Originally Posted by TheVoelkers
Comments on that please. We have only ever had the 2 way frig. We do a little bit of dry camping, however the unit we are looking at says it has an inverter from the battery to 110?
Originally Posted by SloPoke
Some other things to consider - beyond the "do I have enough batteries to keep my food cold" ... .. .
The typical 21cu-ft Residential Fridges take up more interior space than the Norcold 1210 series 4-door 2-way fridge. (about 11 cu-ft more). the Residential fridge also weighs about 25# more too.
We travel with our Norcold for 6-9 months and never have come close to running out of fridge space.
The residential fridge is great for those who spend the most time plugged in at the RV parks, we try not to - we like to camp like the pictures show!
We're in your boat too. Some aspects I like the residential refrigerators. Most of them look to big for us. We can go for about 1.5 weeks between grocery runs feeding our teenage son with our current 8 cu RV frig. We do not plan to ever go full time. However I can see when we retire in a few years, to travel locally for a couple weeks at a time, and periodically go out for a couple months at a time.
My biggest concern is the Boondocking aspect. We do not truly boondock as much as I would like. We do dry camp a few times a year right now. I also like the more remote locations, but we do not get there as often as I would like (work gets in the way
, & never have enough vacation time
I am with SloPoke, I like being out in more remote locations. I really do not want to be forced to run the generator for hours each day to top off the batteries. I suspect when it is time, if it is an option we will head towards the RV dual fuel frig, just so we have more traveling flexibility.
One thing I do wonder; Those who have residential refrigerators how often do they boondock?