Originally Posted by newRVer
We will be going away next week and will be parking our 3011 somewhere for a few days while we stay in a hotel in the downtown area. I need to keep the frig running on batteries/propane for that time and expect that this would not be an issue. Anyone have any prior experience doing this and if so, how long did you run on batteries/propane only?
Have you considered getting ice/dry ice to keep the refrigerator cold? My driveway slopes, so I can never run the refrigerator until I leave. Getting tired of hauling all that food out on the day of travel, I started freezing water in gallon and half-gallon jugs and putting them with the food in the refrigerator and freezer up to 48 hours before turning it on (great for home drinking water too). Everything stays nice and cold, only ice cream gets somewhat mushy. I would think that a block or large bag of ice would have the same effect. That way you wouldn't have to worry about your battery dying or your propane running out.
If you are nearby, you can always replace the ice halfway through your hotel stay. Whatever you do, I hope it works for you!