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Old 11-23-2006, 01:53 PM   #1
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We are relatively new to RV travelling and expect to go full time in about a year. I am wondering if anyone has installed an "Electric only" fridge or freezer in the closet where the washer/dryer are intended.
Would I need to vent the heat out? Any other issues?

In the short time we have RV'ed it seems we go shopping every 2 - 3 day.
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Old 11-23-2006, 01:53 PM   #2
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We are relatively new to RV travelling and expect to go full time in about a year. I am wondering if anyone has installed an "Electric only" fridge or freezer in the closet where the washer/dryer are intended.
Would I need to vent the heat out? Any other issues?

In the short time we have RV'ed it seems we go shopping every 2 - 3 day.
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Old 11-24-2006, 08:41 AM   #3
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welcome to iRV2.com. I'm sure you get some input to your question. I hope you return often to let us know about your experiences.

I would hesitate WRT an electric only `fridge as you would not be able to run it when you are on the road. I say this because the post is in the TT section and, that said, typically would not be able to run a generator while on the road.
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Old 11-24-2006, 08:51 AM   #4
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I second K-Star's advice, especially given that your profile lists an '04 36' Carriage Cameo as your current rig.

We look forward to hearing more of your experiences!
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Old 11-24-2006, 09:58 AM   #5
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I bought a "HEIR" 4.6 cf upright freezer from LOWE'S for $149.99.

It's about 2 feet deep x 2 feet wide x 3 feet tall.

I threw out the rocker/recliner chair because it was in bad shape and the freezer sits where the chair did.

The freezer does two things... it hold lots and lots of frozen food and it also act as a television stand for my 27" television when RV is parked...

I choose the freezer instead of another fridge because the freezer can remain unplugged for 48 hours without harm to it's contents as long as the door stays closed.

It is definitely a money saver...
because I can buy and store those "Family Pack" sizes of meats...

Plus I can keep ice cream 1/2 gallons and the extra loaf of bread, the left over turkey, that 10 lb bag of ice cubes for the camping trip. and the list goes on and on...

I love my freezer and saving all that money on food..

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Old 11-24-2006, 12:27 PM   #6
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I agree with Johns Freezer, i think its a realy good idea...
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Old 11-24-2006, 08:52 PM   #7
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we have a medical freezer 3 x 3 x 3 cubed
holds good amount of food and keeps stuff frozen solids for a week if unplugged
best of all it was under 200 bux

has a lock to keep it closed underway
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Old 11-25-2006, 06:53 AM   #9
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Here is an interesting site with "compact" applicances. This unit looks perfect for RV as the reviewer states. I have no affilation with this site, just thought I would pass it along.
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We have an electric only cube fridge and under counter size freezer that we used to replace the 4 CF dometic 2 way refer that came with our Class C. The Dometic did not operate on the LP so we needed the genset running anyway to keep food cold while on the road. I love the seperate freezer. You do need to vent it out. Most of these little fridges & freezers are not made to be built in. They dissapate the heat from the sides and top rather than out the back. Allowing a couple inches of space on each side and top with a good sized vent out the back or top should keep them working well. The hardest thing it to figure out how to secure them (we drilled a hole right thru the copper piping in one of the little fridges!). We bought one from Lowe's and the other from Compact appliances. I was very happy with my experiance with compact appliance. BTW, this outfit is also called Richlund Appliances. Serval years ago, they were one of the few companies that sold Splendide.
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Old 12-10-2006, 05:40 PM   #11
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I just purchased and installed a Summit freezer in the closet with the Splindide it was $249.00 with free shipping, could not find one at Home Depot. Have not used it yet but have let it run for a few days and at a setting on 3 out of off to 6 it will hold at 3 to 5 degs. So I figure anything below #3 is sub zero. Plan to give it a test at Quartzsite in January this year.
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