Bar none, I would not have installed a propane
/ evaporative refrigerator
. When I removed the icebox, I installed a Dometic 2-way fridge
, which required cutting large vents into the fiberglass shell. The vent covers never do fit well to the curved fiberglass body, and there is no way to install a 2 or 3 way fridge
to comply with Dometic's specs.
Some time later, I discovered the high-efficiency 12-volt marine fridges with the Danfoss compressor, and switched out the fridge
. It doesn't require anything significant for venting, and certainly not to the outside. It will run for days on a 12v battery
and is virtually silent. With the optional power supply, it will also switch over to shore power whenever it is available, automatically. It also cools down much, much faster than the standard RV fridges.
This fridge eliminates any potential safety issues with towing on propane
, and there is no pilot to light
. Best upgrade I made! Unfortunately, I still had those big vents cut to the outside...