Go Back   Thor Forums > Thor Brands and Products > Thor Motor Coach | Class A, Class B+ & Class C Motorhomes
Click Here to Login
Reply
 
Thread Tools Display Modes
 
Old 04-23-2017, 04:40 PM   #1
Junior Member
 
Brand: Thor Motor Coach
Model: Four Winds Super C 35SB
State: Colorado
Posts: 24
THOR #3579
GoPower! 120W portable solar for res fridge?

Looking for some input regarding anyone that has tried this? We want to dry camp for 4 days at Lake Powell (sunshine is abundant) and only want to keep the batteries charged for the residential Whirlpool fridge and my husbands CPAP machine for use at night. We plan on shutting off the fridge at night as we read it will stay cold all night. We have 2 house batteries that came with the RV. Anyone have any input or suggestions? Thank you in advance.
__________________

__________________
AnnieL64 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 04-23-2017, 06:39 PM   #2
Junior Member
 
Brand: Thor Motor Coach
Model: Challenger 37TB
State: California
Posts: 20
THOR #5906
My experience is with the standard two house batteries that come with the rv when you purchase it, your fridge will drain the batteries with in a day or two when you add in running lights etc. I added 4 lifeline 6Ct AGM batteries and have 320 watts solar and this will keep up with 4 days dry camping no problem when turning fridge off at night. Just make sure to not have the fridge set on the coldest settings.
__________________

__________________
rcmark is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 04-24-2017, 12:32 AM   #3
Senior Member
 
Brand: Thor Motor Coach
Model: Axis 24.1
State: Florida
Posts: 608
THOR #4366
It takes 300 watts of solar just to keep up with a standard RV refrig on propane with the stock house batteries.
A residential refrig takes running the gen set 4 to 6 hours to recharge a 432 Ah battery bank, 4- 6 volt batteries, every day.
120 watts of solar will cover the CPAP, lights, and small fan.
__________________
2016 Axis 24.1 E-450 6 spd tranny
300 watts portable solar.
200 watts solar on the roof.
Wrangler JK dinghy
scrubjaysnest is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 04-25-2017, 02:17 AM   #4
Junior Member
 
Brand: Thor Motor Coach
Model: Four Winds Super C 35SB
State: Colorado
Posts: 24
THOR #3579
Thank you both for your input!
__________________
AnnieL64 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 04-25-2017, 02:39 AM   #5
Senior Member
 
mustang94@hot.rr.com's Avatar
 
Brand: Thor Motor Coach
Model: Challenger 36TL
State: Texas
Posts: 333
THOR #3789
Check out what I have done House batteries #68, I have been out a few times now bondocking and have yet turned on the Gen at all in 3 or 4 days with good sun. Lost power one time at a park for almost 24 hours and still was good to go with out any outside power. But of course you have to keep lights off when not needed, use the small tv in bedroom instead of the big one in living room and reset the fridge up a few degrease.
__________________
Don and Elke
with Sam and Sassy
Challenger 36TL
Killeen Texas
LIFE IS GOOD....
mustang94@hot.rr.com is offline   Reply With Quote
Reply

Thread Tools
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are Off


» Featured Campgrounds

Reviews provided by

Disclaimer:

This website is not affiliated with or endorsed by Thor Industries or any of its affiliates. This is an independent, unofficial site.




All times are GMT. The time now is 04:47 PM.


Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.8
Copyright ©2000 - 2019, vBulletin Solutions, Inc.
Content Relevant URLs by vBSEO 3.6.0 PL2