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Old 09-21-2017, 03:01 PM   #1
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Our 2001 Exec has a LP furnace and the Norcold sits above that system. Has anyone found a suitable fit residential fridge that will fir without major carpentry issues?

Gaaaaa! Trying to post a pic. I knew how to do this at one time. :-(
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Pic.............oops, cannot post a pic. Four door 1200 series typical.
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Here's a link to some previous threads that tackled this issue.

https://www.google.com/search?q=Mona...earch=irv2.com

Also post #7 on this link shows how to post a photo.


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Here's my installation (thanks for pic-posting advise):
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Our 2001 Exec has a LP furnace and the Norcold sits above that system. Has anyone found a suitable fit residential fridge that will fir without major carpentry issues?

Gaaaaa! Trying to post a pic. I knew how to do this at one time. :-(
Many have replaced their Norcold 1200's with Samsung RF197 residential refrigerators. The 197 dimensions of length and depth are a good fit although some height adjustment is needed... usually by lowering the floor above the furnace or reducing size of cabinetry below or above.

Samsung has replaced the RF197 with the RF18 model which I am told, is even slightly taller. There may be other refrigerator brands but the threads go through the advantages of the Samsng. Here's the link to one thread on this forum below... there are many.

If you do a search here and on other RV forums you'll find many more threads.

http://www.irv2.com/forums/f115/sams...-new-post.html
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The width and depth of the Samsung RF18 are nearly identical to the Norcold 1200. The issue is height. You need to find another 5" in height. There is some room over top of the furnace (requires lowering the fridge floor) and some coaches have room above the Norcold next to the ceiling (requires trimming the overhead wood trim).

Someone said the current RF18 is being replaced with one that does not have the electronics box on top. If that does happen, that may give you an extra inch or two.
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Yep, my careful planning and stringent calculations to reach that magic vertical number all went down the drain last night. It seems I failed to consider that the furnace had an air intake/exhaust position that is FIXED!

The search for a replacement continues. May end up just putting in some shelves and sliding trays for a couple of Yeti coolers!
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Question on Res fridge application

Home Depot and Lowe’s both sell danby or perhaps another name ( they all seem to be made and look identical ) 10 cu foot 24”wide about 26” total depth and under 60” tall. Top freezer or I’ve seen bottom for around 600$ they easily fit the existing space with room to spare as the norcold 1200 is 33”wide. They have No ice machine and only 10cu foot instead of 12 but a reasonable choice and uses less energy than the much larger and ice machine equipped Samsung 19.
DW is nixing the no ice machine so I’m still up in the air myself If the DW gets her way the norcold would stay .. but it’s a choice
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Yep, my careful planning and stringent calculations to reach that magic vertical number all went down the drain last night. It seems I failed to consider that the furnace had an air intake/exhaust position that is FIXED!

The search for a replacement continues. May end up just putting in some shelves and sliding trays for a couple of Yeti coolers!
Depending on how high these intake/exhaust vents are you may be able to run elbows to take advantage of the space behind and under the rear frame of the Samsung.

There are a few others who make counter depth french door refrigerators. Fisher Paykel is one... a bit shorter but more $ and I do not know how it's rated. I recall a thread, somewhere about one being installed to replace a Norcold. Good Luck!
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This looks like a candidate:

Frigidaire 15 Cu. Ft. Top Freezer Refrigerator White-FFHT1514QW

It is in my files for if/when our Norcold quits (knock wood, it runs flawlessly).The height is under 61" and the capacity is 25% greater than the Norcold 1200. It is the largest one I can find that doesn't require significant woodworking and storage compromises in our coach.

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Fisher Paykel counter depth french door model ~17 cu ft
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Frigidaire 15 Cu. Ft. Top Freezer Refrigerator White-FFHT1514QW



It is in my files for if/when our Norcold quits (knock wood, it runs flawlessly).The height is under 61" and the capacity is 25% greater than the Norcold 1200. It is the largest one I can find that doesn't require significant woodworking and storage compromises in our coach.



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I looked at that also .. only a little deeper and sticks out 4” more into the room but it won’t fit in the door .. mine is 26” wide at the most so it means removing a window
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Steps to follow to get whatever you ultimately choose into the front door...

- Remove the doors and back panel of the refrigerator.
- Remove the door check-strap from your entry door and you'll be able to pull it forward up to the mirror.
- Take off the door striker pins; that may not give more clearance but may avoid a scrape or bump.
- Remove the front seat.
- Of course, get the old Norcold out of there in advance.
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Our 2001 Exec has a LP furnace and the Norcold sits above that system. Has anyone found a suitable fit residential fridge that will fir without major carpentry issues?

Gaaaaa! Trying to post a pic. I knew how to do this at one time. :-(
I replaced my norcold 1200 with a 16 cuft whirlpool mdl wrt316. I have the hydrohot coil & storage drawers under the frig that we didn't want to loose.
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