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Old 07-08-2018, 02:02 PM   #1
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experience with SunDanzer fridge or freezer?

Do you have experience with fridges or freezers made by SunDanzer? We're thinking of possibly getting:

https://sundanzer.com/product/dcr165-dcf165/
https://sundanzer.com/product/dcr225-dcf225/

Anyone know how well they work, how finicky, how well they hold up, pitfalls to be aware of ...? Also, how much space do we actually need beside/around it (the coils are on the right side if I understand correctly)?
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Old 07-08-2018, 03:34 PM   #2
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I have not had firsthand experience with them but I have know a couple of people that have them and have heard good things about them.

I considered them myself. After much consideration I decided to buy a 10.8 cu.ft. apartment fridge for $399 and spend an additional $2k on solar and batteries instead of buying two of the sundazers for $2400.
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Old 07-10-2018, 01:42 AM   #3
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I have had two SunDanzer's for about 3 years now. One is set up as a freezer and the other a fridge. Both have been running 24/7 since I bought them and have had no issues and use very little power.

The only problem I see with them is that they take up quite a bit of space considering the amount of sq. ft. storage they offer internally; this is due to the insulation/construction.

Are they worth it? To me, yes. These keep temperature where it needs to be even if it's ~120F in the bus. No other 'standard' fridges/freezers in my experience have been able to do this.
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Old 07-10-2018, 01:46 AM   #4
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Quick additional notes in regards to the first post: The thermostats can be 'finicky' for first dialing in your desired temperature but once set and tested they remain consistent throughout use. I have approx. 2" of space around them for ventilation. They have been abused quite a bit if you consider road bumps/etc. Still rocking in performance.
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Old 07-10-2018, 10:22 AM   #5
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Thank you for the review and tips!!

Do you need to have more space around the coil side (which I think is the righthand side?) than the other sides, or just 2" on each side?

I'm thinking of setting these on some sort of rack or wheels (belted in or such for travel) under a countertop so at least I don't need to clear off the counter (i.e. fridge top) every time I open the fridge. Any thoughts or advice on this setup? Thanks!

(Also, I'm new at this - is it normal for a bus to get to 120F??)
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