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Old 05-05-2014, 01:19 AM   #1
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Smaller fridge substitution?

Configuring a 21 and that huge 6.7 fridge is way more than we need. Anyone specified a smaller fridge? Maybe use the freed up space for storage or something else.
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Old 05-05-2014, 01:25 AM   #2
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The only thing we regret on our 19' is not getting the larger fridge...

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Configuring a 21 and that huge 6.7 fridge is way more than we need. Anyone specified a smaller fridge? Maybe use the freed up space for storage or something else.
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Old 05-05-2014, 07:33 AM   #3
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Not sure, but do they still offer the 3 or 5 cf model, or a similar newer one?

We thought the 5 cf would be quite small, as we raw feed our dog, and his food takes up a bunch of room in the freezer and fridge, but we rarely have the thing anywhere near full. Unless stuck in a totally remote area for weeks, then a quick trip for fresh food supplies every few days, is easy to do.
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Old 05-05-2014, 07:37 AM   #4
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We thought the small one would be fine, but we also regret not getting a bigger fridge.
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Old 05-05-2014, 07:49 AM   #5
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Hi: tractors1...Maybe the fact that our 5cu. ft. fridge is always stuffed full is why we haven't had a problem with the door coming open. I did have to replace the handle as the spring clip broke but lucky that Camping World is a Dometic dealer and had a handle in stock in Myrtle Beach!!!
Looking forward to the new 6.7cu. ft. with the interior light and more space for beer. Alf
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Old 05-05-2014, 08:35 AM   #6
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Having had both the large and small, I really enjoy the larger one for several reasons. I no longer need to carry a cooler full of ice for drinks. I no longer need to carry separate plastic, environmentally unfriendly water bottles. I purchased some 2 gallon water containers and now carry my water with my libations in my refer. Simplfying is easy.
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Old 05-05-2014, 10:12 AM   #7
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We opted for the larger refrigerator in our 19' and, upon first entering the trailer, the frig was the first thing I saw. My first thought was, "Oops, too big." Now, after camping a few times, I realize that while large in appearance, it's not as deep as you might think so is still perfect for two people. We're very happy we chose the larger refrigerator.
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Old 05-05-2014, 04:59 PM   #8
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We, too, are happy we chose the 6.7ft3 fridge. No problems filling it up, even with just the two of us. Yeah, it's overkill for a weekend. And we could probably make do with a smaller fridge even for a week or two at a time. But we didn't plan this trailer intending to "make do".
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Old 05-05-2014, 06:43 PM   #9
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Just checked out our 5 cu.ft. - preparation for Moab this week. When I turned the fridge on it was 78 degrees in the trailer and 70 degrees inside the fridge. Set shore electric power, to 4 dots. Three and a half hours later the fiver reads 50 degrees inside. That seems a rather slow cool-down to me.

Will leave it running until we hitch up, fill it up, then change to propane. Hoping it gets cold enough in there to allow a drop down to 2 dots. Think I will also put in a frozen quart of water.
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Old 05-05-2014, 06:52 PM   #10
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I plug mine in a couple days before a trip ( but I wasn't keeping a log ).
Fill the freezer with steaks etc. that were frozen in the home freezer.
Usually load it the day before.
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