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Old 01-09-2019, 03:07 PM   #21
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Thanks Jim. Lots of good input from everybody. Still haven't decided which way I'll go but it's nice to know I've got options.
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Old 01-09-2019, 08:02 PM   #22
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I believe those units are only capable of cooling 36 degrees F below ambient. So, if you're in the Okanagan in summer, and it's 35 C ( 95 F ), it will be almost 60 F in your cooler.
This is quite true of typical thermoelectric coolers, but we have a compressor-based cooler/fridge/freezer from Dometic (previously Waeco) that consistently keeps 35F in 90 weather. There is another brand that I am not remembering right now that is very similar.

A portable fridge/freezer based on a Danfoss compressor will keep cold, and can run all day in the front seat of a parked truck without killing the battery.

We have a 55AH house battery in the teardrop, which will run the fridge for a couple days.
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Old 01-10-2019, 10:16 AM   #23
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fridge space conversion

In 2015 I converted the space left from removing defunct fridge in our 1978 Trillium 1300. I built a 2-drawer cabinet with space below for a portable-potty, closed in with a roll-top door.
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Old 01-10-2019, 10:28 AM   #24
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Hi Marv. Love that idea! May have to borrow it from you. Really like the roll-top door.
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Old 01-10-2019, 10:47 AM   #25
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If I had more money, and knowing the problems my fridge has caused me, pulling that thing out and replacing with a chest-style fridge/freezer like the ones posted in this thread would be the way I'd go, assuming it fits in the fridge space. Installing it so it slides in & out of the cabinet area would work great. This would eliminate the one open flame/pilot light always going in my camper, which while pretty darn safe, is still something I worry about sometimes.
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Old 01-10-2019, 11:04 AM   #26
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This was a "one-off" project. I had a lot of struggles with getting the cabinet to fit the space. Fiberglass counter and enclosure is not square! Plus, I had never made a drawer before. Sink to left was in the way, not hooked up, not used, so it had to go. The sink is now a "secret" compartment with a lid in the new countertop I made. These are projects you only want to have to do once! But, we love how the whole thing turned out, and how functional all of it is.
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Old 01-10-2019, 01:17 PM   #27
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put shelves where the fridge was

We went with custom shelving. Still needs to be painted. Can't wait for the park to open this year so i can get to it!
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