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Old 10-05-2012, 08:38 AM   #15
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I have a Dometic that was factory installed on a slideout in the first compartment beside my steps. It is used everytime we take off. It will hold a case of beer and mumerous other drinks. It has a two compartment divider, but I just use it on refrigeration only. The first time I used it, I had it set too low and froze several drinks, with a couple of them cracking and leaking, lesson learned. It's nice to offer someone a beer or drink when they stop to visit on the patio, and I just turn around and give them one. Mine will also run on my inverter or on 12V power.

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Old 10-05-2012, 10:10 AM   #16
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I have the Norcold freezer/fridge on a pull-out,it's pricey but the Mh came with it.It is also good in emergency when the other fridge has a problem.
In my former Kountry Star I had a SANYO small 23" high fridge from Costco that just fit into the basement,also very good and about $120?

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Old 10-05-2012, 07:43 PM   #17
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We have one in an outside compartment, and wouldn't be without it. Living here in the deep South where summer time temps are very hot, and traveling sometimes with grandkids, keeping drinks outside keeps the inside of coach cooler because the entry door isn't opened every five minutes.
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Old 10-05-2012, 08:08 PM   #18
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Save the space and the money.

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Old 10-06-2012, 08:55 AM   #19
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I sort of have one ... It is not in the basement, it's inside, the additional freezer space is priceless far as I'm concerned. Well worth the money it cost me.

For many having easy access to a "Cold one" outside is nice too,, Since my preferred brew is served hot (Coffee) that does not apply to me.
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Old 10-06-2012, 09:34 AM   #20
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Never had one and don't see the need in our case. DW never likes to overstock the reefer, we seldom have more that 5 to 7 days food in the reefer maybe a couple of weeks worth in the freezer.

Since I am usually a "one beer charlie" there is little need to run back and forth for me and most of our company drink red wine, not chilled. The kids don't visit often enough to justify a cooler and frankly with all the food variables today I am not sure I could even stock all the options to satisfy the different needs - how many kinds of milk are there anyhow?
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Old 10-06-2012, 09:49 AM   #21
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I can see specific uses, e.g. fish or game storage, but as a general think I just don't see the need to stock lots of extra frozen foods. Rarely are we that far from a supermarket that we have to "stock up".

We spend several months at a time in the coach, so we have to go shopping regularly anyway. If we were only going away for weekends or short vacations, I can see where we might want to carry enough foods so that grocery shopping did not need to be on the agenda. Might also carry frozen, pre-made meals.

Use as an outside beverage cooler is also a worthwhile thing for some folks. That's the only use that has tempted me very much. But our bays are chuck full anyway!
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This is what is now on the slide out in the basement.
The photo was taken next to our old RV. I homebrew beer and dispense it from soda kegs. The cooler is a "jockey box". Inside is a cold plate designed for soda. The beer goes in warm, runs through the cold plate submerged in ice and comes out the tap cold. The portable ice maker supplies the ice. When I run out of my own beer I have a commercial keg tap and buy beer.

I would love to have a kegorator (keg fridge) like in the sticks and bricks house but they are too tall for the basement.

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