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 Fridge/Freezer mount 
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Post Fridge/Freezer mount
A couple of years ago I bought a 37 quart ARB Fridge, very happy with this unit. But it's been
a PITA to store in a 710K with the shelves and my particular rear configuration (with a +12V Aux
battery box just behind the Tool box.

Given a couple of days off this week, some bits of Aluminum, I have finally solved this problem
with a Fridge mounting tray that clips and bolts into any one of the rear seat positions.

I am not set up with proper TIG welding so everything was drilled, tapped, and bolted. Nonetheless,
it's very sturdy with the ARB tie down straps.

Mounting tray is 3/16" 6061 plate, locked in place on Seat mounts and bolted in position.
A 1/2"x1/2" rail around the whole tray to accommodate tie downs and provide rigidity.

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A piece of square Aluminum 1"x1"x1.5" slotted to catch the Seat clips and level the tray out.

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Front and rear view of mounted ARB Fridge.

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Thu Jul 06, 2017 11:02 am
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Post Re: Fridge/Freezer mount
Very nice!


Thu Jul 06, 2017 2:10 pm
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Post Re: Fridge/Freezer mount
Agree. This reminds how I need a K again. :)

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Post Re: Fridge/Freezer mount
why not on the center between the two seats?

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Thu Jul 06, 2017 2:49 pm
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Post Re: Fridge/Freezer mount
Ya, well then I'd have two bad boys in the back drink'n up all my cold beer :P

Although I did cut this so it is symmetrical and would fit in any of the three seat
positions, my darn Monaco seats are so wide you can't fit the Fridge in between.
Might work with the (uncomfortable) stock Seats though. In the as seen position
the venting of the compressor is toward the back center of the truck, mounted
on the other side of the truck it would be toward the side panel, but I made sure
there was about 3" of clearance for airflow. Tray is 16" x 26" for this particular
ARB fridge.

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Thu Jul 06, 2017 3:09 pm
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Post Re: Fridge/Freezer mount
So you're running an isolated 12 V battery? Just curious how you're keeping the battery charged?Are your running solar to keep it charged or an extra alternator? I just scored an ARB 63 quart. This thing is huge and I'm curious how other people are powering it

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Thu Sep 07, 2017 2:34 pm
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Post Re: Fridge/Freezer mount
I do have a 12V Aux battery. Charged via a pair of Siemens 100W Solar panels
or via the 24V alternator with a REDARC charger which supports both Alt or MPPT.

I believe these ARB's are 12/24V, you might want to check that out against your
model number. Though if 24V is supported, you have the Battery Switch to think
about.

I prefer to have all my creature comfort devices on a separate 12V house supply.
For a number of reasons. One being how common 12V things are but also I won't
run down my starting battery accidentally.

I can tell you that my experience with the ARB is that the running duty cycle is rather
low even on a hot day. Seems pretty darn efficient and well insulated. You can set the
low voltage cut-off voltage to a "safe" than "sorry" point if you care to. I've set mine
to the minimum and have never come close to that. My hf radio when I key up at 100W
is good at pulling the volts down though.

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Thu Sep 07, 2017 4:54 pm
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Post Re: Fridge/Freezer mount
Do you have photos of this system you're using to keep your isolated 12 voltbattery charged(solar) So if I'm understanding this right you're also charging your extra battery off of the motor? Sorry I'm new to this

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Thu Sep 07, 2017 6:01 pm
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Post Re: Fridge/Freezer mount
Well there's a number of ways to go here, depending upon what you want to achieve.
Probably a different thread than this one w.r.t 12V AUX power etc. But for a quick
look at how I configured my rig see the bottom of page 11 in the doc. below. BTW
REDARC are great products but you are on your own to get one imported.

http://travelander.com.au/wp-content/uploads/2016/10/bcdc1240_instruction_manual.pdf

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Fri Sep 08, 2017 12:20 am
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Post Re: Fridge/Freezer mount
Nice mount set up. Only real problem is you can not reach the beer in the fridge while driving :evil:
I run my 60qt off a couple of batteries that are kept charged by the solar panels when the truck is off. I have a relay set up so that the fridge runs off the truck 24v power while driving and 120v when the shore power plug is attached to house power.


Fri Sep 08, 2017 9:57 am
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Post Re: Fridge/Freezer mount
And it turned out to prove to be pretty rugged. Went on a trail
that was a whale of a lot more challenging than I signed up for.
The fridge didn't budge 1.0MM. But I took a knocking about in the
cab. The cold Beers after that run were well appreciated :wink:

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