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Old 10-02-2013, 02:28 AM   #1
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Motorhome door opening.

We are looking at the purchase of a Samsung model 197 household frig to replace our model 1200. My question is, are all motorhome doors of a standard size? I understand several Rvrs have done this with their units, but we have just a small window to get this done and can't afford to have it delivered to the RV center and "hope" it fits.
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If they won't go thru a window (removing window frame) the next step is the front windshield.
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I just put mine in yesterday. It's inside but I still have to secure it and reinstall doors. Mine went in through the door. I had to remove the motorhome door stop so the door would swing open a little more and also removed passenger seat. We scuffed the dash a little, arg!
The refrigerator dimensions listed online are pretty accurate. The depth of the RF197 with doors removed is about 24 1/2 inches.
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I just put mine in yesterday. It's inside but I still have to secure it and reinstall doors. Mine went in through the door. I had to remove the motorhome door stop so the door would swing open a little more and also removed passenger seat. We scuffed the dash a little, arg!
The refrigerator dimensions listed online are pretty accurate. The depth of the RF197 with doors removed is about 24 1/2 inches.
X1 Mine went in door same as above in every way. Yours should as well.
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I really depends on the actual coach and check to see if you can remove the door stop (on ours, when I looked quickly a while back, it appears that the door stop is riveted and cannot be easily removed (I think it was loose and a mechanic simply used a rivet)). Also make sure we measure the actual door trim and not just the door opening (i.e. measure at the narrowest part of the door) - sounds obvious but a couple of years ago, I ordered a residential fridge only to realize later that I hadn't accounted for the 1/4" around the trim and the fridge did not fit through the door.

The front windshield is an option but if your coach is older, it's very likely the gasket will be damaged when you remove the windshield and you may have to get another one (I think that can easily cost several hundred dollars (I think on my Phaeton it's $209 for the part and there are 2 - although in my case, I think I'd only need to remove on side of the windshield so would likely only need to replace 1))
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Do some accurate measuring BEFORE you buy. On our old '08 Allegro Bus I had to bring it thru the driver side window. We almost made it thru the emergency exit window, but not quite. Tiffin's have extra large main entry doors, but we were bringing in a Kitchen Aid full depth refer. 21+ cu ft.
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Helped LLoyd with his. Had to remove the passenger side window to get the old refer out so brought the new one in the same way. Took four of us and a pickup bed. Worked just fine.
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