Refrigerator Advice Wanted , Please!

Ramdough

Adventurer
Other brands are not immune to having their doors open. I've had the (latched) door of my Vitrifrigo swing open on a rough off-road trip and a 6-pack of beer fell out... Glass and beer everywhere, not pretty (and I was thirsty!).

I also own a Dometic CFX 95DZ chest fridge/freezer and use it a lot. It's a fantastic unit, very energy efficient!
I drew up several floorpans for the new camper that had a pair of chest fridge's under the lower bunk bed and/or under a hinged section of counter top. I was intrigued by the possibility of having 4 separately controlled temperature zones (two 2-zone chests). However I was unable to get my wife on board with the idea of having something that didn't look and feel like a residential fridge.

I think that I have finally settled on the Nova Kool RFU9200, which is the dual compressor version of their 9000.

-Mark
I plan to on have a couple of chest fridges on slides so that it is well secured and replaceable when one goes bad. Plus multiple zones ant a lower cost.


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Herbie

Rendezvous Conspirator
Same here. The door on my Isotherm in the FWC was quite chinsey and even locked it opened and spilled contents Offroad more than once.

I’ll definitely be going with either and top loader style, like my ARB fridges I’ve always had good luck with and are super efficient, or a pull out drawer style. I’m still undecided on which
Other brands are not immune to having their doors open. I've had the (latched) door of my Vitrifrigo swing open on a rough off-road trip and a 6-pack of beer fell out... Glass and beer everywhere, not pretty (and I was thirsty!).
Most front-loading RV fridge doors are setup to be reversible, which means there's already a provision on both ends of the door for a hinge pin. (And usually a corresponding hole in the mounting flange or frame.) A quick-release clevis pin down into this hole is guaranteed to keep the door closed.

If your fridge does not have the pre-drilled hole, a $3 mod from most RV stores will similarly cure your ills: https://www.rvplus.com/jr-products-universal-lock-pin-20705.html
Regular RVers have solved these problems years ago.
 

Joe917

Explorer
The Nova Kool fridges come with a positive mechanical latch in addition to the door handle latch. You just have to remember to use it on rough roads.
 
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