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Old 12-30-2015, 03:42 PM   #29
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I guess the worse case scenario when dry camping is also having to run the furnace. How much amp/hrs would be enough from 5pm to 8am the next day during the winter to power both the fridge and furnace?

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In weather that demands the furnace, the fridge probably won't need to run the compressor nearly as much as in the summertime.
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Old 12-30-2015, 07:02 PM   #30
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The big complaint I have with our Domentic is that it's never consistent. EVER. It's always freezing things, even at the highest setting. Sometimes in the summer it can't even keep up. Had food spoil while it was on the lowest setting. Had the thermostat looked at. It just isn't meant for the kind of use a full-timer sees I feel. And the other fridges seem better suited.
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Old 12-30-2015, 08:41 PM   #31
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Mike,
I only know about the Danfoss from a marine perspective. IIRC they are marginal in the tropics with an refrigerant-to-air heat exchanger. In Florida they are often installed with a water jacket condenser. This may or may not be an issue with the unit you are looking at, but check the performance and environment specifications carefully.

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I think that TruckFridge uses the same Danfoss compressor system at a much lower cost. I think the lower cost is due to the fact that it doesn't say marine on it
Anyway, I bought the TF 130 model which, as far as I can tell, is identical to the Isotherm cruise 130 model.
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I don't think TruckFridge is selling the size we want. We are looking at the Cruise 195
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Old 01-17-2016, 05:02 PM   #34
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It looks like the Truck Fridge TF2600 is the Vitrifrigo DP2600i.
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OK Gang,

Here's the 'skinny' on Truck Fridge:

Since I am a Factory Authorized Distributor for both Isotherm and Vitrifrigo, I phoned both companies to inquire about Truck fridge and their look-alike fridge units.

BOTH companies said that they do contract manufacturing for Truck Fridge. They also said the the units look the same BUT ARE NOT THE SAME as the ones sold thru their respective companies.

The box and outer shape is the same and the interiors match as required by the manufacturing process, but the internal components, latching mechanisms, hinges, compressors and evaporators are not the same quality as those use to build the units sold under the Isotherm or Vitrifrigo name.

The bottom line: TRUCK FRIDGE IS CHEAPER BECAUSE THEY ARE MADE USING CHEAPER COMPONENTS!

Perhaps you don't need the quality or better warranty that Isotherm or Vitrifrigo offer. No problem there!

I'll be staying with them as my suppliers of quality marine grade refrigeration components, as they have solidly stood behind every product that I have sold with their names on them!
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Anyone know of any place between CA and Washington that sells/install these? I noticed most require freight shipping, and so I don't think I'll be able to UPS Store or General Delivery one to the post office.

My plans for the spring/early summer are to drive up California and into Oregon and Washington. And so I'm looking for someplace I can get one. And possibly just have them install it and recycle the old one.
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Like maybe Hood River Oregon?
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You mean AMSolar? I didn't know if they did anything else. But yea...
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Hood River is one of the locations of Master Tech Energy Systems which Lewster is the owner - he is a masters trained engineer and from my experience his work is impeccable - I would suggest contacting him about you fridge install

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Lewster huh? Never heard of this guy.
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I highly recommend him. Super nice guy and is willing to share his knowledge and experience.
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Top, Bold is pulling your leg. I would say he is full of something but I have not met him yet and he just installed a new privy.
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