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Old 02-26-2016, 08:23 AM   #1
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Residential refrigerators

Since we now have to order our new HG. Story in my "Hello from Florida" thread.

Trying to decide what frig we want. There are two options; a double door RV frig or the residential type frig; which works off 120V with an inverter. Sounds like this is getting to be a popular trend?

At first I said no because of the possibility of doing some boon-docking. According to the manufacturer the batteries would keep their charge for about 24 hours running the frig.

But, the wife likes it. Anyone presently using one in their RV?

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Old 02-26-2016, 09:32 AM   #2
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I had a dual Propane/AC unit for 15 years in my last RV. I had no choice but to take a residential unit in my 335DS since we bought it off the lot. I was a little concerned but have to admit now that I would never go back. The battery issue is manageable, I have installed a Trimetric and now have confidence of my capacity. Sure I run the genny for an hour or two but I make coffee and use the microwave at the same time. On the road it is no problem since the alternator takes care of everything and we arrive with 100% charged batteries.

That aside, the residential reefer is huge, bigger than what we have at home. I never worry about bringing more food that we might need since there is plenty of room. The icemaker is a plus as well. When getting ready for a trip I used to start the propane unit the day before since they take a lot of time to cool down. That is not necessary with the residential unit as it cools fast, in fact, probably fast enough to just start out with cold food and a warm refrigerator.

On balance...we love it and would never go back.
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Old 02-26-2016, 09:06 PM   #3
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There is pros and cons, we have a residential refrigerator on ours now but if I order another camper it will be with the gas/electric refrigerator. We will not ever be to far from Walmart. You have to have more batteries. It's what you like, what the the RV manufacturer likes about the residential refrigerator is they are cheaper, the gas/electric refrigerator cost a lot more.


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Old 02-26-2016, 09:59 PM   #4
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Agree with others. It really comes down to your style of RVing. We went with the standard refrigerator as it is only two of us and we occasionally boon dock, if that's not your thing, I think a residential fridge would be a good choice. A friend just got a new unit with the residential fridge it is really nice, she as well has said she will not go back to the standard fridge.
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We rarely will boondock, so the res. fridge is great. Have 4 6volt batteries to power it when need to it does stay cold for a long time when not under power also


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Old 02-28-2016, 05:10 PM   #6
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Purchased our new unit today with the residential frig.
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Old 03-30-2016, 08:59 PM   #7
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We are full timing and just love our LG residential fridge!


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spock123 is one of the first people I've read about who went residential fridge and would go back. Overwhelmingly, the people who make the switch are happy with the decision.
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one of the biggest downfalls I see to a residential fridge, if it needs to be replaced, a slide would have to be removed. No way it's coming through the door. Other than that, I can see lots of positives to having one.
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one of the biggest downfalls I see to a residential fridge, if it needs to be replaced, a slide would have to be removed. No way it's coming through the door. Other than that, I can see lots of positives to having one.

Unless, you put in a counter depth fridge in.
Under 28"will fit through the door.

Only problem.... They are triple the price.


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