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June Monthly Meet Up
June13th 1-3pm
End of the lot at Pleasanton Ridge Regional Park
9801 Foothill Rd
Sunol, CA 94586

We will discuss refrigeration….the age old battle between ICE and FREON. Bring what you’ve got and let’s share our experiences between models for both coolers and fridges. Sometimes it‘s really helpful for others to see and touch different units and hear first-hand accounts of what you use.

We will also discuss the June trip to Bear Lake and the July trip to Bodie Ghost Town.

Remember we only use gear that is essential….I bet I can find a place for this in my rigView attachment 200305
lol .. iceco dual zone is a permanent addition in my LC :)
 

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I may not make it, but I have a question.

I find the 12 v plugs will disconnect with bumpy roads. Are there mods that keep them running more reliably? How would you get an Anderson plug to replace a 12 v socket?
 
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I may not make it, but I have a question.

I find the 12 v plugs will disconnect with bumpy roads. Are there mods that keep them running more reliably? How would you get an Anderson plug to replace a 12 v socket?
Anderson plugs and running wire... For a fridge I'd suggest running its own fused circuit back to the battery. Another option is to run that same line from the batt to a second fuse box/aux power panel in the rear and then have an anderson plug for the fridge. I've found the 12v round plugs to be poor at best, and sometimes its worth it to hard-wire in stuff like USB charging ports , fridges or charging stations to avoid them, especially on a rig that will see a LOT of off road use.
 

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I may not make it, but I have a question.

I find the 12v plugs will disconnect with bumpy roads. Are there mods that keep them running more reliably? How would you get an Anderson plug to replace a 12 v socket?
Hey Steve most of the plugs to the fridge are the same and ARB makes a threaded screw in attachment that fits into the standard round 12v hole.
I took that unit and unscrewed the insert only for my panel, I didn’t use the housing.

These cords are dual purpose, standard 12v plug and the tip unscrews to screw into the threaded socket
 
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I think I would like a look at how that works.

My 4Runner has 3 12 v outlets, and I added a 4th with beefy wiring to carry the load on in inverter (I know, inverters aren't efficient) so I could charge my Bluetti 2400 that needs at least 16 volts input. I also have Jackery 1000 to run my cpap. I want all that power so I can stay put for several days without charging stuff up.

It all seems to work pretty well, so far, except the plugs rattle loose and the fridge warms up. The cpap has a 12 volt adapter, and I have to protect that so it stays plugged in as well.

My experience is the 12 volt socket is pretty much universally rubbish.

So yes - I would be very interested in that ARB plug if it us solid.
 
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I have used/use both the ARB solution from Dave and Anderson Plug connections (am slowly standardizing all my 12v to those as it has more flexibility) -

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Powerwerx Panel Mount Housing for Two Anderson Powerpole Connectors with a Weather Resistant Cover
 

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I have used/use both the ARB solution from Dave and Anderson Plug connections (am slowly standardizing all my 12v to those as it has more flexibility) -

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I second the usage of Anderson PowerPole connectors for sure! Like USB standardization, Anderson plugs are the way to go.
 

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I have used/use both the ARB solution from Dave and Anderson Plug connections (am slowly standardizing all my 12v to those as it has more flexibility) -

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Powerwerx Panel Mount Housing for Two Anderson Powerpole Connectors with a Weather Resistant Cover
I'm running it for my comms in the cab. Will eventually do a dual battery and use them to extend power through my Decked drawers.
 

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This coming Sunday we are meeting!
June 13th, 1-3pm
Pleasanton Ridge Regional Park

Bring your cooler or fridge as we will be discussing the pros/cons of each and swapping experiences and best practices with them.

We will also be discussing our trip the at the end of the month to Bear Lake. There’s still 4 spots left!

Hoping I’ll see you guys there!
 
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