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Old 04-09-2019, 05:37 PM   #1
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RV vs Domestic fridge

I am looking to replace the fridge in my '72 with a newer model and have been seeing different people using domestic propane/2 way fridges in their rv's. I have also read that the domestic ones will not hold up to all the vibrations and bumps they will get while towing. Any feed back?
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How would you vent it? On electric it will still make heat, on propane heat and combustion fumes.
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I am looking to replace the fridge in my '72 with a newer model and have been seeing different people using domestic propane/2 way fridges in their rv's. I have also read that the domestic ones will not hold up to all the vibrations and bumps they will get while towing. Any feed back?
Huh, that must be a local thing. Generally when I see a non-RV fridge in an Airstream it's the cheapest thing Wal-Mart sells (Haier etc.) and it's an electric-only dorm fridge.

Some people actually beef up their batteries a bit and run the dorm fridges off batteries w/ an inverter when traveling and only stay where there's power, and they say it works for them.

Home 2-way propane fridges aren't all THAT much cheaper than RV fridges. A 6 cubic ft "Unique" brand propane fridge is about $1k, a 6-cu-ft Dometic RV fridge is about $1.2k
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