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Old 03-12-2018, 11:35 AM   #1
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Opinions on cc champagne?

We are picking up our new cedar creek champagne this Wednesday, any pros or cons? How does everyone like the residential frig vs the elec/gas?
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Old 03-12-2018, 11:53 AM   #2
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We like the residential fridge. Unless you are planning on doing a lot of boondocking I wouldnít go back to a gas/electric. Make sure you get good batteries and manage them well. You need good batteries for the level up and slides if not you will struggle with overloading of the hydraulic pump because of low voltage issues
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Old 03-12-2018, 12:15 PM   #3
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Thank you great tip! I appreciate your answering
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Old 03-12-2018, 12:16 PM   #4
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You should love it. The residential fridge is the 2nd most wonderful thing about ours. Automatic 6 pt level up is first! We have 4 six volt batteries.........never have any problems with the fridge. Enjoy.
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Old 03-12-2018, 12:19 PM   #5
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Thank you! I love input. We bought a 32í sprinter last July and found it to be too small and no storage. We decided to ď Go big or go homeĒ lol
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Make sure the residential fridge is tied down, many have come loose when moving down the road. We went with the elec/gas & love it.
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As for the fridge ... full timers love em ... recreational use RV'rs like us, not so much. We don't need the capacity of a stick and brick sized fridge. We like the ability to run off propane and not be dependent on electricity alone. If you add the ARP controller and its added cooling fans, make sure the baffles behind the fridge are per installation dimensions (many are not) ... the gas absorption fridges work great as they have for us the past 20 years. Like said ... make sure the residential fridge is properly secured to the fiver and it has some design of travel straps for the doors. Also make sure you fully understand how the inverter works and what your power limitations are depending on your battery(s) size.
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Make sure the residential fridge is tied down, many have come loose when moving down the road. We went with the elec/gas & love it.


Oh good to know! Thank you
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Take your time and do a very good PDI, don't let them rush you and check everything.
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As for the fridge ... full timers love em ... recreational use RV'rs like us, not so much. We don't need the capacity of a stick and brick sized fridge. We like the ability to run off propane and not be dependent on electricity alone. If you add the ARP controller and its added cooling fans, make sure the baffles behind the fridge are per installation dimensions (many are not) ... the gas absorption fridges work great as they have for us the past 20 years. Like said ... make sure the residential fridge is properly secured to the fiver and it has some design of travel straps for the doors. Also make sure you fully understand how the inverter works and what your power limitations are depending on your battery(s) size.


Thank you, now that you made us aware of this, we will make sure. I appreciate the input
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Old 03-12-2018, 02:39 PM   #11
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Take your time and do a very good PDI, don't let them rush you and check everything.


Thank you...this time we will
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Old 03-12-2018, 02:45 PM   #12
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We like the residential fridge. Unless you are planning on doing a lot of boondocking I wouldnít go back to a gas/electric. Make sure you get good batteries and manage them well. You need good batteries for the level up and slides if not you will struggle with overloading of the hydraulic pump because of low voltage issues


Do you also have a generator? If so how big?
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I think they now come with 'door stopper' devices. Many don't like them.

I have this and it works great.

https://www.recubed.solutions/
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Do you also have a generator? If so how big?


I have two Yamaha 2000w inverters generators. This way we can run one of the AC units when we run them in parred.

Choose this set up so we donít have a heavy 3500 watt unit to carry around. Gives me more flexibility with them when using them at home
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I think they now come with 'door stopper' devices. Many don't like them.

I have this and it works great.

https://www.recubed.solutions/


Our 2018 res fridge has a door latch installed at the factory. They also have improved the security with a bar across the top and blocked at the bottom. Ours hasnít opened or moved in the first year of travelling and usage
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We love our residential refrigerator as we donít dry camp much, we can dry camp. We have four six volt Trojans that work well for us. We have two Hondaís, 2,000i generators that are stored in the basement, also a air compressor. We like our Cedar Creek, we probably wonít trade this camper. We installed a stacked washer/dryer plus disk brakes and a Travíler satellite dish. We have had very few problems, the refrigerator fell off the mount and both caps faded, front and rear. Overall a great camper
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Old 03-12-2018, 03:14 PM   #17
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I have two Yamaha 2000w inverters generators. This way we can run one of the AC units when we run them in parred.

Choose this set up so we donít have a heavy 3500 watt unit to carry around. Gives me more flexibility with them when using them at home


Thank you, hubby is thinking of have one installed since itís prewired
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I think they now come with 'door stopper' devices. Many don't like them.

I have this and it works great.

https://www.recubed.solutions/


Just checked it out what a great tool! Thank you
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We love our residential refrigerator as we donít dry camp much, we can dry camp. We have four six volt Trojans that work well for us. We have two Hondaís, 2,000i generators that are stored in the basement, also a air compressor. We like our Cedar Creek, we probably wonít trade this camper. We installed a stacked washer/dryer plus disk brakes and a Travíler satellite dish. We have had very few problems, the refrigerator fell off the mount and both caps faded, front and rear. Overall a great camper


Thank you. Did they fix your faded front and back caps?
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The front cap were fixed last year and the rear cap will be fixed April 24 this year. Cedar Creek has been great for us
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