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Old 05-31-2013, 07:20 PM   #1
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Refrigerator Question

Greetings all,
Let me start off by saying it is my plan to remove the dead refrigerator out of my Scamp, including all the guts. I was a Home Depot today and saw a mini refrigerator (mind you, I don't know the exact size) which seemed to be bigger than the unit I plan on removing. That being said, it was a tempting 159.00 for a Magic Chef electric refrigerator. NOW, I understand the the units in the Scamp are propane run, but considering the cost of a new one it is something I think I could do without. BUT, would it be a good deal to buy this electric Magic Chef knowing that unplugging it and plugging it in time after time will undoubtedly ruin the refrigerator sooner than later. However, if I got a few years out of it, than maybe it is a good deal after all. Please give me your thoughts on the matter.
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A number of people have installed the mini - bar type refrigerators in FG trailers. You need to make sure the refrigerator will have enough ventilation, as many don't have a coil on the back like a big refrigerator, but instead dissipate heat through the side walls.

Plugging it in each time you go to a new campground should not hurt it. The downside is that you can't run it without 110 volt electricity.

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Old 05-31-2013, 07:48 PM   #3
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Scamp also sells an ice box that fits in the same location. Much less $$ than a propane fridge. at $105 it is less than the electric your considering.

http://shop.scamptrailers.com/p-160-ice-box.aspx

Someone posted awhile back that by adding insulation around the back top and sides of ice box when installed that their ice lasted four days.

I guess how well ice box would suit you depends on how long you camp, how far you travel in a day, and if the campgrounds you go to always have electricity at the site.

Blue ice packs in freezer can help electric fridge stay semi-cold while traveling if freezer is metal box inside fridge, re-freeze when you plug in for the next days travel. Ice box don't care if you driving or parked it stays the same temp.
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