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Comparing a compressor fridge to a 3 way operating on 12V is not a fair or realistic comparison IMO. While it’s true that a compressor fridge uses less 12 power than a 3way operating on 12V, I don’t know why anyone would operate a 3 way on 12 volts while camping. Propane is the preferred operating mode for the 3 way when camping as it uses very little 12V. It also uses very little propane.
The main reason I switched to a compressor refrigerator was that my 3 way would not cool sufficiently when the outside temperature was above the mid 80’s.
I agree and even with the fan going, a ammonia absorption fridge is going to track the outside temperature. Our new three-way does a much better job than our old one holding right at 40 degrees in the lower box when the outside runs up into the 90. Best thing is it does not blow out with passing trucks as our last one did.
Steve and Andra
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