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Old 03-05-2014, 07:47 AM   #43
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I have a 2000 Dutch Star, and last Nov. my Dometic started going bad. I have an extended warranty and talked them into putting a residential in. They were all for it because it was cheaper for them. I measured, measured, and measured again to make sure the fridge I chose would fit with the least amount of wood working. I found a Whirlpool that fits the same space, and is bigger inside. A lot of people go with the Samsung. But I must say I should've done it a lot sooner, it is really nice to go into it and pull out a really cold beer whenever I want. Plus Ice cream stays frozen.
What size/type inverter do you have?
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Well I arrived San Antonio Sunday; Monday morning they opened the new Dometic fridge which "replaces my original RM 7732". It doesn't fit due to the narrow hallway. The old unit is 24 1/2 deep. The new one is 26 1/2 or so but definitely too large. They can accomodate the added height but not the depth. Checked on a couple of residential units and delivery was going to be anywhere from one week to 2 weeks. Decided to replace the cooling unit with a new Amish. It's being shipped and will take until Friday or Monday and then one day to do the work. ^$@%$# !! It's all part of the experience.
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Dometic has a refr that is 24" deep. The new 1350 has a slim line version or may just be in the works, but it is only 24" deep. Sounds like they didn't do their research.
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The 24" fridge is only 24" or so wide. Rather than go thru sending the 1350 back and getting the other I opted to repair. Dometic takes no responsibility and stands by the "the 1350 replaces the 7732". I guess the specs were available somewhere and I didn't check. I am a little surprised that this shop doing the work did not check the specs and discuss the depth difference with me on the phone before they actually ordered the unit and I travelled to them.
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Dometic crap again. Think about a residential fridge. One thing I've noticed is the fridge needs to be quite. We have a Frigidaire and it makes no noise like out home fridge. If you can, I would go this way.
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For better or for worse, I've made the decision. I'm been "under the gun" rather than sitting at home where I could have taken more time to decide; and then "just leave it with my rv repair people to make it all work". The part is being shipped as we speak so I'm committed to the repair option.
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Jim, I think you will be satisfied with your choice of replacing just the cooling unit on your frig. I did this on my 5th wheel probably 10 years ago, I did the exchange myself and I was very pleased afterwards. As I mentioned to you earlier via private email, my 98 Pace Arrow has the 7732 which I really like. Certainly a bummer that the specs of the new frig did not match your 7732 and that this error will cause some heartburn. My son always tells me I over think everything I do, probably so.
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I'm sure I over-analyze too many things. I can make quick decisions when I must, but when I have the time I really pull out all the stops. My 7732 has an icemaker and it's always iced up quickly at the top of the freezer above and around the icemaker. The frequent defrosting is a PITA. The fridge cooling is not even....warmer in the bottom....so I keep milk and some produce at the top. The doors and seals have been checked and I'm told these issues are normal for this type of fridge. That's why when this one went belly up I immediately started thinking replacement. But, like you say, I'm sure I'll be happy after the work is done and I'll just have to remind myself that I'm NOT at home and get used to it. The part shipped yesterday and should be here by Tuesday. I will have been here a week and a half by the time I hit the road. Assuming all goes as planned.


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Just noticed this posted...

Last year I changed my Dometic for a Norcold because it was 15 years old and not getting cold enough.

The repair was an option but I decided for the new one.

Even with both refrigerator being exactly the same I ran into an unplanned event.... The old Dometic would not go through the door of the RV... too large by 1/2 inch.

I don't know what the RV manufacturer did but that was not wize!

Anyhow the RV shop was ready to dismantle the entry door frame when I look at them and said....You know guys I have a driver door and that thing will easily pass in there.

Personnally I would not install a residential due to the type of use I do with the RV (aka National parks with limited and sometimes ban use of generators). Plus a generator for me is a last resource, it's noisy, smells and pollutes big time. But that's my take on it.
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