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Old 04-02-2015, 09:29 AM   #1
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Greater freezer capacity?

Hello all.
We will soon be in our Thor Hurricane. It has a small frig and freezer. Does anyone have any experience with how to obtain greater freezer capacity? We want to be able to freeze more foods. A portable unit? A hardwired small freezer positioned in one of the outside storage bins?
Any and all thoughts are greatly appreciated!
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Old 04-02-2015, 09:42 AM   #2
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Can use as freezer or frig.
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Old 04-02-2015, 09:46 AM   #3
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I bought a 1.5 cu ft electric only one. Ad says 1.1 but that is 1.1A rated.
I use it inside my MH. Fits against a wall on top of a cabnit on wheels when slide out is out. When traveling And slide is in. I fasten with bungees against kitchen sink.
Much cheaper then those that fit in outside bin.
And still have storage bin for other use.
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Old 04-02-2015, 10:33 AM   #4
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Yep, outside freezer.

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Old 04-02-2015, 10:47 AM   #5
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You can find portable units that run on either 120vac or 12vdc. Wire it up in the basement and you're all set
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You can find portable units that run on either 120vac or 12vdc. Wire it up in the basement and you're all set
Or both 120&12volt.
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Old 04-02-2015, 11:54 AM   #7
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We bought a 1.5 cu ft Suppentown on sale similar to the one linked below.

The bigger dual freezers/refrigerators are very nice but above our price point and size need.

Amazon.com: Sunpentown UF-150SS Freezer Stainless, 1.1 Cubic Feet: Appliances
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EgdeStar and Dometic are the 2 posted above.

Other manufactures are:

Engel

ARB

Norcold

Summit

and I'm sure a few others
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Old 04-02-2015, 12:56 PM   #9
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they do work

had one on a boat for about 10 yrs. the nice feature, they retain the cold

when opened.

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Old 04-02-2015, 01:16 PM   #10
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Personally I like the ARB unit. Works very good on DC power and cools quicker on AC. If only using in the RV then picking the one that will be the best fit is the answer, the ARB opens from the end or the short side while the others open from the long side. So for my application having the cooler in the bay with the short side facing out allows us to store other items such as patio chairs next to the cooler and still get into it easily. As a side note we also use the cooler in the Jeep for our day trips so that's the reason I went with ARB also since their a offroad company and if it failed from that they'd be more inclined to warranty it. Plus we live close to their US headquarters (Renton WA) Had the cooler for a few years now, many RV trips and many offroad adventures - still working like new. For the outdoor use I recommend the insulator bag they offer. Sitting in the back of the jeep on a 90deg day the cooler can be shut off for hours and stay cold.
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I went with the Edgestar from Compactappliance.com and ran separate wires straight from the house batteries. Works great. My dog eats raw food so this allows me to carry almost a months worth of food.
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We ordered our two Dutch Stars with the storage bay refer/freezers because the refers were small. Now we have a Jenn Aire 22 CF home double door unit and the DW still wanted a storage bay freezer so I bought a Dometic unit. Now we need to get the MH back so I can hook it up. I still don't think we need it though.
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We've got a Norcold Refer/Freezer in the basement on a small slide out ... very handy for certain !!!
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Something like this freezer would add a lot of freezer space if you have the room. Food would stay frozen for several hours without power, or you could run your genset in hot weather, or run it off the inverter when you don't need to run the genset for air conditioning.
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