Fridge And Inverter

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Saxon W.'s Comment
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Company allows up to 1750w inverter.

I need to know the highest quality inverter and fridge to buy for my truck. Thanks in advance. BTW, money not an object, I just want reliable equipment.

Dutch's Comment
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Some companies will install an inverter and refrigerator for the driver in the company shop. This will keep you from being liable, in case anything goes wrong, and the tractor ends up burning to the ground as a result of the installation.

This is an especially attractive deal if they have refrigerators and inverters available for sale, and will take the cost out of your check in incremental payments.

If your company doesn't offer those options, here is a site where you can browse high quality truck refrigerators with thermostats. The reason most of those coolers you see for sale at the truck stops don't last long, is because they have no thermostat, and run continuously until they burn up.

TruckFridge.com

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Saxon W.'s Comment
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Company will install inverter. Need quality. So 700 for a fridge? Are dorm fridges no good? Was hoping that someone had a decent experience with a Walmart or target brand fridge, but I need to last, so I will spend the money. Quality inverter, no bs?

Errol V.'s Comment
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Company will install inverter. Need quality. So 700 for a fridge? Are dorm fridges no good? Was hoping that someone had a decent experience with a Walmart or target brand fridge, but I need to last, so I will spend the money. Quality inverter, no bs?

$700 sounds right for a fridge. This is different from the $100 coolers from Walmart. So called "Iceless" coolers are not refrigerators. A fridge should last years.

I bought a Coleman iceless at WM, and had to get a replacement under warranty.

Daniel B.'s Comment
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I used the fridges from WM. Highly reommend the Galanz over the Haier. I put it on the top bunk in the passenger side corner and had it strapped down to the bed. Also had an 8ft extension cord going from the inverter to the fridge. Those also have a thermostat as well. Why anyone pays $700 for a fridge is beyond me.

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Dutch's Comment
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Saxon, here are a few more thoughts on refrigerators.

When it comes to selling items to truck drivers, some folks like to try to take advantage. For instance, truck stops sell soft drinks for just less than $2 each, but you can go to Walmart and buy the same soft drink by the 6 pack for .60 each. It's what I call the pricing times 3 rule.

The reason I posted the link to the high dollar refrigerators, is because you stated in your original post that money is no object. That $700 fridge is probably in reality a $233.33 fridge, but since you are going to put it in a semi or $100,000.00 camper, they are asking 3 times the amount it is actually worth.

Our company sells a fridge that fits perfectly in a Freightliner for $500.00. I spoke with a driver who has bought 3 during his 16 years with the company, and he says that they last on average about 5 years.

I'm not for certain if you can buy one of these small units for a truck or camper, and have it last 30 or 40 years like the full sized ones purchased for at home use.

I get by without one, and probably never will purchase one. It's one of those luxury's that I have given up and never really miss it. I drink mostly bottled water, and don't mind if it is room temperature.

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Stump's Comment
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I got mine from Home Depot paid 85 bucks for strapped it on the top bunk and it works great

Errol V.'s Comment
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The difference between the $85 fridge and a $500-700 one is that the expensive one is designed for RV/truck use. It is installed, and books into the truck's 12v system.

The cheaper ones are those dorm fridges. 110v and not designed to be tied anywhere.

HOS:

Hours Of Service

HOS refers to the logbook hours of service regulations.
Tractor Man's Comment
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To get the cleanest power possible, buy a Pure Sine Wave inverter.Quite a bit more expensive but it won,t ruin your electrical devices. Check out donrowe.com. Best prices I have found. Excellent customer service

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