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Old 11-24-2020, 11:15 AM   #1
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Has anyone installed a Nova kool fridge in their Scamp?
I have a 1987 19' scamp and want to go to a 12 volt preferably two door refrigerator.
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Old 11-24-2020, 04:30 PM   #2
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Which fridge model? They make a wide range of fridges based on different technologies. From absorption fridges to compressor-based.
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Old 11-25-2020, 04:05 PM   #3
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I installed a Nova Kool fridge. The model 2600 fit in the old space well. I already had a 100watt solar, so just connected it up to that. Actually that part I had done by an electrician as I consider electricity a form of magic. I just got the DC model. It has worked superbly for me!
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Old 11-25-2020, 08:28 PM   #4
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I am still deciding what model.
Thank you for the reply
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Old 11-25-2020, 08:30 PM   #5
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Was this in a 19 foot scamp?
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Old 11-25-2020, 08:46 PM   #6
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How are you set up in terms of batteries and recharging? You said a 2-door unit, so that sounds like a larger one.
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Old 11-25-2020, 09:19 PM   #7
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I am specing out the system before I start.
I see limited boon docking and will run a generator if necessary.
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Old 11-26-2020, 09:06 AM   #8
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You mention a specific brand of 12 volt refrigerators. I would suggest you extend your search to off grid or solar refrigerators. The primary difference that I have seen is the Marine/RV specific units have a latch mechanism on the doors. Not worth double the cost.
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Old 11-26-2020, 10:19 AM   #9
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No, sorry it's in a 13'
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Old 11-26-2020, 06:16 PM   #10
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Good idea.
Can you recommend a source?
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Old 11-26-2020, 06:45 PM   #11
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Sure. I ordered through Backwoods Solar which is in Sandpoint Idaho. Their phone number (208)263-4290. They are very helpful! and I get the impression they can be be helpful with the solar connection part too.
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Old 11-27-2020, 08:10 PM   #12
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I found mine at Ben's discount supply. https://bensdiscountsupply.com/
If you do a web search there are a couple of others sites like Ben's. Also check some of the Marine supply sources as well.
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Old 11-28-2020, 07:17 AM   #13
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Has anyone used a Rec Pro refrigerator?
If so what compressor does it use and does it seem to be efficient?
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Old 11-30-2020, 06:18 AM   #14
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I looked at the RecPro site and the larger 12V refrigerators are clearly marked cyclopentane. That is a common refrigerant used today. It is odd that they don't give you much information on the 3.3 cu/ft unit where as the larger units it list startup amperage and running average amperage. I would call RecPro and ask them about the unit just to verify it is a 12V compressor unit and get the specifics on power usage.
I would suspect it is cyclopentane compressor unit with a start up amperage of around 7 amps and a running usage of around 1 amp. The 15 amps mentioned on there site is probably the recommended circuit size.
I have purchased from RecPro in the past and been happy with them if it is any help.
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Old 12-04-2020, 06:35 AM   #15
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is there a reason you don't want propane? I just installed a Norcold n3150 double door in my trillium and love it

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