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Old 09-02-2015, 10:37 AM   #15
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Measure twice, cut once.
Thanks Glenn ... Always sage advice.
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Old 09-02-2015, 12:57 PM   #16
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Dave I'm very impressed with your real life results with the Novakool. My review of the 4.0 cu. ft. Novakool 24 hour power use was 25-30 ah. My 120 watt solar only produces 20-25 watts a day with reasonable open exposure here in Oregon (I got about 5 ah more when I live in AZ). I don't tilt my panel, do you? At the rate I thought I'd charge I'd be losing a few ah per day just with the fridge and need to add to that for any other power needs. Any other thoughts based on your experience?
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Old 09-18-2015, 01:13 AM   #17
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Koolatron sells several 110/12 fridges thru Amazon.com and Amazon.ca including one that fits the opening in Betsey, 1973 Boler. And Canadian Tire was having a sale a couple days ago on solar panels. Lots of choices. I'm still fighting with the original one which seems to either not work or freeze everything, but may switch over. Already have a simple 20 watt solar to keep things going and putting in a 12v plug or USB plugs for phone, iPod, computer, etc. so will likely have to up the solar panel. Even putting a couple old computer fans (12v) on the Wagonmaster furnace.
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Old 09-18-2015, 08:30 AM   #18
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I have an Engel fridge in my fiberglass truck camper. We are very pleased with it. We have a solar system with a 140 W panel and 170 Amp Hr battery. We have LED lights and removed the furnace for a catalytic heater. We ran the fridge almost continuously for most of a year on an epic trip to Panama and back where shore power was a rarity. It performed flawlessly. Here at home (Alberta) I often leave it on between trips and the solar easily keeps up.
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Old 09-18-2015, 01:13 PM   #19
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Before you decide you want to go with 12V to power your fridge, I suggest you price a couple deep cycle gel batteries and keep in mind that you will have to replace them every few years.
I just replaced one Trojan 27 TMX at a very good price ( for Canada ) of $240. Got the same about four years ago for about $300 at Lordco.
I could have got the AGM Trojan for $260, but it weighs considerably more ( another thing to consider X2 ).
Also price out what the 200W or more solar system is going to cost you to keep the best of the new 12V fridges powered up in cloudy or tree covered sites...
As well as the cost of a GOOD battery monitoring system need to keep a close eye on the state of the battery regardless of what type you go with.

May all start to make a vent on the side of the trailer for the fridge seem pretty reasonable.
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Old 09-18-2015, 03:04 PM   #20
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The reason I dont want the vents is due to water penetration...............
After some time on this site, I never read a post regarding water penetration through the reefer vents. Has anyone else had this problem?

If it is a problem, I should think that it would be reduced closer to the front of the trailer.
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Old 09-18-2015, 03:49 PM   #21
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After some time on this site, I never read a post regarding water penetration through the reefer vents. Has anyone else had this problem?

If it is a problem, I should think that it would be reduced closer to the front of the trailer.
Nope but unlike what the OP is planning to do/build my trailers vents are not on the front of the trailer..... having said that there are several builds/makes of trailers that don't side vent their fridges but instead do a roof venting - up the back wall and out the top..... Airstream is one that does that.
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