Go Back   iRV2 Forums > MOTORHOME FORUMS > Class A Motorhome Discussions
Click Here to Login
Join iRV2 Today

Mission Statement: Supporting thoughtful exchange of knowledge, values and experience among RV enthusiasts.
Reply
  This discussion is proudly sponsored by:
Please support our sponsors and let them know you heard about their products on iRV2
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread Display Modes
 
Old 04-16-2016, 12:46 PM   #1
Junior Member
 
Join Date: Apr 2016
Posts: 1
Refrigerator question

I have a 2005 Itasca Horizon. For various reasons, one of which includes not being able to find a door hinge for the Norcold, I am looking into options about replacing the whole refrigerator.

I truly think I would prefer a residential model, but I have no idea where to start on finding the right one. I am also not sure how long I will be keeping this motor home so I don't want to break the bank.

I would greatly appreciate any thoughts, suggestions or experiences you have.

Thank you!
__________________

__________________
Sewasmiles is offline   Reply With Quote
Join the #1 RV Forum Today - It's Totally Free!

iRV2.com RV Community - Are you about to start a new improvement on your RV or need some help with some maintenance? Do you need advice on what products to buy? Or maybe you can give others some advice? No matter where you fit in you'll find that iRV2 is a great community to join. Best of all it's totally FREE!

You are currently viewing our boards as a guest so you have limited access to our community. Please take the time to register and you will gain a lot of great new features including; the ability to participate in discussions, network with other RV owners, see fewer ads, upload photographs, create an RV blog, send private messages and so much, much more!

Old 04-16-2016, 12:57 PM   #2
Senior Member
 
Damon Owners Club
Vintage RV Owners Club
Oklahoma Boomers Club
Join Date: Jul 2011
Location: Bartlesville Oklahoma
Posts: 1,222
I did a quick search and found norcold hinges on ebay

norcold hinge | eBay
__________________

__________________
1996 Damon DayBreak 454 P37 Chassis
Lifemember is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 04-16-2016, 01:04 PM   #3
Senior Member
 
777 Driver's Avatar
 
Monaco Owners Club
Join Date: Feb 2010
Posts: 745
Quote:
Originally Posted by Lifemember View Post
I did a quick search and found norcold hinges on ebay

norcold hinge | eBay
That's lots cheaper than a refrigerator replacement!

Easier, too.

Take care, Stu
__________________
"A superior pilot is one who uses his superior judgement to avoid situations which might require the demonstration of his superior skills."
Anthem 42DEQ in production
777 Driver is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 04-16-2016, 01:09 PM   #4
Senior Member
 
Skip426's Avatar


 
Join Date: Apr 2011
Location: Powell River, B.C.
Posts: 14,971
Welcome to iRV2.

There are many posts on residential fridge installs.
Posting your existing fridge's model number and even a picture of it's location , showing the cabinets around it, along with measurements will get you a bunch of ideas. I've been involved with three change overs myself 2 / 2 door and one 4 door replacement.

Info on posting pictures is in the " FAQ " drop box in the blue bar , under your welcome message.

Edit : If a two door apartment style will fit they run , $400 on sale , larger french door counter depth about $1200.
__________________
99DSDP 3884, Freightliner, XC, CAT 3126B, 300 HP /ALLISON 3060
2000 Caravan toad, Remco & Blue Ox.
Skip426 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 04-16-2016, 02:05 PM   #5
Senior Member
 
boyland's Avatar
 
Join Date: Apr 2016
Posts: 132
look at my post we just replaced ours in our 2002 Journey.

I wrote very detailed instructions on our install and included some pictures.
__________________
boyland is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 04-16-2016, 07:42 PM   #6
Moderator Emeritus
 
Gary RVRoamer's Avatar


 
Join Date: Jan 2000
Location: Silver Springs, FL. USA
Posts: 18,085
The "right" residential fridge depends on the size of the cabinet you now have and the floor plan. You must be very careful to get a fridge size & type that will allow the doors or drawers to open fully. Many RV layouts have a cabinet or something opposite the fridge and a typical top or bottom freezer model needs a lot of room for the door to swing. All the fridge makers provide detailed measurements for each model, e.g. cabinet depth, door swing. depth with door full open, etc, so Measure, Measure, Measure.

Or buy some new hinges and keep the old one. They are readily available for most Norcold models. Ebay, Amazon, etc. are good sources. Or this place: Norcold Parts Store | Norcold RV Refrigerators and Replacement Parts For Sale
__________________
Gary Brinck
Former owner of 2004 American Tradition
Home is in the Ocala Nat'l Forest near Ocala, FL
Summers in Black Mountain, NC
Gary RVRoamer is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 04-17-2016, 04:25 PM   #7
Senior Member
 
Cat320's Avatar
 
Fleetwood Owners Club
American Coach Owners Club
Join Date: Mar 2011
Posts: 4,760
Another measurement you need to check is that of the proposed refrig. How will you get it into the coach...front door...window...front windshield?
__________________
2014 American Eagle 45T
DD 500
Pulling a Honda CRV
Cat320 is online now   Reply With Quote
Old 04-17-2016, 07:18 PM   #8
Senior Member
 
Wobster's Avatar
 
Join Date: Nov 2014
Posts: 232
I did a replacement on our current coach, had to go through the windshield, it broke during the process so more time and expense... If the refrigerator works and you can get hinges...do So!
__________________

__________________
Wobster is offline   Reply With Quote
Reply

Tags
refrigerator



Currently Active Users Viewing This Thread: 1 (0 members and 1 guests)
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are Off


Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Refrigerator lock for Whirlpool refrigerator in 2014 Palazzo Oldtrh Thor Industries Owner's Forum 26 01-23-2016 12:39 PM
Can I replace my RV refrigerator with a standard refrigerator??? dlineberrys RV Systems & Appliances 30 12-01-2011 05:09 PM
Changing RV refrigerator to domestic refrigerator george p RV Systems & Appliances 4 10-03-2010 10:55 AM
Residential Refrigerator Compared to gas/Electrical Refrigerator seabee13 RV Systems & Appliances 5 05-13-2010 09:24 AM
Can I replace my RV refrigerator with a standard refrigerator??? 5th Wheel Discussion 29 12-31-1969 07:00 PM

» Virginia Campgrounds

Reviews provided by


Copyright 2002- Social Knowledge, LLC All Rights Reserved.

All times are GMT -6. The time now is 09:14 AM.


Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.8 Beta 1
Copyright ©2000 - 2017, vBulletin Solutions, Inc.