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Scott
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The camper 12 volt dc/propane refrigerator uses to much power. The last one I tested used 5 amps an hour 24 hours a day.  At 12 volts the best fridge I have found is a compressor type.  2.5 amps when running and only runs 8 hours out of a day.  By adding extra insulation to the exterior you can cut that running time in half.  If you are wanting a full size fridge most are going with a standard ac energy-efficient fridge and using an inverter. For what you save on the cost of an ac fridge you can buy a lot of solar panels to help run it.

I have not used a fridge for 8 years now.  Ground temperature is cold enough that a hole in the ground keeps everything cold. I do miss not having a freezer during the summer.