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Old 03-11-2016, 03:06 PM   #1
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Anyone order a gas/electric refrigerator in an XL?

I belong to the "simple" club of folks who actually camp off grid as much as on grid. Tankless WH and residential refrigerators are non-starters for me. The 2015 & 2016 Georgetown XL brochure says that the traditional LP/electric refrigerator is an option, but says NOTHING about the size, model or manufacturer. Has anyone on this forum actually ordered one, and if so, what did you receive? What were your options, if any?

I know about the solar panels, high end batteries and all that, but those are expensive solutions in search of an avoidable problem.
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Old 03-11-2016, 07:07 PM   #2
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I totally agree with you on the refrigerators.
I have a 2012 Georgetown with a propane and electric refrigerator.
Everyone after me had residential refrigerator that ranonly on 120 volt AC and needed extra batteries and a convertor to run. Many people like yourself want something more reliable when you are off the main path.


Here is a link to what I think they may be talking about as mine is very similar.
Dometic Elite 2+2 Refrigerator - Dometic RM1350MIM - Side-by-Side Refrigerators - Camping World


I'm glad I have and not the residential ones. Here is afew pics of mine.
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Old 03-12-2016, 10:00 AM   #3
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Iggy. Agree great fridge but mine struggles to get cold. Usually only gets around degrees. I level it by putting level inside freezer but still struggles, otherwise I like it.
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Old 03-12-2016, 10:01 AM   #4
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45 degrees oops missed it
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Old 03-12-2016, 11:04 AM   #5
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Iggy. Thanks for the response. That fridge would be nice, but how to be sure that's what they would put in an ordered unit?? I've had RVs since mid-70s all with LP/elect refrigerators. Never a problem, except had to replace one of them after about 7 years use. My home residential refrigerators don't have that good of a record, although have one in my tool room from the Sears Roebuck era that is close to 45 years and still going strong.

Seems like most of the MH's and 5er's are targeted at the full hookups resort RV community - not the traditional camping community. Tankless WH's are my other peeve. Anyone boondock camping appreciates the water conservation/limiting holding tank inflow issues. Best I've gained from online discussions is that a few folks have learned to live with it. We do about half and half boondocking and Casino RV park campgrounds and hope to find/order something new that does both. Thought that might be a Berkshire, there you are trapped with both problems. Bounder looks good except would like to have the 24k over the 22k chassis.
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Old 03-12-2016, 01:41 PM   #6
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I have a Norcold 1210 4 door ref.it also struggles to get below 45 degrees.switched it to propane for a day when it was at the dealers for other repairs the propane was working but fridge went to 60 degrees. any ideas? it looked like it was parked level inside the repair shop.as I remember it was on propane when we picked up the Rv but never cooled the refrig.only the freezer was "cool" after many hours.what do I do?? I have a 2016 Bounder 36E parked in Las Vegas rv park
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Old 03-12-2016, 01:54 PM   #7
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Yes mine is doing the same thing, I hope we can find a solution?
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Old 03-12-2016, 03:44 PM   #8
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My 4 door Dometic get nice and cold after letting it build up over night at my home prior to leaving in the morning. Stays plenty cold while on the road with just the propane. I guess I have one of the good ones that goodness.




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To each his own, I will never go back to a regular RV refer. Had the residential in my Cardinal and now my Georgetown and never a problem even when dry camping. Just start the generator every 4th day and charge the batteries. Love the large freezer and full refer. I would thank a tankless water heater would be better for dry camping as it is not trying to keep 10 to 12 gallons of water hot but just heat the water as you need it. Should use less propane.
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George's... 4days! Do you have the 4 12 volt batteries? What is your voltage reading after 4 days before you charge them again?
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