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Old 03-06-2016, 01:04 PM   #1
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Installing a Residential Refrigerator

We have a 2004 40' Monaco Diplomat with Norcold Mod # 1200 refrigerator.We removed it and installed a LG 23 QUFT, had to male some modifications to the cabinet to make it fit,the LG is 70" tall and 36" wide and 24" deep.

Step 1/ take the doors of the Norcold so as to get the box through the
front door ( Door opening is 261/2" ) old box is 24"

Step 2/ Remove the furnace from beneath the Norcold to get the height.

Step 3/ Make the opening 4" wider and cut the cabinet down to 24"

Step 4/ To gain the 4"had to modify the pull out pantry.

The hard part was living out of ice chest for four days.
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Looks very nice.
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Old 03-06-2016, 01:15 PM   #3
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Looks great, job well done
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Nicely done! The pics tell the story. Did you add a few batteries and a more robust inverter too?

Thanks for sharing.
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So you didn't instal the furnace back end??Neat idea looks great
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My thought too. Where did the furnace go? Our Residential is one of the best mods we ever did.
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Nice job. I'm doing a conversion right now myself, but opted to keep the furnace underneath and thus am using a smaller fridge (a 14.6 cu ft GE).

I also installed a dedicated pure-sine inverter for the fridge, but no additional batteries. We no longer camp off-grid, so don't need a lot of battery run time.
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I've added a residential fridge with a dedicated inverter on my last two motorhomes and have zero regrets. Best mod yet!
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Looks like you could raise the fridge and get your furnace back in...

That's what I did.

And yes this would also be my most beneficial mod!
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I assume you blocked the vents on the roof and on the side of the coach?
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Very nice job, you will like the new larger frig. I would have considered removing the wall on the right side of the frig and moved the frig closer to the door frame. This way I would still have my pantry without making it smaller.
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Very nice. I'll ask the same question Ramets did. What happened to the furnace? My refrigerator is above the furnace also. My 17 year old Dometic side x side still works ice cream is hard on #3 setting. I know it won't be long before it needs to be replaced. Plan on lowering the platform to within a couple of inches of the furnace. I have looked at some nice refrigerators that will fit.
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Hah, If I'd have done that it would have taken me two weeks and many meals out as the DW likes eating out better than fixing it ourselves!

Nice Job BTW!
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Where did you put the furnace?
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