During the renovation of an egg sometimes new appliances are a necessity...
Since 120V appliances cost much less than 12V or specialized 3-way ones,
1. Is it cheaper just to replace/retrofit older appliances (like Dometic refrigerators) with plain 120v ones (say, from Walmart)? This'd probably require a large inverter which is expensive.
2. Or is it cheaper simply to get the expensive Dometic/Norcold 3-way refrigerators and deal with other 120 volt stuff like a microwave
oven when shore power is available.
3. If shore power is available most of the time (unless one is boondocking
without a generator), then why even need propane-powered appliances? Of course generators are noisy and take away from the tranquility).
4. What is the frequency of use for each appliance (in an avg. hookup-capable campsite situation) and what is the commonest mode of power used? Just to re-visit the appliance choice question.
5. Of course one can go back to to the 'minimal camping' level and use these (to solve lighting
problems for example), the last one is still used in parts of the world as a primary source for lighting
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