Truck fridge
04-27-2020, (Subject: Truck fridge ) 
Post: #1
Truck fridge
I have a truckfridge model no. tf49 12/24V in my 2014 Prostar. It just stopped working all of a sudden. Now it just makes a thumping noise every now and again. Any suggestions?
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04-27-2020, (Subject: Truck fridge ) 
Post: #2
RE: Truck fridge
here is what we use. Still very happy with it, is not cheap, but worth every cent..
http://rawze.com/forums/showthread.php?t...7#pid31417


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04-27-2020, (Subject: Truck fridge ) 
Post: #3
RE: Truck fridge
I have a similar one, made by Dometic. Also not cheap, but it's held up almost 2 years bouncing around with me. I found it works best if raised up off the (potentially very hot) tractor floor. It runs on AC or DC (you can have both cords plugged in at the same time and it will switch automagically). While I wish I went with a bigger model, I must say that even though it's only 28 quarts, fully loaded it's pretty heavy to lift into the tractor every time I leave home. When I'm home it's sitting in the kitchen plugged in to the AC the entire time. So it's literally been running almost non-stop for 2 years now.

Oh, and it's very quiet! This thing literally sits next to my head while I'm sleeping and I don't even notice it.


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04-28-2020, (Subject: Truck fridge ) 
Post: #4
RE: Truck fridge
(04-27-2020 )david24 Wrote:  I have a truckfridge model no. tf49 12/24V in my 2014 Prostar. It just stopped working all of a sudden. Now it just makes a thumping noise every now and again. Any suggestions?
Probably lost refrigerant or control box.
DC compressor fitted with DC brushless motor with speed controlled by electronic box.
Easy to recharge as it runs on R-134 refrigerant.
Parts here https://www.mccombssupply.com/secop-comp...e-package/
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04-28-2020, (Subject: Truck fridge ) 
Post: #5
RE: Truck fridge
(04-27-2020 )JimT Wrote:  I have a similar one, made by Dometic. Also not cheap, but it's held up almost 2 years bouncing around with me. I found it works best if raised up off the (potentially very hot) tractor floor. It runs on AC or DC (you can have both cords plugged in at the same time and it will switch automagically). While I wish I went with a bigger model, I must say that even though it's only 28 quarts, fully loaded it's pretty heavy to lift into the tractor every time I leave home. When I'm home it's sitting in the kitchen plugged in to the AC the entire time. So it's literally been running almost non-stop for 2 years now.

Oh, and it's very quiet! This thing literally sits next to my head while I'm sleeping and I don't even notice it.

https://www.samsclub.com/p/mm-insulated-...roduct_1_1

This is what is I use to bring food to fridge that stays in truck.


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04-28-2020, (Subject: Truck fridge ) 
Post: #6
RE: Truck fridge
Here is good deal https://www.newegg.com/iceco-go20-ultima...klink=true
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04-29-2020, (Subject: Truck fridge ) 
Post: #7
RE: Truck fridge
(04-27-2020 )JimT Wrote:  I have a similar one, made by Dometic. I must say that even though it's only 28 quarts, fully loaded it's pretty heavy to lift into the tractor every time I leave home. When I'm home it's sitting in the kitchen plugged in to the AC

Just curious why you would lug it in and out like that? Why not just run an extension cord out to the truck?


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05-03-2020, (Subject: Truck fridge ) 
Post: #8
RE: Truck fridge
(04-29-2020 )tree98 Wrote:  Just curious why you would lug it in and out like that? Why not just run an extension cord out to the truck?

No power in the parking lot where I park the truck, which is a 15 minute drive from my house. I can leave it in the tractor over night and come home, but for anything longer I don't want to leave the inverter running and draining the batteries.

(04-28-2020 )hhow55 Wrote:  https://www.samsclub.com/p/mm-insulated-...roduct_1_1

This is what is I use to bring food to fridge that stays in truck.

All of my food is purchased and prepared at home due to food allergies and diet, so this method works best for me. It's easier to bring the fridge (I call it a cooler since it's about that size) home and pack it full there. Plugs in to the AC at home, the DC in my pickup and the AC from my inverter in the tractor. 90% of the weight is from the food, so for me it wouldn't change my situation.

Part of the reason I went with THAT size is due to the fact that I only have a 48" sleeper (mid roof) and the dimensions of this fridge matched the space I had (it fits where a 14" cabinet used to be). I'm considering getting a second one, maybe a little smaller, to use exclusively as a freezer. But that will wait until I've got enough free cash/time to remodel the inside of the sleeper (my own labor and custom design, relatively low cost, but not a priority right now).


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