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Old 04-14-2015, 05:25 PM   #57
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[QUOTE=twinboat;2511890]Hey, went to the Dry Tortugas last week.

Left the Trawler in Key West and took the ferry. Didn't want to get stuck, out there.

We boat 7 months, RV for 5.[/QUOTE

That is the life. I would love to be able to do that. Not quite in the budget.

I keep thinking i can find a sailboat owner in florida somewhere who is willing split time. I get the boat say oct or nov to march-apr and then i get the rv back for summer to roam around North America while they get to dodge hurricanes and afternoon storms and hot hot hot till time to change back in oct or nov. Suprise, I can not find that deal.
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Old 04-14-2015, 06:33 PM   #58
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Mine was sailboats.

Aha! That is where you picked up your aversion to propane! Propane on boats is no good.

Just ribbing ya JB, sounds like you got some good tips for routing inverter AC to your fridge.

I think perhaps manufacturers don't do this is that every time the inverter is on the fridge would default to AC and drain the batteries (when boondocking).
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You will find that the ice maker plug runs off the inverter or else you could not make ice when running on propane, the Ice maker needs 120v to operate. and it is not on the same 120v circuit as the refrigerator.
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Hi Lori! See you in Decater!
jbrv, your gen can run your roof ac, water heater, fridge and coffee pot for about 1/2gallon per hour..............that is pretty efficient since gas is around $2.50 a gallon. We use our gen a lot when traveling.
I ran my fridge off my inverter when we went coast to coast once trying to save on propane, boy was I stupid! Smoked a $400.oo alternator!
Completely overlooked post. Good info.
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It can be done but not as easy as I would like.

I found the outlet for the fridge and ice maker. Neither run off inverter.

The fridge will run off the inverter. I ran an extension cord from a outlet that is powered by the inverter to the fridge and tested it and it was fine for the short 15 min test i had time for today.

I think I could find the wires that go to the inside tv or the outside tv outlet that is powered by the inverter, splice off that, run that to the fridge outlet with a switch of some type that lets me manually change that outlet to run off either inverter or shore/gennie power.

I am leaning towards that being a future project if I decide it is worth doing.

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