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We will be boondocking with our MH for the first time. We have a residential refrigerator and 4 house batteries.


Overnight is our concern. We can't run the generator, We will need to run the Fantastic fans(at least one, maybe both) overnight. If we leave the refrigerator on will the house batteries support it or should we turn the refrigerator off overnight just to be safe?



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If I remember correctly.. you've got 440ah on board.. you're good to go leaving the reefer on. It won't drink much. You're fine with both fans going as well.


You WILL want to put a couple of hours on your genset in the morning though.

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If you start with a full house bank you should be OK, but you will have a pretty good deficit in the morning.


The refrigerator will take around 100-110 DC amphours - maybe less. The fans, run on low, will not take much.

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