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Old 05-08-2016, 08:45 AM   #43
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The 18cf Samsung would require quite a bit of remodel to replace the Norcold 12oo in our coach. Fuse panel and inverter would have to move. Is there a model that fits in the hole without a bunch of work?
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Old 05-08-2016, 09:24 AM   #44
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Yes there are!

Go to ajmadison.com web site and choose refrigerators. Then choose top freezer models. Then along the left side put in your criteria such as size etc. and it will display your choices.

https://www.ajmadison.com/refrigerat...-refrigerators

However, be aware that not ALL fridges will NOT work on a MSW Inverter if you intend to do that. All of them WILL work on a PSW Inverter so that's your best choice for Inverters.

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Old 05-08-2016, 09:50 AM   #45
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The 18cf Samsung would require quite a bit of remodel to replace the Norcold 12oo in our coach. Fuse panel and inverter would have to move. Is there a model that fits in the hole without a bunch of work?
I had an 06, 38J. If I recall correctly you have a pull out drawer under half of the refer and in the other half a fuse/breaker panel behind a door panel and then the CONVERTER (battery charger) is behind that, under the refrigerator.

If you find that the Samsung's (or any other reasonable option) width and depth are not a problem then the height is more easily worked around. While we didn't make this conversion in our previous 38J, we had a similar problem with a furnace below our refer in the DSDP. There was room to lower the refer floor a few inches and then go vertical a little bit. In your case you would want to figure a way to deal with the breaker panel and lower the refer floor.

Personally, that storage space above the refer was useless because it wasn't sealed in the back to stop things from falling behind and created that much more "dead space" reducing the Norcold's performance. It wouldn't take that much to re-trim everything in the process. Of course, I speak from a perspective of having professionals do the work since I don't have the talents to properly do wood work.
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After a couple of minutes looking around the ajmadison web site THIS model is probably a drop in for the exact same space as the NotSoCold.

I am sure that there are other models that will fit too.

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I had an 06, 38J. If I recall correctly you have a pull out drawer under half of the refer and in the other half a fuse/breaker panel behind a door panel and then the CONVERTER (battery charger) is behind that, under the refrigerator.

If you find that the Samsung's (or any other reasonable option) width and depth are not a problem then the height is more easily worked around. While we didn't make this conversion in our previous 38J, we had a similar problem with a furnace below our refer in the DSDP. There was room to lower the refer floor a few inches and then go vertical a little bit. In your case you would want to figure a way to deal with the breaker panel and lower the refer floor.

Personally, that storage space above the refer was useless because it wasn't sealed in the back to stop things from falling behind and created that much more "dead space" reducing the Norcold's performance. It wouldn't take that much to re-trim everything in the process. Of course, I speak from a perspective of having professionals do the work since I don't have the talents to properly do wood work.
We apparently have a different size NOT_SO COLD than you had. There is no storage space above. Yes the breaker panel is a problem below as well as the inverter is behind that. This is a pic of our setup. The height of the 1200 is 63 1/4. We like the Samsung with the bottom freezer but it is 70 inches plus 30 inches deep. The 1200 is 24 deep.
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We apparently have a different size NOT_SO COLD than you had. There is no storage space above. Yes the breaker panel is a problem below as well as the inverter is behind that. This is a pic of our setup. The height of the 1200 is 63 1/4. We like the Samsung with the bottom freezer but it is 70 inches plus 30 inches deep. The 1200 is 24 deep.
WOW...Perhaps they raised the ceiling on 06? I can't imagine my 1200LRM is any different than yours. The depth is certainly an issue and even in my DSDP the final result was that my Samsung is about 3" further out than the Norcold.

BTW...are you SURE it is the inverter under it? Best I recall it was the converter...I know because I had to replace it. Honestly, I don't recall where the heck my inverter was since I didn't have to fix it.
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I meant CONVerter. The INverter is above windshield on passenger side. Don't know about the size of the fridge. I will go over to storage tomorrow and investigate more.

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