Go Back   iRV2 Forums > iRV2.com COMMUNITY FORUMS > iRV2.com General Discussion
Click Here to Login
Join iRV2 Today

Mission Statement: Supporting thoughtful exchange of knowledge, values and experience among RV enthusiasts.
Reply
  This discussion is proudly sponsored by:
Please support our sponsors and let them know you heard about their products on iRV2
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread Display Modes
 
Old 01-18-2016, 04:23 PM   #15
Senior Member
 
beaverfever's Avatar
 
Join Date: Dec 2010
Posts: 786
another problem is the labor (cost) to take it out to service it and re install.
the oem is not willing to go to this expense.
__________________

__________________
beaverfever is offline   Reply With Quote
Join the #1 RV Forum Today - It's Totally Free!

iRV2.com RV Community - Are you about to start a new improvement on your RV or need some help with some maintenance? Do you need advice on what products to buy? Or maybe you can give others some advice? No matter where you fit in you'll find that iRV2 is a great community to join. Best of all it's totally FREE!

You are currently viewing our boards as a guest so you have limited access to our community. Please take the time to register and you will gain a lot of great new features including; the ability to participate in discussions, network with other RV owners, see fewer ads, upload photographs, create an RV blog, send private messages and so much, much more!

Old 01-19-2016, 05:14 AM   #16
Senior Member
 
Ramets's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2010
Location: Conway, SC
Posts: 2,364
I sorta understand your reasoning of not running the fridge, but since a lot of newer RV's have residentials as standard equipment I wouldn't worry about it so much. We had a Whirlpool installed in our Dutch Star over 2yrs. ago and it's always running, that's not to say that it couldn't go kaput at any time, but I'm pretty confident it'll keep working. We've been from Maine to CA., FL. to Alaska and not one hiccup. AND we've been over some pretty sketchy roads, especially Alaska.
__________________

__________________
2000 Dutch Star Pusher
2009 Saturn Vue Towed
Full timed for 6yrs.
Ramets is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 01-19-2016, 05:35 AM   #17
Senior Member
 
Ford Super Duty Owner
Join Date: Jan 2015
Location: NE Ohio - Near Cleveland
Posts: 473
Quote:
Originally Posted by beaverfever View Post
another problem is the labor (cost) to take it out to service it and re install.
the oem is not willing to go to this expense.
When our Whirlpool went south, they said we had to get the refrigerator out of the cabinet and onto the floor. If it's built in at the factory how am I supposed to get it out? Luckily we figured it out. We had to do that twice before Whirlpool said the refrigerator was not repairable. Turns out the newer high efficient units can only be repaired so far then Whirlpool replaces them, except in a motorhome. They will deliver you a new unit but won't get the old one out and the new one in. We ended up going back to the Coachmen factory where they replaced the fridge. Of course the one we had in there was no longer available. The one they put in required the cabinet be rebuilt to accommodate it. They had to take a window out to get the units in and out of the coach. As many issues as I had with the traditional RV fridge in our travel trailer, I'm wondering if that's really the better way to go. I shut down the Whirlpool for the winter, I'm hoping that all goes well in the spring when I start it back up.
__________________
Crankshaft is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 01-19-2016, 05:50 AM   #18
Registered User
 
Monaco Owners Club
Join Date: Oct 2009
Location: Varies Depending on The Weather
Posts: 8,517
Most of this thread about using residential refrigerators in RV's is hogwash.

Residential fridges have been used in RV's for many many years by most if not all of the well known high end coaches. It has been just in the past 6 to 10 years that residential fridges are now becoming popular in other brands and models of RV's mostly due to the Norcold 1200 fiasco and people wanting a larger more reliable functioning fridge for their use while RVing.

In fact some RV brands are now offering the residential fridge with their standard package and the typical RV absorption fridge is now being offered as an option that comes with an additional cost.

Now does this mean that ALL residential fridges will work in RV's? I don't know BUT there are plenty to choose from. One very popular model is the Samsung counter-depth model RF-18 because of it ability to run perfectly find while on MSW Inverter power versus having to use a PSW Inverter. Plus it will fit into the same space with just some minor modifications.

My Samsung residential has been in since 2012 and has been running 24/7/365 for the past 4 years. Plus I have driven over some of the roughest roads in North America while traveling to and from Alaska twice since having the residential installed.

WRT the compressors, there have been many advances made in the types of compressors used in fridges today. In fact the newest model of Samsung, RF-18, uses a Digital Inverter Compressor. Plus they are mounted in such a way that allows them to be isolated from the frame of the fridge and vibrations.

Dr4Film ----- Richard
__________________
Dr4Film is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 01-19-2016, 07:31 AM   #19
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Jul 2014
Posts: 9,907
Probably right about " Hogwash " ( City boy here, what is hogwash ? )

Just above and sometime below the compressor run refrigerators are compressor run air conditioning units. The compressors on them look the same.

They have been on RVs for ever and seem to last.
__________________
twinboat is online now   Reply With Quote
Old 01-19-2016, 07:48 AM   #20
Registered User
 
Monaco Owners Club
Join Date: Oct 2009
Location: Varies Depending on The Weather
Posts: 8,517
Quote:
Originally Posted by twinboat View Post

Probably right about " Hogwash " ( City boy here, what is hogwash ? )

Just above and sometime below the compressor run refrigerators are compressor run air conditioning units. The compressors on them look the same.

They have been on RVs for ever and seem to last.


I am pretty much a city boy too but spent summers on my uncles farm when I was a teen.

Hogwash is where you clean the crap off of your hogs before they go to the auction house.

I believe many RVer's try to over think too many situations and fail to look at it with a common sense POV.

Dr4Film ----- Richard
__________________
Dr4Film is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 01-19-2016, 07:52 AM   #21
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Jul 2014
Posts: 9,907
Sorry I asked :(
__________________
twinboat is online now   Reply With Quote
Old 01-19-2016, 08:56 AM   #22
Registered User
 
mel s's Avatar
 
Join Date: Mar 2010
Posts: 8,777
Quote:
Originally Posted by twinboat View Post
Probably right about " Hogwash " ( City boy here, what is hogwash ? )
City boy
"Hogwash" is a synonym of/for baloney, bull, crapola, foolishness, garbage, nonsense, horsefeathers, humbug, malarkey, poppycock, rubbish.....among other things.
Mel
'96 Safari
__________________
mel s is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 01-19-2016, 09:05 AM   #23
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Jul 2014
Posts: 9,907
Quote:
Originally Posted by mel s View Post
City boy
"Hogwash" is a synonym of/for baloney, bull, crapola, foolishness, garbage, nonsense, horsefeathers, humbug, malarkey, poppycock, rubbish.....among other things.
Mel
'96 Safari
Well, I knew that !!!

Looking for the real meaning.
Now that image is stuck in my head.
__________________
twinboat is online now   Reply With Quote
Old 01-19-2016, 10:58 AM   #24
Registered User
 
mel s's Avatar
 
Join Date: Mar 2010
Posts: 8,777
Quote:
Originally Posted by twinboat View Post
Well, I knew that !!!
Looking for the real meaning.
Now that image is stuck in my head.
twinboat
I assumed that you did.
IMO using the term "hogwash" to describe anything means that what ever was described is as useless/useful as the water used to wash hogs is after the hogs are washed.
Mel
'96 Safari
__________________
mel s is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 01-19-2016, 01:12 PM   #25
Senior Member
 
Davdeb1's Avatar


 
Monaco Owners Club
Freightliner Owners Club
iRV2 No Limits Club
Join Date: Jan 2011
Location: Avon Lake, Oh
Posts: 2,884
After reading this thread I will run the refer while driving. I was probably being to cautious.
__________________
2000 HOLIDAY RAMBLER ENDEAVOR
40 FT--330HP CAT
2 SLIDES-TOAD 2012 focus
Fulltime-Home is where we park it.
Davdeb1 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 01-19-2016, 01:34 PM   #26
JC2
Senior Member
 
JC2's Avatar
 
Newmar Owners Club
Texas Boomers Club
Join Date: Dec 2003
Location: Mo/Texas
Posts: 3,156
Quote:
Originally Posted by Davdeb1 View Post
After reading this thread I will run the refer while driving. I was probably being to cautious.
When our Dometic Model NDR1062 failed to perform adequately last year, even after installing the Amish unit, I replaced it with a Haier 10.2cu ft residential fridge which slid right into the same area with minimal mods. Most of past info that I have obtained from other prior posts have mentioned the use of a modified sine wave inverter vs a pure sine wave inverter to power the fridge. The big majority of those posts cautioned about using modified sine wave power as a fair number of fridges/other electronic devices failed to adequately "thrive/function" so to speak. I ended up purchasing a Xantrex 1000w pure sine inverter($225 +-) for the fridge only from the donrowe.com website and will have it installed this spring prior to travel season. The 1000w will be big enough to handle our fridge's startup surge. This would be my recommendation and leave your current inverter to power the other items is was wired for.
__________________
04 Newmar DSDP 4015-Cummins ISL 370hp-Spartan MM Chassis-2013 Chev Equinox AWD-Ready Brute Elite Towing System-FMCA 402879-SKP 120487
JC2 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 01-20-2016, 10:59 AM   #27
Moderator Emeritus
 
Gary RVRoamer's Avatar


 
Join Date: Jan 2000
Location: Silver Springs, FL. USA
Posts: 18,085
The compressor in the fridge is probably the least of the worries. Bouncing down the road may over-stress the shelving, door hinges, etc. leaving it "off" won't help that.

Other CYA worries for fridge manufacturers is the lack of adequate door latches or methods for securing the fridge in place. They simply don't have provisions for the kinds of movement that are common in RVs but not houses. Except maybe in earthquake prone areas, and they have the "act of God" defense for that.
__________________
Gary Brinck
Former owner of 2004 American Tradition
Home is in the Ocala Nat'l Forest near Ocala, FL
Summers in Black Mountain, NC
Gary RVRoamer is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 01-20-2016, 08:43 PM   #28
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Mar 2007
Location: Baton Rouge, La
Posts: 552
I replace my frig. with a Haier 10.2 cu ft over a year ago, also install a pure sign wave inverter. I have a straight through inverter so it switches automatically, I never turn the frig. off. Wish I had replaced it sooner.
__________________

__________________
Darwin is offline   Reply With Quote
Reply

Tags
fridge



Currently Active Users Viewing This Thread: 1 (0 members and 1 guests)
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are Off


Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Any Boondockers with residential fridges? rjsupersonic Class A Motorhome Discussions 11 08-10-2015 07:38 PM
Residential Fridges / Freezers and Inverters shepd RV Systems & Appliances 3 07-15-2015 11:38 PM
Heartland Gateway 3650BH Residential Fridge jayhawkclint 5th Wheel Discussion 3 03-06-2015 09:05 AM
Update on my Residential Fridge Retrofit Gadget Man RV Systems & Appliances 11 12-03-2014 07:34 PM
Do all new Entegras use residential fridges? Bee950 Entegra Owner's Forum 12 10-10-2013 06:49 AM

» Virginia Campgrounds

Reviews provided by


Copyright 2002- Social Knowledge, LLC All Rights Reserved.

All times are GMT -6. The time now is 07:19 PM.


Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.8 Beta 1
Copyright ©2000 - 2017, vBulletin Solutions, Inc.