3 Way Fridge

Just after some info about 3 way fridges efficentcy up north in the humidity, i have heard they dont work to well on gas.
Is this corrrect?

Cheers
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Reply By: DiscoTourer - Tuesday, Feb 05, 2013 at 19:45

Tuesday, Feb 05, 2013 at 19:45
I think you will find they work their best on gas, then 240 volt then not as good on 12 volt.
Some have a tropical rating which helps, but a compressor fridge gives the best cooling.
Brett...
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Follow Up By: KevinE - Tuesday, Feb 05, 2013 at 20:28

Tuesday, Feb 05, 2013 at 20:28
^^ Totally agree with what DiscoTourer said! ^^
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Reply By: John E - Tuesday, Feb 05, 2013 at 20:25

Tuesday, Feb 05, 2013 at 20:25
Hi Dean,
We have a 3way in our van and it really didn't cope well in the hot weather up north.
After one hot day ,it just doesn't recover until the weather cools down again.
Freezer wasn't too bad but the fridge got warm. Added a small fan to help keep unit cool, still struggled.
Regards
John
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Follow Up By: Barry 2 - Tuesday, Feb 05, 2013 at 22:10

Tuesday, Feb 05, 2013 at 22:10
Hey John
What months of the year are you talking about up north with hot weather ??
Just curious to know what day time temps you have experienced where 3 way struggles and is it a new or older model fridge.

Cheers
Barry - Southern Cross Dreaming.
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Follow Up By: John E - Wednesday, Feb 06, 2013 at 06:18

Wednesday, Feb 06, 2013 at 06:18
Hi Barry,
We were in the NT during late August and September ,temps in the 40s.
It.s a 4 year old, 185L Dometic 2 door. After fitting the fan and awning ,it improved slightly but when we hit mid 40s in SA during Dec it struggled. We tried not to open the door during the hottest part of the day. Parking the van so that the frig side was in the shade helped. ( we mainly free camp so gas was used ,better than battery )The compressor model Waco coped much better.

John
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Reply By: Member - sue and shaun - Tuesday, Feb 05, 2013 at 22:53

Tuesday, Feb 05, 2013 at 22:53
hi dean
sue and i have been doing research for our caravan for a couple of years and after all that time we have only just signed off on 12 volt 240 no gas for exactly the same reasons given above , we were both of the same mind of having that 3rd option gas , but talking to people majority all leaned towards 2 way the other thing was the ones that had gas as well were always adjusting the temperature gauge
cheers all the best hope this helps

sue and shaun
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Follow Up By: wombat100 - Wednesday, Feb 06, 2013 at 12:46

Wednesday, Feb 06, 2013 at 12:46
I hope it isn't a 'CR' series Dometic-Waeco !!!

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Reply By: dean r2 - Wednesday, Feb 06, 2013 at 08:42

Wednesday, Feb 06, 2013 at 08:42
Thanks for all your replies.
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