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Old 08-05-2017, 07:17 PM   #1
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Default Fridge-How long on house batteries

We are driving our 2017 Travato 59k to the Finger Lakes in Oct. We will be staying one night in a hotel. Since we won't be plugged into shore power overnight, will our small fridge operate on house batteries? (It operates on both but not propane.) We will be driving all over so the batteries should be fully charged; however, we will be attending a playhouse for a couple hours mid afternoon. I just don't know what to expect with the fridge.Oh, and we do have a solar panel on the roof, but I understand that is trickle power. Please advise! Thanks in advance.
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I don't think you'll have any issues. On the display panel, you can see your voltage - 12.7 or above is 100% full. When it gets down to 12.1 volts, you are about 50% and should seek recharging. Your refer should be fine for 2 or 3 days with nothing else on. If you are constantly running the overhead fan, then a little less.

With two batteries, you have 110 amp hours until you get down to that 50% mark. Your refrigerator uses on average 3 amp hours when it's running. How much it runs depends on how hot it is outside and in your van of course. Your overhead fan uses 1-2 amps when it's running. Other assorted items like lights, tv, radio, water pump, co detector, etc, can use 2-3 amps depending on what you are running. All that said, do the math and you'll see how long you can go.
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Shouldn't need a hotel room, unless you need air conditioning .
That's what these units are for.
I never go to camp grounds for shore power.
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FWIW, your solar panel is 100 watts. That's more than trickle power. On a sunny day, you should get 5 amps out of it.
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Thank you for your reply. FYI--we are staying in a hotel since we originally planned to attend an evening performance, and we just didn't want to drive a distance t o a campground and then try to hook up late in the evening. We are in our 70's and taking the easy road. We have never dry camped and dont plan to. Our preference.
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This video is wonderful! Looks just like the inside of our coach! Thank you SO much for sending it!
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This video is wonderful! Looks just like the inside of our coach! Thank you SO much for sending it!

You are welcome.

I hope this video gave you more confidence to go further and longer.

Enjoy !
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My understanding is,

An empty refrigerator cycles on and off more often than a refrigerator full of food.
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My understanding is,

An empty refrigerator cycles on and off more often than a refrigerator full of food.
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