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Old 07-19-2009, 09:55 PM   #1
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Fridge Size

Received a question about having the larger 5.0 cu. ft. fridge installed in the 17B, so I figured I'd answer it here.

The larger fridge takes up space that would be devoted to a micro-wave. We rarely use our micro-wave at home so, for us, that was no loss. Instead of a micro-wave, we get an additional cupboard above the fridge that is quite handy.

The 5.0 cu. ft. fridge only runs on AC and gas, but, it seems being able to run on DC isn't much of a bonus the way it sucks the battery dry.

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Old 07-19-2009, 10:12 PM   #2
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Re: Fridge Size

Glenn to much salad dressing cuts into your beer real estate in the fridge....
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Old 07-19-2009, 10:49 PM   #3
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the larger frig is a GREAT asset if you are going to be out more than a weekend. We had the size smaller in our Casita and it was tight! Well worth the effort if you can do without the micro. If you can't, then move up to a 19' or a 5.0 and get both!
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Old 07-19-2009, 11:51 PM   #4
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The larger fridge it is, easy choice.
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Old 07-20-2009, 12:17 AM   #5
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Re: Fridge Size

Hi: All... First thing my wife said when we looked at the 5.0 was "It's got a real fridge". Two years camping with a Boler 1.9 cu. ft. fridge and two coolers was enough!!! You had to unload the coolers before there was enough room to set foot in the trailer. Alf.
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Nice. Did you put one of those "dot-it" lights in that cupboard? How is that hook on the side working out?
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Does anybody have a solution to the fact that there is no light in this model of fridge? It is really only a problem when it is dark outside for the most part. I was thinking of getting some kind of tiny switchable LED light and adhere that inside.
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The idea is to preclude "midnight raids".
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The idea is to preclude "midnight raids".
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Does anybody have a solution to the fact that there is no light in this model of fridge? It is really only a problem when it is dark outside for the most part. I was thinking of getting some kind of tiny switchable LED light and adhere that inside.
That is a negative about the frig. Maybe an LED will stick to the inside. Should solve the problem without any big hassle. I'll try it. Guess I'll have to turn it off, and make sure the surface is room temp and dry first.
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