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wowens79

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Posted: 01/15/20 04:06am Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

If you normally camp with hookups, resi is the way to go.

Boondocking I think is where the real debate is.


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Many thanks for the info and feedback. It seems the potential issues with a residential fridge aren’t as bad as originally thought.

We don’t boon-dock, or haven’t in the past beyond an overnight at a rest area or two. So a residential unit seems logical.

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Dtank wrote:

bikendan wrote:

We dry camp a lot and would NEVER have a residential fridge.
We don't need that much fridge space, for just two people.


Retired Firefighter huh!..[emoticon]

You need to explore the fire hazard potential - and if you're still happy with your gas/electric - add fusible link actuated extinguisher in the rear of the fridge compt.

"Space" - Refrigerators are available in all sizes, whether gas/elect or electric only (residential).

BTW - NEVER -say- NEVER, ROTFL!!

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I put a residential fridge In our previous RV
We loved it, when cross country and back
Lived full-time In that RV for 8 years, that fridge worked perfect
Was never a problem


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GDS-3950BH wrote:

Dtank wrote:

bikendan wrote:

We dry camp a lot and would NEVER have a residential fridge.
We don't need that much fridge space, for just two people.


Retired Firefighter huh!..[emoticon]

You need to explore the fire hazard potential - and if you're still happy with your gas/electric - add fusible link actuated extinguisher in the rear of the fridge compt.

"Space" - Refrigerators are available in all sizes, whether gas/elect or electric only (residential).

BTW - NEVER -say- NEVER, ROTFL!!

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Paranoid much? ROTFL!


Pot calling the kettle black, ROTFLMAO !!

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We rarely have electric hookups. The gas/electric refrigerator in the TT is big enough for us. We cook most of our meals on the old Coleman stove. We buy meat along the way for 4 days at a time. We use a lot of canned veggies. We don't make leftovers that we have to store. I don't need a case of beverages cooled at a time.
I would never buy a TT with a residential refrigerator but they work for some people. I don't worry about the fact that I am using a propane appliance. My home has natural gas and I don't worry about it there either.


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OJ.....you answered the one question I had.....how often do you boondock. I went through the misery of a 4 door NoCold and eventually replaced with it with a Samsung residential. I will NEVER go back to a propane refer. With that said, I own a DP with a built-in generator, 8 AGM house batteries and 450 watts of solar. If I were buying a 5th wheel, I would really have to decide if residential was the way to go, but since you generally use FHU's, it makes for a much easier decision.

With my Norcold, I would literally stand in front of the refer, picture where what I want was located and then quickly open the door and grab it, before I lost the cold air. With my residential refer, I'll stand there with the doors wide open and take my time deciding and retrieving what I need.


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You need to explore the fire hazard potential - and if you're still happy with your gas/electric - add fusible link actuated extinguisher in the rear of the fridge compt.


I won't argue with the automatic fire supression suggestion but I have an question of the person who posted the quoted stuff (Sorry I had to edit out your ID)

Just how serious IS that fire hazard? There are thousands of Absorption fridges. if not a larger number Some are even commercial units. and how many fires are there every year caused by 'em?

How many of those are caused in turn by poor maintenance as opposed to cooling unit failure.. IE propane leaks?


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DSDP Don wrote:

OJ.....you answered the one question I had.....how often do you boondock. I went through the misery of a 4 door NoCold and eventually replaced with it with a Samsung residential. I will NEVER go back to a propane refer. With that said, I own a DP with a built-in generator, 8 AGM house batteries and 450 watts of solar. If I were buying a 5th wheel, I would really have to decide if residential was the way to go, but since you generally use FHU's, it makes for a much easier decision.

With my Norcold, I would literally stand in front of the refer, picture where what I want was located and then quickly open the door and grab it, before I lost the cold air. With my residential refer, I'll stand there with the doors wide open and take my time deciding and retrieving what I need.


Yeah, but not all propane fridges are that bad. Though I know that some are.

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