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Old 02-11-2019, 09:22 AM   #1
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has anyone switched out the gas/electric fridge for a residential fridge? I am buying a 2013 Palomino Solaire 297 RLDS that the fridge works sometimes and thought about switching over to a residential fridge and adding an inverter. Any thoughts would be apprciated .
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Old 02-11-2019, 09:31 AM   #2
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You need to consider where you will be staying. If you do not have shore power, you will need to augment your battery bank and charging system. Before you make the switch, do some math so there are no unpleasant surprises.
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Buddy of mine did it and he couldn't be happier:
Going residential with the refrigerator – Simpsonsix

I'm really thinking about ditching my Nevercold and going residential.
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You need to consider where you will be staying. If you do not have shore power, you will need to augment your battery bank and charging system. Before you make the switch, do some math so there are no unpleasant surprises.
Thank you for the input, I have done the math have used inverters on boats for many years most likely won't be doing much boondocking wife likes her amenities . If I go ahead with this plan I will put 2 210 AH 6 volt batteries to ensure probably 36-48 hours of continuous run time.
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I switched mine out for a Danby I ordered from Walmart. Fit great left to right and was just a little shorter. Added two drawer pulls that matched the rest and run a strap for the doors. Iíd do it again in a heartbeat.

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Old 02-11-2019, 09:56 AM   #6
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Great, did you add an inverter to run it while traveling?
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Old 02-11-2019, 10:09 AM   #7
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I havenít yet, but it pulls less than two amps at 120 so you wouldnít need much. We keep a couple big blue packs in the freezer part and we put them in the fridge before we leave, itís good for at least 5 hours travel time and keeps temp. With ice cream! I put foam board in the roof vent.
Also since the doors are reversible you could fashion a bracket on the opposite side from your hinges between the doors with a pin to keep them closed. Just need a flare cap for the gas line and the outlet is already there.
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Paul, do be aware that 2 amps @120 volt is 20 amp @12 volt if you elect to install an inverter.
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Paul, do be aware that 2 amps @120 volt is 20 amp @12 volt if you elect to install an inverter.


If the compressor were to run continuously which it does not. I would be curious to know real-life situation how long before his batteries get down to 50%.
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Old 02-11-2019, 06:27 PM   #10
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it depends on the battery amp hour rating. if you take my example of what i would use 2 6 volt 210 AH batteries you could safely expect 36 hours run time . thanks for the feedback
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