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Old 12-22-2014, 11:27 AM   #29
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Consumer Reports fridge reliability by fridge type & brand (high numbers are bad, low numbers are good):

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GE (18)
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LG (19)
GE (19)
Maytag (22)
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Maytag (15)
Frigidaire (16)
GE (19)
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Old 12-22-2014, 02:21 PM   #30
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I did the switchover from a Norcold to a Samsung in my last coach. I thought the Samsung was a quality refer. I didn't have ice and water in the door because it was only an 18 cubic foot. It did have a HUGE ice bucket in the freezer that was really nice for someone who uses a lot of ice.

The Whirlpool in our new coach seems to be okay, but as "slabman" stated, the ice maker leaves something to be desired. It has a very small storage compartment and it wants to spit ice out after you stop pushing the button. In it's defense, it does make ice quickly. I will also say that the water through the door has a very slow/low stream. I'm not sure if it's the Newmar water line or the refer.

I think appliances, like some RV's, go through highs and lows over the years where their quality changes from good to bad and then back. There are too many appliance brands available for a company like Newmar to pick the perfect model that everyone would like. Consequently, they pick a model that fits the RV needs and hopes it works well.

I think they found out quickly that the Frigidaire microwaves were junk and have been upgrading or repairing. Hopefully they move onto another brand. I gave mine back to the dealer and installed a Sharp unit.
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I'm going to correct my previous post......I have a Maytag refer...
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DSDon, yes, I really miss the lack of an ice crusher....why's that so difficult for Whirlpool to do? Not sure how bad your water flow might be, but I did install an RO system in mine and used all 3/8 in. tubing from the bladder tank to the half in. polybraid hose Newmar installs through the slide up to the refer. I consider mine to be a decent flow....but maybe you were expecting better? In an S-and-B building you'd have a half in. copper line to the spigot behind the refer, then, likely only a 3/8 (or possibly a 1/4 in.?) line into the refer. So the constrictions would be about the same. How 'bout doing some creative testing, like hooking a hose to that polybraid line that feeds through the slide and see how it performs? After all the other work you've done in that coach, it would seem like a piece of cake for you, Don!
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I would, but it's been so hard reading all of "PDRJohn's" upgrades and trying to do just a few of them!

I already had a pinch issue with the water line under the slide. I rerouted the line behind the power cable in the same loom, but I think a joint of some kind is needed. I bought some 90 degree plastic elbows that I intend to install by cutting the hose where it bends in half.
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Don, I thought the same about you having a Maytag, but thought....just maybe?...

That polybraid will develop a constriction when bent, but the problem is finding an ell which will transition around a corner without causing more binding or kinking. Maybe you need one of those "pocket hoses" to make that turn?
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Amazing Don, how I have to laugh - sorrowful not happily - at how much work you've had to do to your Newmar to make it more user friendly after paying such an exorbitant price for the coach to begin with. I'm sure all the rest of us owners/up-coming owners are reading/taking notes on all the upgrades you and the other Newmar experts are posting here on the Forum to make our coaches more fun to camp with.

Be sure to post in real loud notes when you figure out how to increase that pitiful 45 gal black tank. If there is room underneath the floor for a 65 and 45 gal a person would think they could be switched in useage without a complete makeover.
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