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Old 05-08-2012, 02:42 PM   #1
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Refrigerator on propane

Hi Ya'll again. Have question of those boondockers in a Roo 233s or similar refrigerator as 233s. How long (days) does one 20 lb. tank used only for refrig. last? Have two tanks and will be carrying two more for "cook chef" stove used outdoors. Thanks again for help. Have two yamaha 2000's in paralell to keep two 12 volt deep cycle batteries charged regularly, just wondering about propane running refrig.
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Old 05-08-2012, 02:46 PM   #2
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Wild guess is 2 weeks.
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Old 05-08-2012, 03:23 PM   #3
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Will depend greatly on how hot is outside, and how much you open/close the refer. I'll agree with Dan though, at least two weeks, on a small single door refer.
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Hi How long (days) does one 20 lb. tank used only for refrig. last? Have two tanks and will be carrying two more for "cook chef" stove used outdoors.
As Dan indicated, those puppies are going to last a long time with just the fridge running. What about the water heater ?? Won't you be using that on propane ?? That is more of a hog, but still there should be no problem. The furnace is also a hog, but we are getting away from that type of weather.

I have only filled my 30 lb. tanks 6 times since I got my Surveyor in September of 2008.

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Have two yamaha 2000's in paralell to keep two 12 volt deep cycle batteries charged regularly, just wondering about propane running refrig.
Not sure that you need that much power just to charge your batteries. I betcha taking just 1 of those Yamis along with you will be enough, unless you are planning on running the AC.
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Old 05-09-2012, 07:50 AM   #5
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We took a 30 day "out west" trip in 2010.
Over half the time we were on shore power at various campgrounds but
we had several road trips some all day long and some dry camping.
I was surprised to use nearly 2 full 20 Lb tanks in that time.
I can't say how much we heated water.
Not a lot, some days we just pile the dishes.
Some days we'd turn on the WH and wash them.

Like I said, I was surprised to use that much.

I'm with Chap on this-- why do you think you need Two 2KW gennys to
charge batteries

FYI, A 25 AMP 12v battery charger only draws about 300-400 watts of 120 v ac.
Now if you're planning to run your roof air, you probably need dual gennys
but for charging batteries One 2kw is overkill.
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Mr. W, i think you'll be surprised how long two 20lb. tanks will last. even using the furnace.

we can go a full camping season on the two tanks. and we rarely have any hookups.
the fridge uses very little propane.

agree about taking the two generators. unless you're camping with no electric hookups and you'll need the a/c, there's no need to take both of them.

we don't boondock, but we almost always dry camp.
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Two gennys

Hi Ya'll, well the reason I bought two 2000 watt Yamaha generators is so we can if needed run the AC and microwave. We will just hook straight to the camper as if it were shore power. When I fire up the generators probably in morning (late) and in the evening (early), we will have the battery charger hooked up to batteries, have laptop, cell phones etc. ready for charging. Dw and grandchildren will probably watch a movie etc. etc.. Reading on here is where I learned about parralelling two Yamaha's or Honda's. When I only need one I will only run one. I had ordered the 5 or 6 gallon gas tank that feeds both generators but they decided that the Yamaha's were not working well on the extended run tank. Wife and I will be staying primarily in National Forests in the Mountains as it is so much cheaper especially with seniorpass! Most of the summer where we love being is cheaper than three weeks in a park living closer to someone than we do at home. Just our way of thinking. Appreciate the good advice from all and will have more questions as we get into camping. Bought the super wind Gizmo's and reflextix so will be warmer and cooler and able to sleep in late oops forgot about grand children oh well they won't be with us all the time.
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Old 05-28-2012, 03:51 PM   #8
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I don't think the fridge uses a whole lot of propane, of course hot weather and open/closing effects it.
I dry camp 99% and using Propane for water/furnace/fridge was never an issue. But, I use a big cooler for liquids- milk/soda/beer/wine/juice etc. I use my freezer as an ice bag storage! Two regular size bags stay frozen and the cold air gravitates down to the fridge!
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