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Old 04-27-2015, 01:55 PM   #1
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Refrigerator Propane useage

Have a new Coachman 322RDL just wondering how long a 20# propane tank will Run the Refrigerator by itself? Thanks in advance for replies.
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Old 04-27-2015, 02:46 PM   #2
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There's approximately 91,500 btu's in a gallon of propane. I have a 12 cu/ft Norcold refrigerator that burns 2400 btu/hr. So one gallon of propane will last about 38 hrs. However that's if the refrigerator runs constantly. Again, assuming it runs for 8 hours out of a 24 hr. period a gallon of propane should last about 5 days. Naturally it all depends on how hot the outside temperature is, how full the refrigerator is, the temperature setting and how often you open the door. Using these #'s, a 20lb tank would last ~20 days.
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Old 04-27-2015, 03:26 PM   #3
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thank you that helps a lot
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Old 05-16-2015, 11:09 PM   #4
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There's approximately 91,500 btu's in a gallon of propane. I have a 12 cu/ft Norcold refrigerator that burns 2400 btu/hr. So one gallon of propane will last about 38 hrs. However that's if the refrigerator runs constantly. Again, assuming it runs for 8 hours out of a 24 hr. period a gallon of propane should last about 5 days. Naturally it all depends on how hot the outside temperature is, how full the refrigerator is, the temperature setting and how often you open the door. Using these #'s, a 20lb tank would last ~20 days.
Couldn't have said it ay better, Dang!
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Great reply! Thanks
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