Fridge - Gas usage

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  1. ShiftZZ

    ShiftZZ Funster Life Member

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    Anyone have any thoughts as to how much gas a fridge would use?

    I know each fridge may be different, but, just a general idea?
     
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    Dave, unless you have blocked me, I have not long since started a thread on this ... there are lots of info there ....

    Mine is a Dometic as is Terry's ... and we are both bit peed off with how much it uses.
     
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    We have alugas fitted and get about 17/20 days, but also using to heat water, so might be longer.

    I also only have fridge setting to 3, never full setting as think that's a waste of gas.
     
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    Dometic 8 series 160 Lt fridge freezer 320g/24 hours, their figures so probably a bit more.

    My 8 series appears to use more than the 7 series in the last van quoted figures are the same.
     
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    example of reply when I asked same question recently:

    Hob cooking with gas, fridge on gas when stopped (12v otherwise) and water heated at night means 0.5 kilos of gas used a day. This has proved consistent over many years and motorhomes.

    AND there are other replies also re usage.
     
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    If you find your user manual it will give you the energy consumption figures
     
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    Joy, you would be one of the last people on earth that I would even consider blocking. I will have a look at the thread.

    I know we used the gas for heating in Peterborough, normal use in Misterton, France for two weeks cooking etc and we ended up using just £8 . I thought that was reasonable.
     
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    That's amazing Dave..... the usage I mean .... not that you havn't blocked me..... :) :) I really am using far, far, far more than that..
     
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    You are too honest, that's the problem.

    Next time you are at a show get an extended gas pipe, thereby allowing you to effortlessly and easily connect to someone else's gas bottle.

    This will save you £££'s.
     
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    He uses Daily Mail heating, while reading it he generates more hot air than his gas heater..:giggle:
     
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    Last year we used a full 10Kgs Propane bottle, bought in France on morning No.1 in 42 days. That was in November, we didn't eat out and we used 15days in Aires ie No lekky.
     
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    I reckon it would take us about 4 weeks before we needed to refill our 21 litre Gaslow, based on previous trips round southern Europe using mainly aires. Like most we use gas for the cooker, fridge, and hot water.
     
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    Do you wear overcoats in you van?:D
    26 Lt (13kg) lasts us about 18 days in southern France in September.
     
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    Left Spain 15th July, fridge on electric when we can, hob and water, I am touching wood when I write this.....we are still on the same bottle of gas. Fridge is Electrolux.
     
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    Lenny,

    Dare I say it,..... You Southern Softee.

    Read what I wrote.

    "Bought in France" I didn't say we stayed there. In fact at one site where we intended to stay, (La Couvertoirade) Beautiful genuine medieval village, it was so fffffff flippin cold, we decided to drive down to the coast to the relative warmth of Valras Plage.

    We spent most of our 42 nights in Spain but did come back over ten days through France.

    And yes we are hard. As hard as toenails in hot water.
     
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    Too right bloody freezing down hear at the moment, got back from 5 weeks in Thailand Thursday night, Friday took daughters dog for a walk on the beach, we had thick jumpers on, there were idiots sunbathing & eating ice creams it was 20 deg, we we running our hotel aircon at 28 deg for a nice cool night.

    Back on topic, don't use heating much in September in France, but combination of hot water and big fridge eats the gas, do like our morning shower, like you don't use sites.
     
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