I am also very interested in this refrigerator as my experience with absorption fridges has not been very good. I am doing a complete makeover of a 95 34í and I want to install a 10 cubic foot 12v
fridge. No problem with 12v
operation as I will have lithium batteries with lots of solar on top. I have a couple of small 12v compressor fridges, a 37 qt Alpicool in my car and a 65 qt Dometic in my truck and they work fine although you need solar to power them.
Not much experience with this new model. It looks like Forest River uses it in some of their RVís. Their on line forum seems negative as it either kills the battery prematurely when camping without hookups or when plugged in, it runs the converter all the time and it is noisy.
I have studied the installation manual and specifications and there are some sections that donít make much sense so I question the capability of the manufacturer. For example, they say nothing on their website about the warranty. Also when operating on battery only, it sounds like they donít want you to operate it all the time as your batteries wonít last as long, even though this will cause the fridge to heat up.
One interesting spec was the noise level of 43 dB. This is actually louder than the noise level for the minisplit heat pump that I am planning on installing. Itís noise level is only 36 dB.
Here are some interesting sections from the installation manual. What do you all think?