Re: Propane vs Electric?
Older Propane fridges in RVs need to be level, as an orifice in the unit can become clogged with the drying agent used in the pipes.
Newer units (don't know the age) are less finicky, but just a bit so.
My unit runs on three-way power: propane/120VAC/12VDC. Some units run only on gas, or 12VDC/propane, or whatever.
You can find propane/12VDC/120VAC units available; I got mine free by helping a guy junk out a fifth-wheeler he was going to use to haul his lobster pots.
The idea is that the unit runs on 120VAC if hooked to shore power, or 12VDC if on the road. Personally, the 12VDC heater uses a LOT of power, and will kill the average car battery in an hour or so if the unit is not switched off when the engine is off.
The propane is only used when parked/boondocking.
My propane will last a lot longer when I reinstall the fridge with additional insulation on the sides and top. WIth a lot of use, the propane lasts 10-14 days on a 20 lb. tank.
get the bus level BEFORE installing the fridge. Then install the fridge, again ensuring the fridge is level.
On a spot near the dash, epoxy putty a bullseye level: when you park the bus, and the level indicates the bus is level, then the fridge will be also.
Makes setup easier.
The tool storage is nice, but where do I put the bed?