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Old 07-22-2015, 08:20 AM   #1
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New to tent trailer

My converter seems to have quit working, I have a three way fridge. I ran the fridge on DC power from the trailer's battery but that seemed to run down the battery fast. If I run the refridge on propane should both switches behind the fridge 110v and 12v be in the off position? Does using propane to run fridge use a lot of propane?

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Old 07-22-2015, 08:33 AM   #2
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Yes they should both be off. Propane is the most efficient method of cooling. 12VDC is the worst. You will use very little propane. There is only a very small flame, almost like a pilot light.

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Old 07-22-2015, 08:44 AM   #3
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One thing on at a time.

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Old 07-22-2015, 01:42 PM   #4
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Using the 12v DC side is the most INefficient way and should only be used while driving enroute.
Without the engine running, it will drain the trailer battery in a couple of hours.
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