waeco fridge

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  1. duffie

    duffie Funster

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    hi
    how do you keep your 12v only fridge cold when your wild camping or without electric hook up? without flattening your leisure battery
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  2. pappajohn

    pappajohn Funster Life Member

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    if its a compressor fridge, which i think it is, then there is no way.

    it needs 12v to run the compressor...even on hookup.

    a couple of tips to extend the battery life.

    only open the door when really necessary, and only for as long as necessary...dont open the door and have a rake around to see whats there.
    place high useage things like milk at the front or in the door so they are at hand without having to look for them.

    keep the fridge full, but not packed tight enough to restrict air flow, as the less free air there is the less cooling loss when you do open the door....even empty boxes are better than nothing.
     
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  3. vwalan

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    lots of solar panels and a battery bank .
    much better than a noisy genny or going on prison camps /sorry campsites .
     
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