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Old 12-21-2015, 05:23 PM   #1
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Electric Frig/Freezer

Has anyone added a slide out fridge/freezer to their basement? The more I see these, the more I think I need to dump a few coolers and ice maker and just go to something like this.

Whynter 65 qt. Portable Fridge/Freezer-FM-65G - The Home Depot

My factory outside TV would interfere, but I could go out the other side. Actually I would like a full slide tray. Anyone installed one of those in the basement? Wonder what I would be drilling into.
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Old 12-21-2015, 06:21 PM   #2
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Brad ~ I'm looking seriously at a MORyde full width slide tray. They make all sizes but the ones that interest me are 20" or 26" wide. Not sure whether I would do a full width 90" or maybe a 48" and only come out 1 side. I've got to re-measure the left side doors in the basement but I think the 26" may JUST make it through the door
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Old 12-21-2015, 06:58 PM   #3
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We had a small version of that frig (about the size of a large cooler) & it worked off 12 volt or 110 & worked great. Left it with our son as his rv only had the small refrigerator.
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Old 12-21-2015, 07:45 PM   #4
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I was just looking at the Morryde. I would be nervous about mounting it, as I know what is under there

I was thinking the full length tray, or the cooler one and have it come out on the curb side.
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Old 12-21-2015, 07:49 PM   #5
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That wood on the floor is 3/4 inch plywood so as long as you use screws no longer than 3/4 inch you'll be fine. I had a few 1/2 screws in mine without an issue.
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Old 12-21-2015, 07:58 PM   #6
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ah cool, thanks. I assume there are 2" trusses under that before you hit the tank?
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We had a small version of that frig (about the size of a large cooler) & it worked off 12 volt or 110 & worked great. Left it with our son as his rv only had the small refrigerator.
Thats good to know Danny. I had a small inexpensive 12V that didn't work well at all, but I think it was different technology. These may actually be refrigerant, although I hadn't heard of that brand before. They are a little cheaper than Dometic.
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ah cool, thanks. I assume there are 2" trusses under that before you hit the tank?
I wouldn't count on the trusses because I think their 24" on center. I looked under mine and from my perspective it looked like the wood was real close to the tanks.
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Dave, have you ever put in one of those trays? Do you know if they require bolts up through the bottom or will they hold with just some screws down into the wood? I imagine they produce a little weight when extended to the limit out one side or the other.
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Old 12-21-2015, 08:15 PM   #10
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see if this yelps you. I think this is a 2012 36 RL.
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Old 12-21-2015, 08:27 PM   #11
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Sorry Brad I can't help you there. I can say though, on my coach I have one that I love but make sure it's latched in place before you drive. I have a few little dents on the inside of my doors that swing horizontally. With the Redwood doors, it would would be very easy to have a door bust open since they latch at the bottom. Beside, Redwood has had a few issues with broken hinges.
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I would suspect that none of aftermarket installers go to the trouble of dropping the belly pan to install bolts!! I personally would use several lag bolts of sufficient size & length.
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Old 12-21-2015, 08:34 PM   #13
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Here's another picture that shows the floor. This is actually my trailer being built. It looks like the plywood is right on top of the "I" beam frame and tank.
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Thanks! I think you're right, I better stick to short screws unless the brackets happen to run out by the edge past the frame.
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Dave,
Do you have one of those electric coolers on the tray?
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No I don't.
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Old 12-21-2015, 09:45 PM   #17
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I saw some with that, and then some had a slide out tailgater box that had a refrigerator, stovetop burner, etc. The refrigerator/freezer just sounded pretty cool once I started thinking about it - eliminates need to make ice for the beverages, and on a long haul it can be used for a deep freeze. Some are even divided between freezer and refrigerator.
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Brad,
I installed a Mor/Ryde sliding tray and the first thing to understand is that the tray needs to be "shimmed" up about 1 1/2" to clear the doors (the opening of the baggage doors aren't flush with the floor obviously) I used some 2x2 material I had left over when I built my deck on house (it was composite material) and screwed those into floor first. I then used smaller screws to attach tray. I think I used 2 1/4 screws for the composite boards.
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Very nice! Does it go out both sides and does it kind of block your forward netted shelves?
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Yes, I ordered the 29" x 90" version so it was narrow enough to extend out on both sides. My rig doesn't have the netted shelves so no problem for me there
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