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Old 09-08-2017, 07:09 PM   #141
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Anyone have a guess how long a single battery will operate the refrig while on propane?
Quite a while. The battery is only running the controls. Will you have the tow vehicle to recharge the battery? (assuming you lose power). There's always the option of a cooler and ice to keep your valuable frozen stuff frozen.
I just filled all my ice cube trays and put an extra two liter bottle of water in the freezer at home. Maybe the power won't be off that long. I'll do the ice cubes in a baggie trick.
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Old 09-08-2017, 07:10 PM   #142
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We've got the 19 Bambi packed and leaving our waterfront home to go inland ~10 miles to assemble several elderly family members in a single location.

I've filled the Airstream refrig with the contents of our household refrig. Problem is, I currently only have one deep cycle battery as a house battery. Anyone have a guess how long a single battery will operate the refrig while on propane?
If that's your only draw i would think quite a while. If you need an exact amp draw figure I might be able to get you one later tonight. At least for my fridge.
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Old 09-08-2017, 07:20 PM   #143
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For the fridge, keep the trailer on shore power for as long as you can. That will keep the propane for later and the battery as topped up as possible. How long things keep running depends a *lot* on how good a shape your battery is in. The answer could be a day it could be a month. Now is probably *not* the time to go get the battery tested. If you feel comfortable doing it, you *might* be able to find a replacement to swap out "just in case". If you happen by my garage, I have a couple of batteries sitting on the floor - bought for the last blizzard on that basis. They are still unused ....

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Old 09-08-2017, 07:27 PM   #144
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It's a relatively new deep cycle. My hope is just to rely on the propone for 24-36hrs max then I'll be back home and can connect to my household generator.

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Old 09-08-2017, 07:31 PM   #145
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My uncle lives in The Villages near Orlando. He said they are expecting 100mph winds and he's staying. My aunt's brother was ordered to evacuate from the Tampa area and is with them. Florida is a nice place to visit but I wouldn't what to live there.
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Old 09-08-2017, 07:35 PM   #146
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It's a relatively new deep cycle. My hope is just to rely on the propone for 24-36hrs max then I'll be back home and can connect to my household generator.

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I just checked. Looks like about 0.5 amps for my fridge in a 2014 30'.

Figure 12 amps per day? What's the rating of your battery?
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If it's a single flooded cell it should be about 80AH, so 40AH usable. 12AH a day would get you to three days. Even a small generator or solar setup would extend things dramatically.

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It's an interstate 550cca. Not sure what the rating is.
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Old 09-08-2017, 07:50 PM   #149
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It's an interstate 550cca. Not sure what the rating is.
An Interstate SRM-24 deep cycle marine battery rated at 550 cold cranking amps is a Group 24 battery, typically rated for 80 amp-hours. Meaning that you'll get at most 40 amp-hours of use before you need to recharge.
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Old 09-08-2017, 07:51 PM   #150
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It's an interstate 550cca. Not sure what the rating is.
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Best guess is that it's a group 24 flooded cell. That's what the stock battery was. Something around 80AH is a good guess when it was new.

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Old 09-08-2017, 07:59 PM   #151
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Makes plans to bug out today, reservations and such. I will be watching closely but planned to head north no later than Thursday.
Did you make it to Top of georgia?
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My uncle lives in The Villages near Orlando. He said they are expecting 100mph winds and he's staying. My aunt's brother was ordered to evacuate from the Tampa area and is with them. Florida is a nice place to visit but I wouldn't what to live there.
And orlando is inland. Wonder what wind speed will be on the coast that irma hits?
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And orlando is inland. Wonder what wind speed will be on the coast that irma hits?
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Last plot I say showed > 70 mph. Not clear if that was gusts or sustained. The obvious "gotcha" is the same one as up here. When was the last time they saw those winds from that direction? Tree does fine in storm after storm with winds from "over there". In comes same thing from "that a way" and down it comes. I have data on this ....

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