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Old 07-16-2013, 09:15 AM   #1
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Mini fridge in a basement bay.

How many of you have a second fridge taking up one of the basement bays? I have plenty of storage that I don't think I would feel the crunch.

I have two little kids that constantly want water, juice, cold carrots etc.

Having these items in an area they can reach and access would limit the in/out of the coach.

What do you have and what size?
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Old 07-16-2013, 09:25 AM   #2
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How many of you have a second fridge taking up one of the basement bays? I have plenty of storage that I don't think I would feel the crunch.

I have two little kids that constantly want water, juice, cold carrots etc.

Having these items in an area they can reach and access would limit the in/out of the coach.

What do you have and what size?
I have a combo ref/freezer and love it. Mostly used for beer....for medicinal purposes only!!
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Old 07-16-2013, 09:48 AM   #3
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I bought a small fridge, I think it is called a dorm style. Paid less than $100. I have it in a compartment that is vented to the outside.
Does the job. Runs fine on the inverter.
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Old 07-16-2013, 09:52 AM   #4
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When we bought our DSDP it came with a Dometic unit that can be a freezer or refer. We thought...what a waste of space. Then our Norcold quit 3 weeks before it was scheduled to be replaced. LOVE IT NOW!

The idea of having it for the kids outside it pretty good but make sure they know to close it completely. The Dometic we have will fool you sometimes to thinking you closed it.

Bottom line, we will keep it now. BTW...it works on both 12V & 110V. That makes it a nice choice to carry in your toad on an extended excursion and keep things cold.
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I love it! I started using my basement Norcold because it cools extremely fast, so, I store food there until the Nocold 1200 takes it's sweet time (about twelve hours) to cool down. Then, when I move things "upstairs", I keep drinks and snacks in it. Also - It's 12vdc or 110vac (not propane). It's removable and can even be used in the toad. Best of all - no fire problems!
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What's the make/model that you are talking about ?
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What's the make/model that you are talking about ?
Mine is the Dometic CF50. https://www.dometic.com/enus/America...ctdataid=81811
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We bought a small freezer only for a basement compartment.. That works best for us. The inside fridge is large enough, but we wanted more freezer space so we could store meats bought at a commissary store. (and we don't have children with us)
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We have a Norcold freezer/frig in a basement compartment from factory. Also have a Coleman 12V frig for drinks in the same bay when a few of our grandchildren are along. That compartment is sealed with Norcold inside from factory; never have had a heat issue.
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DITTO !

We bought the CF80. Fulltimers now. It is on a slideout and clears the slide out wall so the top door goes all the way open. It will freeze your beer if you decide you want beer pops. It cools incredibly fast and holds a ton of stuff without all that wet annoying ice in the way. As mentioned it has a 12 volt cord and two heavy duty handles for transferring to the toad. No chasing ice and the convenience of being on the slide out tray is phenominal.
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I have a dorm room style works great got it for less then a hundred it has a little freezer in it keeps the makings for a bloodymary ice cold
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We have a Dometic freezer or fridge in basement, came with unit. We probably would not have bought it, but since we have it, we use it and like it. So far we have enough storage. I suppose if we get to the point of thinking it's taking up too much room, we'll get rid of it, but so far, no such plans!
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