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Old 09-20-2016, 10:41 AM   #1
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Appliance Questions

I have two questions for owners who have the On Demand Water Tanks and Residential Refrigerators.

Do you have any issues with obtaining hot water when the CG water pressure is low or not consistent?

Does it work good when not hooked up to shore power?


Now my other question.

With a residential refrigerator how long will it run when not hooked up to shore power?

How many batteries are you using?

Are the batteries that are being used for the refrigerator that same ones as the rest of the trailer or are they separate?

Just trying to understand these before I make a decision on a manufacture.

Thanks in advance.
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Old 09-20-2016, 11:00 AM   #2
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Can't help you on the on-demand water heater, but as for the fridge, I've gone over 24 hours (once cold) without any noticeable drop in battery (according to battery meter). I have 4 6V coach batteries that run all 12v system. Granted, I wasn't using any of the other 12v appliances or lights (we weren't using it at the time).
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Old 09-20-2016, 06:27 PM   #3
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I have the residential refrigerator and I have four six volt batteries and I tested it this spring and the batteries lasted four days and the batteries were at 60%. I turn my ice maker off when driving on the road, water will come out and freeze


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Old 09-20-2016, 07:35 PM   #4
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Same as both responding. We have had great success with residential refrigerator. Won't go back to Propane after having the residential model.


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Old 09-20-2016, 07:52 PM   #5
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I have both, as far as on demand we have always so far had good water pressure. Refridge, always on full hookup sites, sorry cant be of more help.
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Low water pressure caused me to replace my on demand with a 12 gallon conventional. Couldn't be happier now. Low pressure and on demand don't mix.

Residential refrig is best option I ever did. Four 6v batteries, and in transit I've made it about 8-9 hours and retained 37 degrees in refrig and 0 in freezer just fine.
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Old 09-21-2016, 10:06 AM   #7
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Thanks BandJCarm. That confirms what I was reading about the On Demand water heaters.

As for the refrig, we sometimes travel for a couple of days or a camp for a weekend without hook ups. Not sure if I like the idea of having to take a generator to charge the batteries.
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Thanks BandJCarm. That confirms what I was reading about the On Demand water heaters.

As for the refrig, we sometimes travel for a couple of days or a camp for a weekend without hook ups. Not sure if I like the idea of having to take a generator to charge the batteries.

It will depend on your batteries, how many amps per battery. I plan to install solar. Now I have two banks of batteries, one bank just for the refrigerator and lights in camper. One bank with a 3,000 watt inverter to run microwave and tv plus the refrigerator too. DW has to have Direct tv satellite. I like to dry camp some. I also have two Honda's but I have had the Honda's for eight years, long before I got the fifth wheel


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