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Posted: 10/26/18 04:21pm Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

Lots of variables. Cool or warm weather. Sun beating on the fridge side. Fridge full or lightly loaded. Doors kept closed. All have a bearing on how long it stays cold without power.


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jrstout89 wrote:

Will be upgrading our fifth wheel in about a year for going full time. Quick question, what is the upside to residential fridges? I've been using a small 2-way for 8 years now with no problems. We went to an rv show last month and there were a lot of larger 2-way frigdes in the models we were looking at. Plenty of space for the Wife and I. So why a residential, I'd like to know before I buy next year. Thanks.


We just bought a new rig and I decided to go with the two way fridge as I thought of the few times we’ve overnighted without hookups where it’s been nice to run the refrigerator on propane. Well after a few months of dealing with cooling issues with our Norcold 2118 I’m regretting that decision. Our 2118 is a piece of junk. Out of the gate we’ve had nothing but issues keeping food at safe temps. Norcold support and our dealer have been useless at fixing the issue. I went over the entire installation to make sure it was installed according to specs and Cardinal did it right, but still no luck getting it to cool properly until I added more fans to improve air circulation behind the refrigerator. A friend has the exact same trailer and has no issues. I guesss it’s just my bad luck as the Dometic in my last trailer failed. If I had to do it again I’d go residential and be done with it.


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Posted: 10/27/18 03:16am Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

I used a residence refrigerator while traveling.You need to prepare the right battery and inverter for long trips.

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