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January 1, 2013
The Dometic RC4000 has been discontinued. The best (and only) alternative at this time is the Porta-Gaz PG-35G. See it here!
September 29, 2010
Does your purchase qualify for a federal tax credit for consumer energy efficiency?
September 14, 2010
For customers in Ontario Canada cities like Sudbury, Barrie, Sault Ste Marie, Peterborough, North Bay, Timmins, Orillia, Huntsville, Essa and Midland. It is possible to pick up your orders on the US side from:
Weir Package & Freight Service
605 Ridge St, Sault Ste Marie, MI 49783
Another great service at the US Canada border is:
Ryden's Border Store
9301 Ryden Road
Grand Portage, MN 55605
While most businesses today are feeling the squeeze of poor economic conditions, one company is showing an increase in sales this year compared to this same time in January of last year. Ben's Discount supply
( www.BensDiscountSupply.com ) is the leader in online sales of propane refrigerators, propane freezers,
solar refrigerators and solar freezers as well as many other off the grid products. Could it be that more people are moving off grid to avoid the inevitable increases in electricity costs we all know are coming? Not really.
According to our customers, more people are spending a little more to update their vacation homes and cabins rather than take vacations elsewhere. For the price of a weeks vacation in Mexico, you can buy a brand new modern gas refrigerator with all the luxuries as a new fridge at the big appliance stores. Most of them now come with glass shelves, clear crispers and more. The consensus is, they already own this place and they will be spending more time there over the next few years as opposed to traveling elsewhere. If that old gasfridge of yours has given up the ghost, you're tired of packing in the ice chests, or you just want to upgrade to a new model, give Ben's Discount Supply a call at 1-800-771-7702. Or email Sales@BensDiscountSupply.com
Ben Campbell Chairman and CEO
August 10, 2009
Learn what Federal tax credits are available to you for solar and wind power installations at:
June 16, 2009
Check out the latest useful information on the use and benefits of propane
June 5, 2009
More information on the Servel Corrective Action Committee regarding safety and
Disposal of old Servel propane refrigerators:
May 5, 2009 New Shipping Destinations!
And Kingston, Jamaica
April 23, 2009 Shipping to Alaska
For Customers needing shipments to Alaska we recommend using one of the following companies. We will facilitate shipping to their docks and they you
Can hire them to bring the shipment to you.
March 16, 2009 Shipping to Ecuador, French West Indies, Columbia, Costa Rica, and the Azores
For more information on shipments to these locations visit:
March 2, 2009 Ways to Save on Shipping for Large Items
Save on Shipping! The shopping cart program cannot calculate real-time shipping rates for large items that must be shipped by truck such as refrigerators and ranges. If you call us we can usually offer you cheaper ways to recieve goods such as business delivery or picking up at the nearest truck terminal.
Here is an example:
A large gas refrigerator weighing 325lbs shipping to Minneapolis Minnesota zip code 55401:
Shipping to a commercial business with a loading dock or forklift $75.76 (must be commercial/industrial zoning. Farms and home based or residential zoned businesses do not qualify) For liftgate service add $30 = $105.76
Pickup at a truck terminal in St. Paul MN. $75.76
Residential Liftgate delivery $142.59
This is just one example. Call 1-800-771-7702 or 1-702-413-7201 to get your shipping discount!
International shipments are not properly calculated by the shopping cart. Call us for correct shipping rates.
Feb. 25, 2009 International Shipping
Ben's Discount Supply is expanding our borders to assist with international shipping. If you need one of our products shipped overseas please email us firstname.lastname@example.org
or call 1-702-413-7201 and we will be happy to assist you. Our toll free number works in the USA and Canada 1-800-771-7702.
We have arranged shipments to Africa, Bahamas, Costa Rica, Haiti, Dominican Republic, Australia, and Guam just to name a few..and we can help you too!
Drop us a line today!
Press Release Jan. 27, 2009
While most businesses today are feeling the squeeze of poor economic conditions, one company is showing an increase in sales this year compared to this same time in January of last year. Ben's Discount supply ( www.BensDiscountSupply.com ) is the leader in online sales of propane refrigerators , propane freezers , solar refrigerators and solar freezers as well as many other off the grid products. Could it be that more people are moving off grid to avoid the inevitable increases in electricity costs we all know are coming? Not really. According to our customers, more people are spending a little more to update their vacation homes and cabins rather than take vacations elsewhere. For the price of a weeks vacation in Mexico, you can buy a brand new modern gas refrigerator with all the luxuries as a new fridge at the big appliance stores. Most of them now come with glass shelves, clear crispers and more. The consensus is, they already own this place and they will be spending more time there over the next few years as opposed to traveling elsewhere. If that old gas fridge of yours has given up the ghost, you're tired of packing in the ice chests, or you just want to upgrade to a new model, give Ben's Discount Supply a call at 1-800-771-7702. Or email Sales@BensDiscountSupply.com
Using Propane Refrigerators and Freezers During Natural Disasters
and Power Failures By: Ben Campbell Posted December 4, 2008
The Case That Can Be Made For Owning Propane Appliances
Recent hurricanes, floods, and other weather-related and natural disasters have thrust the importance of emergency preparedness in extreme situations into the spotlight. Events such as Hurricane Katrina in 2005, Hurricane Ike in 2008, and other disasters completely knocked out electrical power in a number of cities. This left thousands of people without electricity for days, weeks and in some cases, even longer. The 2004 hurricanes inalone were responsible for some residents being without electricity for as long as 22 days.
Restoring electricity to homes and businessesaffected by severe storms, earthquakes, and other natural disasters can take long periods of time - making it difficult torestorepower and to safely and properly store foodand other items such as medications that must stay cool. Without electricity, conventional refrigerators and freezers can only maintaintemperatures low enough to preserve foodfor a short period of time. This leads to economic concerns and potential health problems that are created byspoilage of food and medications that require refrigeration. Consumers can make sure their supplies of food and waterstaycool and safe if they use appliances that are powered by clean burning propane fuel. Today these dependable home appliances have modern designs and construction, and they are just as streamlined in appearance as their electric counterparts.
Benefits of Propane Refrigerators and Freezers
Refrigerators and freezers that are powered by propane require no electricity to do their jobs. These propane appliances are not affected by electrical power losses, even lengthy ones resulting from a hurricane, earthquake, or other catastrophic event. Having a propane-powered refrigerator or freezer can be a valuable part of your family's own emergency preparations. This will make it possible for you to always have a wayto keep your food supplies and medicationscold in any type of situation. Not only can you prevent food spoilage, you can also have ice and cold water available. Propane fuel is also a highly portable and versatile product, making it ideal for use in emergency settings.
During Hurricane Katrina, which devastated much of the, propane was plentiful, even when the demand created by vehicles and emergency power generators exhausted the gasoline and diesel supplies. Complicating the situation further, the storm contaminated, or damaged, many of the natural gas lines. For somehomeowners and emergency workers, propane generators and other appliances were the only source of energy for homes, hospitals, relief centers, and other facilities. These appliances were always operational and allowed people to use them to safely store food and supplies. Since the Katrina disaster, propane and propane-powered appliances havebecomean important part of emergency preparedness planning on many fronts.
Today's Modern Propane Appliances
Refrigeration units that are powered by propane sources have been used for years in recreational vehicles, remote cabins, and off-grid locations. These appliances are quiet and dependable, and they need no compressors or other moving parts that wear out and eventually require replacing. The refrigerators have the same interior features that are normally available in regular, electricity-powered units, including removable shelves and door bins, vegetable crispers, and battery-powered interior lights.
Basics of Propane Appliances
Propane refrigerators use ammonia as the coolant and they only have 5 main, working parts. The generator is the part that produces the ammonia gas for cooling purposes, while the separator is able to pull the ammonia gas from water. The condenser is responsible for cooling the hot ammonia gas and then will condense it to create liquid ammonia. This liquid is then sent through the evaporator unit, which will create the vapors that are used to create cold temperatures inside the refrigeration unit. The other main unit is the part that absorbs the ammonia gas in the water.
Cleaning and Care
Owners of these propane refrigerators and freezers must remember to properly clean and maintain these appliances. If these appliances are used inside a home, they may need to be vented to the outside if adequate ventilation is not present. There is a chance that carbon dioxide can be emitted if the refrigerator burner is blocked or not able to burn all of the fuel. . If an owner uses proper care and maintenance to keep these appliances in approved working order, these emissions will pose no problem.
Using a propane refrigeration unit requires that the burners be routinely cleanedandinspected.It is usually sufficient to do this once a year. Today's propane appliances are designed to work efficiently and cleanly, and they create very few problems in homes where they are installed properly and subjected to regular care and maintenance.
In a disaster or emergency situation, owners of propane appliances also should remember to properly secure their propane tanks to prevent them from being toppled or blown about. Also keep your propane tanks in good condition and check for any leaks or rust.