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Old 05-11-2021, 02:47 PM   #1
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Refrigerator 12Volts

I am newbie here. What is your opinion regarding the 12V refrigerator vs gas / electric refrigerator? Please advise.
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Neighbor here in the RV park, replaced his RV cooling unit with a 120vlot Dutch-Aire unit with a compressor. He is very happy with the change after 2 months use.

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My opinion is that your going to need more battery capacity for a 12 volt fridge, compared to a gas fridge.
Actually its not an opinion, its a fact.

A gas fridge uses maybe 1/2 an amp to power the control for the gas flame.

A 12 volt fridge is going to use between 5 and 10 amps, depending on its size.
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I typically only camp in campgrounds with electric hookups. Haven't had my trailer long, but the 12 volt fridge seems to work well. After a couple of hours drive time, the fridge is cold. I doubt the freezer was down to the point of actually freezing liquids, but it typically is up to the task pretty quickly after plugging in to shore power.

Works much better than the small 12VDC/120VAC/propane unit I had in my popup I never tried that one on propane however.
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