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we have a 34ft b.h. rockwood ultra light t.t. hoping to go full time in a few weeks . thinking of taking out the love seat in the b.r. and put a small chest freezer.

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3 hours ago, bklynmom said:

we have a 34ft b.h. rockwood ultra light t.t. hoping to go full time in a few weeks . thinking of taking out the love seat in the b.r. and put a small chest freezer.

My main concern would be weight. That sofa is on a slide. Chest freezers tend to be heavy even before you load them. Think about each package of ground beef weighing a pound or more. Can you find out the weight of the sofa? Also where you could plug in the freezer?

Linda Sand

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there is a plug right next to the slide . im thinking a small one not a resendital one .the one i looked at on amazon said it weighs 70 lbs. looking at 3 or 5 cubic ft. 

 

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Would not hesitate do do this.

Had a 3.0 freezer and the option to buy and store has saved many $. We cook a lot at home and it allows many options with the lower food bills. Costco is our friend.

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On ‎10‎/‎4‎/‎2018 at 6:05 PM, bklynmom said:

there is a plug right next to the slide . im thinking a small one not a resendital one .the one i looked at on amazon said it weighs 70 lbs. looking at 3 or 5 cubic ft. 

 

I think you are talking about the chest style that you can use as a freezer or switch and use as a frig.  I have a couple buddies that have them in slide out trays in their class A storage compartments.  The ones I have looked at all run between 60 and 80 pounds and anywhere from $900 to over $1,400.  

I don't think there would be an issue with weight on your slide.  If the appliance weighed 75 pounds for example and you had 50 pounds of food in it that is still just 125 pounds of extra weight.  Take away the weight of that piece of furniture you are taking out and there really isn't much added.

We are hauling our vac-seal machine around and like buying our meat more in bulk but have been limited due to freezer space.  When we are wintering in Florida we will be weeding out some stuff to see if we can make room for one of these chests in our basement storage area.  I think as a full timer it will be beneficial for us.

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Look at Whytner (sp?) available through  Lowe's. Cost for the large one is around$600.

Looking at one for buying larger quantities. Found a meat market in Arcadia, Florida that sells whole tenderloin for $7/lb.

Bill

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We have a 3 cu ft freezer in a closet in out 5er.  It and the residential refrigerator can be powered with the inverter or by electrical hookups.  We try not to use the freezer when boondocking if we expect to use the mini split but it doesn't really use a lot of power.  Our solar and batteries usually keeps up just fine if we are somewhat careful. It is in a slide.

We met a couple in AK that took the couch out of their RV and put in a large freezer in a slide.  They fill it with fish from fishing.  They said keeping it closed and powering at night keeps everything frozen on their trip home.  They had been doing it for years and had campgrounds with hookups planned out for the trip.

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On 10/29/2018 at 9:58 PM, FL-JOE said:

I think you are talking about the chest style that you can use as a freezer or switch and use as a frig.  I have a couple buddies that have them in slide out trays in their class A storage compartments.  The ones I have looked at all run between 60 and 80 pounds and anywhere from $900 to over $1,400.  

I don't think there would be an issue with weight on your slide.  If the appliance weighed 75 pounds for example and you had 50 pounds of food in it that is still just 125 pounds of extra weight.  Take away the weight of that piece of furniture you are taking out and there really isn't much added.

We are hauling our vac-seal machine around and like buying our meat more in bulk but have been limited due to freezer space.  When we are wintering in Florida we will be weeding out some stuff to see if we can make room for one of these chests in our basement storage area.  I think as a full timer it will be beneficial for us.

We have a Dometic brand similar to this one,  on a sliding tray in a basement compartment.

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I use a Universal battery as part of an emergency backup power for my home. It powers an inverter, (which takes the 12 volt DC from this battery and converts that to standard 120 VAC power to operate normal household appliances, lighting, etc.) It is charged by either a wall outlet or solar panels. This battery performs well in deep cycle applications. Note: it is an AGM (absorbed glass mat) battery which is a type of gel, sealed lead acid battery with heavy plates to handle deep discharge. It is designed for backup power applications and not for high output current applications like engine start. The battery is heavy. Did I mention that it’s heavy? but for backup power, this baby will do the job.
 

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