Originally Posted by Rusty99
2) What's the pro's and cons of a 3 way fridge vs a 2 way fridge? I currently don't have a fridge or any electrical
what so ever. I like the idea of being "off the grid" and setting up camp on crown land here in Alberta.
I have seen 2 way propane/120V and 2 way 120V/12V. If the fridge can use propane
, realize it generally uses a lot more power when on 12V. The 120V/12V use less power but generally make more noise also.
Most people who like being off the grid use propane
while off the grid. If you have enough solar
you could run a 12V/120V with solar
, but that has not been as common as using propane
Another consideration is how much time you spend on the road. Assuming you don't want open flame/propane while traveling you need to have a fridge that works on 12V when traveling long distances. Generally, most fridges stay cold for many hours. But if you want to travel 5+ hours in warm weather, it is nice if the fridge can run especially since we like to open it up and take food out when we stop on a long trip. The length of time it stays cold without power obviously depends on many factors.
Any use of a 12V fridge means understanding your battery
, the charging system from perhaps the TV and 120V, and making sure you don't run out of power.
We use a 12V/120V and love it but we spend only a night or two off the grid at a time. More experienced boon dockers will hopefully weigh in with their wisdom.