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Old 08-08-2003, 04:26 PM   #1
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I have to replace a frig in a 31 ft airstream, and have deceided to go with regular frig. Any advice on where to purchace one that will fit through door.



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Old 08-08-2003, 04:29 PM   #2
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Sams Club, Costco or even Home depot. Get an apartment or dorm sized refer. You may have to take the door off but, they will fit in.
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Old 08-09-2003, 08:29 AM   #3
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Anyplace that sells em, but I am not sure you'll get an exact fit. Some mods might have to be done to the casing.

I assume that you stay at places that have electric hookups or have a generator.

That is one of the nice things when I go boondocking. Being able to run the fridge on LP gas.
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That is one of the nice things when I go boondocking. Being able to run the fridge on LP gas.
I've even run mine on LP when at a full hookup resort. Because their voltage was too poor to run everything I wanted....
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Im in the same boat here. I have found the following at home depot that im looking seriously at. The first is 4 cubic ft and is approx 22 1/2" deep, 20 1/2" wide, and 45" tall has a stainless steel finish to it, the fridge is seperate from the freezer and uses .95 amps, cost $199. The second by the same company same width and depth but stands 58" tall is 8 cubic ft again seperate fridge and freezer, uses 1.4 amps.

The shorter one will fit where my existing fridge is and has 13" above it (big enough for a microwave).

Here is my question and Ive already checked on the required wattage > 500 on startup. Has anyone run a standard 110 ac fridge on a dc-ac converter? I would use it primarly when its being towed.

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Im in the same boat here. I have found the following at home depot that im looking seriously at. The first is 4 cubic ft and is approx 22 1/2" deep, 20 1/2" wide, and 45" tall has a stainless steel finish to it, the fridge is seperate from the freezer and uses .95 amps, cost $199. The second by the same company same width and depth but stands 58" tall is 8 cubic ft again seperate fridge and freezer, uses 1.4 amps.
Well, 1.4 amps at 120 volts is gonna be more than 14 amps at 12 volts, due to the inverter inefficiencies. I guess you could do it, but that's a pretty heavy load to run thru the wire from the alternator, thru the connectors, all the way thru the fuse block and back to the fridge.

If you decide to go that way, you might wanna check all the connections, at least, if not upgrade some wire sizes... I'd sure try it in the driveway for a few hours to make sure none of the smoke gets out of the wires...

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