junkie. i read it in the journal. but i think there is a link in the header at the top of the site here.
How long will one of these run on a decent battery?
To be honest Dave when I saw that thing on your trailer at the NW rally, covered in a layer of dust, I thought for sure you'd be looking for a new fridge soon. My edgestar has been doing great for 3 years now. While mine lives a more "cush" life than Dave's it has survived numerous offroad adventures and family camping trips. When not in the back of the Jeep, it runs 24/7 in the garage as my beer fridge. It also doubles as my sticker display.
Things I've noticed over the last 3 years with my fridge. 1st, It's definetly alot louder when it's running than when it was new. 2nd, It's seems to run alot more to maintain a set temp. And 3rd, YES the 12 volt cable really does suck! (replaced for free by compact appliance)
I got it because I was tired of soggy stuff in a cooler. I was $300 tired, not $800 tired.
Well I cursed myself with that post. Not a month later, my Edgestar died. It runs but wont cool. Called numerous places to see about getting it repaired with no luck. I now have the 50qt ARB running in the garage.
Mine has been nothing but trouble. I have a 63qt and the cable was the first problem, then the controller, now who knows what is broke. Service department wants me to pay labor to have it fixed locally or ship it to them ($135 more dollars) and pay them $75 to repair and send it back. That sounds like a horrible plan to invest another $200 into this large paperweight. Not to mention the service department was rude and unhelpful.
Fridge is currently at a local RV shop in hopes that he can trouble shoot it and get parts from edgestar. Until then, I am down a fridge again. DO NOT BUY ONE OF THESE PIECES OF JUNK. Find a used quality fridge.