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Old 11-17-2016, 10:31 AM   #21
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Anyone have advice about hiring/cost range for plumbers?
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Old 11-17-2016, 11:05 AM   #22
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Propane fridges can be seriously problematic. If not leveled before turning on they can have the coils go solid. Then they are toast. Also...there all those RV fires...more often than not associated with propane fridges. Personally, I would not have one even if it was free.
Tango & I have a little different view on this one. While propane fridges do definitely have their down sides I think the leveling thing is WAY overstated and the fire danger is minimal.

I live full time with a propane fridge and have for a total of almost 10 years. I spend almost 7 years on the road and got to know a ton of other full timers. While I am sure that there must be some instances of fires caused by failing fridges I have never heard a firsthand or even second hand report.

I have run propane fridges while parked at an angle steep enough that I could not sleep in the bed comfortably. No problem.

That all said: When the propane/electric (2way) fridge in my other RV failed I replaced it with a home type electric. I removed a 6.8 cu.ft. and replaced it with a 10.7 cu.ft with only minor cabinet mods. The new unit consumes less than 1/3 of the power that the 2way did while on electricity. I did also add 2 golf cart batteries and an inverter to keep things cold while traveling.

When the day comes that the fridge in my full time rig I will be replacing it with a similar home type unit.
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Old 11-17-2016, 04:37 PM   #23
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I was reading through the complaint filed in the lawsuit filed against Dometic over this and I saw in there that they acquired Atwood which also makes RV type refrigerators.... the main difference between the Atwood models and the Dometic models is the cooling tonic used.... rather than hydrogen (explosive), ammonia (corrosive) and sodium chromate (a carcinogen), the Atwood models used a mix of helium-3 and helium-4 (both inert, nonflammable gases).

This is the one I would look for if you absolutely MUST have a 2 or 3 way refrigerator.... but since Dometic took them over some years ago they may or may not still be manufactured.

Worst case in the event of this failing is that you'll talk funny for a few minutes.
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Anyone have advice about hiring/cost range for plumbers?
diy or craigslist, but you can do it. don't be scared,get the crimper
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Or.... fabricate something like this for a temperature control:

Temperature Control For Freezer or Refrigerator
an inkbird temp controller has all that set up already for under $30.00
its simple ti wire and works. I use one on a fridge at home for a fermentation chamber.
https://www.amazon.com/Inkbird-Tempe...emp+controller
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Came here for plumbing, got refrigerators... lol
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