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    • #29695
      john.
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      Hi all

      The biggest fridge that Hallmark will install in a 9.5’ pop up camper is the 7.2 CU side by side. Novacool RFS7501. It can’t be a fridge taller than this one, as the roof pops down….

      Pretty sure we want a 12v / 120v only fridge…. so does not need to be level at all, ever, and also we never need to worry about changing modes on the fridge (12v / 120v / propane)

      How is this fridge? Anyone have any experience with this fridge, or brand? This model uses a Danfoss compressor.

      Yes we want this much capacity for extended off the grid adventures, with lots of fresh food with us.

      Nova Kool RFS7501 AC/DC RV Refrigerator

      Thanks!

      J.

    • #29696
      kvp
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      Hi John,
      We have this fridge in our Outfitter.
      It does just fine. I left it on a low setting while on a five day canoe trip and came back to find all well, even still had ice. We have gone several times with enough in it to last a week with no problem. I did add a 12v fan to the top vent to improve air flow and that helped a lot.
      Kevin

    • #29697
      john.
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      Hi John,
      We have this fridge in our Outfitter.
      It does just fine. I left it on a low setting while on a five day canoe trip and came back to find all well, even still had ice. We have gone several times with enough in it to last a week with no problem. I did add a 12v fan to the top vent to improve air flow and that helped a lot.
      Kevin

      thanks for the info. much appreciated. 🙂

      John

    • #31185
      Joel Gambino
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      I just ordered the 3800 model Novacool. I will report performance once I get it in about 6 weeks or so.

      The 3800 has an operating current of 2.2 amps, so I’m hoping my 200 watts of panel and 230 amps of battery will keep up. I plan to add insulation (I have more than an inch gap between the fridge and the opening in my Palomino SS-1251) to improve the duty cycle.

      My 3 way fridge has never been able to stay cool when the outside temperature gets above 85F or so. I added another fan, but that didn’t seem to have any effect. With the compressor fridge, I won’t have to turn it on 24 hours before the trip and I don’t have to worry about being level.

      Now if I could only find a way to get the Trumba Combi here in the US………

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