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Old 11-13-2014, 12:48 PM   #15
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I see this as a neat option. I have a 2000 watt inverter in my camper. I have a series of switches that allow me power the entire 120v system of the camper (minus the AC). It's wired directly into the battery. I also have 3 larger 12v batteries. I never thought about it, but could basically charge the 120v system, and turn the fridge on battery. That allows me to keep the propane off (we had trouble with the pilot being blown out on the highway and I had to relight a lot) With this system, I could keep the fridge on the 120V system, and be able to pull over and use the microwave if needed, but keep the entire propane system shut off (I live on the East Coast and we go through tunnels a couple times.)

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Old 11-13-2014, 12:57 PM   #16
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We run LP while traveling. Never had an issue with over 45 years of trailering and motorhome traveling.


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Old 11-14-2014, 09:18 AM   #17
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There are 2 main reasons for the design of an LP gas/absorption fridge. Minimal power draw when off-grid and no 120 VAC is available and the ability to operate the fridge while in motion.

Your chances of an LP related incidents are extremely small. If you are that concerned, why have LP at all?

I am NOT a fan of LP fridges with their 160 year old technology. I have installed many AC/DC marine fridges with the Danfoss compressor and have never had a dissatisfied client. These are especially beneficial when installing solar battery charging systems.

They are rated to work in harsh marine environments and get very cold quickly. The best way to go!

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