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Old 11-11-2017, 11:23 AM   #21
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We have always had the RV frig, but figured when we got the new unit that it would have the residential frig. When we found out we had the larger 18 cu ft RV frig, we were pleased. Have been happy with it so far.
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Old 11-12-2017, 12:06 AM   #22
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Justme44, what year make and model res refir did you get. I am going to keep my RV fridge until it gives up the ghost but then will switch to res refir. I have a 2005 2955RL
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Old 11-12-2017, 11:26 AM   #23
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We like ours. Would never go back to gas. Our icemaker is on the fritz but I haven't gotten around to trying to fix it.
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Old 11-12-2017, 05:05 PM   #24
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We are recreational campers ... don't need a stick house mega sized fridge ... have always been perfectly happy with gas absorption fridges in any of our RV's. No need to invest in an inverter, more batteries, nor solar as we can always flip over to propane.
So I guess it's safe to assume that a residential fridge does not run on gas? If it does then why the big 120 volt draw?
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Old 11-12-2017, 06:07 PM   #25
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The new breed of Residential Fridges draw an amp or maybe just a little more when on 120 VAC, when running off the inverter (provided it a good one) approx 11 amps from the batteries.
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Old 11-12-2017, 07:01 PM   #26
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My neighbor has a Samsung. When a problem came no dealer would look at it as no techs are trained to repair them. Samsung sent a list of repair people. They would not work on it in the RV. It did not fit through the door so it went out the rear window, repaired at the dealer and back in through the window. When he had problems again Samsung replaced it but the dealer had to take out the old and put in the new. His next will be an RV fridge he says.
My dealer always cautions those winterizing not to forget the washer and ice maker stating that those are the most often overlooked followed by the outside shower. It is said he has more floor repairs due to the 1st 2 leaking.
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Old 11-12-2017, 07:07 PM   #27
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We have the Samsung res frig. DW love the space & no problems with it and two years of use. Never will have another
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Old 11-13-2017, 01:00 PM   #28
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The new breed of Residential Fridges draw an amp or maybe just a little more when on 120 VAC, when running off the inverter (provided it a good one) approx 11 amps from the batteries.
Think my Samsung draws 7amps, and it doesn't run 100% of the time.
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Old 11-13-2017, 01:33 PM   #29
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My neighbor has a Samsung. When a problem came no dealer would look at it as no techs are trained to repair them. Samsung sent a list of repair people. They would not work on it in the RV. It did not fit through the door so it went out the rear window, repaired at the dealer and back in through the window. When he had problems again Samsung replaced it but the dealer had to take out the old and put in the new. His next will be an RV fridge he says.
My dealer always cautions those winterizing not to forget the washer and ice maker stating that those are the most often overlooked followed by the outside shower. It is said he has more floor repairs due to the 1st 2 leaking.
That's a Samsung problem, not a residential refer problem. One national consumer specialist recommends against getting anything Samsung (or LG) because you can't find anybody to do warranty work on them...regardless of where they are. Stick with a Whirlpool, GE, Frigidare, etc and you'll be fine.
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