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Old 08-20-2009, 08:00 PM   #1
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domestic AC home refrigerator...

...i saw in one pic that the owner is using a home style fridge..i also love the dropped ceiling

how much juice does it consume?? is it mounted to the floor/wall ??

i m still stuck on running stuff on i wasting my time??i would also have 12v light and sockets stategically placed thought buse..can i run genny as i drive down the highway??is this big of a shore power connection do i need??do i need one??

I would love to use a 5k btu home ac unit moonted out back in bedroom area..bed will be mouted on window hight platform to have a "basement " below...

limo tinted widows and chrome budd wheel simulators...

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Old 08-20-2009, 08:02 PM   #2
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Re: domestic AC home refrigerator...

....sorry about the typos....

still getting usd to the laptop....

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Old 08-20-2009, 09:32 PM   #3
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Re: domestic AC home refrigerator...

Sounds like you are talking about my bus... I don't know exactly how much power it draws, but compared to a normal house SIZE refridge, not as much. What I'm using is a 10 cu ft Magic Chef, spec's are as follows per website...

# Freezer Capacity : 2.8 Cu Ft.
# Freezer compartment : Yes
# Height : 59.8 In.
# Ice Maker : No
# Ice/Water Dispenser : No
# Maximum Amperage : 1.86 A. <================== AMPS
# Number of Shelves : 3
# Refrigerator Capacity : 10.0 Cu Ft.
# Refrigerator Light : Yes
# Refrigerator Type : Top Mount
# Reversible Door : Yes
# Shelf Material Type : Wire
# Thru Door Dispenser : No
# Two Door Design : Yes
# Warranty (Labor) : 1 year
# Warranty (Parts) : 1 year
# Weight : 134 Lbs.
# Width : 23.8 In.

I was able to run mine on my 30amp circuit, along with 2 a/c's (or one a/c and one hot water heater), or up to 3 electric heaters set at no higher than 750w each, plus various lighting, television (32" wide screen), computer etc... At less than 2 amps max it won't draw a whole lot.

As for running with the generator, most of the people in stick built RV's do that so that they can run roof air units etc... If your trip is going to be under 3-4 hours it'll keep the food cold/frozen without power for that much time.

As for mounting it, I just put a couple of brackets on the outside skin and mounted it to wall studs. I bought it at Home Depot for $299...


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Old 08-20-2009, 10:06 PM   #4
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Re: domestic AC home refrigerator...

thank you cliff for the insight...much your interior...

thanks to all that have posted.good reading...

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