RV News RVBusiness 2021 Top 10 RVs of the Year, plus 56 additional debuts and must-see units → ×

Thread Tools Search this Thread Display Modes
Old 05-29-2010, 06:07 PM   #21
Rivet Master
wkerfoot's Avatar
1979 23' Safari
1954 29' Liner
Orange , California
Join Date: Feb 2005
Posts: 3,788

The DanFoss unit does run on 12V and mine (9.5 CF) draws about 3.5 A.

Bill Kerfoot, WBCCI/VAC/CAC/El Camino Real Unit #5223
Just my personal opinion
1973 Dodge W200 PowerWagon, 1977 Lincoln Continental, 2014 Dodge Durango
1979 23' Safari, and 1954 29' Double Door Liner Orange, CA

wkerfoot is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 05-29-2010, 07:42 PM   #22
4 Rivet Member
1966 30' Sovereign
1963 22' Safari
orlando , Florida
Join Date: Jun 2006
Posts: 280
Images: 9
Originally Posted by pearl66 View Post
I need to replace the fridge in my 66 Tradewind, and was thinking of putting an electric-only in but would like to find one with the closest measurement to original. The original measures 40 1/2 inches by 20 1/2 inches and is 24 inches in depth. If anyone has done this or has any info I would appreciate it. I have been informed that electric-only units are not as durable in an RV, but I travel short distances to area campgrounds. Thank you,,, Kelly
Dear Kelly, I have a '66 Sovereign with an electric replacement fridge. Since I use the Sovereign on a seasonal rate basis,the electric unit works out just fine. Being an Airstream and meant to travel ,it does. I compensate with a good Coleman ice chest.I've had ice last three days with replacement ice available at the park ranger stations in state parks if need be.An ice chest is not a down grade and will not lessen the experience of being out and about.Some people may need that lp fridge.My personal preference is to reach into that cooler and pull out a cold one.I see this as adding to the whole experience.The worth of life is not in dollars and cents.
Attached Thumbnails
Click image for larger version

Name:	work 233.jpg
Views:	74
Size:	240.1 KB
ID:	103526  
richie rich is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 05-30-2010, 12:45 AM   #23
Rivet Master
1975 29' Ambassador
Reno , Nevada
Join Date: May 2003
Posts: 1,351
re: "I've heard nothing but good things about the Danfoss compressors." -- you might want to browse through NAWS forum discussions. N Az Wind Sun stopped selling them for reasons worth considering.
bryanl is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 05-30-2010, 07:20 AM   #24
Rivet Master
Commercial Member
Silver Threads's Avatar
2000 25' Excella
Kingston , Tennessee
Join Date: Aug 2006
Posts: 905
Images: 23
When our original fridge quit in our 66 tradewind we looked at many different ones to find one of similar size. The best fit was a frigidaire from lowes, plus they had one in silver. Once it was installed it looked great and we never had a problem with it.
John & Tammy Adams
Silver Threads Custom RV Curtains
2000 Airstream Excella | AIR 15902
Silver Threads is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 05-30-2010, 08:29 AM   #25
Rivet Master
Commercial Member
Vintage Kin Owner
Naples , Florida
Join Date: Dec 2005
Posts: 7,393
Many of the large bus-type RVs now come with 'residential refrigerators' and many have no propane at all...........they are all-electric.

Of course, when you weigh upwards of 40,000lb GVW, you can have 15KW on-board diesel generators, Aqua-Hot diesel fired hydronic heat/hot water systems, 900 amp/hour battery banks, twin 2000 watt inverters, and so on.

This segment of the RV industry is rapidly approaching the 'house-on wheels' concept visualized by some of the original RV developers 100 years ago.

But for practical purposes, considering weight and space limitations, the Danfoss compressor units afford the best mix of cost, size, performance and low energy consumption.

I might be experimenting with the conversion of my current Norcold unit in my Beaver Coach sooner than I planned, as it seems to not be operating properly. I'll be testing it this week and will start a new thread on the conversion if it happens before I depart for OR.
Solar Tech Energy Systems, Inc.
Victron Solar Components and Inverters, Zamp Solar Panels, LiFeBlue and Battle Born Lithium Batteries, Lifeline AGM Batteries
lewster is offline   Reply With Quote

Currently Active Users Viewing This Thread: 1 (0 members and 1 guests)
Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are Off

Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Refridge in 72 Tradewind won't cool RichHog Refrigerators 14 03-01-2009 08:22 PM
RM 3807 Refridge-I-hate-ya dalefox Refrigerators 3 08-05-2008 01:13 AM
Refridge light not working, Well it works too good ??? myfirstrv Refrigerators 5 05-07-2008 03:24 PM
For electric for genration hase to be oun for electric RichardT Electrical - Systems, Generators, Batteries & Solar 7 12-05-2005 09:05 PM
recommendation for Refridge Tech DKinsey Furnaces, Heaters, Fireplaces & Air Conditioning 1 07-23-2005 08:51 AM

Featured Campgrounds

Reviews provided by


This website is not affiliated with or endorsed by the Airstream, Inc. or any of its affiliates. Airstream is a registered trademark of Airstream Inc. All rights reserved. Airstream trademark used under license to Social Knowledge LLC.

All times are GMT -6. The time now is 02:37 AM.

Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.8 Beta 1
Copyright ©2000 - 2021, Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd.