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 04-07-2015, 08:31 PM   #15
Senior Member
 
spritz's Avatar


 
Vintage RV Owners Club
Fleetwood Owners Club
Join Date: Mar 2013
Location: c above
Posts: 4,954
Ours is 33 year's old and only works on propane. Stays at 32 degrees. Cold pop and make's ice in trays faster than the fridge in the S&B
I have had my eye on this unit. Pretty good price also.
http://cds.a9t2h4q7.hwcdn.net/main/s...8_B_closed.jpg
ody
Just now found these and they are 5-600 bucks cheaper, than CW Has anyone ever heard of this brand? The First one I looked at was a Fridgedare (sp)and electric only for just under 500 bucks.
Tim
http://www.menards.com/main/store/20...24_product.jpg
__________________

__________________
1982 Pace Arrow 30ft.
KarKaddy SS, Toad: 1999 Deville Concours
Lilly and Rubie Our 4 legged Kids & Tim & Joe
spritz 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 04-08-2015, 12:10 AM   #16
Senior Member
 
Papa_Jim's Avatar
 
Outdoors RV Owners Club
Join Date: Oct 2009
Location: Manitoba,Canada
Posts: 2,640
Quote:
Originally Posted by Waiter21 View Post
Deja Vu?

Residential Refrigerators operate off of 110. If you have a reasonably constant and reliable source of producing 110, be it from shore power, generator, battery/inverter, or various combinations, this could be a viable option.

The key is, you need to have 110 volts available at that outlet.
True.

We have a Magnum PS2812 inverter/converter, four 4D deep cycle house batteries. We don't even notice the power that the fridge uses.

Our old Norcold fridge was an absolute electricity power hog when it was on propane. It would not surprise me if I learned that our residential fridge uses less electricity than our Norcold did when it was on propane! I don't know that, but it wouldn't surprise me!

Jim
__________________

__________________
Jim & Kate
2016 Creekside 23RKS
2014 Ram 1500 4X4 Eco Diesel
Canada, eh?
Papa_Jim is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 04-08-2015, 12:16 AM   #17
Senior Member
 
Mr_D's Avatar
 
Solo Rvers Club
iRV2 No Limits Club
Join Date: May 2011
Location: Vancouver, WA
Posts: 28,515
Quote:
Originally Posted by Lovin2Camp View Post
Love the propane option!!!!!!
I would not want a coach without it.........But that's just me...
I used to think that way too, but I've seen enough change in the refers, inverters and battery banks to change my mind, at least for our use. We might go a week at like Quartzsite and that's about it.
__________________
2009 45' Magna 630 w/Cummins ISX 650 HP/1950 Lbs Ft
Charter Good Sam Lifetime Member, FMCA, SKP
RV'ing since 1957, NRA Benefactor Life, towing '14 CR-V
Mr_D is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 04-08-2015, 09:47 AM   #18
Senior Member
 
PDR John's Avatar
 
Join Date: May 2012
Posts: 3,627
Quote:
Originally Posted by Papa_Jim View Post
True.

We have a Magnum PS2812 inverter/converter, four 4D deep cycle house batteries. We don't even notice the power that the fridge uses.

Our old Norcold fridge was an absolute electricity power hog when it was on propane. It would not surprise me if I learned that our residential fridge uses less electricity than our Norcold did when it was on propane! I don't know that, but it wouldn't surprise me!

Jim
The old school thinking is that residential frigs draw 15 amp all day, everyday.

The truth is our 25cf Maytag draws 10 amps for around 1 hour out of the day. Cycling on and off, it just doesn't run as much as people think.

The most popular residential frig swap, only draws around 3.4 amps.

You can buy a 15cf residential frig, dedicated converter, extra batteries and solar system to help charge the batteries for about the same price as a Norcold/Dometic gas frig. Weight is close to the same as well.
__________________
2013 DSDP 4347, all electric, 450 H.P. ISL
Air & hydraulic leveling
14 Jeep Grand Cherokee Overland toad
[SIGPIC][/SIGPIC]
PDR John is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 04-08-2015, 10:03 AM   #19
Registered User
 
Monaco Owners Club
Join Date: Oct 2009
Location: Varies Depending on The Weather
Posts: 8,517
I did a power consumption study on my Samsung RF-197 fridge over a few months of use.

The results were that it used 1.81-1.83 KwH's per day.

If you do the math, P = V x I, where P = the Watts (1800), V = Volts (120) and I = Amps, you will get 15 amps for a 24 hour period.

This turned out to be 50% higher than what the Energy Sticker stated which was 445 KwH per year estimated.

Dr4Film ----- Richard
__________________
Dr4Film is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 04-08-2015, 01:26 PM   #20
Senior Member
 
PDR John's Avatar
 
Join Date: May 2012
Posts: 3,627
Interesting finding, curious how many others could be that far off.
__________________
2013 DSDP 4347, all electric, 450 H.P. ISL
Air & hydraulic leveling
14 Jeep Grand Cherokee Overland toad
[SIGPIC][/SIGPIC]
PDR John is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 04-08-2015, 05:58 PM   #21
Senior Member
 
Thor Owners Club
Ford Super Duty Owner
Join Date: Oct 2013
Posts: 758
As others have mentioned, it really depends on the type of use that you will be primarily using your motorhome for.

They are as different as comparing apples and oranges. It's really not fair to directly compare them, because they each have their strength which is dependent on how you will use it. And they BOTH produce very cold beer, (unless you have a bad absorption refrigerator).

Essentially:

Absorption Refrigerator = Better for Boondocking.
Residential = Better when hookups are readily available.

That's it!


Yes, you can boondock with a residential refrigerator, but it generally costs an investment of several thousands of dollars for batteries, inverter, switches, fuse panels, and ultimately a good solar panel installation and a controller. All to accomplish exactly what the absorption unit can do naturally.
__________________
BeachDude is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 05-07-2015, 07:49 PM   #22
Junior Member
 
Join Date: Apr 2015
Posts: 17
propane frig. not getting cold , any help will do jat
__________________
Jatlatch is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 05-07-2015, 07:57 PM   #23
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Sep 2012
Posts: 5,981
Quote:
Originally Posted by Jatlatch View Post
propane frig. not getting cold , any help will do jat
Take a look at this thread:

Refrig.

If that does not answer your problem then do a search for your model not getting cold. Assuming the lights light etc. If nothing works search for your model dead. If nothing found then start a thread for your model dead.
__________________

__________________
nothermark is offline   Reply With Quote
Reply

Tags
refrigerator



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
Residential Refrigerators Compatible with MSW Lloydu RV Systems & Appliances 2 10-23-2014 01:08 AM
Intellitec EMS units and Residential Refrigerators Gadget Man Fleetwood Products Owner's Forum 16 08-12-2014 04:24 PM
Residential Refrigerator / MSW vs PSW Inverter Robin_M RV Systems & Appliances 53 06-26-2014 09:24 PM
Residential refrigerators in an RV zzjea RV Systems & Appliances 317 06-17-2014 09:52 PM
Residential refrigerators in the excel jcolgan Excel Owner's Forum 30 01-17-2014 08:01 AM

» Virginia Campgrounds

Reviews provided by


Copyright 2002- Social Knowledge, LLC All Rights Reserved.

All times are GMT -6. The time now is 12:33 AM.


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