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Old 12-06-2018, 02:41 AM   #15
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Vibration issues, probably not. If you look at and watch the compressors in action, they are usually mounted in a rubber isolator mechanism of some sort. When starting, they vibrate a lot, then smooth out to a fine vibration while running. The road vibrations while driving will not cause more problems than that.

However, water lines to feed the icemaker need to have some slack and give to them, to keep problems from happening.

Although, loose items in the refer may bounce around a bit, if the ride gets really rough.

And remember, when driving, your engine alternator should charge the batteries which can run the inverter at the same time.
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Old 12-09-2018, 10:33 AM   #16
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Off the OP's topic question, but ... we take our Itasca off-highway out in the desert and have never had any attachment or securing issues with it's refrigerator - as installed by Winnebago.

However, our refrigerator is a small top-bottom door one of only about 6.3 cf, so it's not a huge mass to have to secure and keep shut it's door.
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Old 03-01-2019, 07:01 PM   #17
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I installed my Samsung RF-197 in 2013 in my 09 Journey and have since put 50K miles with absolutely no issues. My fridge cannot move in any direction so vibration is limited to vibration from the coach.
My only issues have been winterizing the icemaker and think I have finally solved that one by connecting the two lines to and from the solenoid with 1/4" brass connectors so it can be remove every fall and the line and solenoid completely drained. Did learn how to replace the solenoid in 4 minutes though after doing it for 5 years!!!
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