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Old 07-08-2013, 04:38 PM   #29
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Great info Jim!!! I may order a free extra remote and see if someone gives me the lock for a special gift just 'cause I'm such a good boy!!! rockin'

Now, back to waxin' the Charm!
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Old 07-08-2013, 10:10 PM   #30
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Thanks very much, the Engles look great from there web address, just a bit more money!
Engel is the best by a long shot. You can use AC or DC. On high settings they will actually freeze water or ice. On lower setting they act a fridge. Less drain then a light bulb. They are built like a truck. Wasting your money if you buy a cheap fridge freezer. High drain and in hot weather they don't cut it.

Engel use a patented rotary compressor which makes the diiference! Well worth the money. I have two of them.
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We have a 2004 DSDP 4015 and wonder what would be your brand/model recommendation for a refer/freezer to put in a storage bay underneath. The bay area I would like to use is on the pass side about (3) doors back that has a slideout and an ac plug inside.
We have a Dometic refer/freezer. Don't know the model # and I'm at work right now so I can't get it. Supposed to hold 100#'s or so and runs on both 12 or 120 and auto switches. It's a compressor run model and is fairly efficient.
On our 2002 4090 it's in the first bay behind the front wheel. That's where Newmar placed it. Some Newmar's may be prewired for the unit. I've seen several new ones that way.
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Engel is the best by a long shot. You can use AC or DC. On high settings they will actually freeze water or ice. On lower setting they act a fridge. Less drain then a light bulb.
Sounds exactly like our Dometic unit. Runs on 12 or 120 auto switching and, depending on the setting is either a refer or freezer.
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Hey Jim,

When I started this post, Russ came back to me with pictures of the one that he installed. As it turns out and according to Cabe the model with 2 keyslots is the Version 2.0 which only comes in black. So you end up with a back up key for the deadbolt and the door lock. That was the only reason

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Jeff,

Interesting comment. I assume I have version 2.0. Can't say for sure but I do have the white one and it does have two key holes. One for the latch and one for the dead bolt. I need to investigate a bit more just for fun. Thanks for the info.

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Hey Everyone,

I would like to update you all on the what we did in this regard:

First the frig: We bought the ARB 63 quart. We wired to the fuse box on our 31IKE and run it on the 12 Volt system only but have tested in both modes. It works great! We have been able to store everything that we intended to store. I set it to 5 degrees F and everything is frozen solid but I will try to eak the temp up slightly to try to conserve more energy. Don't have a real handle on power consumption but with 750 watts of panels, and 432 amps of storage I have not had any trouble keeping up unless, of course the sun doesn't shine. The back refer area does work very well which has surprised me. We're very pleased so far!
Keyless entry: The installation was to easy! The programming was a challenge but after Cabe walked me through the issues, we were up and running. The key fob seem unnecessary for our lifestyle and we keep the keys in the truck for back up. I mounted the touch pad directly below the unit and seems to work very well for us. We both like it very much, life just go a bit simpler.
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