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Now that residential fridges have been in trailers a few years, how are they standing up to the riggers of road travel since they are not built to be bouncing around all the time like traditional RV fridges. Thinking about doing the conversion to one but want to make sure it will stand up. I also assume no manufacturer will warranty such a purchase.

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8 years and 60,000 miles mine is fine


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had a problem with the ice maker but I'm pretty sure that was an incomplete winterization rather than road issues.

in 2016 we were on a narrow 2-lane country road in southern Alabama. as we rounded a right-hand curve at about 10-15 MPH I saw that the right half of the right lane was gone...not a pot hole...the pavement was gone. 20' long, 4' wide and 8-10" deep. no way to stop in time. we rocked twice and I thought the MH was gonna tip. the resi fridge was yanked from it's brackets and fell forward landing on the kitchen counter. thankfully the counter wasn't damaged, the fridge/freezer doors stayed closed and were not damaged. point in that afterwards and for the rest of the trip the fridge operated as it should. had to have it rebolted to the frame but otherwise no problems, if it can take that kind of shock I have no worries about it running on the smooth-as-glass American roads.


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Samsung and 11 months, no issues, the converter keeps it running just fine on the road, but I do have to turn the ice maker off when traveling, otherwise water splashes in the freezer and then freezes in a less than desirable shape than an ice cube.

Also, run it all the time when traveling, and now I am no longer one of those controversial RVers traveling with the Refr running on propane. .which I use to do all the time

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Three years and 6000 miles and my beer is still cold. [emoticon]


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Full time 4 years with a KitchenAid side by side, ZERO issues.

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On the flip side RV absorption refers are not designed for longevity even if the RV never moves.


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DutchmenSport wrote:

Samsung and 11 months, no issues, the converter keeps it running just fine on the road, but I do have to turn the ice maker off when traveling, otherwise water splashes in the freezer and then freezes in a less than desirable shape than an ice cube.

Also, run it all the time when traveling, and now I am no longer one of those controversial RVers traveling with the Refr running on propane. .which I use to do all the time


I'll throw my two cents in here even though I don't have a Samsung in my RV. But I do have one at home that has failed under warranty. Three and a half years old and it is un-repairable. Samsung also has several class action lawsuits going right now for refrigerator failures. I would advise any one considering a Samsung fridge, to run the other way.

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Samsung 3 years and 153,550 mile southern tip of Baja Mexico to the Artic Circle and 49 states currently roaming around Canada.


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6 years full timing with our Whirlpool and it's still working fine. I monitor fridge/freezer temps and they are always in the suggested range, unlike my old Dometic.


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