Fridge in Loadbox of trailer




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    Default Fridge in Loadbox of trailer

    Hi,

    There seem to be a school of thought that advises against putting a fridge in the load box ( vs nosecone) of a trailer. Apparently it is not good for the compressor. the trailer will be an Echo 1 or Echo 3.

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    Is it fact or fiction that a putting a fridge in the load box is not good for the fridge ??

    I would love to hear of personal experiences in this regard

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    Quote Originally Posted by TheoP View Post
    Hi,

    There seem to be a school of thought that advises against putting a fridge in the load box ( vs nosecone) of a trailer. Apparently it is not good for the compressor. the trailer will be an Echo 1 or Echo 3.

    .

    Is it fact or fiction that a putting a fridge in the load box is not good for the fridge ??

    I would love to hear of personal experiences in this regard

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    I have a 2012 Echo 4 which has fridge in loadbox compartment so cannot be bashed by anything getting loaded. I dont think it matters where a fridge is placed, as long as it is secured and the temperatures do not exceed the ambient temperature. Lower temperatures would be a bonus.

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    Many years (decades) ago I had a Minus 40 in a trailer. It did not last, the construction was such that the vibration of the compressor on its mountings cracked all coolant piping connections over time. After repairs it lasted better in the back of the Landy. Eventually replaced with Engel, also in back of Landy.
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    Default Re: Fridge in Loadbox of trailer

    So it would seem as if there is no real consensus on this.

    I have an old Zero compressor fridge that traveled in the back of my Pajero, and then Landy and then Hilux for the past 15+ odd years. Thus far it only lost gas due to a cracked pipe once. The rest of the time it was normal W&T.

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    I suppose it also depends on which fridge is used.?

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    Default Re: Fridge in Loadbox of trailer

    I wont say fridge more the compressor being used

    I think "engel" uses danfoss compressors
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    Default Re: Fridge in Loadbox of trailer

    Quote Originally Posted by whosthejman View Post
    I wont say fridge more the compressor being used

    I think "engel" uses danfoss compressors
    Nope, Engel use their own brand. Quite a bit noisier than Danfoss I believe.
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    Default Re: Fridge in Loadbox of trailer

    I suppose there may be more vibration in the loadbox.

    But I have seen plenty of trailers with them built in there.

    I'd keep in it the vehicle if its an SUV simply because then it lives in a cooler environment.
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    Default Re: Fridge in Loadbox of trailer

    Quote Originally Posted by Poen View Post
    Nope, Engel use their own brand. Quite a bit noisier than Danfoss I believe.
    There is nothing like my Engel purring in the cab when sleeping in the RTT!

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