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anyone added an freezer in your motorhome bay? what a the negatives? suggestion on type/brand on freezer unit.

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We have a freezer in our basement that we love. It is an Engel runs on either AC or DC. It can be set to be a refrigerator or a freezer. We originally got it for a trip to Alaska. We bought it at the Tampa RV show several years ago. No problems, highly recommend it.


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Although many people put freezers in unventilated compartments and don't have any problems, the manuals for the Engel and Norcold units say not to.


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richard_123 wrote:

anyone added an freezer in your motorhome bay? what a the negatives? suggestion on type/brand on freezer unit.


I had a Norcold 100 LB capacity "chest" refrigerator/freezer in a bay of my last coach. 12 VDC or 120 VAC seamless switch over and very minimal current draw. You can choose either refrigerator mode or true deep freeze mode. It is compressor operated like a home freezer. No problems in 7 years, left it in the old coach as this one has a 22 cu. ft SxS in the galley.


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We have a Norcold 12 or 120. It can operate as Fridge or Freezer and actually has a function where it can be compartmentalized and have both at the same time. We use it regularly but not all the time. eg, if there is a sale on something at Costco we fire it up and fill it up. It needs to be accounted for when dry camping as it uses extra power from the batteries. We try to make sure it is empty and off when dry camping.


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we have an ARB fridg/freezer in our bay love it 6 years old no problems

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I use a portable Dometic Fridge/Freezer that runs on either 12v or 110v and it is the CF35 model. I use it mostly as a fridge for beverages because I got sick of dealing with ice, but on our long trips I will switch it to freezer. Works great and I love it!!!


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I have the large Dometic Ref/Frig, it runs on 12dc or 120AC. Switches over to what is available. However, it is hungry. I see it useing 5Amps on DC, while set for freezer. But it work great and I have dry camp with it. Just keep it full. We enjoy having it with us.

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Clay L wrote:

Although many people put freezers in unventilated compartments and don't have any problems, the manuals for the Engel and Norcold units say not to.


We though about this but the basement is fairly big. We put a thermometer in the cabinet and it doesn't seem to make much of a difference. Now are converter charger unit in another cabinet makes the cabinet hit upwards of 120 degrees on hot summer days.

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Around 5 yrs ago, I purchased an "EdgeStar" 80 qt. "Scratch and Dent" portable freezer. I paid around $300.00/$400.00 for it on "Ebay".

Has been working flawlessly. Uses very little energy. We run it on 110 volt all the time. We dry camp for 3 months during the winter.....no problems.

Only draw back....wife seems determined to keep it full so I never get to eat fresh food.

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