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Old 08-13-2019, 09:03 AM   #1
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Residential fridge vs gas/electric

Looking at the 330rl and 331rl. Same features but fridges are different. Is one better than the other? Donít boondock so leaning towards residential model. Comments please.
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Old 08-13-2019, 10:46 AM   #2
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residential fridge

Love the residential fridge. We do not boondock either. Light years better than any of the gas/electric fridges I have had over the past 25 years...and this is fridge #11 for me.
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Old 08-13-2019, 10:46 AM   #3
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I have had both types and like you we don't stop without hookups. We are full timers and prefer the residential BY FAR.
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Old 08-13-2019, 11:42 AM   #4
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I have had both types and like you we don't stop without hookups. We are full timers and prefer the residential BY FAR.
Ditto here. Same exact unit, same conclusion.
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We full time and wouldn't be without the RV frig. Power goes off and we can still have our frig cold and run an AC on our generators. Does it happen often, no, but it has happened twice and been off once for a day and another time for half a day. Both in 100 degree weather.
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Old 08-13-2019, 03:45 PM   #6
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We full time and wouldn't be without the RV frig. Power goes off and we can still have our frig cold and run an AC on our generators. Does it happen often, no, but it has happened twice and been off once for a day and another time for half a day. Both in 100 degree weather.
We are Longtimers and agree 100% with DQDICK
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Old 08-13-2019, 04:02 PM   #7
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We only had RV frigs in our Montana models. Since changing to Class A models we have only had residential frigs. They are generally larger and more efficient. I would hate to go back to an RV frig personally.

As far as being in a situation without power I would increase my house battery bank slightly. Since we are full time travelers I wouldn't have an RV without a generator anyway.
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Old 08-13-2019, 06:32 PM   #8
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Glad I put the residential in. I can accept the loss of some food if the rv park loses power for long enough to for things to go bad. I can handle shorter power outages by hooking up the truck to keep batteries topped while running off the inverter. If I really worried about it, I would have a small generator to do the charging instead of running the truck. But I can also relate to those still hanging with rv fridges. It is just a personal choice that we all get to make for ourselves.
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Old 08-13-2019, 06:57 PM   #9
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Res. fridges are more efficient, require less power to operate, and come with an inverter. If you lose power and and have sufficient battery power it will continue to operate for a time, certainly a half a day or so. Many travel with their fridge off anyway because they are not comfortable with LP running (RV fridge)and if you keep the doors closed the food remains intact for hours. Also, if you have a generator or generators with sufficient wattage and power goes out you still can run the residential fridge just fine, as well as an AC unit or two.
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Old 08-14-2019, 06:56 AM   #10
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Unless you do a lot of dry camping, the residential is more practical.
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