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Old 02-07-2013, 08:46 PM   #1
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Portable Ref/freezer

Anyone carry a portable ref/freezer in the basement of their MH??? If so, what brand and size and how well does it work??
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Old 02-07-2013, 09:42 PM   #2
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i carry a norcold in the front of my 5th wheel. my wife likes to buy veges and freeze them. purchased mine at camping world in 2005. it runs on dc and automatically switches to AC when i switch to campground power. it works well.
i see some sold by Compact Appliances. don't know anything abt them though but they are cheaper.
i'm not concerned abt ventilation when i'm traveling but when parked, i open the front door.
my freezer compartment looks to be abt or a little bigger than a 48 qt ice chest. sorry, i dont remember the size. believe it was the largest norcold made at that time.
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Old 02-08-2013, 11:13 AM   #3
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I have seen several dorm sized fridges used that way in my stays at different CG's.
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Old 02-08-2013, 11:19 AM   #4
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Our outside kitchen uses a dorm-ish sized refrigerator .
Unfortunately its 110v only .

We use it for beverages mostly.
We turn it on upon arrival and stock with previously chilled beverages and in a few hours its maintaining cold and were good.
A lot of times we store left overs in it and re heat them in the outside microwave for a snack or what not.
We keep all our condiments in it as well as to not have run inside or camper all the time.
We rarely eat meals inside camper so it werks great for us.



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Old 02-08-2013, 04:30 PM   #5
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I have seen several dorm sized fridges used that way in my stays at different CG's.
X2, just make sure it's secured well.
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Old 02-08-2013, 07:52 PM   #6
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I just purchased a 63 quart ref/freezer that is 12V or 110... It switches automatically between the two.... Also ordered a slider so that I can install it in the basement of my Berk.... Looking forward to a nice weekend so I can get everything installed....

Plan on using it on our trip this summer... No more ruined food floating in ice water in the ice chest....
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Old 02-08-2013, 11:41 PM   #7
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ernest, i had to put mine on 4x4 blocks so that it would fit. the electrical connections wouldn't clear(they are on the front. to keep the freezer from sliding forward, i slipped a 1X4 between the front and freezer. if i didn't do this, i'm afraid the connections would rub on front door. (the door that opens to get to the battery, hydrolic pump, and bat).
when i unload the freezer content, i put the board across the baskets to keep the freezer door open so the freezer compartment can dry out.

compact appliances, i have bought from before. quick service. what i bought from them (ice maker) seems to be holding up ok. just can't vouch for the frig/freezer quality.
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Old 02-09-2013, 10:24 AM   #8
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Ernest -

What model did you end up getting? Snap a few pics as you work through your install!
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Old 02-09-2013, 10:32 AM   #9
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I bought the FP630 - EdgeStar 63 Qt. 12V DC Portable Fridge/Freezer in Grey.... Got it for $550.00 with free delivery... also got three year warranty... Should be delivered Monday...

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