refrigerator - Escape Trailer Owners Community

Go Back   Escape Trailer Owners Community > Escape Tech > Problem Solving | Owners helping each other
Click Here to Login
Reply
 
Thread Tools Display Modes
 
Old 05-07-2009, 01:35 PM   #1
Junior Member
 
wpski's Avatar
 
Join Date: Apr 2009
Posts: 25
refrigerator

Reece

My wife takes injections every day for her osteo porosis the medication needs to be kept refrigerated at around 40 degrees and I dont want to drive with the propane on how many watts does the refrigerator draw and would an inverter take care of this problem to run the frige on 110 while we are driving or would this kill the battery I'm not worried about being low since we have a generator and will top off the battery when we set up for the night.

Thanks Walt and Linda
__________________

wpski is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 05-08-2009, 12:23 AM   #2
Senior Member
 
amirie's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2008
Location: Chilliwack, British Columbia
Trailer: 2008 17B Escape
Posts: 706
Re: refrigerator

What about one of those small coolers that plug into your cigarette lighter in the vehicle? I think that they come in a variety of sizes..
__________________

__________________
Anna-Marie
amirie is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 05-08-2009, 12:34 AM   #3
Senior Member
 
gbaglo's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2008
Location: North Vancouver, British Columbia
Trailer: 2009 Escape 17B - "Toad". '08 Toyota RAV4 V6
Posts: 10,735
Re: refrigerator

Quote: What about one of those small coolers that plug into your cigarette lighter in the vehicle? I think that they come in a variety of sizes.

A brilliant and inexpensive solution, in my opinion. And doesn't the Tacoma have a couple of power outlets? I have one near the rear hatch in my RAV.

baglo
__________________
2009 Escape 17B "Toad"
2008 Toyota RAV4 V6 Sport
North Vancouver, British Columbia

What happens to the hole when the cheese is gone?
- Bertolt Brecht
gbaglo is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 05-08-2009, 07:25 AM   #4
Senior Member
 
escape artist's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2008
Location: St. Thomas not BVI., Ontario
Trailer: 2014 Escape 5.0TA
Posts: 5,291
Re: refrigerator

Hi: All... All power outlets in vehicles are not created equal. Friends of ours have a koolatron that they use on trips back& forth from Florida and it will only work in the Ciggy lighter not the power outlets Go figure!!!
escape artist N.S. of Lake Erie
__________________
Quote Bugs Bunny..."Don't take life too seriously, none of us get out of it ALIVE"!!!
'10 Frontier CC. S.E. 4X4 Lng. Bed V6 '14 Escape 5.0TA
St.Thomas Ont.( Not the Virgin Islands)
escape artist is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 05-08-2009, 09:32 AM   #5
Senior Member
 
amirie's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2008
Location: Chilliwack, British Columbia
Trailer: 2008 17B Escape
Posts: 706
Re: refrigerator

Woops, I fogot about that.
When the motor of the vehicle is turned off, ours only works one of the outlets and for the life of me I can't remember whichone it is.
I use the cooler for my trips up and down to Bellingham and I am able to bring many frozen things across the border....

Right now the Escape fridge is loaded up and on shore power waiting for me to come home tonight and disconnect and then pickup Doug from work..

FIRST time out!!! Yahoo!!!!!!!
__________________
Anna-Marie
amirie is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 05-09-2009, 01:08 PM   #6
Junior Member
 
wpski's Avatar
 
Join Date: Apr 2009
Posts: 25
Re: refrigerator

thanks abaglo, escape artist, and amirie I had thought of those too but it is my understanding they don't cool that low a temp. The one we have only cools about 20 to 25 degrees below the air temp. Thanks though. I would still like to know the watts used by the 5.0cf frige in the 19 ft to make a decision on the inverter.

Walt & Linda
wpski is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 05-09-2009, 03:03 PM   #7
Senior Member
 
gbaglo's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2008
Location: North Vancouver, British Columbia
Trailer: 2009 Escape 17B - "Toad". '08 Toyota RAV4 V6
Posts: 10,735
Re: refrigerator

I had a look through the manual and can't find the info. Suggest you visit:
dometicusa.com
If the info isn't on the site, there is "Contact Us" there.

baglo
__________________
2009 Escape 17B "Toad"
2008 Toyota RAV4 V6 Sport
North Vancouver, British Columbia

What happens to the hole when the cheese is gone?
- Bertolt Brecht
gbaglo is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 05-10-2009, 11:04 PM   #8
Senior Member
 
Hokie Escape's Avatar
 
Join Date: Nov 2008
Posts: 902
Re: refrigerator

Why wouldn't you just run it on propane while you drive? Is it against the law in Canada? We do it all the time if we're going far enough that the temp won't stay cool with just the refrig door being closed.
__________________
"In the morning, O Lord, You will hear my voice. In the morning, I will offer my prayer to you, and wait in expectation" Ps 5:3
'11 Nissan Frontier Crew Cab (5' bed) 09 Escape 5.0
Blacksburg, Virginia (Home of the Virginia Tech Hokies)
Hokie Escape is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 05-10-2009, 11:52 PM   #9
Senior Member
 
gbaglo's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2008
Location: North Vancouver, British Columbia
Trailer: 2009 Escape 17B - "Toad". '08 Toyota RAV4 V6
Posts: 10,735
Re: refrigerator

Not sure if it is illegal, but it is ill-advised.
In the event of even a minor accident, hoses are subject to breaking or separating. Safest place for the propane to be is in a secured and closed tank.

baglo
__________________
2009 Escape 17B "Toad"
2008 Toyota RAV4 V6 Sport
North Vancouver, British Columbia

What happens to the hole when the cheese is gone?
- Bertolt Brecht
gbaglo is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 05-11-2009, 06:09 AM   #10
Senior Member
 
Hokie Escape's Avatar
 
Join Date: Nov 2008
Posts: 902
Re: refrigerator

Hmmmmmm...come to think of it, it may well not be a good idea if you have some kind of snafu along the way! Hate to feed a possible fire with propane.
__________________

__________________
"In the morning, O Lord, You will hear my voice. In the morning, I will offer my prayer to you, and wait in expectation" Ps 5:3
'11 Nissan Frontier Crew Cab (5' bed) 09 Escape 5.0
Blacksburg, Virginia (Home of the Virginia Tech Hokies)
Hokie Escape is offline   Reply With Quote
Reply

Thread Tools
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are Off






» Virginia Campgrounds

Reviews provided by



All times are GMT -5. The time now is 07:45 AM.


Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.8 Beta 4
Copyright ©2000 - 2017, vBulletin Solutions, Inc.
Copyright 2012 Social Knowledge, LLC All Rights Reserved.