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Old 10-13-2013, 03:30 AM   #21
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Make the trip to ?? or buy one in LaGrande.
You won't need a dealer.
They don't have any problems.
The Northwood forum is very quiet and pretty slow - which is good.
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Old 10-13-2013, 04:43 AM   #22
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Make the trip to ?? or buy one in LaGrande. You won't need a dealer. They don't have any problems.
La Grande is 2950 miles! The closest unit/dealer I have found is over 1000 miles North. I'm pretty sure I'm not going to be going there this year. I don't do cold nor do I tow in snow.
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Old 10-13-2013, 09:29 AM   #23
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I had 3 artic fox trailers previous to my CC and found them great but the interior comfort is not the same and I do not think you can get a residential fridge in the size you want.
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Old 10-13-2013, 10:21 AM   #24
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The fridge is a big issue because it's more than just the box. It's the batteries (and space for them), inverter and wiring as well. I know of some folks with A's that found a Samsung that fits in the hole but they already have the house batteries. As far a comfort goes, the one we were in was plenty comfortable and well appointed. The question there is the size of the bathroom/shower. "Cartman" just doesn't fit in shoe boxes. LOL
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Old 10-14-2013, 09:41 AM   #25
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I did not mean to say I do not like the AF units and I probably would have got another if not for the terrible dealer near me. As far as inverter and battery box goes I have always had 4 6V and inverter in my trailers, they fit in just about any AF. Just never had a residential fridge as I mostly dry camp.
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I did not mean to say I do not like the AF units and I probably would have got another if not for the terrible dealer near me. As far as inverter and battery box goes I have always had 4 6V and inverter in my trailers, they fit in just about any AF. Just never had a residential fridge as I mostly dry camp.
You bring up a good point. When we can fit into those parks, we will be dry camping a lot more. My thought was that: With solar, Genset and lotsa gel cells we could keep the massive convenience that comes with having the 18 CF, temperature controlled, residential fridge. I could save a lot of green by going with a 2/3 way. That would also put the AF as a contender along with the Host, Lance and Adventurer. I heard from my friend with the AF last night. He has a 29E and has experienced a lot of minor issues and one major one. He feels that the quality was far worse than the older Nash TT he traded in on the AF. So for those who may he enamored with AF quality, it appears to be a myth. Anyway, my biggest concern with the absorption unit is the fire hazard. We have seen what can happen and it scared us. (new phobia)
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Yes I have to agree with your friend, by my 3 AF the care and detail was just not there. Also you would have to have a lot of solar to keep up with a residential fridge.
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Yes I have to agree with your friend, by my 3 AF the care and detail was just not there. Also you would have to have a lot of solar to keep up with a residential fridge.
I have heard from reliable sources that the folks at Zamp Solar in Bend, OR can install a system that will do the job and then some. I may have to find out first hand...
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Old 10-14-2013, 06:38 PM   #29
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I am sure it could be done just not sure my 560watts would cut it.
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Anyway, my biggest concern with the absorption unit is the fire hazard. We have seen what can happen and it scared us. (new phobia)
You are correct sir. R/V fridges scare the crap out of me. Ammonia is some scary stuff
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