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[*] posted on 5-8-2018 at 07:00 AM

If you have a 3 way fridge;

12V while driving after everything is cold from either being plugged in or propane. The 12V side uses a lot of amps to try and keep the fridge cold. It's also wise to rewire your RV electrical plug to the fridge with at least a 10 gauge wire, 8 gauge is best.

110V Always when you have it available

Propane Other than the initial cool down over night plugged into 110V this is how I run all my RV fridges. It's efficient and a propane tank can run a fridge for weeks and weeks, maybe even a month or more.

As somebody else said, if it's not a newer RV fridge, put a small solar powered fan in the fridge areas outside door to push out the heat to the roof stack/exhaust. It will make it cool much more efficient. If you're at a camp site without electrical hookups, you can even open your outside fridedoor (with screen) a bit to allow more fresh air up through the system.

A small fan inside the fridge also circulates the air inside and helps too, especially if the fridge is an older one.
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