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Old 09-03-2016, 09:00 PM   #1
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Has anyone installed a residential fridge without using an inverter? In the process of signing the papers for a 2007 Bounder with the Norcold refrigerator and was thinking about swapping it out, but the coach did not come with an inverter. I can use the generator, but was wondering if anyone has done it this way before and how it worked out for them.
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Old 09-03-2016, 09:19 PM   #2
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I installed a Samsung in our previous rig, and did not add an inverter. We live in OK and it gets hot in the summer.

I put a remote temp sensor in the freezer and one in the refrig. And could watch the temps while we traveled.

The Samsung had a " boost " mode. I would turn it to boost when I would get up in the morning prior to departure. We like to stop for lunch in a rest area, about 30 minutes before lunch I would start the generator and let it run for an hour. ( was nice to have it on, the DW could use the microwave, I could flip the tv on in some locations while I had lunch.)

Fact the ice cream in the freezer was harder and colder at the end of the day, than it ever was on any day in our Nevercold 1200

Wish our current rig had room for the Samsung, it was the best upgrade I ever made to any of the 4 motorhome we have owned.
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Old 09-03-2016, 10:40 PM   #3
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Our Dometic went out a month after we bought our 2000 Newmar. Installed a residential fridge. I ran the fridge for several months without an inverter, but have since added one. If your typically camping locally with power, you don't need an inverter. For long trips, you do have the option of starting and running the generator for a bit. We dry camp over 15 days a year so an inverter is quite handy then.
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We have a residential with an inverter. The wife always forgets that we are not on shore power until she tries to use her hair dryer. The refrain works great, but has a tendency to bounce open on rough roads on longer trips. Without the inverter, you will be limited on how long you can drive without running the generator and will almost always have to have shore power. Sure, it can be done, but why limit your experiences to always camping at RV parks and no boon docking? Running the generator all night to keep the refrain cold does not sound like any fun. Besides, inverters have come down in price and are fairly reasonable considering the flexibility that they provide.
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Has anyone installed a residential fridge without using an inverter? In the process of signing the papers for a 2007 Bounder with the Norcold refrigerator and was thinking about swapping it out, but the coach did not come with an inverter. I can use the generator, but was wondering if anyone has done it this way before and how it worked out for them.
I did and no issues to report. Got a trip to Nashville this coming weekend and we will run the generator for the refrigerator and AC.
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We will never boondock and will always be on shore power. Same as some of the others....no problem traveling from point A to point B without having the fridge on an inverter. We stop for lunch and turn on the genny, but the rest of the travel is usually without the inverter on. No problem.
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We had a TT and swapped out the fridge for a residential unit. I installed a small inverter to run the refrigerator. No problems.
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Asduming you go post to post (always at CG with electric hookup). It will stay cold for hours while traveling. I would still want an inverter, just in case...
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Has anyone installed a residential fridge without using an inverter? In the process of signing the papers for a 2007 Bounder with the Norcold refrigerator and was thinking about swapping it out, but the coach did not come with an inverter. I can use the generator, but was wondering if anyone has done it this way before and how it worked out for them.
Not in an RV but I used to have a 41 foot power boat and the installed refrigerator died so I put in a smallish apartment size refrigerator. The refrigerator would stay cold all day long unless the door was being opened often. I didn't need to run the generator during the day to keep it cold. I'd think you'll be OK if you can plug in every night or run the generator a few hours every night.
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