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Old 11-15-2015, 08:52 PM   #1
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Adding outside refrigerator in basement

I'm considering adding a small refrigerator to the basement compartment right behind the front passenger side tire. There are 110volt and 12volt outlet in that compartment.
In 2015 Discovery 40x

Any opinions on me doing this?
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Refrigerator plus stuff on it can be a bit of weight to factor in, other than that go for it.
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Compartment won't handle the weight?
I should have put this in original post, if it matters. This is in a Fleetwood Discovery 40x
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Bought this one this summer, love it.freezer or refridgerator
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Friend has he same one and really likes it, but it's too wide to fit in the compartment I want to use. I'd also prefer a side door so I don't need to put it on a slider tray.
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I am adding a 6 drawer dresser where one of the bunk's used to be. I shored up the bracing that was there for the bed.
This will leave me around 3-4 feet of space and nothing to put into said space. I am looking at getting one of these to put in that space.
Of course they are electric only of course. I will need to run the genny in between resorts. I don't fore see any problems. If so it was only 100 or so bucks.
The 1st Picture is where I redid the bed, and the second is the fridges I'm looking at.
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I've had a small frig in the basement for 5 years, great
for chilling beer and sodas. During hot weather, you might
want to have a small fan blowing on the back to help
the compressor.
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Adding outside refrigerator in basement

I was wondering if it would work well in tight space and in summer months. Thanks macandphyl for info.
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Old 11-15-2015, 11:24 PM   #9
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I put one in my storage compartment and it works great, much cheaper than the 12v options.

The version I bought can be used as either a fridge or freezer - just adjust the thermostat!

http://www.amazon.com/gp/aw/d/B00OBSIDHO
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Looks great MrCosio
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I have one in the bay behind the front passenger wheel too. Works great and I always have a supply of cold beer without having to go inside. It's been in there 2+ years without any problems. We are in Florida so it gets lots of heat and keeps everything really cold... In fact, I have to make sure I don't turn it down too low of the brews will freeze. This is what I have Amazon.com: Danby DAR195BL 1.8 cu.ft. All Refrigerator - Black: Appliances
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I installed the same size frig in my Bounder 3 years ago. It is in the compartment just aft of the steps. Iused a plastic bread tray inverted as a spacer to raise the fridge high enough to open the door and a strap around the fridge to keep the door closed. We have used it in 100 degree heat with no problems. Sometime we need a little more freezer room for fish. I have found if I set the small fridge to max and freeze the fish in the big Samsung Freezer in the coach to -2, then move them to the small fridge they will stay frozen for over a week. Most of the time we keep cold drink in it. It is nice not to have to go inside the coach just to get a beverage. If you put glass containers in it like I do make sure it is full before you travel to help prevent breakage. By doing that I have not had any breakage.
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Awesome info. Thanks
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we one better in the fiver,
installed a medical deep freezer, it was 3x3 or so and worked great.
came with a key lock door so keeping it closed was a cinch
plus it stayed frozen during the days drive so no a/c power was needed while on the road
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