Much as I appreciate the theory of the "chest holds more" premise... to fully load one is to have everything piled on top of everything else. So the chest might hold more in theory... but the upright might have more usable storage. 🤔
I can fill all my space in my front opener if I want to do that. Just like a chest type, I would have to dig through all the stuff at the front to get to the stuff at the back. Same as a chest type where you have to remove the stuff on the top to get the stuff at the bottom.Because it's easier to load a box from the top than from the side. For example, consider the upright in post #8 of this thread. See all that empty space in the door? No wasted space like that in a chest fridge.
I recalled your van was totaled. Still sucks. Thanks for the response.No problem activating an old thread - I prefer it myself.
My plan was to purchase a 48 volt refrigerator / freezer to match the battery pack in that van, which limits the options to a small number.
The van ended up getting totaled (like really totaled) by a pick up truck running a red light so right now I am sort of starting again from scratch.
We did retrieve the power system though since it was modular but it isn't currently in use.
I don't have a suggestion for you, but I did like the Truck fridge I think 130 ? series for 24 volt applications.
Others have more experience with specific refrigerators for 12 volt applications.
Yeah... this may be a factor as well. I'm sure it can be accommodated in the upright; but we even keep extra bungies on our cabinets in case the door comes open - which /can/ happen on serious dirt journeys. We'll have a latched door come open then a latched sliding-shelf or drawer come sliding out... while navigating a rutted-up trail and wondering what the heck those noises in the back are. 😏My only issue with front loader is I'll be doing lots of wash board roads. With all the vibration I think the top loader would be better to just let the stuff bounce and settle in to where a front loader things would bounce around on the shelves. I like the idea of a front loader better but for this reason I'm leaning top loader.
Since we're back into it, I strongly considered a drawer model for a boat where mounting it up high was not possible. I didn't want a chest for that location (I do own a few chest style though, so am familiar with them), so it was sit on the floor for a regular door model vs. the ease of opening the drawer from a standing position and just looking down into it.One would think that the optimal compromise would be an upright with mostly drawers. Not a very common configuration, though.
might want to put in more info, 100w is fine for some fridges but too much for others and i don't know what a jackets is? inverter?I’m new to this forum and I’m not sure if this is the platform, but I have a question about 12v fridge/freezer I just received mine in the mail and when I plugged it in everything seemed to be fine and the suddenly the fridge side stop working and the compressor started getting warm and was pulling over 100w on my jackets 1000. I’m not sure what is going on and would love to hear what any potential issues that may be causing this to happen,