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Old 09-11-2018, 08:37 AM   #1
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Hi, we are very close to trading in our 20 ft Flagstaff Epro for a larger 28 ft Wildwood heritage glen. One concern that I have is that it has a residential fridge... can anyone give advise on this ? My concern is that is doesnít run on propane for travel or dry camping. We donít do a lot of dry camping but we do occasionally stay overnight at a rest area and have stayed in some National Park campgrounds with no hookups. Any advice is welcome!
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Old 09-11-2018, 09:00 AM   #2
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Since we boondock most of the time, we have stayed away from a residential fridge. You will have to go big on batteries generator or solar if you do. To get an idea of how big you would need to go, find out what fridge comes with your unit and see what the amp/watt draw is. Then figure out how long you think you will be with out electricity at any given time-over nite, days, etc. Then you can know what size solar/battery bank and/or generator you will need to run it.

In most cases, the residential fringes will work better, but they are power hungry. Just beware of the power needs and be able to fulfill those.
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You didn't say..... Some of these residential fridges are 12V. There is a chance
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I have a full size residential fridge and haven't had any problems boondocking. Sometimes for several days. I usually run the generator for a couple hours a day for the AC and/or watch TV, which usually charges the batteries back up. I do a lot of parking lot camping while working on the road and have traveled as long as 12hrs on the road without generator running.
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I did forget that some of the residential fridges have a 12v option. Even with that, you will need to determine your current draw, time used, and battery size. Then determine how you will recharge that.
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