Fridge noise?

Submitted: Tuesday, May 12, 2009 at 18:03
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We're new to all this, but are planning a 3-5 month trip next year.

Haven't decided between a pop-top style caravan e.g. Jayco Swan Outback or camper trailer e.g. Cub Regal Supamatic Offroad model.

I'm wondering how noisy a fridge is inside?
We're planning to travel over summer, so heat will also be an issue.

Thanks!
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Reply By: Member - Graham H (QLD) - Tuesday, May 12, 2009 at 18:07

Tuesday, May 12, 2009 at 18:07
What sort of a Fridge. A compressor model will make a noise whereas an absorbtion one wont.




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Follow Up By: Member - Scrubcat (VIC) - Tuesday, May 12, 2009 at 19:18

Tuesday, May 12, 2009 at 19:18
And if the Van/Camper you buy comes with an Engel Compressor Fridge which is powered by the "Swing Motor" you may have to turn it off at night so you can get some sleep, they are (or mine is) very noisy compared to a Danfoss compressor powered fridge.
It would be advisable to ask what type/brand the fridge is prior to purchase.
Scrubby.
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Follow Up By: Shaker - Wednesday, May 13, 2009 at 19:59

Wednesday, May 13, 2009 at 19:59
There must be a problem with your Engel, there would have to 5 or 6 in our group & none are noisy.
I have heard that if they are dropped something can move & cause noise.
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Follow Up By: Member - Old/new Girl (QLD) - Wednesday, May 13, 2009 at 22:55

Wednesday, May 13, 2009 at 22:55
Your right Shaker, just been to the local Engle repair shop. If the compressor gets moisture in it ,it will run noisy and for longer periods. Can be fixed.
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Reply By: ozwrangler - Tuesday, May 12, 2009 at 18:43

Tuesday, May 12, 2009 at 18:43
3 Way fridge e.g. Dometic.

Like I said, we're new to this, so am not sure what you normally run it on when camped. LPG?
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Follow Up By: Maîneÿ . . .- Wednesday, May 13, 2009 at 10:00

Wednesday, May 13, 2009 at 10:00
ozwrangler
When camped: -> run 3 way fridge on gas !

Maîneÿ . . .
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Follow Up By: Pete Jackman (SA) - Wednesday, May 13, 2009 at 17:58

Wednesday, May 13, 2009 at 17:58
The dometic will be completely quiet as the only moving part is the door.

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Reply By: Member - Rodney B- Tuesday, May 12, 2009 at 19:04

Tuesday, May 12, 2009 at 19:04
No noise on gas except the odd gurgle.
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Reply By: Member - ross m (WA) - Tuesday, May 12, 2009 at 19:34

Tuesday, May 12, 2009 at 19:34
Ive slept next to a waeco 50 and 80 and never lost a wink of sleep.
Most nights you can turn a compressor fridge down so low ,it only comes on once or twice an hour,if that
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Reply By: Sigmund - Tuesday, May 12, 2009 at 19:48

Tuesday, May 12, 2009 at 19:48
First drink the contents and you won't hear a thing.
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Follow Up By: dact - Tuesday, May 12, 2009 at 21:06

Tuesday, May 12, 2009 at 21:06
Likes this solution !!!
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Reply By: Member - Josh (VIC) - Tuesday, May 12, 2009 at 22:14

Tuesday, May 12, 2009 at 22:14
Foe the heat we bought some mesh and hang over the trailer, makes a big difference and make sure lots of windows for ventilation.

Josh
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Reply By: Member - Old/new Girl (QLD) - Wednesday, May 13, 2009 at 22:58

Wednesday, May 13, 2009 at 22:58
We have had two Jayco vans and the Dometec is very quiet, can you believe it I wish it did have a bit of noise or a light on the front so we know its working when using 12 & 240v. There is a small guage when using gas.
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