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Dry camping in RV, can the refrigerator work without electricity when using only propane?

Mechanic's Assistant: What's the make and model of the fridge? And can you guesstimate how old is it?

Norcold, model 1200LRIMISS, 11 yes

Mechanic's Assistant: Do you plan on doing the work yourself?

Yes

Mechanic's Assistant: Anything else we should know to help you best?

Don't think so.

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RV Mechanic: Robert, RV Mechanic replied 2 months ago
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RV Mechanic: Robert, RV Mechanic replied 2 months ago

The fridge needs DC power to turn ON and work on LP. Without DC power the fridge will not turn on at all. Normally this is not much of an issue if you have good battery voltage but eventually the battery would draw down from using it on LP and once the DC voltage gets below 10.5 DC volts the fridge will stop working.

IF you have more questions or concerns please feel free to contact me.

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RV Mechanic: Robert, RV Mechanic replied 2 months ago

HI.... Was just checking in to see if my answer helped??? IF you have more questions or concerns please feel free to contact me...

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