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 41 
 on: Today at 07:28:33 AM 
Started by luvrbus - Last post by Oonrahnjay
  The very thing I wanted to avoid is a low capacity fridge and even smaller freezer atypically found in RVs 

     Yes, a good thing about doing buses "our own way" is that we get what we need for our own lives.  I understand your need very clearly (I often wish I had bigger -- one thing I'll say is that the NovaKool has a super-cold freezer but it's small.  OK for me, but small.)  I knew that I was giving up a lot to get the small power draw but it's a good decision for me.

...it's just my way of saying how do. Smiley   

     How do and good morning!

 42 
 on: Today at 06:39:15 AM 
Started by luvrbus - Last post by luvrbus
I can see the Samsung coming in the Prevost and Newell,lol a guy setting in recliner checking the fridge with his Crestron on a big screen counting how many beers he has left

 43 
 on: Today at 05:56:13 AM 
Started by Beluga Bus - Last post by luvrbus
Last year it was 115 in Needles when we did 66. A real test of the cooling and A/C. The driver overheated and we stayed in Seligman. This year i plan to stop and stay in Lauglin/Bullhead, how is AZ68 from that area to Kingman, as far as grade goes?


It is a 6% grade for 8 miles when you leave Laughlin to Union Pass take it nice and easy you will be ok it's 4 lanes,you will have plenty of company in the right lane,it can be a killer in the 115*+ this time of the year  

 44 
 on: Today at 05:37:29 AM 
Started by luvrbus - Last post by Hcklbery
LOL we saw that one last night everyone needs a fridge to see what is in the fridge from a smart phone.I guess if you had a maid and cook you could say take this out on the back shelf and prepare it for dinner.It was neat you could see everything in the fridge without opening the door,those will soon pop up in Newells I bet   

If ever I marry an artist who can't open a fridge door for the melon going sidewise I'll be sure to spend that extra grand or so to get one but unless she carves melons all day and I live further than oh say 500 miles from the grocers and eggs go up to $900.00 plus a dozen wouldn't it just be cheaper to buy a dozen of eggs to boil em or drive home to check the fridge yourself ?

I mean like, WHY?
Smiley

 45 
 on: Today at 05:24:24 AM 
Started by luvrbus - Last post by Hcklbery
The very thing I wanted to avoid is a low capacity fridge and even smaller freezer atypically found in RVs as I live in mine and wanted to be able to by smart and freeze it as well as have lots of room for vegetables for healthy eating habits and the two large produce bins are great.
This fridge is 12v for the electronics only so not to much and is gas when off the grid or 120 when on.

Fridge is always at 32 deg freezer at -01 to 03 deg.

If ever you get one I suggest you get a solar powered fan roof vent.

Maybe solar panels combined with a windmill power gen to charge your batteries will take some of your consumption worries off the table ?
I have used the Honda 2000 and at 1 gal per 20 hrs I found 3 to 5 gals a week to be manageable for my low income.

This large capacity fridge and freezer allows me to shop once a month and save on frozen items as well as eat healthier.
That and the smart pot electric pressure cooker has become indispensable in my kitchen.

Anyway I'm just chatting away like a pied piper here  Smiley enjoying my morning joe.
if anything helps it's yours and if not it's just my way of saying how do. Smiley

 46 
 on: Today at 04:03:35 AM 
Started by jcdillin - Last post by Tom Y
I put the metal back on then put 1/2 plywood on. Used rivets on the aluminum, screwed the plywood. Just my way but happy with it, never planned to go into the side walls.

 47 
 on: Today at 03:17:07 AM 
Started by jcdillin - Last post by jcdillin
I used a flat head screw that would pull down into the wood to make a flat surface.  These screws have a fine thread and a drill point.  But I found they work best in you drill first.  Speaking of drilling from my experience I have found drill bits from Byler?sp Rivet Co. are the best.  Made in America.  My Eagle has Coden Steel and it is hard and the Chinese junk bits are just that, Junk.

Thanks for the heads up on the bits, have been going through plenty with this project.

 48 
 on: June 28, 2016, 10:16:29 PM 
Started by luvrbus - Last post by Oonrahnjay
      I have a Nova-Kool 12V fridge.  It's small, cools fairly slowly but once it's there, it's cold.  It was expensive (about $1500) but it uses 48 watts when running hard, less when not.  That's about .4 amps at 120V.   I bought it for the low current draw and it's been perfect.

 49 
 on: June 28, 2016, 09:30:54 PM 
Started by Beluga Bus - Last post by Beluga Bus
Last year it was 115 in Needles when we did 66. A real test of the cooling and A/C. The driver overheated and we stayed in Seligman. This year i plan to stop and stay in Lauglin/Bullhead, how is AZ68 from that area to Kingman, as far as grade goes?

 50 
 on: June 28, 2016, 09:08:21 PM 
Started by Beluga Bus - Last post by luvrbus
Besides the Bearizona Park there is also a Deer Farm kids enjoy there is plenty to do in the Williams. Enjoy your trip once you get to Kingman the weather will start cooling off but from Barstow to Kingman is going to be hot,hot it was 118 here today 8 miles north of Needles where we live.Fwiw they have a big swap,flea market on Sat and Sun across the street from Safeway in Williams,if need food supplies Safeway is the only show in town and that area 

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