   #31
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I run mine on propane unless I have generator on for AC. My fridge will only work on 120 volt or propane.

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