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Old 05-07-2009, 12:35 PM   #1
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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.

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Old 05-07-2009, 11:23 PM   #2
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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..
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Old 05-07-2009, 11:34 PM   #3
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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.

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Old 05-08-2009, 06:25 AM   #4
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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!!!
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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..

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Old 05-09-2009, 12:08 PM   #6
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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.

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Old 05-09-2009, 02:03 PM   #7
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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.

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Old 05-10-2009, 10:04 PM   #8
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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.
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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.

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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.
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