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Posted: 07/10/12 07:56am Link  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

Just wondering how much propane the frig will use running solely off gas? I normally don't run it while driving but we have a long trip planned and I'll be running gas for the 12 hour drive as well as a couple days after arrival.
NC to Ocala National Forrest then on to Fort Wilderness. Can't wait!!


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Your fridge will use very little propane in that time frame. I run ours on propane quite a bit, and get the whole season using less than 30pounds of propane.

Relax and enjoy your trip. BTW- Your going to love FW.

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Very little, the flame is nothing more than a pilot light size flame.


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You'll have plenty left if you start with a full tank. Enjoy your trip!!!

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We can run the refrigerator and cook all summer and most of the fall on a 30 lb. tank of propane. Only when I turn on the furnace does it really start using it.


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We were out 2.5 weeks using all propane for the fridge, stove water heater AND furnace in 32 degree nights...only had to fill one of the the 30lb tanks once that whole time. And we were warm, cozy and well fed!


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About a month to use 1- 7 gallon bottle of propane for me. The fridge uses VERY little propane.


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RusLwt001 wrote:

Ive been intrigued by this idea. So in your opinion (anyone) do the dometic fidges work better off propane or electric? I have been using gas initially when setting up, then switching to electric, It just seems to cool down faster on start up using gas. Am I just imagining this or is there some truth to it? Which is better while out for the normal 3-day trip? Thank you in advance.


Truth IMHO. The gas burner gets things going and is hotter than an electric coil. Mine is the same way.

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1-1.5 lbs a day. One 7-gal tank or slightly more, roughly $30 a month. A lot of money if you are on pension.

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Ive been intrigued by this idea. So in your opinion (anyone) do the dometic fidges work better off propane or electric? I have been using gas initially when setting up, then switching to electric, It just seems to cool down faster on start up using gas. Am I just imagining this or is there some truth to it? Which is better while out for the normal 3-day trip? Thank you in advance.


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