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Old 08-20-2014, 02:23 PM   #21
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My tow vehicle has a 170 amp alternator so I have no concerns about draining the battery. On DC, the current draw is 10-12 amps, so you won't want to run it too long once on site. I added a fridge fan to ours. See:
The batteries are a bugger to install but last a long time. On ac with the fan running our Fridge's temperature is 40 degrees with the thermostat set on 5. We switch the fan off and store it when traveling. Once on site we switch it on and place it at center rear prior to loading the fridge.

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Old 08-20-2014, 03:20 PM   #22
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I would run on propane not 12 volt. Also you can just turn it off if your trips are only 4 or 5 hrs. Your unit will stay cold enough if you do not open the doors. When camping just run it on propane very low amp draw for controls. With kids going in and out of it keep it all the way up then turn it down at night. Your going to have to play with it to fit your life style. I agree with all that ken said above. There is no real proven method being everyone has a different life style. You need to adjust to your life style not anybody's else.

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