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Fridge /Freezer - 1977dodge - 10-26-2014

Has any one here used or own one of these i have seen good reports and they have low current draw a lil expensive but would be nice to have ready made cold /food .drinks available .i only have a cold box in my van and i think this would make a good replacement.



http://www.amazon.com/dp/B002Q1INDM/ref=dra_a_rv_ff_fx_it_P2000_1000?tag=dradisplay-20&ascsubtag=4a251a2ef9bbf4ccc35f97aba2c9cbda


RE: Fridge /Freezer - akrvbob - 10-26-2014

The ARB compressor fridge is a very good unit. But I think it's overpriced. You can usually get a Dometic, on sale for less. Here is a Dometic 50 quart for $609
http://www.americanrvcompany.com/Dometic-CF-050DC-CF-50-Waeco-CoolFreeze-Portable-Fridge-Freezer-DC-Only-CF-50-Trailer-Camper-RV

I own a Whytner which is made in China and so far I am very pleased with it. In every way I consider it better quality that the Dometic. But one member here just had one fail after 17 months and I have only had mine for a year.

They draw between 3-5 amp per hour, but they have a very short duty cycle (they don't run much). I figure mine draws 10 amps a day in the winter and maybe 15-20 in the summer. Even a 100 watt solar panel should be able to run it okay until you hit a storm and lose the sun. Then if you are charging from the alternator that should do it easily.

If you can afford it, they are wonderful to have!
Bob


RE: Fridge /Freezer - karl - 10-26-2014

I recently installed a TF65 TruckFridge in a Sprinter conversion, I am impressed enough to finally order one for Thirsty(my step van)
I'm pretty sure it is a relabeled Dometic....a bit cheaper though.

http://www.truckfridge.com/


RE: Fridge /Freezer - highdesertranger - 10-27-2014

arb has a very good name. from what I have read, people seem real happy with them. I think you will like it. I don't have one I have two engels. highdesertranger


RE: Fridge /Freezer - psytechguy - 10-28-2014

I have this exact model ARB fridge/freezer in my truck camper. Camper power is supplied by a 240 watt solar panel, 105 AH battery, MPPT controller.

The ARB's been running 24/7 since last March or so. I have it set at 32 degrees and use it as a fridge, but it will freeze water easily if you set it much lower.

It's super efficient. In 75-85 degree weather it will cycle perhaps 3 times an hour. Typically it will use only around 10% of my battery charge overnight.

Two thumbs up. Well worth the $'s.

My only complaint is that I don't have 2 of them! I'd use one for fridge stuff and dedicate one for ice cream storage.


RE: Fridge /Freezer - Canine - 11-09-2014

psytechguy, I've seen people put the stuff they want frozen on the bottom of the ARB then place a piece of Styrofoam or something like that on top, then milk, bread, etc. on top of the foam which keeps that stuff cold and not frozen. Do you think that is an effective fridge/freezer?


RE: Fridge /Freezer - psytechguy - 11-09-2014

I've heard of folks doing that, but have never tried it myself.


RE: Fridge /Freezer - 1977dodge - 03-20-2015

So Amazon just delivered my fridge /freezer which turned out to be the wrong one 110v as opposed to 12/24 volt 
they have offered a reasonable discount if i keep the unit 
my question is this being a 110volt unit would require connection to an inverter
 which is raises a concern at present i only have a 600watt MSW would it run this fridge ok

Rated power is 80 watts and 1.0 amp rated current 
room is not an issue infact being an upright its fits better than what i had planned originally
Thanks


RE: Fridge /Freezer - 1977dodge - 03-20-2015

So Amazon just delivered my fridge /freezer which turned out to be the wrong one 110v as opposed to 12/24 volt 
they have offered a reasonable discount if i keep the unit 
my question is this being a 110volt unit would require connection to an inverter
 which raises a concern at present i only have a 600 watt MSW would it run this fridge ok

Rated power is 80 watts and 1.0 amp rated current 
room is not an issue infact being an upright its fits better than what i had planned originally
Thanks


RE: Fridge /Freezer - akrvbob - 03-20-2015

Can you give us a link to the one they delivered to you?
Bob