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Old 09-18-2012, 05:53 PM   #29
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Originally Posted by milasman View Post
Residential fridge for $1000, how many years ago was that.
Lowe's web site lists well over 100 residential refrigerators for less than $1000 TODAY. Many models are available in the 12 to 20 cu ft range for $800 to $1000. Smaller units are under $800. Granted, French door and side by side models cost more, but you can even get some of those for around $1000 to $1200 on sale.
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Old 09-19-2012, 06:59 AM   #30
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Originally Posted by Jack1234 View Post
Richard....What other costs did you have going to the Res. Fridge? Did you need a larger battery bank? Did you require a second Inverter? What about extra wiring & installation cost?

Since we full-time I didn't have the man-power or the spare time to tackle the removal of the NotSoCold and installation of the Samsung RF197. I paid to have the work done at a RV shop in Scott Louisiana on our way to Alaska last April. Not much was spent on additional items other than maybe $30 for small stuff, black trim around the opening, latches, etc. No additional batteries or inverter was needed. Still have four 6 VDC Sam's Club GC-2 Batteries and the Trace RV-2012 2000 watt inverter.

Originally Posted by tlkhorses View Post

What about the Amish cooling coils and the dinosaur board? I had heard they made a huge difference and cost far less than a new fridge.

I almost went with the Amish cooling unit and had made an appointment with David Force in Memphis to have it installed. It would have been about $1500-$1600 for the installation. Again, no time or man-power so extra money to have it done.

When using an Amish cooling unit, you still are left with the Norcold POS body where the the doors fall, doors seals are not replaceable (need all new doors), control boards that go bad, needs to be de-iced every 3-4 weeks, may catch fire, and still only 12 cu.ft. of storage, etc.

Originally Posted by milasman View Post
Residential fridge for $1000, how many years ago was that.
I guess you don't go shopping too much. I purchased my Samsung RF197 French Door Bottom Freezer from Warehouse Discount Center in CA for $1200 and free shipping. They were as low as $900 without shipping if you bought locally. And if you wanted just a top freezer 2 door model, those models are even less.

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