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Old 06-18-2014, 06:30 PM   #11
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It's 90 outside and the air is off, windows closed. The fridge is fully cooled and only has a bunch of freezer blocks and a pint of ice cream in it. I stuck a kill-a-watt meter inline to monitor its draw for a while. Cabin temp is in the mid 90's. This will be close to worst case typical temp maintaining energy draw. It will be interesting to see how many kwh it sucks over the next few hours. I would estimate my typical drive time to be less than 6 hours. AC would be running so cabin temp would be much cooler.
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Old 06-18-2014, 10:52 PM   #12
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After the first four hours it averaged 335 watts. 1.44 kwh over 4.3 hours. Overnight I'll see if it uses less when it should draw less.
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Old 06-19-2014, 09:38 AM   #13
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X2. Just use the systems as designed and run propane until you plug in to shore power.

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Old 06-19-2014, 10:57 AM   #14
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Overnight it averaged 320 watts. This morning I could see the current drain at 345. When it isn't raining, I will go monitor it for an hour to see how variable it is.

I know it would be much more efficient to use LP. I am just kicking the tires at this point. I would like to know if going with an inverter would have a noticeable impact on MPG.
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Living The Dream: After the one year warranty runs out, we have plans to install a solar system. This type of info is helpful with that future project. To supplement the solar system, an additional propane tank sounds needed too, for the boondocking that we plan to in years to come. - Gary
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Agree agree agree agree.
Traveled with fridge on gas in a pickup bed camper, two travel trailers and a 5th wheel over the last 15+ YEARS
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Agree agree agree agree.
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Same here in 9 different vehicles since 1975.
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Traveled with LP on since 17 years with trailer, 5th wheel and 3 different motor homes. Do not like the idea....!
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Traveled with LP on since 17 years with trailer, 5th wheel and 3 different motor homes. Do not like the idea....!
Then why do it if you do not like the idea?
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