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Old 07-16-2006, 11:04 AM   #15
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Originally Posted by AZstreamin
How much propane will a fridge use in 4 nights?
I'd need to find a better source but my sense is I'd go a whole camping season and not run out of two 30# cylinders -- and only think about refilling toward the end due to heating demands.


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Old 07-16-2006, 02:04 PM   #16
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Originally Posted by AZstreamin
How much propane will a fridge use in 4 nights? Thanks,
hi brent and other honda hopin, gasoline hate'n, lp gas sniffers......

keep in mind that mr pick is an lp gas user in other ways.......
as in his diesel truck also uses an lp gas injection system......
and he's carry'n a few thousand gallons of lp right?
isn't the bed of pick's truck round and cylinder shaped?
isn't there a 'ferral gas' decal next to his 'air forum' oval...

as for your consumption question brent......
how much lp the fridge uses depends on out side temps,
how often the door is opened,
is it full of food and
do we count the ambient temp to cool down phase,
and what size fridge?......
it does take more energy for the inital cool down,
and when it's 90+ outside....

after long trips when my unit is in covered now,
i usually just leave the 10 cubic ft fridge on......
usually setting 1 or 2.
after 4 days
i observe a 1/8+ drop in lp on the tank gauge and at 7-9 days a full 1/4 a little more.
in this hot weather.....

i've go 40lb tanks....
so you can do the math but that's over 10lbs or
a couple of gallons of lpgas.....give or take a few hundred milliliters.......

also remeber that the tank gauge isn't completely accurate
and doesn't read exactly in a linear fashon......
so it seems the first 1/4 tank always
goes down much slower
than the last 1/4 tank.......which seems to drop quickly.

if one never or seldom boondocks
the lp may last most of a summer season....
but i've got 2 40lb tanks,
with a separate tank for outdoor cooking...
and i've used 3 1/2 40lb tanks since april.....
that's only 4 months...
but about 90 days of camping.....

now for the original ? on eco yes/no for 2 hondas......
vajeep also reports that his 2 hondas work fine on eco mode.....
and he's had no issues......

i called honda about this and they advised not using eco....
that the 2 units will sync/phase better and continously on the normal setting....
i asked if 'eco was ok to try' and they just repeated the original recommendation...

it seems that folks are doing well with 2 units on eco,
but i'd like to see meters on each unit and watch what happens,
do they stay in syn, does one kick up first,
or are than any phase related issues....

i'd suggest getting 2 and living with them awhile before doing the lp gas conversion.......unless your truck is designed like picks!!!


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Old 07-16-2006, 02:54 PM   #17
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Originally Posted by 2airishuman
i'd suggest getting 2 and living with them awhile before doing the lp gas conversion.......unless your truck is designed like picks!!!
That is my thought also...Propane is attractive only because gasoline is just one more thing to carry..since my truck is Diesel.
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Maybe some of you guys could help me. We have a 2005 31 classic with a duotherm 13500 heat pump. It requires a 3.5 generator to run according to specs. I have two EU2000s that I use on a regular basis. When I am running in ECO Mode with the AC, there is the strain at compressor startup, ramp up of the 2000's then about 50% of the time, AC power cuts off for about 5 seconds, then cuts back on. Is there a brown out power safe guard in newer airstreams? Does the heat pump require more to get started then a straight AC? Any help would be appreciated.

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