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« on: April 23, 2011, 07:02:44 AM »

Going out to the truck today to unbox the new refrigerator.  Bought the NovaKool RFU9000 9.1cu/ft Danfoss compressor refrigerator.  Strange-I wanted a straight 12vdc, but the one with the built in inverter was actually cheaper-so now I can run on both 120vac and 12vdc.  Since NovaKool is the refrigerator that is installed in Freightliner trucks, I got a really good price on it (like 60% under MSRP).  It's always fun to get the new appliances when doing a conversion.  Good Luck, TomC
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« Reply #1 on: April 23, 2011, 07:47:27 AM »

I thought you were going to do a Summit home type fridge.  I guess you changed your mind.  I really like the 12/24 volt DC compressor, but price and size kept me from buying one.

If I remember correctly the Novakool actually has a converter from 120 volt to 12 volt DC, not an inverter.  If you already have a house battery bank and a 12 volt charger you aren't gaining much with the 120 volt option.
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« Reply #2 on: April 23, 2011, 11:10:52 PM »

With this model I can run it on 12vdc, 24vdc, 120vac/12vdc, 120vac/24vdc, 220vac/12vdc, 220vac/24vdc.  Probably will just run is on straight 12vdc so not to run another 120vac circuit.

After much thought, I decided to go with the NovaKool-mainly since it is made for mobile applications with retainers on the shelves and doors, and it is made to be mounted into the cabinetry.  With the lower compressor, it doesn't need rear ventilation like the Summit would.  Granted it is only 9.1 cu/ft compared to 13.5 of the Summit-but it does take less then half the power.  Our current 6.3cu/ft Norcold works well-so the slightly larger NovaKool will be just fine. Plus we also use the 2.1cu/ft Norcold chest freezer too.  Good Luck, TomC
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« Reply #3 on: April 24, 2011, 05:48:43 AM »

Tom, You forgot pics?  Tom Y
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« Reply #4 on: April 24, 2011, 10:13:57 AM »

Tom,

When will your new conversion be ready? What happens to your current conversion?
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« Reply #5 on: April 24, 2011, 08:48:19 PM »

Because I'm still a working fool, I try to work on the truck on the weekends, but it will probably not be done until the summer or fall of 2012.  I've been working on it already for 3 years.  I am building the cabinets and furniture now.  Will order my shower pan tomorrow.  It's nice though-I can just build everything in now without worrying about electrical or plumbing since I have a full length basement.

As to my present AMGeneral bus-we're still using it and will be going out in May somewhere, then in August to Mammoth Lakes, Ca.  We'll continue to use the bus until the truck is done, then will sell it.  Good Luck, TomC
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