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Old 07-10-2016, 06:31 AM   #1
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Propane consumption for refrig?

Hello fellow campers. Our 2013 Mac 246D pup has a 3 way refrigerator. My question is we're going to spend a night in a hotel with a stocked frig. and was wondering which would be the best thing run it on propane or 12v. The battery is factory and fully charged but I don't won't to run it dead. Also my propane tank is full(20#). I don't won't it empty either. Does anyone no the approx. consumption of the 2. It will be unattended for about 12hours. Also on the propane knob it has low, med. and high. Does low mean colder frig?
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Old 07-10-2016, 06:38 AM   #2
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Just run off propane refrig does not use that much. Later RJD
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Old 07-10-2016, 06:40 AM   #3
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Run the unit on Propane, switch to Elec. when at C/G! Your batt should last 12 Hr the propane should last for most Trips "UNLESS" you run the Furnace! Youroo!!
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That's what I was thinking. I ran it on propane and noticed that the flame is not much more than a pilot light type flame. Does low mean colder frig?
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Refrig will last at least twenty days on 20 lbs propane.
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Low med and high refer to the size of flame. So low would give you the least cooling. It all depends on the ambient temperature. If it is hot you will need to run it on med or high. You will need to experiment to see what setting works best for you. At the hotel at night and no one opening the fridge you should be able to leave it on low.
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A frig uses very little propane...........


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Hello fellow campers. Our 2013 Mac 246D pup has a 3 way refrigerator. My question is we're going to spend a night in a hotel with a stocked frig. and was wondering which would be the best thing run it on propane or 12v. The battery is factory and fully charged but I don't won't to run it dead. Also my propane tank is full(20#). I don't won't it empty either. Does anyone no the approx. consumption of the 2. It will be unattended for about 12hours. Also on the propane knob it has low, med. and high. Does low mean colder frig?
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I wasn't aware frig's ran on 12v alone? I thought the only thing 12v was used for was the sparker for the propane flame. Mine either uses A.C. which still is converted to 12v for the sparker or propane and 12v from the battery for the sparker. The frig will not run with the battery only and the propane tanks turned off.
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I wasn't aware frig's ran on 12v alone? I thought the only thing 12v was used for was the sparker for the propane flame. Mine either uses A.C. which still is converted to 12v for the sparker or propane and 12v from the battery for the sparker. The frig will not run with the battery only and the propane tanks turned off.


He has a three way fridge, pretty much only used in pop ups and some tent campers


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I wasn't aware frig's ran on 12v alone? I thought the only thing 12v was used for was the sparker for the propane flame. Mine either uses A.C. which still is converted to 12v for the sparker or propane and 12v from the battery for the sparker. The frig will not run with the battery only and the propane tanks turned off.
OP said he had a 3-way (not a 2-way). One of the 3 ways is 12v.
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