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Old 07-19-2016, 02:35 PM   #11
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RV Fridge alternatives

Originally Posted by NO3putt View Post

Just to help you out at bit.
Residential refrigerators do not run on propane.
You need to start looking after you measure your opening and then see how hard it would be to remove your pantry.
As to running off your inverter, depends on what size inverter you have, how many batteries you have and do you boondock at all. (also if you inverter is wired to the current outlet behind your current refridgerator)
Not an expert at all and sure other will chime in with help.

Actually some brand name fridges can be ordered with a propane option and you can easily find propane household fridges through companies who service off grid customers. I considered these units but my primary reason for getting rid of the norcold was the potential fire hazard. They also get damaged if not kept near level when operating. I also installed 350W of solar panel so in the end I opted for a 11 cubic foot 12v household fridge. So far I am very happy with it but to be honest we aren't camping in the desert heat but in mid 20s to low 30s. It has travelled over 4k km (some of it very rough roads) and has been in constant use since early May. It is a Unique and made in Canada. The only thing to consider with a household fridge is that they are not tested for the vibration and shaking it will experience in an RV while travelling.

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Old 07-19-2016, 03:37 PM   #12
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Thank you for more options to consider . We've always liked the idea of solar panels ....... That's another upgrade down the road. I hate to part with our 2008 Berk.. We've got it almost all up graded.... The way we like it..Removed ALL the carpeting and put on Vinyl flooring that looks exactly like hardwood flooring. Especially love the couch and love seat seating......for now I just want a bigger refrigerator... Short of buying a new motor home..... My husband is trying to appease me buy having a larger refrigerator��

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Old 07-22-2016, 07:27 AM   #13
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I have an 08 also. I got rid of the old refige and replaced it with one from Lowes. It only runs on electric but we have never had a problem with keeping things cold. If we are on the road for 6 or more I run the generator. No modification needed brought it in thru the emergency Window. It's 10 cubic feet. No ice maker instead bought a portable ice maker from Walmart keep a bag of cubes in the freezer. Hope this helps Jim
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Old 07-22-2016, 07:59 AM   #14
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I wouldn't do it. The size of our appliances at home are better left at home not rolling down the Hwy

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