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propane or electric fridge

If you are using a generator which should you use?

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Re: propane or electric fridge

Propane fridges are not cheap, double plus. Will burn more gasoline in a generator than propane gas yet initial cost is higher. If you already have a fridge(electric) why get into more money unless it dies, or breaks than reassess the situation.

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Re: propane or electric fridge

i am not a fan of propane...cant remember the name of the ones we had at work...not sure if they werent rigged up right or what...but they always had a faint smell to them...and i know of a few cases in 3 summer that one of the few we had in the cabins leaked and made someone sick..luckily they realized they were sick and didnt fall asleep or something...


so......do your research on them before getting one...i'd be willing to bet the guys putting them in didnt do it right or whatever....not the brightest bulbs in the box so to speak....
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Re: propane or electric fridge

Probably SERVEL was the brand name......
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Re: propane or electric fridge

They make a fridge that can run on both, we have one at our camp. For the people who bring a generator with them they can switch the fridge over to electric, to the people who dont bring a generator, they use propane.
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Re: propane or electric fridge

Gas refridgerators do not get as cold as electric ones. If you have electricity at your camp go with the electric one. You will have to use up a lot of electricity to make the price of a gas fridge worth while.



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Re: propane or electric fridge

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Gas refridgerators do not get as cold as electric ones. If you have electricity at your camp go with the electric one. You will have to use up a lot of electricity to make the price of a gas fridge worth while.

Disagree per my xperience. Have owned a Dometic gas/elec for 5 years and a Norcold for 22 years. Both get colder much faster on gas setting vs electric. With the low price of propane ..not sure which mode of opere is cheaper. I always set on gas for about 6 hours then switch to elec mainly due to reducing frequency/inconvience of filling 30 lb propane tank. During extremely hot wather the propanne setting keeps inside colder by several degrees vs elec setting.

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Re: propane or electric fridge

I had gas/electric refridgerators on two boats, both were lousy and I replaced the last one with a regular fridge and I was much happier.



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Re: propane or electric fridge

Certainly elec has far less maintenance plus costs much less to buy but when the power goes out...I always like hearing that propane burner kicking on.. Mine has an automatic switchover if power goes...lp kicks in. Nice if elec supply source is unreliable by eliminating contents spoilage if your away from locale for extended periods.

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Re: propane or electric fridge

loggy, you must have a goodun or somethin! that was another point i forgot to make...the ones i used at work...if you needed to keep something cold the first day or so you'd better have a cooler...took forever to cool and never did get as cold as electric fridges/freezers...

i highly doubt they had good ones...and who knows if they were hooked up and/or maintained properly....so my experiences may not matter much...
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