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Old 02-01-2015, 07:31 PM   #1
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Dry Camping with residential fridge

Looking at a 329 with residential fridge. For those with a similar setup, what battery set do you use? I suspect that the unit can be configured with 2 12V batts in parallel. Does anyone use 4 6V batts? Does the battery bay even allow such a setup?

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Old 02-01-2015, 08:32 PM   #2
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Can be done, but.

See here: Residential Refrigerator Power Requirements
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Old 02-02-2015, 11:42 AM   #3
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The successful rigs I have seen use 6 batteries and I don't think the Georgetown has that much room. Others need to run gen or plug in to keep residential refer with enough power.

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Old 02-02-2015, 12:09 PM   #4
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I have the residential fridge in a 351. I am not sure how long the batteries will run it but have seen 24 hours numerous times. It helps to turn off the ice maker.

We turn the fridge on the night before a trip (via inverter). The next evening we load it up to leave.

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Old 02-02-2015, 12:39 PM   #5
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Your best bet is run a genny.
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Old 02-02-2015, 12:42 PM   #6
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I was also concerned about the residential fridge power requirements, but I've parked overnight in rest areas with no issues. That's about the extent of my "dry camping" though...
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Old 02-02-2015, 01:14 PM   #7
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I would not run a residential refrigerator and try dry camping unless you enjoy the sound of your generator running. I wanted the res. Refrigerator but didn't get one because I enjoy the quiet of camping
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I would not run a residential refrigerator and try dry camping unless you enjoy the sound of your generator running. I wanted the res. Refrigerator but didn't get one because I enjoy the quiet of camping
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I use a Honda super quiet 1000 watt 1500 surge I run it 4 about 3 to 4 hours and recharges the 4 coach 12 volt batteries in my 335 Georgetown . don't use ice maker and don't leave doors open be quick Bob
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Q to OP.

Are you wed to a residential Fridge? Would a propane powered fridge not suit the bill?

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