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Old 08-04-2015, 04:55 AM   #21
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Very few domestic or RV units are made to stand out in the rain or sea spray.

"Marine" perhaps a bit better , but the simplest is to simply build a case to hold the unit.

Our RV propane reefer was made to be inside an RV , not outside in FL 24/7.

A very simple box holds the unit on the after deck.

Yes the outer door has to be opened firrst , and yes the RV vent system needed to be installed on the top of the box.

The 45? year old unit did the loop and is still working flawlessly .

High and dry during the summer deluges.

With a bit of planning the box could hold more insulation to reduce the system work load.

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Old 08-04-2015, 07:29 AM   #22
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We've had an engle on our fly bridge for 5 years now and (knock on teak) it has been trouble free. We do have the cover on it with zipper top but no rust and very little power usage. It's a 110 running on the inverters.

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Old 08-04-2015, 08:50 AM   #23
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What do you mean by "little success"? I still have the regular little chest freezer that came with my boat. The previous owner used it for years when he lived on the boat in the Bahamas. It has a Sunbrella cover. Seems to hold up fine.
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Old 08-04-2015, 08:50 AM   #24
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OK guys, that makes it easy, I'm going to buy the soft cover.

The place I'm planning for it is up on the fly bridge under the bimini.


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