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Old 05-29-2006, 09:17 AM   #15
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You mentioned a downside to having an electric fridge, but, there is also a very big downside to having an ice box. Quite a few years ago we bought a 13 ft Cardinal low liner equipped with a small ice box. Our first venture into a campsite on a three day week end proved most inconvenient. We needed more ice ! Just go to the local store and get some more, right? Nope. They were sold out. Now, had to drive over an hour away for some.

Guess who decided to get rid of the ice box? lol ! Bought an electric/propane fridge and installed it. Worked great on either propane or electric. Of course, I did flub the install slightly - ran a copper line for the propane, put on the most beautiful flare for a flare nut, then discovered I forgot to slip the nut one the line before I did the flare. Par for the course for me. Sure would never knowingly buy a new trailer with and ice box again. Don

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Old 05-30-2006, 06:32 AM   #16
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We ripped out the cabinet that had been put in the place of the old ice box, and with the judicious use of a saw and some reinforcing frame work we are installing a small 110 V fridge from Sears that was on sale for $85.

We debated getting a 2 or 3 way fridge but due to Dale's needing a C-Pap machine that uses 110 power, we figured why spend all of the extra money???

The model we chose is not intended for enclosed installation, so we are leaving an airspace all around it and leaving the vent from the heater we removed to allow good air flow all around. Dale has it braced front, back and sideways at the bottom, and I plan to bungie cord the front for travel so we should be good to go!

Turns out one of the salesmen in the department has the same fridge in his Pop-up and claims it is doing fine after a couple of years! Another advantage is that this fridge has a can dispenser in the door, so we'll be able to get a cold one from anywhere in the trailer ...


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Old 05-30-2006, 06:22 PM   #17
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hi, i have a interested party in my 2,004 13ft scamp thats for sale, but she would like to know if a refrigerator could replace the icebox? i found one on camping world website , it says right size to replace standard ice box in pickups, vans and pop-ups. I thought maybe someone on this site has done this and is it a good idea? Thanks..
I put one like you mentioned in and it works great The cheper ones do not need 12 volts just gas . I bought it rebuilt for $300.00 Wayne

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