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Old 06-24-2021, 07:52 PM   #1
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Residential Refrigerator & Boondocking

We have a Samsung Residential Refrig in our 2018 Montana 3701LK..will a Honda 3000 generator keep batteries charged to run the refrigerator for a week? Our inverter is a 1000 Mecuum...or should we plan to invest in solar panels also? The 5th wheel is prepped for solar.
We have boondocked for years with ourTT that had a elec or gas refrigerator...but unsure of this big residential refrigerator. Thank you for any help!
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Old 06-24-2021, 09:02 PM   #2
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Not sure there is enough information in your question to be able to help you. How often do you plan to run the generator to re-charge the batteries? Daily? And for how long? What is your battery setup? If the batteries are large enough to run the inverter which then powers the fridge for 24hrs then I would say you should be fine if you run the generator each day to get them back to 100%. I can't imagine it would need too long with the generator on to get the batteries back to 100%.
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Old 06-24-2021, 10:10 PM   #3
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If you can boondock where you can run a generator, that's the route I would take. The solar prep is nearly worthless and a whole solar system can be an expensive headache. A 3000w is plenty to charge batteries and even run an a/c. One thing you may need to research is whether you have enough battery to supply your needs for at least 12 hours or so.
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Old 06-25-2021, 07:52 AM   #4
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What battery capacity do you have?
What besides the Refrigerator do you plan on running?
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