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Old 09-12-2006, 06:54 PM   #1
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2 way or 3 way Refrigerator? New or Old?

I am wanting to evaluate the refrigerator on our 1958 Traveler. There is an old Krefft 110 volt and LPG Refrigerator in it right now. I will need to do some repairs to it if not completely rebuild it. This brings me to wondering if it is worth trying to repair the Krefft or look at new ones, I am sure that they have come along way in the last 50 years.

I have been told about the 3 way type with 110/12/LPG and here is where I need help from those of you with experience. Are these 3 ways worth it or should I look at the 110/LPG models? On the surface the 12 volt would be a big advatage while traveling if the Batteries were charged with the T/V or am I missing something.

I want cold Beer!!!
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Old 09-12-2006, 07:04 PM   #2
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Personally I would go with the 2 way. 110v/LP gas, I have a three way in my popup, it does marginal on 12volt, and runs best on LP. FWIW (not to start any controversy mind you) I run mine on LP when towing.

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Old 09-12-2006, 07:15 PM   #3
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steve,

i like my beer cold too!

from the looks of your fridge i would do everything i could to save it. a new unit will never look as cool as that one. besides the fact all modern units are ment to be installed inside cabinetry.

i rebuilt my fridge with a new cooling unit from nucold. not hard but a small amount of research and knowledge is needed. a unit from the 50's would need custom work done. a firm that specializes in vintage units would need to be found.

have you tried to see if it works now? there are more than a few vintage units still working.

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Old 09-12-2006, 07:22 PM   #4
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Yes. I re-wired the 110 volt Heater and then plugged it in. After a few hours I checked it to find it hot inside. I guess that I could try turning it over and "Bruping" it but wanted to know what others think about the new ones 1st.
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you might give this a try http://www.antiqueappliances.com/index.htm

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Steve,

If you decide to replace the Krefft, please let me know, I may be interested.

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I am wanting to evaluate the refrigerator on our 1958 Traveler. There is an old Krefft 110 volt and LPG Refrigerator in it right now. I will need to do some repairs to it if not completely rebuild it. This brings me to wondering if it is worth trying to repair the Krefft or look at new ones, I am sure that they have come along way in the last 50 years.

I have been told about the 3 way type with 110/12/LPG and here is where I need help from those of you with experience. Are these 3 ways worth it or should I look at the 110/LPG models? On the surface the 12 volt would be a big advatage while traveling if the Batteries were charged with the T/V or am I missing something.

I want cold Beer!!!
Steve
Personally I would refurbish it if it was mine. Putting a new one in decreases the value of your coach. There are not alot of them around anymore. I know alot of airstream owners like their coaches "correct"
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Old 09-12-2006, 07:37 PM   #8
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Thank you Bill but I would most likely keep it even if I replace it. Anyone out there have another Krefft that I could pick up for a donor?

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Old 09-12-2006, 07:41 PM   #9
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If you think the Krefft is cool how about this
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Old 09-12-2006, 09:32 PM   #10
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piratesteve ,

We all want that fridge!! .see if RV COOL can help you with a retro fit upgrade to make it work .Really ,that fridge is very cool .I would also say go with the LP or 110 volt .Many travel with the fridge lit as I do with my
dometic RM660 .no problems .RVCOOL set me up to getting the seals for the
freezer and the main door ,glad to have him!! There has been much discussion on the 12volt and getting enough tv voltage to it ,wire size and
so on and in the end not so good results.Your batteries charge won't
last very long running the fridgerator .

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Old 09-13-2006, 10:45 AM   #11
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Thanks for the input guys.
I will be attempting to get the Krefft repaired and working. I am still looking for a donor beacause the door doesn't shut properly but what the heck!
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