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Old 09-26-2017, 06:35 AM
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Tim made great points. I live 30 minutes from a grocery store and 90 from Sam's Club. It gets plenty of simple grocery duties. Whether they sit in the half the day while I work, or simply to get ice cream home without it melting.
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Old 09-27-2017, 12:47 AM
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Why wait until you have a bigger vehicle? Got one in the 4Runner. Works awesome. Don't notice the heat at all.
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Old 09-27-2017, 07:05 AM
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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.
I have an Engel MT45, so not one of the super big fridges. But, yeah, personally I'd give up my Tacoma if I could keep the fridge in a Nissan or Ford or anything else. We use often in her Forester, although it's not set up for a permanent mount or power (it just has an ignition-hot plug and I use strap to hold it down to cargo ties).
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On the heat issue, a few of us, maybe more than a few sleep next to our fridge if sleeping in the wagons (Bdog slept in his 40 and next to his fridge-circus level entertainment for sure) and I have not noticed the noise or heat. Granted that could be from IPA induced deep sleep..
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How many of y'all have run dedicated wiring for your fridge? I know my Ironman has a low voltage cut-off...
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How many of y'all have run dedicated wiring for your fridge? I know my Ironman has a low voltage cut-off...
I did a dedicated circuit from my second deep battery/fuse block direct to fridge and used 10 guage. Works great. If I run it too long without starting (several days), the National Luna solenoid automatically will start pulling off the main battery if the second deep cycle gets down too low (10.5-11 volts I believe?) Never been stranded by it.
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How many of y'all have run dedicated wiring for your fridge? I know my Ironman has a low voltage cut-off...
One of the first lessons you learn- the cig lighter cords are really not good, and the better, dedicated wiring the better, ideally from a 2nd battery. For me I am off the deep end here, TJ... perhaps the first to run a tri-battery solar setup. http://www.risingsun4x4club.org/foru...ad.php?t=25883
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I ditched the factory cig lighter wiring real quick when i realized it had some super bad losses. Performance improved amazingly when I used good wire and power pole plugs going to a dedicated circuit.

Mine was a super cheap Chinese setup though..
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One of the first lessons you learn- the cig lighter cords are really not good, and the better, dedicated wiring the better, ideally from a 2nd battery. For me I am off the deep end here, TJ... perhaps the first to run a tri-battery solar setup. http://www.risingsun4x4club.org/foru...ad.php?t=25883
Sweet, thanks Tim. I will do me some reading...
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Hardwired mine, off the second battery and soon to be solar.
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