Now the update.
Yes Dusty, I saw that video of AZExpert and his mistake. It was with this same fridge.
I installed this latch before we left. It was a perfect fit in the holes for the reverse side door hinge and looks and functions like it came from the factory. This is actually for the GE 12v fridge.
A seven day trip, first time with the new fridge.
Usual MO is to start the fridge on gas the evening before and let it be cooling down. That option is gone so I tried a different cool down process. We have a couple of these packs we use for tailgate coolers. They are durable and stay frozen a long time, so the evening before takeoff I put one in the freezer and one in the fridge area. There is no power available so the fridge is off.
9am next morning it is 62 degrees outside and cloudy. Fridge is cool to the touch inside. Started the rig, started the generator, loaded the fridge, turned it on and pulled out.
A couple of hours later we stopped for a bathroom break and lunch. the temp in the freezer was 8 degrees and the fridge was 34 degrees. Total break/lunch time was 40 minutes, then I shut down the fridge and the generator and pulled out.
Two hours later, second stop at a Harvest Host winery for a recon visit. Resisted the thought to open the fridge just to check and continued with the visit. The rig sat for about 1.5 hrs in cloudy 60 degree weather with no power.
After the visit we continued on to our first campground stop, another couple hours. Check the fridge temp is 39 degrees and the freezer is 20. Still cloudy and now in the upper fifties.
The next day was a 5 hour trip to the destination with only a bathroom/lunch stop. I did not run the genny because fridge was already cold, but we did run it at lunch as the wife wanted to use the microwave. Lots of open and close of fridge but it was running as we took a break. The return trip was much the same, using the genny only at lunch stops in rest areas.
The fridge was without power the longest time for about 5.5 hours and did pretty well I think on this trip. Warmer weather will change that scenario probably.
The thing I think about the most is when we go to sell this rig. What would I think as a buyer. This is probably the biggest motivator for the inverter and transfer switch install as it might make a potential buyer more comfortable.
Bottom line is it functioned very well I think. There is a ton more room inside and the temperature is consistently better. The beer is colder and the wife is very happy with the function and looks, which was the whole goal anyway right?
Another note. One of the nights saw the temps drop into the middle 20s. I never worried for a second how the fridge might handle this like I did with the 2-way one.
Time will tell how well it performs going forward. Lots of trips planned for camping, baseball, and football.