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2oldman

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Posted: 09/22/18 11:32am Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

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Posted: 09/22/18 02:55pm Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

I just posted This on an older thread but I'll post here too since it seems like a good explanation.

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Ivylog wrote:

" It is a Winnebago Sunstar LX 35F model, it will hopefully be delivered in about a week." A little late to be asking and I doubt Winny is the only one that has them as an option. My 21 cuft uses 96W when running less than half the time. Two batteries will run it 36+ hours before needing to recharge.


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Posted: 09/22/18 04:34pm Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

donn0128 wrote:

So few MH owners actually dry camp I guess the Mfgs feel its a non issue.


Have you ever been to Quartzsite? The desert is packed with motorhomes boondocking. [emoticon]


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First, very few people "dry camp", or they have a generator or only do it for a few days. (Quartzsite is an exception.)

Second, people with large RVs (5ers or Class A) usually want consistent performance regardless of the outside temperature. And lots of ice !

There are a few DC powered refrigerators and freezer but they are smaller than your typical residential refrigerator and usually rquire 24V DC.

The only issue is how much solar and many batteries.

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let us know when you get your rv. never heard of one being delivered in a week from ordering, more like three months. hope your frig works out well for you.

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We could never have a residential refrigerator because 50% of our trips is dry camping. I guess if we were in one spot for a long time I would have one.


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I totally disagree with the video. It is entirely possible to run a residential fridge from an inverter and to keep the battery bank up with the harvest from solar panels.

azrving wrote:

I just posted This on an older thread but I'll post here too since it seems like a good explanation.



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pianotuna wrote:

I totally disagree with the video. It is entirely possible to run a residential fridge from an inverter and to keep the battery bank up with the harvest from solar panels.

azrving wrote:

I just posted This on an older thread but I'll post here too since it seems like a good explanation.

Well of course, with enough battery power and solar cells.
Might even be able to run more than one fridge, with this SOLAR ROOFTOP


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We don't boondock very often, and usually only for a week at most. Our two Group 29 MAXX marine batteries will run our residential fridge for about 3 days if nothing else is drawing power, which of course it is. We typically run the generator for a couple of hours daily, sometimes twice a day, mainly when we also want to run the microwave and coffeemaker. If we boondocked more often, I would invest in a couple more batteries and 3 or 4 solar panels.


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