Question About Dorm Style Fridge

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Mikey B.'s Comment
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Hello, I've been using a Coleman 12v for almost a year. I've had the first plug/cord burn out and the $25 replacement cord melted in a month. Rather than replacing another cord and another and another I'm just going to replace either the cooler with an igloo iceless or a 110v dorm style. I'd like the dorm style fridge but was wondering do they have a condensation tray like a large home fridge? If they do how do I keep it from spilling on the top bunk and also the top bunk has a metal lip about 3 inches tall, what do you have your fridge sitting on if you have it on the top bunk so you can open the door without hitting the lip?

Errol V.'s Comment
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I'm curious about the Coleman. I had one. When it stopped, I called Coleman. Emailed them a photo and jumped a few hoops, and they sent another new one. That happened four times. The problem was the opposite of yours, a fuse blew. (I bought replacement fuses then sold/gave away the extra Coelmans!)

So, why does the wire burn? Is there a short in the fuse? (Take a look in the box around the outside fan and the inside one for the fuse block.

I preferred the Coleman over a dorm, etc. refrigerator. And if you're interested, I have a 12v one designed for sleeper cabinets. (It's in Memphis)

PackRat's Comment
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Here's the 3.3 cu ft fridge I have in my truck. This picture is when I was at Knight, and I took a cabinet out of that International to make room on the floor behind my seat. I'm going to do the same thing in my KW next time I'm home, only it will be on the floor behind the passenger seat.

I have this fridge, in addition to my Coleman cooler (passenger seat), and a Dometic built in fridge.

PackRat's Comment
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Here's the same fridge mounted in the top bunk area of the KW. I had to mount it sideways in order to open the door without it striking the roofline. It's 32" in height.

The biggest problem I have now with that location is I have to move three boxes out of the way each time to open it.

A shorter heighth fridge would work fine mounted against the rear wall, as I did have one in another KW mounted on a raised platform.

Mikey B.'s Comment
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I'm curious about the Coleman. I had one. When it stopped, I called Coleman. Emailed them a photo and jumped a few hoops, and they sent another new one. That happened four times. The problem was the opposite of yours, a fuse blew. (I bought replacement fuses then sold/gave away the extra Coelmans!)

So, why does the wire burn? Is there a short in the fuse? (Take a look in the box around the outside fan and the inside one for the fuse block.

I preferred the Coleman over a dorm, etc. refrigerator. And if you're interested, I have a 12v one designed for sleeper cabinets. (It's in Memphis)

I appreciate the offer but I bought a 40qt Igloo today. The coolers fuses seem ok. After seeing PackRats pics i think a dorm style may be more trouble than its worth. Hopefully this will perform as well as the coleman without the cord melting issues. It seems to have burnt out two of my 12v receptacles as well. I checked the trucks fuse block and no burnt fuses. Idk. I included a pic of my plug. I'm lucky it didnt catch fire. Luckily I smelled the plastic.

Mikey B.'s Comment
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