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Old 05-18-2016, 08:00 AM   #21
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I think the size of the frig depends on how long you're out, how often you'll be near a supermarket, who's going and what do you eat? We traveled with two kids for three and a half months with a tent, and our cooler was tiny -- big enough for some cheese and milk and not much else. We'd buy a bag of ice and throw half of it away because it wouldn't fit in the cooler. But we were vegetarians, so our grains and beans were the mainstay -- I brought dry sea vegetables for when we didn't have fresh produce and those things didn't need refrigeration.

Now we're carnivores and we got the biggest frig -- the 6.5. if we only went for long weekends we could manage with coolers -- we have a really good one -- but that wouldn't work for a week or two in a national park. And dealing with ice is okay for a short trip, but for the long haul -- well, that's why I wanted a trailer.
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Old 05-18-2016, 08:14 AM   #22
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Old 05-18-2016, 08:35 AM   #23
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]I think the size of the frig depends on how long you're out, how often you'll be near a supermarket, who's going and what do you eat? We traveled with two kids for three and a half months with a tent, and our cooler was tiny -- big enough for some cheese and milk and not much else. We'd buy a bag of ice and throw half of it away because it wouldn't fit in the cooler. But we were vegetarians, so our grains and beans were the mainstay -- I brought dry sea vegetables for when we didn't have fresh produce and those things didn't need refrigeration.

Now we're carnivores and we got the biggest frig -- the 6.5. if we only went for long weekends we could manage with coolers -- we have a really good one -- but that wouldn't work for a week or two in a national park. And dealing with ice is okay for a short trip, but for the long haul -- well, that's why I wanted a trailer.
I agree. While I could have been happy with a small refrigerator even while dry camping in Quartzsite, the nearest grocery store was a couple of miles away. When I moved to Imperial Dam LTVA in California, the nearest store was in Yuma, 30 miles away. The larger refrigerator was greatly appreciated. Even though there is only one of me, having more space, particularly a larger freezer saved trips to the store...
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Old 05-18-2016, 09:04 AM   #24
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Here is my solution: Keep food in refer ... most people think their refer is a cupboard and try to store everything there. I plan on minimal food in refer and to stop "letting the cold out" arguments, I'll keep a GOOD quality cooler for beers and soft drinks and milk. For long term camping food storage, another high quality cooler packed with frozen food and dry ice.
Other than a few drinks, this is what we do too, and will do even with a larger fridge. They biggest reason is, is that you can have the beer cooler handier to you, and not have to run inside every time you want a cold drink. Ours sits outside our door all the time, and maybe moves to the campfire area for the evening.
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You can search the box for what you want while it's on the counter instead of holding the door open, LESLIE.
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Robert, I have an idea what we can use as the target.
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Old 05-18-2016, 01:13 PM   #25
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Well the newer refers fit threw the door?
Yes, the new design has a wider door, which makes it possible to use these wider models of refrigerator. It makes no sense to build an RV with a refrigerator what can't be replaced through the door or at least a window, and Escapes don't have a really big window.
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Old 05-18-2016, 09:55 PM   #26
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I take it that's the 4.
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Need I say more?
Meant that this pic of 4 cf?
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Old 05-18-2016, 10:05 PM   #28
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Nope. That's the 5 cu. ft. with freezer ( top ).
Which is why, if you have a choice of 3 or 4, I'd go with a four.
From all the responses, it appears that issues were with other models and the new fridge will work just fine.
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We decided to get the 4cf fridge in our 17B cause the freezer compartment is removable. We seldom need freezer and with it removed you have a lot more space. You can order an extra shelf from dometic to use when freezer is out.
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