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Old 09-24-2017, 11:41 PM
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Does anyone have a fridge in their truck? I plan in sticking with my cooler but am curious where the heat goes from the exchanger? Does it heat up your interior?

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Old 09-25-2017, 06:51 AM
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The guys with wagons will be able to answer better since my fridge is mounted in the bed of my truck. But, yeah, it exhausts some heat. It's not excessive, though.
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Old 09-25-2017, 08:49 AM
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Lots of refrigerated wagons around here. The machines are pretty efficient and well insulated so you don't get the kind of waste heat that you do off of a residential unit.

There are some great tips in this thread, post #3 that would be a good start on living with a fridge (it's way better than living with a cooler so do go for it):

http://www.risingsun4x4club.org/foru...ghlight=fridge
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Can't live without my fridge!!! I have never really noticed any heat from the unit.

Just a warning...a fridge typically leads to dual batteries or solar units if you stay camped in one spot too long
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It's not noticeable like at all. I also don't notice any hot-dog/beer/water mixture with yogurt and random stuff like shredded cheese floating in it.

The only thing I really do notice is my infinitely cold food and drinks and crisp dry lettuce for burgers and salads.
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No noticeable heat, but they do hum and make a little noise if you sleep in your vehicle (or on top of your vehicle). I can hear/feel mine from inside my roof tent, but I actually don't mind it.
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I'll sell my cruiser before my fridge.
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Wow! Those are some strong opinions on a fridge! I will not be getting one unless I upgrade to a larger vehicle or get a trailer. Love your comment rover67!

I worked in an EPA vehicle where we had a fridge to keep our soil and water samples cooled and that thing was always running due to the heat it produced in the confined space it was stored in. It wasn't much bigger than the unit.

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My Engel produces much less heat than my wife's IndelB. But neither is very noticeable inside the vehicle. I could see it would be in a confined space.

If you get one the transit bag or what ever the vendor of your choice calls the protective/insulated cover, it well worth the purchase. It will add a day to your battery life in most cases.

While Im not sure I'd give up my Cruiser over my Fridge it would be a hard decision. I've had mine over ten years and have long forgotten what cheese looks like floating in the melted ice water.

I can also hear mine kick on from up in the RTT but it would never keep me up at night.

And while I have a 2nd battery and tray sitting in my garage I've never really needed a dual battery. I'm running a group 27 deep cycle without any issue as long as I don't sit in one spot too long.
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Old 09-25-2017, 11:33 PM
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Getting a fridge isn't only about going camping, avoiding hot dog water, etc. It's hitting the grocery store on Tuesday on your lunch break, or holding a growler you bought before dinner, until you are home after dinner. Or where you put your camel back bladder when you are headed out for a bike ride.. put your date's steak in a doggie bag, stick it in the fridge, then go to the movie... then forget all about it until Sunday morning then be psyched when you remember. to me it's the every day stuff that makes me love the fridge.
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