Originally Posted by HiHoAgRV
I think a properly done install could be a good selling point but I've never seen one for sale!
Every time I see an ad with a obvious non-RV fridge I had to wonder, what else was done to the trailer 'on the cheap'.
If they had touted increased battery capacity, properly installed inverter, solar charging - I would be ok with that (actually it would be pretty cool!) but it's ALWAYS 'new fridge...'
I started to install one in my '63 but ran across a $150 used Dometic.
I also have had a 110v bar sized fridge fail while towing and running off an inverter. The compressor failed open, broke wire. This gives me slight pause over the durability of bouncing around a home style unit.
Just another reason for a quality marine fridge. They are rated for abuse and will work up to 30º off level. Try that with any residential fridge. And with the proliferation of residential models in larger RVs and motor homes.....you will start hearing about compressor failures soon, as they are not meant to be bouncing down the road either!
Lew Farber...RVIA Certified Master Tech...ABYC Certified Master Marine Electrician
SOLAR TECH ENERGY SYSTEMS, INC.
AM SOLAR ...MAGNUM…VICTRON ENERGY...LITHIUM & LIFELINE BATTERIES…MARINE REFRIGERATION