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    Can i Run the refrigerator on inverter while on the road

    I'm afraid I'm missing something ... can't be as "easy" as I think it will be. I want to be able to keep my NoCold 1200 fridge running while I'm transit and I don't want to run propane. It seems to me that I can install a Renology 2000 inverter and plug the refridge directly into it until we get to the campsite and then plug the fridge back to the OEM 110 outlet (unning off the converter) whilst on shore power. We don't boondock - even while traveling. I also believe the F350 charging circuit should keep our single deepcycle battery charged while on the road.

    What am I missing?
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    The short answer is yes, you can run it while traveling. A 1000 watt inverter should work; it worked for my residential refrigerator.

    If you have a decent battery the truck will keep it charged along with your converter when the RV is plugged in to shore power.
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    Quote Originally Posted by DragonDriver View Post
    I'm afraid I'm missing something ... can't be as "easy" as I think it will be. I want to be able to keep my NoCold 1200 fridge running while I'm transit and I don't want to run propane. It seems to me that I can install a Renology 2000 inverter and plug the refridge directly into it until we get to the campsite and then plug the fridge back to the OEM 110 outlet (unning off the converter) whilst on shore power. We don't boondock - even while traveling. I also believe the F350 charging circuit should keep our single deepcycle battery charged while on the road.

    What am I missing?
    We do this. I have a Renogy 750W converter with a 110 power cord run to the refrigerator. The inverter needs to be close to the batteries as it draws 25 amps from the batteries when running. I estimate it runs about 25% of the time. We have 2 lithium batteries and solar charging them while driving. Our Norcold fridge requires 300W from the inverter.

    I would be very careful trying to do this with one battery. And the vehicle trying to keep the battery charged. The cord from the truck to the trailer will not supply very much current due to voltage drop.

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    Your refrigerator probably uses about 350W from the battery when running on electricity.

    That’s about 25A. A typical trailer battery will be long dead at 5 hours if not sooner. Your truck will supply somewhere around 8A due to wire size and voltage drop, which just delays the battery being dead.
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