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Old 08-18-2019, 07:19 PM   #1
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Whirlpool residential refrigerator pros/cons

Wondering how long the refrigerator can keep food cold while traveling, or should we have gone with a frig with propane backup.
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Old 08-18-2019, 07:26 PM   #2
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It keeps cool via electric. I will say ours died this winter and still not working. They put a freezer door on it and a damper valve that brings cold air in from freezer. In a Jayco so carried a 2 year warranty thankfully. Out of warranty in October of this year. Tuesday service man coming back out. He and I both agree it sounds like air flow problem.
We shut it down for half days twice this week hoping it would come back up and the second time we did it cools better. Freezer only gets to 32 but so far that’s better than the last 4 months.
My opinion is it’s a residential fridge and not designed to be sitting over the axles and wheels. By the way the repair man said the warranty is voided when Jayco drilled the holes in both doors to add a lock. So now we just tie wrap the doors together in hopes it will stay closed.
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Old 08-18-2019, 07:36 PM   #3
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. By the way the repair man said the warranty is voided when Jayco drilled the holes in both doors to add a lock. So now we just tie wrap the doors together in hopes it will stay closed.
Bull hockey. They have been using them in the high end motorhomes and fifth-wheels for decades with door locks.
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Hi Swed824,

We have a residential fridge in our 5th wheel, don't think I will ever go back. Do a search here, there are lots of threads about it. I don't remember the brand of ours and can't check right now because it is back at the factory, that's a whole other subject. Our fridge runs off of the inverter, have never had a problem with it keeping things cold on the road, also have not had a battery problem. On our big trips we have traveled up to 17 hours or so in a day.
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Bull hockey. They have been using them in the high end motorhomes and fifth-wheels for decades with door locks.


My opinion too grumpy. He said the screws are breaking the insulation seal. Will air till itís out of warranty and put the piece back on
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Very satisfied with the residential fridge in our 330RSTS. Cools off very quickly, which is nice when you can't precool it (and don't have to run over to storage and fire up on propane the night before camping). We use the ice maker and door water cooler all the time, so it saves on having to carry ice and water. We are generally connected to power or the TV and the truck seems to keep up with the load just fine when we're traveling. Only negative is running on the cheap deep cycle battery we get a very short run time if we need to be disconnected.
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OK, so I'm not getting it.

Residential refrigerators;

1) Are supposed to be used with more than one battery. Yes most dealers only put one deep cycle in your rig, normally due to it's an extra cost above and beyond the prep charge and "they" charge to much for them too.

2) Residential refrigerators are normally ran off inverters with voltage monitoring.

3) I have tested my Frigidaire turned off for 6 hours and freezer temps raised to 28 degrees from zero.

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Our dealer installed 2 Instersate deep cycle batteries. We have run our fridge for 6 hours or more setting in a parking lot, no problems at all. Not sure of the brand, may be a Frigidaire.
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Our dealer installed 2 Instersate deep cycle batteries. We have run our fridge for 6 hours or more setting in a parking lot, no problems at all. Not sure of the brand, may be a Frigidaire.

What is your battery voltage after the 6 hours of running?
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My voltage drops to 12.4 after traveling for 5-6 hours.

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