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Old 09-10-2017, 08:32 AM   #1
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I have a 37 ft Holiday Rambler Crown Imperial and want a new refrigerator for boondocking, no solar yet but looking at 400/600 watt Renology system. What I am considering is either a 8ft Dometic 110/LPG or a 8ft Dometic 110/12 volt with a Danfoss variable speed compressor.

What solar and battery setup would it take to run the 12volt compressor model 7/24? I know I may have to run my generator at times given cloudy days.
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Not a boondocker so can't answer your questions. Keep her between the ditches!

Good luck, happy trails, and God bless!
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My rig has a Jenn Air refer, 400 watts of solar, a 12.5 Onan gen and 4 8D batteries. I took out the gas cooktop, the only gas in the rig and replaced it with an induction unit. I have room to add 2 more 8D batteries but don't plan on it. About all the "boondocking" I do is an overnight at a WalMart, then drive to the next one till I reach my destination where I have full hookups.
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"f11smith"......On that era coach, I would go right back to a 110V/propane refer. If you intend to do a lot of boondocking without running the generator EVERYDAY, you would need a lot of solar and associated components like chargers and batteries. 400-600 watts will not keep the coach afloat with an electric refer.

I would go back to a propane unit and use a moderate amount of solar if you need it for entertainment items. Your 400-600 watt of solar is going to require a new battery charger/inverter, more batteries and other small items to get the system to work. You are probably talking a couple thousand dollars, if you do it yourself. That's a lot of money to put into an older coach, not counting the cost of the new refer.

Buy a propane refer and add more batteries for boondocking. Batteries are cheap.
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