Originally Posted by al.m
We also added two additional 6V GC2 batteries for a total of 6. At a bit over 650AH capacity I don't think that there will be any problems dry camping, assuming that I can run the generator during the day. I'm looking forward to our first dry camping trip to see how much run time is needed on the generator on a daily basis.
I have a couple of question for folks who have installed the RF197.
1. Did you find it necessary to secure the freezer drawer. It appears to have a silf locking mechanism that releases the drawer when the handle is lifted and pulled out. I see some posts from folks who have added additional locking mechanisms. I'm curious if this was to avoid problems (a.k.a belt and suspenders) or to cure a problem after experiencing opening problems while underway. I do plan to use a strap to secure the french door handles in the refrigerator section.
2. What, if anything have you found necessary to keep items from sliding off the front of the shelves in the refrigerator section?
YES! You need to lock the freezer drawer. We forgot once and it flew open on a very slight turn.
The locking device that I am using is posted earlier. It's very simple to install.
I do not use anything to keep stuff on the shelves but they are generally fairly full anyway as we full-time. On rare occasions, something will slide to the front and rest against the french door. Just be careful when opening the door for the very first time once you stop just to catch whatever it might be that may fall out. Open one door at a time.
Once you learn how to pack the fridge that will reduce the amount of stuff that may fall out.
I used one of the NotSoCold crisper bins to store can soda, beer bottles and water bottles. it keeps them from sliding all over the shelves.
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