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Old 02-15-2006, 08:01 AM   #1
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these Engel fridges seem like they might be the ticket, a compressor style, portable unit, in 12 and/or 110 v configuration

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Old 02-15-2006, 08:56 AM   #2
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I've been looking at the Tundra built in model, but it draws 3.2. While it is certainly better than the standard RV fridge (on DC), the Engle has even less power draw than the Tundra.

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Old 02-15-2006, 01:38 PM   #3
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The problem with these for boondocking is the current draw. In a 24 hour period if it ran 40% of the time it would use up about 30 amp-hrs. In a couple of days it would suck the life out of a battery with no other loads.

Perhaps in the south with a large solar panel set-up it would be feasable. However the initial cost would likely shift the decision back to propane unless one might be full-timing.

What's great about this is that there is this possibility to be free of purchasing power. Just a short time ago this wasn't even slightly an option.
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