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Old 08-13-2010, 11:27 AM   #15
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The OEM absorption fridge is silent, and puts any coil and boiler heat outside. I think I would find a residential unit hot and noisy in the confines of a trailer! JMO

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Old 08-13-2010, 09:00 PM   #16
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Everyone makes their own choices and lives with them, I guess. I would not be without a propane fridge.

Leaving aside the questions of the appropriateness of running propane while under way, there have been many occasions where I have been parked temporarily with no shore power available and needed refrigeration. Grocery store parking lot. Stopped for lunch at a "day use facility" as the state calls them here. Coffee with friends who live halfway between points A and B. In the driveway by my house for 4 hours while getting ready to leave, sure I could plug in, but extra hassle.

I am presently parked long-term (8 weeks) at an ersatz campground and spending 3 days there, 4 days in my stick house. The shore power is 20a and is over 100 feet from the trailer. There are over 100 other rigs. I know that if someone trips over my shore power cord or whatever that the propane will kick on and run on battery until I get there and I won't have a stinky mess.

And, I've done some boondocking, which I didn't really anticipate.

So, all in all, I'm glad I have the propane fridge, and wouldn't be without it.

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Old 08-18-2010, 03:45 AM   #17
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One thing that nobody has thought of is that these household fridges are not designed to travel down the road. Subjecting them to constant bumps, rattles and vibrations etc will only lead to premature failure of these cheap fridges IMHO.

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