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Old 06-02-2017, 02:03 PM   #41
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I agree with those that recommend residential refers over rv refers for all the reasons stated. It's interesting that a residential refer typically costs about 1/2 of a rv refer yet when you purchase a new Montana the model with a residential refer costs more than the one with an rv refer. Makes no sense!
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Old 06-02-2017, 02:12 PM   #42
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It's interesting that a residential refer typically costs about 1/2 of a rv refer yet when you purchase a new Montana the model with a residential refer costs more than the one with an rv refer. Makes no sense!
Some of that cost has to be the inverter and wiring. Any other costs must be the bean counter looking for more profit.
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Old 06-02-2017, 02:21 PM   #43
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Some of that cost has to be the inverter and wiring. Any other costs must be the bean counter looking for more profit.
I think the latter is probably accurate.
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Old 06-05-2017, 01:22 PM   #44
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Think about it. The unit inside your home never as ambient air temps above probably 75 degrees or below 65. The one in an RV will experience temps far above and below that. Look at the specs on one, and find what the max. and min. operating temps are. Doesn't matter if you boondock or not, the inside of your rig will get hot and cold all the time. That, along with how much we dry camp is why we're happy with an RV one.
My parents and sister have both had refrigerators in their garages that have worked for years. Usually after having been used INSIDE the house for years. I don't believe ambient air temps have a thing to do with it.

I have had several RV techs tell me that RV refrigerators don't do well in cooler weather. And, they don't do well if they are full. I had problems with the one in our Big Sky when we were full-timing in it. The one trip we took after it just became our "camper" it worked fine. Maybe it just needed to be bounced down the road more often . . .
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