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Old 07-24-2013, 07:14 AM   #1
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Refrigerator on Lp

i have a fridg in my new rv kind of like this one. I was wondering how long a 20lb lp gas bottle would last if the fridg was ran on lp only

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Old 07-24-2013, 07:18 AM   #2
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i have a fridg in my new rv kind of like this one. I was wondering how long a 20lb lp gas bottle would last if the fridg was ran on lp only

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Probably run constantly from now until Christmas depending on how many times you open the door. They don't use much.
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Old 07-24-2013, 07:18 AM   #3
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20 lbs will last quite awhile.
Really it can vary from user to user.
Quite a few variables here to really know for sure in days and weeks , month's.


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Thank you. so i have now worries now about running it for a couple of days on lp while traveling
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Thank you. so i have now worries now about running it for a couple of days on lp while traveling
Oh yeah you'll be fine.
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I am on day 6 right now on one bottle. We are gonna be moving today to a new location was thinking about switching for the rest of the weekend just to be sure it doesn't run out in the middle of the night. But I would probably be fine.
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We filled up the tank on our Sunseeker motorhome and traveled for 14 days and over 2000 miles with the refrigerator running on LP gas. When I later went to have the tank topped off, it took so little that the gas station didn't bother to charge us for it. In addition to the refrigerator, we sometimes used the stove, and we used the water heater a few times, but never used the furnace (it was late June). We were plugged in most nights and it wasn't using LP then.

For your information, the furnace is the LP gas hog. If it's freezing cold and you keep your camper warm, the furnace could easily use 10 pounds per day. (A 30,000 BTU/hr RV furnace takes about 2 pounds per hour. They are not as efficient as newer home furnaces.) Take an extra LP tank when it's cold.
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OneSource says this.

1.1 pound (500 gram) or about one quart per day. Seems about right to me..

A 20 lb bottle has 5 ish gallons, so 20 days in theory, although most people seem to think the consumption is much less than this so that is a conservative figure... More probably twice as long or even more than that.
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thanks for the replies. i was told at dealership that it would be better to get a ceramic type room heater over the rv heater but didnt think to ask about the fridg. so all the comments have put me at ease.
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