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12 volt fridge/freezer

Discussion in 'General Tundra Discussion' started by omaguz, Oct 1, 2015.

  1. Oct 1, 2015 at 4:54 AM
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    Is there anyone rocking a 12 volt fridge/freezer combo on there Tundra??? I want to pull the trigger on one for my 2015 but want tundras.com experts advise and recommendations regarding brand, size, installation and any othe info I might need. Thanks in advanced!!!:thumbsup:
     
  2. Oct 1, 2015 at 7:29 AM
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    @Wikid had something in there..I think.
     
  3. Oct 1, 2015 at 7:41 AM
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    I did saw @Wikid awesome set-up. I will definitely ask him later on how to set it up to be wired always hot to my primary battery (the only one I have, LOL) Thanks Sean for your help, and your truck is looking mighty good too!!!
     
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  4. Oct 1, 2015 at 7:47 AM
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    yep bank account is running low from it..
    Dont wire to to a primary battery if your running it all the time. .

    Use a second battery with a isolator. If your fridge battery drains down for whatever reason you can still start the truck then let the truck recharge the second battery. just a fyi for you.
     
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  6. Oct 1, 2015 at 11:07 AM
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    @Mike thanks, do you know of a good build thread for setting up two batteries on a Tundra???
     
  7. Oct 1, 2015 at 11:14 AM
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    yep bank account is running low from it..
    @Wikid is the only one i have seen doing a duel battery, but i dont know if he used a isolater or not.
     
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    I have a buddy with the ARB fridge/freezer in his 100 series Land Cruiser. He's NOT running dual batteries and has had no problems with it. Just an FYI.
     
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  9. Oct 1, 2015 at 12:15 PM
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    I have this one: http://www.truckfridge.com/tf51.html
    It's really just an Indel B fridge/freezer that TF sells. My only complaint is the temperature digital readout is only in Celsius. Ya know...because Americans fail at the metric system.
     
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    Is it hard wired to the Cruiser's battery or to a 12 volt receptacle???
     
  11. Oct 1, 2015 at 12:29 PM
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    Thanks @jberry813, I have a Flex Tonneau Cover and have a height of about 20" when closed, so I don't think I can fit that particular model. Nonetheless it looks pretty cool and with a very attractive price. Thanks once again!!!
     
  12. Oct 1, 2015 at 12:31 PM
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    The model TF41 will definetly fit, but I don't know if the capacity is enough for our family of 4. What do you think???
     
  13. Oct 1, 2015 at 12:32 PM
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    The TF51 is 20.5" tall. The TF41 is 17" tall.
    http://www.truckfridge.com/tf41.html

    I still need an icechest for my family of four...but i drink a lot of beer. Keep food in the fridge and beverages in the ice chest.
     
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    I drink a lot of beer also, a lot, and have two little critters that drink milk and juices like there is no tomorrow. That is why I'm seriously thinking about getting the fridge. Still got some homework to do tho, got to find out first if someone in P.R. sells them at a reasonable price or find some company that will ship here without asking for an arm and a leg for freight!!!
     
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    May want to just call and talk to the guys at TF and see what they can do about shipping. They were super nice and accommodating on the phone when I talked with them.
     
  16. Oct 1, 2015 at 12:57 PM
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    Will definitely do, thanks. And is there any recommendations on DIY guides on hard wiring those bad puppies???
     
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    My suggestion is to wire in a 12 volt cigarette lighter adapter to the bed and use the standard plug. Then you can keep it mobile.
    I have these on my expo trailer depending on whether the fridge is in the cargo box our outside on the ground:

    http://www.amazon.com/Marine-Grade-...qid=1443729764&sr=8-1&keywords=12+volt+socket
    http://www.amazon.com/Attwood-Marin...qid=1443729814&sr=8-8&keywords=12+volt+socket
     
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    Thanks buddy, got to start reading about electrical wiring LOL, hope I don't burn the truck to the ground!!!
     
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    He wired a 12V receptacle in the cargo area.

    However, I was talking with him last night and he mentioned that he was going to a dual battery set up. Said if he left the vehicle sitting over the weekend and didn't start it, the fridge would drain the battery.
     
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    ^^+1 I also wired up that 12v for always on to keep the cooler running during stops. I have the Koolatron battery saver which cuts the power at 11v. I can usually keep the cooler running for 4-6 hours after driving. (yellow top battery, stock probably 2-4) Saving on ice for lots of trips is nice and not dealing with the hassle of ice water is even better.

    I also sprung for the 110v adapter, great for motel rooms, just keep it running. I recently bought one of these to give it a little help http://www.amazon.com/Arctic-Ice-Al...TF8&qid=1443798475&sr=8-2&keywords=arctic+ice - but the cooler does pretty good maintaining 40 below ambient in the shade with the lid closed.
     
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    Good Beer temp for sure.
     
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    Another advantage of the IndelB/TF fridge is it has both 12 volt and 120 volt power options and cables. No need for an inverter.
    I can make beercicles in 100*
     
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    I've got my eyes on the TF41. Definitely nice. Price point isn't too bad either.
     
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