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Joe S. (a.k.a. The Blue 's Comment
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I have been looking at coolers and refrigerators for my truck. I have used one of the iceless coolers before and have had bad luck with them. I know, many truckers have had great luck. But not something that I want to use.

And the true 12V refrigerators are WAY out of my price range.

I did find something however that has caught my attention.

Does anyone out there know anything about the Avanti refrigerator? It doesn't use a compressor. There have not been a ton of reviews but all of them have been positive.

This is what I have been looking at Avanti Model SHP1712SDC-IS - SUPERCONDUCTOR Refrigerator AC/DC.

If anyone would like to take a look this is the website:

Please let me know what you think.

Keep it safe out here. The life you save might be your own. Joe S

Starcar's Comment
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I looked them up on Amazon...kinda interesting fridge. The price isn't to bad, either.

guyjax(Guy Hodges)'s Comment
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The first thing I did when I saw this was look around my truck to see where I could put it. Looks interesting but from what I can tell the technology that runs it is kind of like the 12v cooler we have now. Just a lot less space.

Ernie S. (AKA Old Salty D's Comment
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Single biggest thing that caught my eye on the specs is the part about free standing only. Which means that it can't be mounted inside the cabinet in most trucks in order to not have it sitting on the floor taking up much needed space between the cabinets in the sleeper area.

Now if you will be driving a lightweight truck like most company drivers do at Prime, you can take out the passenger seat and set it there. That would work.

Just my input based on what I read.


guyjax(Guy Hodges)'s Comment
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Just like the cooler we plug into the CIG light this frig will also need air flow. So it will have to be left out in the open. Might as well get a $99 dollar cooler from a truck stop and have the extra space inside. Floor space will not be an issue as you will be driving and not walking around inside the truck. When your stopped set it in the passenger seat so its out of the way.

Joe S. (a.k.a. The Blue 's Comment
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After measuring where I wanted to put it, it won't fit. Matter of fact, not sure it would fit anywhere except the passenger seat.

The only thing that actually fits are the 7 and 8 hundred dollar units. That can buy tons of ice.

Like I said, I am not sold on the "iceless" coolers. But I am not fond of having to buy ice every few days and putting up with that mess.

Everyone I have talked to has had good a response from those coolers, so I guess I will give one a try.

Since the fan is on top, I can put it into the space where they have removed a cabinet for a refrigerator. Maybe one of these days when I become a rich truck driver rofl-3.gif I will get me one of those 12V fridges.

Keep it safe out here. The life you save might be your own. Joe S


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