A single 20 pound tank of propane can last most trailers a month- including simple tasks like refrigerator usage, using the water heater and cooking. In comparison, a RV fridge when running on battery power will deplete it way below the recommended limit of 50% within just 2-3 hours.
Besides, how much propane does an RV use?
The average-sized RV furnace will burn about 1/3 of a gallon of propane while running continuously for an hour. Based on this estimate, a gallon of propane = 3 hours of continuous RV furnace use.
How much electricity does a RV refrigerator use?
When the fridge is on, it draws about 3.6 amps, or about 50 watts with our typical 13.6 volt battery voltage. Based on the 568 watt-hrs per day, the average power use is about 24 watts, so the fridge ran about half the time during this test.
How do you run a RV refrigerator on propane?
Depending on the year of your RV, you either turn the fridge on with the propane and a pilot light or simply turn on the electric connections. Go to the liquid propane tank on the RV and turn the valve to the right to open gas flow to the on position. Open the refrigerator door and look for the LP./AC switch.
Does RV refrigerator work better on gas or electric?
In most RVs, there are two appliances that can run off of both electric and gas power: your hot water heater and refrigerator. But when you're boondocking, electric power is more scarce than gas. Therefore, you should power your fridge and hot water heater with gas instead of electric.